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Postby 1959burst on Tue Nov 19, 2002 11:07 pm

what is your favorite guitar?
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Re: favorite guitar

Postby Mrhiwatt on Wed Nov 20, 2002 12:55 am

My favorite guitar is a Warmoth pieces / parts guitar. The consumate road warrior. It is in tune as we speak. It stays outside, in its case, in my truck, every nite, for the last 12 years. It sings and sustains like no other axe I have, or have ever had.
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Re: favorite guitar

Postby HighOrder on Wed Nov 20, 2002 1:36 am

Originally posted by Mrhiwatt:
My favorite guitar is a Warmoth pieces / parts guitar. The consumate road warrior. It is in tune as we speak. It stays outside, in its case, in my truck, every nite, for the last 12 years. It sings and sustains like no other axe I have, or have ever had.
Glad to hear that. That's one of my next projects. Was going to do it sooner, but G.A.S.sed up on a new 4x12, some vintage tubes, and an amp. :D
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Re: favorite guitar

Postby GodRockBoy on Wed Nov 20, 2002 5:36 am

What, am I the only tele player?? C'mon guys!
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Re: favorite guitar

Postby peter horvath on Wed Nov 20, 2002 11:46 am

grb- i've got yer back... :D
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Re: favorite guitar

Postby OaklandDanny on Wed Nov 20, 2002 12:12 pm

Me too GRB...
Too damned many switches and knobs on them strats... especially for me. I play drums behind ALL kinds of music, but, for the most part, when I play guitar, it's the blues!! The Tele is made to order for this application. I have been playing an old Mexican strat until recently when I played a friends American tele. I'm waiting for mine to arrive in the mail now! There are times when a RICKY 360/12 comes in handy and I have several old guitars that I play occasionally, but I think the tele will be the one for me, over all.
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Re: favorite guitar

Postby David Taylor on Wed Nov 20, 2002 6:45 pm

I've recently acquired a used 2001 PRS McCarty w/ P-90's.

Man, it's nice. Plays like a dream, thick when the volume's up, clean & articulate when the volume's down. Puts my '86 Custom 24 to shame re: tone & playability.

For electrics - I like it and my Hollowbody II.

Re: acoustics - I don't yet own a Taylor, but virtually every one I've played is wonderful in its own way. I currently own a Gurian & I like it, but I think the Taylors I've played are a bit better.
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Re: favorite guitar

Postby jrr on Wed Nov 20, 2002 7:23 pm

LesPaul Standard-'89 vintage burst with Seth Lovers.
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Re: favorite guitar

Postby Reggieisadork on Wed Nov 20, 2002 7:43 pm

My first electric was an Epi Les Paul with the blue translucent finish. I've replaced the pickups since then with Gibsons, 57'Classic and 500T. I've got a few other great expensive guitars (Ernie Ball, Gibson, Hamer, Alverez) but the Epi is still my favorite. I've used it at almost every show I've played, at least until I break a string and switch to a back-up. There's nothing else I'd rather play. I guess I just feel at home with it. :D <img src="http://www.theskinnyrock.com/images/glens%20pics/les%20paul.jpg" alt=" - " />
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Re: favorite guitar

Postby ledogboy on Thu Nov 21, 2002 12:55 am

My favorites are my late 70's Gibson L6-s (two of them) and my Fatdawg Rivera (335 copy). I liked the L6-s so much I sold off my Les Paul, bought a second L6-S and still came out ahead in the deal. The second one took some tweaking, but now I'm very happy with it. As for the Fatdawg, it was one of those rare finds. Looks pretty (er, except for the headstock, which is kinda funky), sounds pretty, and only set me back about $500. I guess I just like the funky stuff. Never could take playing a strat, but I love those Tele's.
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Re: favorite guitar

Postby Reggieisadork on Thu Nov 21, 2002 3:39 am

ledogboy,
Got any pics of your L6-s? I've never seen one before. I'd also like to see that Rivera.
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Re: favorite guitar

Postby Crunchyriff on Thu Nov 21, 2002 4:58 am

The "L6-S" is the Gibson guitar that Santana played (A blonde one)in the mid 70's before he went to Yamaha in '78 (I think), and then to PRS in '86.

Kinda shaped like a flatter, thinner/wider bodied LesPaul. Maple body/neck, maple or ebony fingerboard. (the maple fingerboard was laquered like a fender). Dot inlays. Different shaped headstock than a LP- narrower at the top than at the bottom near the nut.) Gold Gibson decal Logo. Chrome pickup covers with NO polepieces showing. The simple "L6" had strings thru the body, and a 3-way toggle (Paul Stanley played one in the mid 70's and broke a ton of 'em onstage); the "L6-S" had a stop tailpiece, and 6-way varitone switch.

The two common colors were Blonde,(with grain showing) and Black (Brad Delp of Boston played a black one); and once in a while you'd find a white, or cherry sunburst one.
I don't know about any other colors of those.
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Re: favorite guitar

Postby StratOmatic on Thu Nov 21, 2002 5:51 am

Nuttin' but a Strat ('superstrat' or equivalent)for me; the versatility in tones is what I dig.

...and the body contours fit great.

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Re: favorite guitar

Postby edred on Thu Nov 21, 2002 12:44 pm

My fav is my custom Don Grosh!
Its got a fatass double radius telecaster neck and headstock. A contoured strat body, tele style controls with a 5 position switch, a dimarzio twang king at the neck, a frialin strat pickup in the middle and another dimarzio at the bridge. All pups can be blended via blend control as well as pup selector.
So what I like is acombination of the best feature of strates and teles. I love this guitar it really sings and chunks out fat defined chords like no other geetar I own.......
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Re: favorite guitar

Postby 84 charvel pointy on Thu Nov 21, 2002 1:39 pm

I think my handle says it all. Either that or my 83 sandimas strathead, 1 hum, rosewood neck charvel strat. had a les paul. hard for me to play, just never felt right.
If it sounds good, it is good . . . . Unless it's not good.
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