What is your "Beater Guitar"

InTheEvening

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I take really good care of all of my guitars so I wouldn’t call any of them full on beaters. Actually just sold 5 guitars to help fund a new Custom Shop. One of them was what I refer to as a beater for me...an Epiphone Twisted Sister Les Paul. So I’ve been using my 2008 Charvel So-Cal with Dimarzio’s instead...it’s a fun guitar to play. :dude:
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The Charvel So Cals are amazing! I’ve always wanted to try a USA model. That red looks stunning. I’ve got one of the MIM ones in neon yellow and I love it.

 

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The Charvel So Cals are amazing! I’ve always wanted to try a USA model. That red looks stunning. I’ve got one of the MIM ones in neon yellow and I love it.

WOW ITE, all I could see at the begging of your post was the headstock, having scrolled down I needed to reach for my sun glasses. A lot of fingerboard wear on that one, bet she can really rock it!
 

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My beater is a black Epi 335 Pro. Nothing special. Plays good, sounds good. Not worried about anything happening to it.
 

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WOW ITE, all I could see at the begging of your post was the headstock, having scrolled down I needed to reach for my sun glasses. A lot of fingerboard wear on that one, bet she can really rock it!
Haha thanks! Yeah, she def packs a punch when I need her to. I didn’t love the Duncan Distortions at first, but now that I know how to use them, I love them. They may be my favorite pickups from all my guitars. I think ceramic pickups are underrated, def these anyways.

The board was worn in and dirty when I got it, but I liked that it had been well played and loved and I plan to add some of my own play wear and grime with time. :cool:
 

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My white Les Paul Special Tribute or my White Deluxe Strat. The tribute I just got last year and it has that maple neck so I'm not too concerned beating it up plus it has that thin nitro so I am looking forward to it starting to wear. My Strat is heavily modified by myself as an HSS with a JB in the bridge, coil tap, and a kill switch. Has always been a warrior since the day I got it as a discount floor model. Probably my desert island guitar for how versatile it is.
 
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Would you consider your guitar to be the same guitar you purchased back in the day? Only asking because back in the late 80's I purchased my first guitar which was a Korean super Strat and after owning it for a few years, I ended up breaking and replacing the neck. Fast forward 15 years and enough play wear and damage accrued to the body so I replaced it also. Now in 2021, the only original parts to my first guitar is about 50% of the hardware yet I still consider it to be my first guitar.
I think it's weird how a guitar can completely evolve and change over a few decades yet feel like it's the original.
 

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New Beater Guitar Day:
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Total impulse buy today. New Vintera Road Worn.
I like it for its vintage feeling 7.25” radius and soft V neck.
Have to take a little (very little, it’s almost passable as-is) off the fret ends.
Feels slightly crude but sounds OK and Fenders can take a beating.
Got for the price of a non-road worn model, so I didn’t have to pay for the slight relic job at least.
Thought I was done with Fenders, but right then they pull me back in! :shock:
 

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Til the end of time the undisputed king of beaters will always be the Tele
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Most of the guitars in my collection are pawnshop finds, so most of them had a few bruises and scars already when they were bought.

So 2 of the cheapest guitars in my collection are considered my beaters. I paid $100 for my Tele and $286 for my Gibson Studio

'09 Fender Highway 1 Honey Blonde Tele



'95 Gibson LP Studio

 


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