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What Was Your First Guitar?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Synapse2k, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Borgatomic

    Borgatomic Strat-Talker

    Sep 30, 2017
    I can honestly say I don't remember.

    There were too many mouths to feed as a kid to have my own guitar.

    It would have been destroyed in less than an hour anyway in our house.

    However, guitars were like baseball gloves where I grew up, never a shortage.

    So, I cannot remember if it is was one I borrowed or bought and sold.

    One thing I do know is I am getting old.

    Where's a digital camera with a time stamp when you need one.
  2. Prasanth

    Prasanth Strat-Talker

    Sep 25, 2016
    P_20180310_095712_vHDR_On.jpg The first acoustic I got at the age of 5. next to it was my first proper guitar hehe.
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  3. pumpkin

    pumpkin Strat-Talker

    Aug 5, 2017
    Richmond VA
    ... mine is so unusual, I'll fill you in. As a young fellow in high school in Bristol , Tennessee... my father agreed to help me locate a decent used acoustic. He got a $65 Gibson J-45 owned by Joe Carter of southwest VA. Joe is June Carter's cousin and all that family still lives over near the east corner of Tennessee. It was not a very good J-45, but good enough for 6-8 years and I sold it.
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  4. brians

    brians Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 28, 2016
    Now that's a different picture, the electric cool acid test....... 1520666397221.png
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  5. Guitar0621

    Guitar0621 Strat-Talker

    May 24, 2017
    A "Memphis" Japanese sort-of Strat copy.


    First acoustic was a used piece of trash Harmony.
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  6. ChaplainMike

    ChaplainMike Strat-Talker

    May 30, 2017
    A short scaled bass from the Sears catelog. I lent it out and didn't bother asking for it back.
  7. CephasG

    CephasG Strat-O-Master

    Dec 13, 2017
    Land of Lincoln
    One just like this below. Bulgarian Kremona. My dad had bought it for my brother who never ever picked it up to play.

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  8. Percy

    Percy Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Yamaha Acoustic
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  9. DIYrocker

    DIYrocker Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 16, 2013
    The exact same guitar and amp. Except mine's a 2009. Still got 'em.

    Congrats on getting yours back!
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  10. RnR Nolan

    RnR Nolan Strat-Talker

    Sep 5, 2017
    Chandler, AZ
    Nice guitar, and awesome story. :)
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  11. ProSonicLive

    ProSonicLive Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 4, 2016
    firstguitar.jpg First FUNCTIONAL guitar kind of rare with the black PG and maple board. No selector switch and stringing it was a pain.

    kayspeeddemon.jpeg Back in 95, I was 11 or 12 I got this from my uncle. It did not work and I had no idea how t make it work. local guy said it was not worth fixing.
    Oh how he was wrong and oh how I wish I still had it. 1960s model silvertone Kay speed demon. My first ACTUAL guitar.

    slamer.jpeg For $95 I got this thing. I thought it was beautiful it actually played GREAT but sounded like crap.
    hamer actually built this thing right. buuuuuut I knew how cheap it was and that kind of made me hate it back then. I know I spent a LOT of time washing my mothers scrubs and getting the money from her pockets.
    right or wrong, its how this became the first guitar I ever bought with my own money.
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  12. Brat-O-Caster

    Brat-O-Caster Strat-Talker

    Jan 22, 2018
    New York State
    Doesn't have a happy ending. Two years later we split. I still have the guitar, not her. Maybe I should have bought her something more than chocolates. :D

    One thing, no matter what I think about that girl, she opened up a whole new world for me -- playing music. She knew I loved music (I had a massive record collection, I could tell you who was the producer on just about every song I heard on the radio, knew what label any artists recorded for...), so she took a chance and bought me a guitar. For that I am really incredibly grateful. I am now considered a guitarist, a musician. I love playing music. I love playing guitar. She started it all.
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  13. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 18, 2017
    The Heartland
    Wish I had a cool story. When I was 15, I found my uncle’s cast-off, no-name, mid-70’s Strat copy in my grandparents’ attic. I got a cheap Yamaha amp & plugged in. I didn’t sound like The Scorpions, so I gave up.
  14. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Some cheap acoustic - NO idea what it was or where it went.
  15. xland

    xland Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 5, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    A 2014 Yamaha FG700s acoustic. I rarely play it anymore since I bought electric guitars but it's not going to go anywhere either. I learned how to play E, A and D chords on this baby. :thumb:

  16. RnR Nolan

    RnR Nolan Strat-Talker

    Sep 5, 2017
    Chandler, AZ
    That's awesome, man! ... I mean the fact that she got you into playing music, not that you two split, but it was meant to be I suppose.

    Crazy how someone can have that much influence on our lives, then poof! ... Gone.
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  17. Gladius

    Gladius Strat-Talker

    May 17, 2014
    I had a Bentley Series 10 and a Gorilla amp. Mine was the red guitar. Sorry for the small pic.

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  18. Brat-O-Caster

    Brat-O-Caster Strat-Talker

    Jan 22, 2018
    New York State
    I influenced her life, too. She became a school teacher because of me.

    Yes, odd that people who are no longer any part of each other's' lives can have had such a big influence on each other lives. Two people who were meant to be with each other, affect each other greatly, for just a short time. If you ever see the film LA LA LAND, well, that's what it's about.
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  19. RnR Nolan

    RnR Nolan Strat-Talker

    Sep 5, 2017
    Chandler, AZ
    Wow. Thanks for sharing your story. :)

    These are the times I stop and think how amazing (and complicated) life can be... Though it's not always fun...

    I often stop and ponder these things... :p
  20. Nick Evans

    Nick Evans Senior Stratmaster

    May 8, 2016
    South Wales UK
    I can't even remember the make of my first guitar, a horrible arch top with f holes and action so high you could fire arrows with! It was old fashioned back then! Cost me £10.
    This was 1982, then I had an plywood Hondo II that had a dimarzio humbucker, then an early German made Marlin Sidewinder strat copy. My first decent guitar was a Yamaha SF500 Super Flighter, I wish I still had.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2018
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