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What Was Your First Guitar?

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

  1. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    A black 1986ish Squier Bullet. I found a pic yesterday, will try to upload soon.
    Actually that's not entirely accurate. It was a used Yamaha classical guitar about 10 years earlier, given to me as a Xmas gift that my mother found out was stolen in January when the seller demanded it back to avoid jail time.
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  2. Lone Woof

    Lone Woof Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 30, 2014
    First guitar was a Yamaha G-55a classical with a massive neck. Still have it, in the closet at my mother's house.

    First electric was a white Ibanez Stratocaster copy.
  3. vlazlow

    vlazlow Strat-Talk Member

    Mar 5, 2018
    Heart of Dixie
    In the 70s my grandmother bought me a Hummingbird copy, an Epiphone or Ibanez. My first electric was a orange Hondo something with a repaired neck that I got in the 80s. Like an idiot I lent both of them to "friends" while I was in college and they flew away like so many childhood dreams...
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  4. dblvnm

    dblvnm Strat-Talk Member

    May 1, 2017
    Las Vegas Nevada
    My first guitar was this Ibanez X-series Destroyer with a gorilla amp and a rockman. ibanezdestroyer-01.jpg this was in 84 I believe? I worked a lot of overtime in my brothers restaurant to save up for it.
  5. RobZ69

    RobZ69 Strat-O-Master

    Apr 22, 2017
    The Netherlands
    And that is not a happy ending?;)
  6. BuckNekkid

    BuckNekkid Strat-Talker

    Nov 28, 2016
    Virginia, USA
    Wow, back in the day, Sears was a great resource for (cheap) guitars. I got my Sears Kay from my neighbor/best friend, who never played. I don't know if he ever tried. I gave him $10 for it. When I moved to Germany from the States, it stayed behind, going where I know not.

    The neck warp was something! Probably 1/2" from the 12th fret. Boy, did I get callouses from learning chords (I don't know if I ever mastered the F barre on that beast).

    Looked something like this.

  7. perttime

    perttime Strat-Talker

    May 4, 2015
    A really cheap nylon string acoustic that was put together well enough. I bought it by mail order (are you old enough to remember cutting a coupon or form out of a magazine and sending it by snail mail)? An instructions book came with it.
  8. Do basses count? I used to be a bassist. My first proper bass was a 1970 Fender Jazz. It took months of stacking shelves to save up the dough, and all the while it sat in the music shop window and I'd pass it by every day drooling, "it shall be mine!" (Sad, but true!)

    Then one day I was within £15 of the asking price and walked in. I tried it, fell in love, offered the man what money I had and he accepted. Of course it had been sitting around for ages so he was glad to take my offer, but I felt like I had made the deal of the century. I took it home and played it till my fingers were raw.

    With a "real Fender" in my hands, I was sure I was a "serious player" now. How naive! Little did I know at that young age, that this was just the start... ah, good times, when the world was simple and I knew everything. :D
  9. Wayne

    Wayne Strat-Talker

    May 6, 2011
    Wayne's World 2 Stratocaster.

    Still my favorite and the guitar I will never sell. I've put in Fat 50's pickups and a new cap but the rest is stock. The wood has really improved with time and it resonates really well. I think I do better with slightly thicker necks though.

  10. Party time! Excellent! Great looking guitar :)
  11. Wayne

    Wayne Strat-Talker

    May 6, 2011
    thanks. Yes I remember they had a bunch of them set up like bowling pins at Sam Ash. I had no idea what I was doing but played a half a dozen and settled on this one. It came with a good amp too, the Champion 110.