First guitar thread!

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by DrakkarTyrannis, May 14, 2019.

  1. DrakkarTyrannis

    DrakkarTyrannis WWSD?

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    What was your first guitar? Got a story about it?

    Post a pic of your first..and a pic of your most recent guitar. How much have you changed?
     
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  2. dmlinger

    dmlinger SS.org Regular

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    First was a 70s Epiphone acoustic. Hurt like a bitch to play, I remember.

    First electric was a Fender Sam Ash 48th Street Strat. Was candy apple red and had a humbucker in the bridge. Put a mirror pickguard on it and it was punk rock as a mother.

    Fast forward about 4 years in college and I sold it to Guitar Center for $100. Needed (read: wanted) the money so that I could drive to Panama City Beach and sleep on a friend's floor for 3 days for Spring Break.
     
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    spudmunkey SS.org Regular

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    My first guitar was a cheap-ass acoustic, with strings that may have had 1" action, as far as my 9-year-old fingers were concerned.

    Quickly switched to a nylon string for 6 months.

    Both were rentals.

    First electric was also a rental: a metallic blue Hamer explorer-shaped guitar. This would have been around 1989-90. 10-11 year-old me, with this giant guitar, playing along to "little Drummer Boy" in my school's christmas pageant, and then going home and playing "Shout at the Devil". Ha!

    First guitar I owned: a GTX (made by kaman) with this crinkly pink-to-green-on-black burst finish, with the world's worst licensed Floyd, and even worse pickups.
     
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  4. DudeManBrother

    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    Crappy Harmony electric around 1989 or 1990. I played that thing to death. I might even still have it up in my atttic, but I don’t really have much sentimental attachment to it. I was very happy to have it as I figured out how to play; but my first Strat was so much better, I never touched the Harmony again.
     
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  5. Spicypickles

    Spicypickles Sweeps & Mops

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    Expressed interest and got a first act POS. Didn’t play it, begged for something else because it was literally impossible to play and couldn’t keep in tune. Got a bronze series warlock shortly after and learned many a song on it
     
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    will_shred Wannabe audio engineer

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    Squier Stratocaster starter pack! Its been one crazy journey from that to a Mesa Mark V and several high end axes.
     
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    InCasinoOut syncopAZN

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    Lol, literally my same story.

    Although my Squier wasn't the starter pack, my Mark V is the 35 watter, and my high-end guitars are lower tier Prestiges.
     
  8. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd has left the building Contributor

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    I have absolutely no clue where my first guitar even is anymore. I think one of my cousins *might* have it. It was a Harmony guitar from a JC Penny catalog that one of my neighbors gave me because I seemed fascinated by it and they gave 0 fucks about it. :lol:

    The first brand new guitar I can remember getting was a red Squier strat.

    My current guitars are:
    1. Strandberg Singularity
    2. Ibanez UV70P
    3. No name acrylic partscaster
    4. That epic 7 string Kelly that DJohns74 built

    So I pretty much still play instruments that look like strats, they just have more strings and--in some cases--less headstock. (except the Kelly) :lol:

    Even my basses are pretty similar. I have a P bass, a J bass and an Ibanez Talman (PJ-Fender-Jaguar-looking thing)
     
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  9. NotDonVito

    NotDonVito He was a good man... What a rotten way to die.

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    "Epoch" Les Paul from Target, bought in 2006. Absolute piece of fucking shit lol. Gave it to a buddy of mine who I haven't spoken to in years, probably used it for firewood.
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    AkiraSpectrum SS.org Regular

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    First guitar I purchased in 2004-2005= A new Godin Freeway Classic (2004). I now have a Duncan Custom Custom (TB-11) in the bridge and Duncan Jazz in the neck with the stock Godin humbucker in the middle still.
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    Last guitar I purchased in 2018= A used ESP E-II Mystique (2014)

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    Mathemagician SS.org Regular

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    A rental from Mars music. Then got a hand me down Harmony Strat-knockoff. Rusted gold hardware that turned green, couldn’t keep tune, pretty much the worst. But it didn’t stop me from practicing 20+ hours a week on it.
     
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  12. DrakkarTyrannis

    DrakkarTyrannis WWSD?

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    First guitar...Epiphone Bully SG. I later found out about the Epiphone Pierced SG..the one with the big X cut into it and I was pissed. I wanted that one so bad.
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    Most recent purchase..this bitch. If anyone can recall I avoided Floyds like the damn PLAGUE..and I was always a string thru guy..so this is a first. And to be honest compared to my string thru one, it's kinda my fav. I'm gonna trick it out with some Black Winters, an original Floyd, hipshot locking tuners, and hipshot knobs with coil split

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    Strobe SS.org Regular

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    I wish I still had my first guitar, I bought it used in the early 90's. The brand was Shane, and it looked kind of like this:

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    I think I paid about $170 for it used then. I later gave it away to a friend who was learning in college. It's really hard to find out anything about the brand now, but I suspect it was made in Korea. I wish I had it now just for sentimental value.
     
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    mlp187 Burrito Master Contributor

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    I searched for this but did not find it. Please indulge my wild fantasy with pics or a link!
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    I feel like I remember being little and the Ninja Turtles actions figures had a rock star theme at one point. Either Rocksteady or Bebop had a guitar that looked exactly like a Kelly and I was all about that guitar shape from then on.

    EDIT: I just looked it up... It was Rafael and it looked more like a Gibson Explorer... I got the memory close to correct... :lol:
     
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    mlp187 Burrito Master Contributor

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    Oh my that is beautiful!!!
     
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  18. Empryrean

    Empryrean Plucks strings

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    Oh man. My first guitar was an LTD ax-250 that I got Zzounds to price match for about $200, I had a neighbor that was taking guitar lessons and used to come over all the time showing off his Yamaha Pacifica and it made me want a guitar so bad that I started saving up little by little but my mum ended up buying the AX 250 for me when I told her I was able to get it for $150 off. Coolest guitar I've ever had, everything that I play nowadays is pretty regular-guitar shaped and I even ended up trying to build a new body for it at some point.. I still have the body in my closet, you know, for sentimental reasons. It looked like this
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    Nowadays I'm playing on some partscasters I have, a headless nk guitar and the 8 string I built in high school.
     
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    This is my first "custom" I think. (Struggling to keep it relevant to the thread :lol: )

    I kind of want another one of these but this time in a shorter scale, bolt on (or set neck) and hardtail, but I don't know if Dave wants to go through all that again. :lol:
     
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    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    Mine was a shitty Ibanez Gio.
    I had plunked around on my dad's Fender Squire strat, I had just made the transition from Rock Band II drums to real drums, and I started to appreciate the other parts of the song.
    So I learned a few riffs and would mess around on his until I learned that almost everything I liked wasn't in standard and my dad didn't like me messing with his stuff, so off to Craigslist I went.

    Couple days later, I was at a trailer park trading some guy who clearly didn't have his life priorities in order (Mesa full stack in a singlewide? DUDE) $50 and an old iPod touch for my first guitar. That shitty Gio carried me from clueless retard to right about the time where I learned my first full song. After that, I had finally saved up and bought a Schecter SGR C-7 since I rapidly realized that most of what I liked was played on a 7 string :lol:.

    My most recent purchase, not counting the custom order I just placed, was an Ormsby HypeGTR. And no sir, I never would have seen this coming. I was always the guy that didn't "get" why people had multiple guitars, and I always thought a guitar was a guitar and that as long as it functioned properly the expensive ones were just a flex. I now have 7, each of which costed me more than I ever would have guessed I would have ever spent on a singular guitar :rofl:
     
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