What Do Your Dream Guitars Look Like?

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  1. Axelorox

    Axelorox Senior Member

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  2. Midnight Blues

    Midnight Blues Premium Member

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    Aside from the ones I already own, these:

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    Preferably before the crash.

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  3. Brazilnut

    Brazilnut Senior Member

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    Isn't that a beautiful 335? I've never seen one that was so gorgeous.
     
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  4. Axelorox

    Axelorox Senior Member

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    Simply incredible. What's the finish called? I'm assuming something like this would have to be ordered through the Made to Measure program?
     
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    Nickhalen Junior Member

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    Brazilnut Senior Member

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    It's got to be a custom order, alright. I've never seen anything like it. I assume the MTM Program is a one-time build through the Custom Shop?
     
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    Right now it’s this: Martin 000-18V

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  8. DotStudio

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    It's actually a 2016 ES-335 Figured in Faded Light Burst. Their seems to be a lot of variance in the amount of flame and coloring in that particular model.

    There's a pretty nice one in Guitar Center's used section...

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/G...93o2NLEG0bwuE7Q8bxIkPd1KQMFxVBpIaApBvEALw_wcB

    A little less red in the finish, and not quite as flamed, but still very nice.
     
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    You pretty much have EVERY TONE covered! Congrats
     
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    Thanks bud... :thumb:

    In reality, all but one of those instruments was purchased mainly to acquire the distinctive natural voice that each of them has going for it. :D

    The last one I got was the Telecaster, out in front of the rest. The bridge pup sound of that one was something I didn't feel I needed-- right up until I started covering the work of James Honeyman-Scott and the Pretenders. It was just a couple of months into that project when I realized: some things, you simply do need a Telecaster for. Since then, it has become one of my two most favorite guitars. :thumb:

    The only instrument in the photo that I did not buy primarily to acquire its distinctive natural voice was that ES 339. In the case of that guitar, I bought it to use as a substitute for the ES 335, which I was having a hard time with at that point in time. I was distracted to no end by the oversize body of the ES 335, and mine has a fairly slender fretboard that didn't serve me well until I had been playing for 3 or 4 years.

    In a way, that ES 339 is kind of my "baby guitar" as it was the first guitar I was totally comfortable with. But after a couple years of practice, I suddenly found that the ES 335 wasn't so hard to play after all.

    Since then I've come to think that the ES 339 has a fairly "generic" electric guitar sound as its voice. That can be altered by use of amp settings and stomp boxes, of course... which is a lot like saying that girls who are "pretty enough" au naturel can be dolled up to a much greater extent by use of makeup and wardrobe...

    But still, the instrument doesn't feature a really standout or trademark sonic character when played clean with no effects.

    It does have a very sweet neck, though... and sentimental value, for whatever that's worth. :hmm:

    So it's acceptable enough... but not a total favorite these days. I mostly just use it for stuff that calls for open tuning.

    LOL One of my ex-wives calls that guitar my "Rain Song" guitar, since that's the only thing she's ever heard me play on it.

    --R :D
     
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    If you say so. Yours is just killer! I've never laid eyes on such a beautiful 335, and rarely on a LP with that kind of top. Is it solid, or a veneer?
     
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    I really like SGs....and Les Pauls.... IMG_8680.JPG IMG_8711.JPG
     
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    redjunior Ooooh, the colors.... Premium Member

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    Sumpin' like this,
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    or this....
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    This!
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    I really like the Firebird Tak Matsumoto


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    That LP with the spalted top is MUNCHABLE!
     
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    I'm a simple man, my dream guitar would be a Gibson Les Paul with all 1959 VOS, honeyburst with a plain maple top showing a little bit of curly flame like the one above (not mine, wish it was though...). Amber inlays, yellowed Gibson logo on headstock.
    Somehow it will have a little bit of weight relief as I have back problems..!
     
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    I am glad you are happy. I used to sell guitars at a Mom and Pop store for years. I had up to 15 guitars at a time. I am first and foremost a Les Paul guy, but I love me a telecaster. Funny you mentioned the 335 being big. I am not small bY any means but I bought an Epihone dot to see how I liked an es style. Love the sound but I need to lower the strap big time or it feels uncomfortable playing live. I purchased a dream guitar almost 3 years ago. My 1952 Goldtop. Nothing compares but I love all my collection for different things
     
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    Dream guitars but I also own them. Vintage Gibson's including a pair of great conversions.
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