Awesome guitars from my past that I wish I had kept :(

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  1. StratMike10

    StratMike10 Dr. Stratster Gold Supporting Member

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    1984 Custom

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    Forgot the year on this one :(

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    1989 ES 347

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    My only ever Tele (parts guitar)

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    1974 LP

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    Built a few Warmoth strats over the years, but this was my favorite

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    63 :(

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  2. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    I've only had four go away

    One was a 68 Strat. Not of Leo's better efforts on that one

    A 74 Tele that got stolen. If I saw it I'd like it back

    A Hagstrom Viking that I sold to a friend so he'd have a guitar to take to college. I hear its still in Blacksburg. It would be fun to see it again

    And some sort of pointy headstock single pickup, single volume no tone guitarlike object. Forget where that one went
     
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    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster

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    I had an SG with an Invader in the bridge that would suit what I am doing now.
     
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    Cali Dude Strat-O-Master

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    The biggest ones that I let go were a '66 Gretsch Country Gentleman and a 2004 G&L asat special that weighed only 6lbs. Really wish I still had those.
     
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    jbylake Regular Dude Silver Member

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    When I was young, I couldn't afford to own 9 or 10 guitars at once. Always had to sell or trade one to get another. I wish I had several back. I accidently destroyed a '65 Strat, in '75. It was just an "old Strat" back then, no real celebrity status back then, that I bought used, and the guy I got it from let me make payments on. I wouldn't mind having it back, in it's pre-destruction configuration.:whistling:
     
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    jbylake Regular Dude Silver Member

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    I'm really not having much problem with weight, but then I don't stand and play for hours any more. However, I would have liked to have check that G&L out. A little off topic. Sorry.o_O
     
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    blasphemoustrat Most Honored Senior Member

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    I had a1992 wine red Les Paul studio...I regret that leaving. It was my main guitar for years. The funds went to a good cause that is still serving us today...so in the long run it's all good and the old top I have now is hands down a better guitar.
     
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    bsman Strat-O-Master

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    Fender Custom Telecaster, black. I had it from 1977- 79, but I needed money...
     
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    Gridlock Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    These four and others.

    A Custom Shop R7 and a R8.

    The Les Paul Custom I bought as a teen with my first loan and kept for a couple of decades.

    The Stratocaster was just a great player American Standard Hardtail that I bought cheap.

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    I'm about to sell a Les Paul on monday. When I took it onto the bench to clean it up and plugged it in, I thought that I'm gonna regret letting this one go.......
     
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    myredstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    my 1959 les paul jr.
    and my 80s partscaster strat with a Fender tele neck
     
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    The only guitar I’ve ever sold but wished I didn’t is this CS. I traded a buddy a 2011 Am Std for it. He got it from a guy who he traded a pool table for it so he didn’t care about the price difference. The CS had a bit too much of a bow to the neck and we could not get the relief down below 0.18 or so. Here is the kicker though.....

    The guy he traded the pool table with had gotten it from his dad who had worked on a tour with Pearl Jam. He became friends with Mike McCready on the tour. Mike ended up giving him this guitar at the end of the tour. Came with a signed note thanking him for his work on the tour and a pic of him and the dad holding the guitar. I ended up not really liking the guitar due to the relief issue and sold it for $2,800. I paid $1,049 for my Strat so I made out great but now I kind of wish I had it for the history aspect even though it played like crap.

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    Cali Dude Strat-O-Master

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    Yes, it was a NAMM guitar that I got from Buffalo Brothers, before the closed up several years later. It was white with a maple neck.
     
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    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster Platinum Supporting Member

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    Thanks for bringing up old memories that I've worked hard to forget...I'm a little sick now, meanie!
     
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    Selling and trading is part of the game, but there are a few guitars I think about sometimes:

    Collings 290 (after three years the buyer was willing to sell it back to me, but he wanted too much money for it, so I said no).

    Hamer Korina jr. (didn’t suit the style I was playing at the time, and I couldn’t afford to buy another guitar).
     
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    I swapped a 62 strat for a Ibanez Rocket Roll flying V when i was 17 and never owned a strat untill i hit my 40s i now have 10, i often wonder about that 62 strat ? the Ibanez was also another one i let go.
     
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    Freshman FEP

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    I used it for my first ever gig; it sounded absolutely magnificent through a Vox AC30 (which sadly wasn't mine). I ended up selling it for a stupidly low price so that I could get a Squier CV that was also a stupidly low price - which admittedly worked out alright, because that Squier is now one of my favourite guitars. I'd still like the Freshman back though. The guy who bought it was going to use it a mod base, so I dread to think what happened to it.
     

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    [/ATTACH] Sold this to a guy in Oz
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    And this Tiaza was nice
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    And a very nice Vox 25
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    It was this PRS custom 22. It was the only PRS that I ever liked, it could sing like a song-bird.

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