Miscellaneous what was your first "real" guitar?

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by snarf, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. sloslunas

    sloslunas NM Blues

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    My staff is still investigating your security clearance before that information gets released....

    Steve
     
  2. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    Understood!
    Loose lips sink ships.
     
  3. david moon

    david moon Attempting the Blues

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    Yeah us old farts are SO old.
     
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  4. Boysie

    Boysie Just for fun

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    My first real guitar was a Yamaha FG300N accoustic which I bought in Singapore in 1972 for $99 with hard case. Sadly after my arthritis flared up again and didn't go away this time I was forced to sell it because living on sickness benefits and having two kids in highschool isn't easy. One consolation I suppose was I got four times what I paid for it in 1987. Sadly this is the only photo I have of it. I really regret selling it.

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  5. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    Sad:(
    Yamaha made some great acoustics back then.
     
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  6. Rancid Rumpboogie

    Rancid Rumpboogie Blues Mangler

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    My first real guitar was a Fender Mustang.
    In the pic I'm the tall dude in the middle.
    I have a repro of that same guitar and it is a blast to play.

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  7. straightblues

    straightblues Blues Junior

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    My first guitar was a Carlos acoustic. After about 6 months of playing, I got a 1972 Gibson SG Special. I then immediately had GAS and started buying and selling guitars and owned a lot of cool stuff.
     
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  8. sdbrit68

    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    wonder what that would be worth today
     
  9. sdbrit68

    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    if it were not for selling, i would need a bigger house
     
  10. Rancid Rumpboogie

    Rancid Rumpboogie Blues Mangler

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    Probably not an astronomical price ... seeing them occasionally between $1,600 and $1,900.00.
     
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  11. blackcoffeeblues

    blackcoffeeblues Student Of The Blues

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    Whats up with all them panties and bras on the floor?---:Beer::)
     
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  12. Slofinger

    Slofinger Blues Junior

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    Are those dollar bills on the floor?
     
  13. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    I'm more interested in the keg of beer behind him, looks like a Frat party
     
  14. Grateful_Ed

    Grateful_Ed Blues Junior

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    ...I need a bigger house...:(
     
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  15. cowboy

    cowboy Blues, Booze & BBQ

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    my first guitar was a Harmony Red Rocket but my first real guitar was a Guild Starfire V...

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  16. Rad

    Rad Blues Newbie

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    My first guitar was given to me, a Teisco. When tuned to pitch (not sure it ever reached pitch) you could slide your entire hand under the strings at the 12 fret. I played it with my apartment door open when ever the girl across the hall was in her apt. Remember back then, guitar players were cool.

    I threw it away and bought a sweet Yamaha acoustic. Soon after that in 74’ I bought my first good guitar, an Ovation Balladeer that still hangs in my house.



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  17. david moon

    david moon Attempting the Blues

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    and the tectonic plates were so slow to start the process all over again. I mean, how can you erode mountains, if you're not creating new ones?

    Here on the east coast we have the vintage mountains.
     
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  18. EddieRaines

    EddieRaines Blues Newbie

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    A few years, 2012-2013, ago my wife told me she had rocked my Christmas and I would never guess what she had gotten me. I looked at the package under the tree and tried several guesses. She kept telling me nope after every guess. Our son and his wife were at the house and we were opening presents and she made me wait till the end to open the package. They knew what was in the package. I tore the paper off and it was one of the Squier Strat kits in blue. I had never held a guitar much less play one. I asked her "What am I going to do with this?" Her answer was I guess you are going to learn to play guitar. I still have that guitar and am so glad she bought me a guitar. I don't play it very often but our 8 year old foster granddaughter picks it up every time I pick up mine.
     
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