"Like to have" Guitars

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  1. kfowler8

    kfowler8 Senior Member

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    What's a guitar(s) you've always wanted but you know it wouldn't be your number one of you got it.

    For instance, I've always wanted a hollow body guitar like a Gibson ES-335 or a Gretsch. I really like the new 5000 series by Gretsch. Pretty affordable and they have some great colors. Definitely would not be my main guitar but it would be fun to have.

    Next would be a USA Jackson Soloist. As a product of the 80s, Ive always loved these. I'll always think of them as somewhat of a metal guitar but they look so cool.
     

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    MooCheng Senior Member

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    tough one, tend not to think too much about anything way out of reach,
    maybe a real nice classical, although I'm a reasonably accomplished fingerpicker, I'm no classical guitarist and a real nice classical guitar would be wasted on me. Its still nice to listen to but the responsbilty that goes with owning such a valuable instrument would be too much.
     
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  3. Who

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    A Les Paul Custom in black.
     
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    Frogfur Senior Member

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    I can afford almost anything i want once.
    I'd shoot for a lefty 54 custom.
    But, since I've never seen one. Thats out.
     
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    rclausen Senior Member

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    Reasonable = Something in the Gretsch/Duesenberg vein would be cool
    Unreasonable = original 1957 Goldtop Les Paul with non-stickered PAF's
     
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    Probably a LP CC #24 and a Martin M-30 Jorma Kaukonen.

    OK, those probably fall into the "dream guitar" category, rather. But neither would be number ones as I think I'd be too nervous to play out with either of them. Does that count?

    Anyway, for years I've been very curious about the Heritage Millennium Ultra semi-hollow. Realistically, that would be my pick for this thread.

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  7. Guitar Rod

    Guitar Rod Senior Member

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    Epi goldtop with P90s. Just want one.

    Gibson SG. Not even a fan of the styling. Again, just want one.

    Some kind of 80s shredder. Kramer Pacer. Ibanez. Jackson.
     
  8. LP Traditional

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    Either the Framus Jan Akkerman model:

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    Or a Gibson Firebird:

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    Besides some obvious gibsons that would be my number one.....

    I'd love to have a vintage Vox Phantom or Teardrop. Think Brian Jones or Tom Petty style. I'd take a sweet deluxe tele with binding also. Hell, give me a thinline to.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Already bought most of the
    "Like to have" guitars
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    though this one is still on the 'list'

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    Texsunburst59 Senior Member

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    Here are a few of my "Like to have" guitars.

    All these are within reach,but I'll never pay a premium to own one.

    late 60's or early 70's Fender Jazzmaster
    late 60's or early 70's Gibson Firebird
    Late 50's or early 60's Gibson LP Special or Junior
    late 50's or early 60's Gibson Byrdland
    '59 Fender Strat
    '59 Fender Tele
    '59 Gibson ES-335

    The one that's out of reach,and a guitar made my birth year 1959.

    '59 Gibson LP Standard
     
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    Eastwood Mandocaster 12. Very cool. Short scale and tuned an octave up from a regular 12-string. Played one for several hours at a local store but didn't pull the trigger. Now the store is closed. :(

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    Oooh, that's tough, since I have had most everything I wanted, and some of those "dream guitars" were nightmares in disguise.

    Still want a 56 Paul Custom.
    Another none reverse Firebird.
    A Gibson L5. (Couldn't do it justice, but Gawd, they're beautiful!)
    60's SG.
    80's Roland/Fuji Gen 808 controller.
    and about a few dozen others
     
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    004.JPG A Rick Turner LB model 1
     
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    Kiesel VM7. Headless, multiscale (fan-fret), seven-string.

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    Short, light, simple controls, outstanding quality builds and....wait for it...you can lean it up against your amp and it will stay there. Won't tip over.
     
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    A vintage Byrdland with PAFs (OK Pat. No. would do :p ).

    Luckily, I am extremely satisfied with my current quiver of guitars, and I get excited each time I change from one to the next. Lucky indeed.





    An ES 350T would suffice and just may, in the next couple of years. :hmm:

     
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    Any of the Ibanez USA Custom models from the early and mid 90s. But particularly the exotic wood series. Look at that top thickness!

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    Rhust Senior Member

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    something like a les paul JR or doublecut - for a p90s punk sound
    or a 70s deluxe - same reason

    or maybe something like a jim root or james hetfield signature... EMG 81/60s, but actives will never be my first choice

    I still want a reverend too, like a bob balch signature or sensei RA FM - this one could actually be my #1, though.

    there are still a lot of guitars and amps I would "like to own" at least once
     
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    I only want 1 more guitar, and that's a PRS Hollowbody II. I've rolled through just about everything I've been interested in, and am 99% satisfied with my collection. Now I just need to actually play them more.
     
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    A 335 would be nice.

    I really like the Fender Starfire, but HATE the headstock. Seriously considering the possibility of building one with parts from Warmoth, but putting a better headstock on the neck I order.

    Beyond that, I'd just find quirky, unique guitars that pique my interest.
     
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