What is your "Beater Guitar"

smk506

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They all kinda are to be honest. I’ve got a ‘65 epi Olympic that doesn’t get out much, but other than that they’re all out on stands these days and getting played
 

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I mostly want to know about that Princeton! Is that the Chris Stapleton version??
 

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This is my beater. This thing has seen more gigs than I can count.

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Note that I rewired and reversed the controls so the volume knob is closest to the bridge. The advantage for me is that 1) I no longer hit the pickup switch by accident and 2) having the volume knob closer to the bridge allows for things like volume swells while picking. I saw a video years ago where someone explained the idea and the rationale for the change, so I can't take credit for the idea.

 
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I mostly want to know about that Princeton! Is that the Chris Stapleton version??
You are correct, that's my "beater" amp. It's a Hand-Wired Christ Stapleton Princeton. Why is it my "beater" amp....because everything else I won was either hand-wired AND built by me or is FAR more rare.
 

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Keith Urban Limited Editions ("Black Label" P90 and "Vintage Player" each w/ COA). Crazy good guitars for the money (once setup right, which did take a little while ...):



 
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You are correct, that's my "beater" amp. It's a Hand-Wired Christ Stapleton Princeton. Why is it my "beater" amp....because everything else I won was either hand-wired AND built by me or is FAR more rare.
Yeah, I dig your beater amp. You don’t mess around! Good on you.
 

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Both my LP's are beaters.

The one in the corner. By the cat post. That's a piece of shit.



All three are great players !!
 

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Mine is my Les Paul Special. Mostly just because it's so light and easy to grab anytime or take anywhere. And it doesn't hurt that it's (relatively) inexpensive.
 

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Don’t know if I’d call it beater. I still try to be careful with it.
But if I had to pick, it would be this little Squier I found tossed out in the trash a while back. Had some minor but fixable issues. The prior owner prob didn’t know much about guitars, or didn’t feel it was worth the time and effort.

I fixed it up, brought it back to life and now it plays surprisingly well.
This is the guitar I leave out to grab and play and I’ll take it if I’m traveling somewhere. I don’t have to worry about it as much as my other guitars. Don’t have any nice pics but I posted a video with it here.
 

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A 2001 Washburn laminated acoustic guitar I bought at a pawn shop back in 2001. It has a nut that has come unglued, a hole on the top where something impaled it and on the back, the top layer of laminate has been burned off via a fire. Plays like crap, looks like crap but it's here to stay lol.
 

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My Agile AL3210

Its a 3 piece Maple neck-tru with walnut in between, ebony board, 3/4 maple cap & 2 mahogany wings out back.

Put switchcraft switch, orange drop caps, SD 59 neck & L500Xl Bill Lawrence Wilde bridge.

I bought it new & it cost me about what a studio costs but between the laminate neck and poly finish its the perfect beater.
I love it and would even consider getting it refinished in nitro but that probably won’t ever happen

 
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Thank god for somebody who actually provided a "beater" guitar. It might be nice but compared to the rest of the stable it is the beater.
I used to keep a Squire Affinity Telecaster behind the seat of my pickup truck, in case I broke a guitar on a gig.
But I’ve become set in my ways, and now only a Gibson feels right to me anymore.
So a maple neck Special Tribute is what I’ll take camping. Mahogany necks are wonderful but with the maple I don’t worry.
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Okay, I think I want a re-do ... I previously posted my Keith Urban gits as beaters, and they really aren't. Inexpensive, yes. Beater, no. So THIS is my beater. This is the guitar that gets piled in with the fam on a roadtrip sans case and lucky to get a good car-washing towel to protect it. That being said, this guitar plays and sounds awesome, way beyond its modest lineage ...

2008 Squier "Vintage Modified" Thinline Telecaster -- This was a $225 score new from a 2008 GC Black Friday sale. Its only mod is MIA Tele Std pickups (that and a shoe-polish neck tint job). It sounds and plays wayyyyyy above its paygrade ...
-- Shoreline gold, 7.5" radius ebony fretboard, 22 frets, 6-saddle bridge

 


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