If you could only have one guitar

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by Doodlebug, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. JPsuff

    JPsuff Satisfaction is complacency

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    Ditto to PRS Paul's Guitar (only difference is that mine is an SE) and for the same reasons. It's the most playable and versatile guitar I own.
     
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  2. Rancid Rumpboogie

    Rancid Rumpboogie Blues Mangler

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    You are giving me mental lock-jaw. No way can I make this decision. No way.
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    But if you tortured me for days, it would most likely be my MIM Strat which is no longer MIM because the only thing left that was MIM is its body. And no, you can't buy one even remotely like it or remotely close to it, so knowing that will do you no good. http://bluesguitarunleashed.com/for...k-4-speed-tranny-and-a-3-speed-rear-end.7707/

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  3. Grateful_Ed

    Grateful_Ed Student Of The Blues

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    I've got more than twenty guitars and to be honest, I couldn't even tell you which one I would let go if I HAD to give one up. So, to your question, IDK. :cool:
     
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  4. JohnHurley

    JohnHurley Rock and Roll

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    As much as I like my PRS SE Pauls guitar at this point my PRS Santana SE single cut probably would win. I have a several more expensive really nice Gibsons that I will never give up but I'm just not playing them consistently the Santana just feels so good ...
     
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  5. BigMike

    BigMike Blues Oldie

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    This thread is justifying what I said in another thread about my recently acquired PRS SE, they are just bloody awesome guitars. I have a strat and a les Paul, but at the moment the PRS is winning hands down. Having said that I ain't parting with any of them :D
     
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  6. GeeDub

    GeeDub Mojo Seeker

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    Rancid,

    I like your collection, including rifles on display. :Beer: Looks like a Marlin on far right and Winchester in the middle, but I could be wrong. Ironic I was just this morning looking at a deal on a Marlin .45-70 government.
     
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  7. Rancid Rumpboogie

    Rancid Rumpboogie Blues Mangler

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    Wrong on both counts. The one on the far right is a Uberti 1873 44 Special and the one in the middle is a Rossi Puma model 92 44 magnum. Both are sweet shooters, both slicked up by one of the best Cowboy Action smiths in the country. That Puma will hurt you a little with full-house 44 mags but is a joy to shoot with 44 Special for Cowboy Action shooting. The far left is my Russian Baikal 12 gauge coach gun ... built like a tank and a real hoot to shoot. The little derringer is my Bond Arms 45 Colt.

    Better have your eyeglasses bolted to your head before touching off any .45-70 lever gun or you will watch them flying over the front sight. And have a sling ready for your right arm. :);)

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  8. Tayport

    Tayport Blues Newbie

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    That is a tough call. I switch between my Strat and PRS SE24.
     
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  9. CaptOblivious

    CaptOblivious ??...??...??...

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    My wife's Martin HD28 for a few reasons

    1. I like to eat
    2. She can really play it (folk, americana and Irish stuff) and it is nice to have at least one decent player in the house and it really sounds great
    3. It's a righty and being a lefty I have to punish myself for getting rid of mine:(
     
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  10. ChrisGSP

    ChrisGSP Blues Journeyman

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    Good call, Captain. Nothing beats a good steel-string dreadnought. My Maton has been with me since '72 and even if I had a room-full of guitars, that one is my choice. No need for amps, cords, pedals or anything else, it's an all-inclusive fun machine.
     
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  11. straightblues

    straightblues Blues Junior

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    It would be my Tele. They are workhorses and I don't have to worry about damaging them.
     
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  12. Stinger22

    Stinger22 Blues Newbie

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    A good American made Tele. Can do it all.
     
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  13. Zzzen Dog

    Zzzen Dog Blues Junior

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    Horrible thought exercise. Would depend on whether I had access to amplification or not. If I did, I'd choose my Gibson ES-335. If not, my Taylor 315ce.
     
  14. JeffWhiting

    JeffWhiting Blues Muggle

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    I love my Duesenberg Fullerton TV.
     
  15. EJG

    EJG Central NJ

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    My Custom-made Mattos tele. Most comfortable neck I've ever felt.
     
  16. dwparker

    dwparker Funky Blues Muther Funker

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    A telecaster with a strat pickup in the neck position.
     
  17. CapnDenny1

    CapnDenny1 Student Of The Blues

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    It wouldn't matter. If I only have one, it's the best of the bunch. Kind of like being married? Sure Honey, you're the best!
     
  18. PapaRaptor

    PapaRaptor A Legend in my own Living Room
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    I think I narrowed it down to one of these.
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  19. david moon

    david moon Attempting the Blues

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    Is there a Dano lurking in the background?

    for most versatilty, a Strat\
     
  20. PapaRaptor

    PapaRaptor A Legend in my own Living Room
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    If you look closely, I believe there are 3 Danos.