Worst guitar you've owned so far?

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  1. dreamspace

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    If you look away from the 100$ bottom/noob axes, old plastic guitars from the 60s, etc, what's the worst guitar you've owned?

    I bought a used '76 Strat (natural finish, boat anchor weight) after my first summer-job...and it was such a piece of sh*t guitar.
    Heavier than any Les Paul I had tried, ear-piercing shrill tone, low frets, plastic-like neck finish.
     
  2. musicofanatic5

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    Edwards "Les Paul". Yeah, right! I thought I could get into an LP on the cheap. No way. Whatta dog. Gibson Historic all the way for me, now. At least till some rich relative croaks (do I have any??) and I can afford the real (fifties) deal.
     
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    Washburn Nuno N2. It looked OK, sounded & played perfectly fine. It was a totally uninspiring instrument.
     
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    Back in the 70s I had a Rickenbacker 420 (I think I paid $125.00 for it), and a Gibson L6-S... both were horrible, horrible guitars
     
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    Highway1 Telecaster. Tied for second, every other Telecaster.
     
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    Robin single HB Strat with reverse Explorer headstock. plays great sounds bad.
     
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    Gretsch Special Jet

    Never stayed in tune, had very very sloppy frets, was a bitch to play.

    Sounded great though.
     
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    i had a 70's maple fretboard gibson les paul that was super easy to play, but sounded really boring. i've felt that way about most LP's but that one was particularly blah. good thing it was collectible so i could trade it for a 60's jazzmaster that actually had some character.

    i had a 72 strat once that was the biggest pile of a guitar ever though. heavy, sloppily built, really hard to play and it sounded like a lifeless pile of concrete.
     
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    Only bad guitar I've owned was my first electric.
    It was a black 1980 Memphis LP copy.
     
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    '79 Strat.

    Man alive it was a heavy old thing.
    Wouldn't stay in tune.
    Made loads of money off it though when it sold. :)
     
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    I refuse to answer on the grounds that I may be trying to sell it at some point! :D
     
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    Daisy Rock guitar that I bought for my wife.
    She played it for less than a few hours then it was gathering dust for 3 years.

    She now plays my Jazzmaster and likes it.
     
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    Smart move.....:aok
     
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    '79 hardtail Strat. "Plank" would be the best word for it. Heavy as hell, neck like a banana.
     
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    '82 Gibson Sonex. The nadir for Norlin.

    I'm amazed when today's hipster and emo boys think it has 'cred' just because of the relative anonymity of the model. :dunno

    There are many reasons why they've been largely forgotten.

    :D
     
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    probably the 1st guitar i ever had, my $50 telestar that my mom bought me back in Aug '83.
    action high. don't think it could be intonated well. but it was ok. it got me started....
     
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    Me too!

    This thing was a mess, the contours were non existent, the neck was weird, it didnt even line up with the body correctly.
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    "'82 Gibson Sonex. The nadir for Norlin.

    I'm amazed when today's hipster and emo boys think it has 'cred' just because of the relative anonymity of the model. :dunno

    There are many reasons why they've been largely forgotten."

    i had one of these: my only "big" name brand guitar i've ever had! it was a decent guitar. i bought it in '87 for $100!!!
    i wish i would have kept it and now i'd put some type of trem on it or something. i thought mine was a decent guitar. the funny thing when i bought it, the guy said the body was made of "mystery wood" . ha!!!!
     

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