First Guitar

gadafi

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Early - mid 70's Sakai SG with trem s/h for $30. Didn't stay in tune but was perfect for my needs at the time which was just making loud noises.
 

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This POS should have been used for firewood.. 1" high "action".. I hope it died an ugly death..
Something like this or WORSE.. almost went back to piano..

I was about 11..Mel Bay books and my first song.."Moon River"..1960..ugh.. A rental guitar with a few "free" lessons with a Nazi heavy smoking drunk at a inner city Chicago music prison.. Mr Gunther something..

Saved my newspaper delivery money and got a Silvertone electric..and saved my fingers...
 
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I was 37 years old when I decided to get a guitar and learn how to play it. I was traveling for work and needed something to alleviate the boredom of being in a hotel room, so I went to Guitar Center to check them out. I had no idea what I was doing and didn't even know one chord. I just picked up numerous guitars and raked my fingers across the strings. One seemed to stand out above the others, so I bought it. It was Gibson CL-20 Plus, and yes, I still have it. It's a nice guitar.
 

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POS no-name (literally... completely blank headstock) plywood bolt-on LP.
5-ply single bound, with bound headstock.
Laminated top... the pickup wiring was run through the gap between the top and slab.

Parents paid $100 for it from a pawn shop in Fullerton in '77

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It was a thing called a Synsonic. It looked like an Explorer with a built-in speaker. It was like a Toys r Us guitar or whatever from the '80s. I wish I had kept the damn thing. lol But I smashed it all over the driveway.
 

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When I was 10, a Silvertone electric from Sears for Christmas 1968. (Jeez, sometimes your parents DO listen :laugh2: ) Lost in a house fire in Jan 78, just a couple a of months after I left home. Not much of a guitar, but would I ever love to have it back.
 

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Honestly? An early 70's Yamaha acoustic,which i pawned in 1975,for food money.Starving student syndrome at that time.:Ohno:
 


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