What's the rarest guitar in your collection?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by dead end horror, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. paco1976

    paco1976 Senior Member

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    Here is mine.
    A luthier made archtop, a one off. 1 of 1.
    This is the Elferink Excalibur model, exceptionally in this specimen the selection of woods was flamed walnut with a sitka spruce top. Only this one was made like this.

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  2. efstop

    efstop Senior Member

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    Unless the '14 LP Melody Makers in yellow get destroyed wholesale, I don't own a rare guitar, but I do have the bridge, tailpiece and neck from a '73 Yamaha SG-30 :cool2:
     
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    HEADKNOCKER Banned

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    My 1994 Gibson Studio Lite with M-III Electronics is my most RARE Guitar..
    It's a very versatile guitar that covers pretty much any electric guitar sound/tone..

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  4. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Senior Member

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    Probably my two oldest. Not particularly rare, but both a little out of the mainstream, and a bit old.

    1960 Fender Duo-Sonic:

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    garybaldy Senior Member

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    I think these Tokais are pretty rare - could be wrong tho. Built in O/D (stock)
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  6. Al Walker

    Al Walker Senior Member

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    The most rare guitar I have is an expensive one. I don't have any!
     
  7. currypowder

    currypowder Senior Member

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    Since there were only 31 made, I'd describe my Edwards Pure Material as rare. It's got some play wear and checking, even a repaired chunk out of the back of the neck. But it plays like a dream and the Duncan Custom 5/Alnico II Pro pickup combo is a nice change of pace from my typical PAF setup.

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    dgstandard Junior Member

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    Hamer Standard #0015

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    Danelectro V.I.P. Member

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    Here's a late-1880's parlor guitar that I bought at a garage sale years ago. The sides and back are Brazilian RW, the fretboard is Ebony, and the tuner buttons are made of ivory. I showed it to George Gruhn and he couldn't identify the maker.

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  11. bluesguitar1972

    bluesguitar1972 Senior Member

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    My Caparison Horus M3 Solar Flare, left handed, with maple fretboard. Only 2 exist. I have one. From an exclusive run with Xtreme Lefty Guitars in Florida.

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  13. RichBrew

    RichBrew Senior Member

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    My rarest guitar is a custom built Jaydee guitar, from 1985.

    It is also rare that I play the thing, these days.

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  14. LoudA4

    LoudA4 Junior Member

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    This is my rarest.Its a moonstone double neck from the late 70s early 80s.My dad helped build it.I dont know how many were ever made.Really hard to find pics of any that are still around.sorry the pic is sideways. moonstone dbl neck.jpeg
     
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    Left Paw Senior Member

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    Plenty o' knobs and switches on that Moonstone. Nice.
     
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    William Bohensky Junior Member

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    oh yeah.usually takes me 30 mins of playing with it just to remember what they all do lol
     
  18. pwhite

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    My 1996 Classic Premium Plus is a rare color, I have only seen 2 like it over the years. The guitar model is not that rare but the ones in the crazy colors were.

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    1979 Boogie Bodies. Been painted 3 times over the years and seen a few different pickup configurations. The builder said this neck is from the same batch of some of the necks he sent Eddie VH to keep his Frankenstein alive. I don't play it much anymore but it's seen a lot of action of the past 35+ years.

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  20. markbastable

    markbastable Strange kind of blues-coloured moon Premium Member

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    I really like that Breadwinner. Dunno why, because there's nothing about it I like, except for the fact that I like it.
     

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