Do you own "The essentials"?

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  1. Tremdaddy

    Tremdaddy Strat-Talk Member

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    All of them. Kinda short list, don't ya think? For essential studio work I'd add a nylon string, an electric and acoustic 12, some kind of arch top jazz box, some kind of lo-fi funky Harmony (or similar) and a Gretsch of some kind w/a Bigsby. Maybe a baritone too. There could also be multiples of each - different string gauges, pickups, etc. And don't forget your amp and pedal essentials.
     
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    Id hope to some day! I feel like I own my essentials though

    Strat
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    RG w/ Floyd

    Fender PRRI
    93 Blues DeVille
    Orange Rockerverb 100

    Then a whole lot of pedals and things. I plan to add a tele and 335 to my collection some day, probably the tele first. Almost grabbed a 335 on impulse but the QC issues on it were too much to overlook.
     
  3. steve1961

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    I have done, except the acoustic, these days its these...... can't get on with SG's though.

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  4. cglasford

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    Had a strat, Tele, (both G&L), LP (non-Gibson single cut) and my Gibson SG. Sold the Tele and strat recently. I realized I don’t play single coils that much and I prefer set neck to bolt on. I play my SG almost exclusively these days.
     
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    The essentials for me...
     
  6. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 The Wizard next door................

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    I have a strat, a tele, an SG, and an acoustic. On the bass side, a Jazz and a Precision.

    I wouldn't mind a 335 or similar, but an LP is take it or leave it for me.
     
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    All but a semi hollow. I want to get a 335, but my band would really benefit from an electric 12 string on about four songs.
     
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    Those guys make one guitars I'd love to have, but the one they quit making was a sweet quilt top LP type w/ P-90's. Their stuff seems really high quality.
     
  10. Cold Shot

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    Yes
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    And yes.

    And I have an Epiphone SG. It's one of the good ones and I keep it around just to have an SG around.
     
  11. ThebiggestJerk

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    And a good ole’ USA made Buck knife.
     
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    I kept the 335 but let the others go, but in 40 years of playing yes.

    Now the 335 will go and I will keep the Ibanez AS153 which is basically a 335 copy.
     
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  14. DaMasta

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    These guitars are only essential to you. I didn't find I needed Gibson anything or a tele.
     
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    I don't see an SG as an essential.
    I own a couple of 335s, but I'm not sure they're essential, either.
    And I don't own a tele.

    From the beginning of my guitar trail, I've seen an LP and a strat as the natural poles of the guitar universe (electrically), and pretty much everything the others offer can be had from one of the two of these.

    My first guitar was an ES-335-12, followed by a 335. Since then, I had a lot of LP-style guitars, most of which were double-cuts of some kind, including an '82 Ibanez Artist AR-300, an early '80's Yamaha SG2000, a Moonstone Vulcan from the '70's, etc. I resisted (still do) standard Strats, but bought Carvins with three single-coil pickups and a whole host of superstrats.

    I always thought, however, that both Gibson's LPs and Fender's Strats were clunky (and teles moreso), with clunky neck heels, strange pickguards, odd fretboard radii (Fender), misbegotten headstocks (LPs in particular).
     
  17. Surf Green

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    All bases covered. I rarely play my LP, I like my SG a lot better - brighter and more aggressive. Likewise I don't really get on with my sss strat, I much prefer my hss strat. However I spend most of my time playing my telecasters. There's something about a telecaster that I really bond with.
     
  18. msbrech

    msbrech Strat-Talk Member

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    I have a feeling the "essentials" will vary from person to person. but based on your list?

    One Squier strat, one acoustic.

    I'm an absolute noob, but I define the essentials as one guitar. And if that's an electric, I suppose throw in one amp as well.
     
  19. bldwndp

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    Mostly yes I have them EXCEPT I have a Gretsch semi hollow instead of a 335.
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  20. Dreamdancer

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    Nope just strat or superstrat objects.

    If i want an...lp ill put an HH pickguard with a set of pafs on a strat...
    If i want an ..acoustic ill put a piezo system on a strat....
    etc etc etc
    The strat is the wife thats why it stays...all other types of guitars are no more than one night stands.....
     
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