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What's your #1 guitar for gigs?

Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by john o, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. john o

    john o Strat-Talker

    170
    Apr 13, 2016
    Delaware
    Many of us like to use a variety of different guitars, just for jamming, playing alone or in different settings, or for different styles of music, but if we play a gig, we wouldn't be caught dead without our _______! For me it's my G&L comanche. I usually take 2 guitars to most gigs, the comanche, and something else with a hardtail bridge/tailpiece. What's your #1 and why?

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  2. Rastus

    Rastus Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 1, 2014
    Australia
    Yo,

    The Strat-Plus, no questions asked. Easy to play, sounds great, minimal hum & buzzing, & super quick & easy string changes if needed.

    As a second guitar, I'd pick my little SG, though I haven't gigged with it just yet, & likely won't ( though you never know )...It's a simple guitar that doesn't ever break strings, sounds huge, & is arguably easier to play than my Stratocasters. I'd have the confidence for it to see the gig out without causing any grief.

    Cheers,

    Rastus
     
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  3. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

    strandberg boden os 6

    best thing about it is when Im done my set.. I can just stick it in my pocket and go about my day
     

  4. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    Pawnee, Indiana
    I never gig electric.. so my 200 dollar Yamaha FGX800c and FGX700sc have been my main gigging guitars for 9 years now.

    If I get the full band thing rolling, I’ll play electric. But it just doesn’t work as well as an acoustic on solo/duo gigs
     
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  5. Mutnemom52

    Mutnemom52 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    65
    269
    Apr 3, 2018
    Kentucky
    1994 White Blonde Vintage '57 Reissue Stratocaster with maple fretboard and Dimarzios.That's it in my photo.
     
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  6. WireLine

    WireLine Strat-Talk Member

    80
    Apr 20, 2014
    Midland TX
    Depends on the moment...mostly a very hybrid tele, sometimes the Esquire in my pic on the left, often a messican Strat...lately an Ibanez AM93...Les Paul...

    But I cheat cause I always take 2 guitars to a gig.
     
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  7. PCollen

    PCollen Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 13, 2014
    Florida
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  8. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Strat-O-Master

    Depends on the tunes I’m gonna play but I’d say my 2011 AV '52 telecaster.
     
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  9. LunarSlingShot

    LunarSlingShot Strat-Talker

    Age:
    24
    113
    May 8, 2018
    Oklahoma

  10. cappei

    cappei Strat-Talker

    Age:
    28
    457
    Jun 24, 2017
    Quillota, Valparaíso, Chile
    My Blondie :p

    a Yamaha Pacifica 112J heavily modified. I picked her up cus was really cheap and yamaha pacifica bodies are some of the best bodies aroun' here.

    Give her the blond tan myself, electronics, new pickguard and all. It was my starting proyect to mod guitars.

    Sounds bluesy, rocky and metalish. Depends on my mood

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  11. Miotch

    Miotch Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    57
    Jun 28, 2011
    ok
    Ugly old Partscaster on its third reincarnation. '91 Warmoth ash body, Fender 57/62s neck and middle; I think a PV 65 in bridge; Allparts Fat Chunky maple neck; Fender two-point tremolo.

    Body used to have a '91 RI neck, but thin started cramping my hands; body used to be dyed blue, then white now looks like driftwood; has had many pickguard and pickup configurations in its life.

    Why this one? It just fits me and plays the best. My other guitars are very good guitars. But I just always gravitate to this one.
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  12. Textele

    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 10, 2009
    Texas
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  13. jeff h

    jeff h Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    45
    Jan 13, 2017
    Ohio
    My #1 is a 2006 American strat. All stock except for the Duncan Hotrails in the bridge position.

    Backup is a MIM Fender Blacktop HH.
     
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  14. apm1991

    apm1991 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    27
    Feb 14, 2017
    Arizona
    MIM Fender Strat you see in my profile pic, I paid $325
     
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  15. Grux

    Grux Strat-Talker

    Age:
    38
    321
    May 17, 2018
    Clarksville, TN
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  16. stratobiker

    stratobiker Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 16, 2011
    France
    If I can only take one guitar, and it’s an ‘unknown’ gig, I take my Tele.....and for an amp, I take my Blues Jr....armed with those I can feel comfortable playing anything.
     
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  17. LunarSlingShot

    LunarSlingShot Strat-Talker

    Age:
    24
    113
    May 8, 2018
    Oklahoma
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  18. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    43
    Feb 8, 2011
    Raleigh NC
    Depends on the mood. Lately it's been Les Paul and my Friedman amp for rockin tones. Some times though I want one of the Strats. My new thinline Strat has really been getting a lot of playtime. For the past month though I've pretty much only played acoustic outside of a bit of light noodling around the house.
     
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  19. Biddlin

    Biddlin Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 11, 2013
    USA
    For accuracy's sake I usually carry four or more guitars to gigs, even if I only use one.
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    The Mim Strat in my avatar of course
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    "Funcatacious Thunderation" makes it to most of my gigs.
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    Mr. B is another favorite for blues gigs.
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    For more formal occasions "Nasty" is my choice.
    Showing up without a Strat and an LP or SG is like a plumber showing up without a drain snake.
     
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  20. Kerry Brown

    Kerry Brown Strat-O-Master

    507
    Mar 5, 2014
    BC, Canada
    My 1991 three knob special SG. The neck is sublime and the pickups are something special. With the amp set right the guitar volume works from around two to ten with two being very clean and ten being a really nice blues/rock crunch. No pedals needed. It is a lean, mean music machine.

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