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Did you ever pick up a guitar and say WTF...

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by LeicaBoss, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. carolinaeasy

    carolinaeasy Senior Stratmaster

    I have had a similar experience when I bought by '16 Gibson ES335 in cherry red. Great guitar, great craftsmanship on mine too. Love 'em. No Les Paul's here either.

  2. gilmourstrat

    gilmourstrat Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 16, 2012
    Yes. My "WTF" moment was when I played a Squier CV Tele 50's and it was the best Tele I've ever played (and stupidly didn't bought it...)
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  3. Lone Woof

    Lone Woof Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 30, 2014
    Yeah, I tried a Firebird awhile back and thought WTF. But in a bad way.

  4. spikypaddy

    spikypaddy Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 7, 2011
    Devon, UK
    Yep. My Music Man Steve Morse Y2D. I should hate it - Floyd Rose, fancy maple top, slightly wacky finish. Bit the neck, the feel, the sound... it's just amazing. Picked it up to experience the Music Man neck everyone raves about and just couldn't put it down. I've never played such a comfortable guitar in all my life.
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  5. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 14, 2013
    Every time I pick up this one

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  6. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    i pick up a guitar every day and wish it was an M4

  7. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 14, 2013
    You mean like this M4? :D

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  8. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida

  9. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 22, 2010
    Picked up my Hoyer Flying Arrow and never looked back.
    The next one was my white V and I was way above the rainbow.
    (I forgot to mention the Les Paul Gold Top (Deluxe) I checked in Denmark back in the days.)

    All the best,
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  10. lonegroover

    lonegroover Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 5, 2016
    I have had that experience, albeit not with a 335. But it wasn't permanent.
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  11. Duotone

    Duotone Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 12, 2016
    My next 60s Framus Caravelle six string will give me that feeling. If I can ever find one.

  12. Jacob95amstd

    Jacob95amstd Strat-Talker

    Mar 25, 2017
    Jefferson Ga
    I have frequent WTF moments with new Gibsons. Lol That being said, I have an SG that started that way being plugged in an amp. After realizing the 498T and 490R werent for me in favor of Gibson Custombuckers, It's now a "WTF? this sounds good"

  13. ocean

    ocean Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 14, 2015
    In a house
    Yes.. happened to me when I picked up a Stratocaster for the first time..

  14. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 26, 2015
    Early '80's Ibanez Rocket Roll II (set-neck flying vee with neck binding). I should have bought it on the spot. Easiest to play neck I ever had in my hands. Now they are rarer than Russian sportscars. I'll bet Paul Gilbert owns it...the ba$terd.
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  15. Vjerilood

    Vjerilood Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 30, 2017
    People say WTF all the time when I pick up a guitar.

  16. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Dental Floss farmer Strat-Talk Supporter

    You might find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile......
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  17. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 6, 2014
    Bucks County, Pa.
    First off- CONGRATS on discovering the 335! Lt's see some pics and regale us with stories of breathing F holes and vibrating bodies! INSPIRATION!

    WTF moments with a guitar?

    Yes. Twice!

    First was a CIJ Fender Tele Custom '72 RI. SONOFAGUN! I shoulda NEVER parted with that one! Feel, tone, all the 'right stuff'!

    THEN...late 2013 early 2014, I'm getting my Breedlove acoustic worked on and the store owner (that devil!) hands me an LP. "Yeah," I say, "I love the sound of a Les Paul, when someone else is playing it!" He ignored me, plugged it into some kinda Orange Amp and I left the store with it that day. My "Intro To LP Land!"

    Still livin' there...*

    *Disclaimer- everytime I pick my '13 Am. Std. Strat, I "re-discover" it: FSR run soft V to C neck, compound radius 'board, CS 69 pickups...ummm Hmmm!

    Like my signature line says...'lil slice of heaven on earth!

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  18. muf magician

    muf magician Strat-Talker

    Jan 10, 2015
    I'm not gonna lie, when my '60 Relic came in and I opened the case I was a little.. unsure, it wasn't like opening the briefcase in Pulp Fiction with the God rays coming out of it like I was hoping, I felt deflated..

    Then I pulled it out and gripped the neck and "oh.. this is nice" not feeling the fret ends over the shoulders on either side of the fretboard was nice enough but it just felt so damn good. Okay, plug it in. "Oh holy Christ these pickups, this neck, this tone!" Still I wasn't happy with the set-up so I spent about an hour and a half setting it up properly and yes, it was a WTF experience.

    I already see another in my near future.. It's been a month and I can't put it down once I get home. Shell pink over 3CSB here I come.