What guitar are you playing/buying?

For Paul. Razz

I own a Fender Stratocaster, HSS configuration, burgundy with a maple fretboard. Made in Mexico - one step below the American Standard.

I previously owned an American made Strat Plus Deluxe - made in the 90's with 3 different Lace Sensor single pickups. Bought it used but in perfect condition for $500, and stupidly sold it a few years later for the same amount when I lost interest. Dumbass. Prior to that, a black Ibanez RG470 - good only for playing metal. You pretty much couldn't get a decent clean tone with it.
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Originally posted by billhike:
A tour of the Martin Guitar Factory should be on the list for music enthusiasts.

While I didn't take the tour, I did stop in the show room when dropping off my 310ce for the factory revive package. I played every model on display, which was nearly every model they make. So fun. The 814ce was my fav....a magicical instrument.
Weekend before last, I was playing on my friend's SG through a Marshall half stack. He was playing an American made strat through a Fender sidekick (6") mic'd through the pa....you may laugh, but that little sidekick has great tone. I guess I gave it to him like 20 years ago, and he got it refurb'd. He's even done a couple gigs through that set up. Makes for easy hauling, I guess.
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Originally posted by billhike:
For Paul. Razz

I own a Fender Stratocaster, HSS configuration, burgundy with a maple fretboard. Made in Mexico - one step below the American Standard.


Last trip to Chicago I played a standard configuration MIM in Lake Placid Blue. They send one up to your room at the Hard Rock if you ask. Really liked it, very easy to play.
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Originally posted by Lakersguy:
Two Martin D-35's for me. A 1974 I bought new and a 1976 a bought a few years ago and had completely re-done. I've also done the Martin Factory tour in Nazareth. Well worth the time.


Wow, that's some ballin right there.
My Ibanez Artcore AGS73T Semi-Hollow. It's not the most expensive guitar I have but when I bring it in for service it always gets the most conversations going. It's metallic blue with a Bigsby and gold hardware and just really pretty.

We had a Beach Boy join the wine club this past weekend so I set up my rig to sound 65 surf reverb and dusted off 'Pipeline' and 'Whipeout'.
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Originally posted by Stefania Wine:
My Ibanez Artcore AGS73T Semi-Hollow. It's not the most expensive guitar I have but when I bring it in for service it always gets the most conversations going. It's metallic blue with a Bigsby and gold hardware and just really pretty.

We had a Beach Boy join the wine club this past weekend so I set up my rig to sound 65 surf reverb and dusted off 'Pipeline' and 'Whipeout'.


Who cares how much it cost? I still play a Takamine (Taiwan, laminate back) and the action is superb, tone is great. I bought it, in like, '91 for $179...the case was nearly as much. I stuff my nose in the sound hole every time I play it...seasoned guitar wood is 'a thing.'
For messing around in my basement, my favorite guitar is a knockoff of a Gibson ES335 that I bought for around $200. It is just an extremely versatile,guitar.
For turning up my amp to "11", it's the Les Paul.
I have 2 strats and I find myself rarely playing them. I just prefer humbuckers over single coil pickups. Sometimes the song demands playing a strat (Clapton, Hendrix, SRV)
1996 Thomas Humphrey classical guitar. It's amazing and worth a small fortune and I'll probably sell soon it and downgrade.
Used 2011 Fender custom shop I play through a twin reverb. Selling the Fender, keeping the amp. I hate the sticky lacquer finish on the neck and sanding it will devalue it. Next one will be a flat finish with a rosewood or ebony fingerboard.
Business brought me out past Lakeside so I stopped in the Taylor showroom on the way home early afternoon today. I played <<most of these>>. I can no longer say the 814ce is my favorite, but rather the GA custom with the florentine cut away (3rd from right) but they didn't have any of the armrest models they featured in the last Wood and Steel which I would have like to have taken for a spin. Loved those 12-strings, also. Wish I'd gotten better pix, but just wanted to text a buddy.

Playing Epiphone Triumph Special, my friend’s guitar. When he brought it to the Blue Guitar for a refurb, all the workers stopped and gathered around to admire it.  When the refurbished was done, the owner offered him$5k for it, which was declined. Narrowed it down to ‘36 to ‘38.  A soft shouldered Triumph.  Nice action close to nut, a joy to play with old timey sound.

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