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If you could only have one.

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Daveho, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Daveho

    Daveho Strat-O-Master

    Jan 25, 2017
    Canberra, Australia
    if you could only have one guitar what would it be?
    Not one acoustic and one electric, or one strat and one les paul.
    Only one guitar.
    For me, I think it would be my Dads Taylor 214ce-k DLX.
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  2. BuckNekkid

    BuckNekkid Strat-Talker

    Nov 28, 2016
    Virginia, USA
    After thinking about this for a good thirty seconds or so, I think I'd go back to my tried-and-true Gibson ES-225. Plays both acoustic AND electric!

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  3. 2-Finger

    2-Finger Strat-O-Master

    Aug 16, 2016
    Brussels, Belgium
    My D'Angelico XS DC
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  4. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 19, 2012
    Canada, near the other end
    I had the two pup version of that decades ago and I wish I still had it!:(
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  5. mechanic

    mechanic Strat-Talker

    If it has to be something I already own I'd go with my Dillion '61 SG copy. Looks good sounds good plays great. If it can be anything out there I'd have to go with a Martin D28
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  6. FormerTeleGuy

    FormerTeleGuy Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 17, 2013
    Oak Lawn, IL
    Although my handle indicates otherwise, I've grown quite attached to this guy. Rock, blues, jazz, country, indie-jangle. It can kinda do it all.


  7. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Of the ones that are at hand, or any?
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  8. ripgtr

    ripgtr Most Honored Senior Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    For a long, long time, this was the only guitar I had.
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  9. john lavelle

    john lavelle Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 25, 2012
    North Carolina
    I would say a strat for sure...I realize it's not exotic, but I had a 2012 mystic blue Am Std with fat 50s. Sold it as I had bills to pay. I do miss it.
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  10. Daveho

    Daveho Strat-O-Master

    Jan 25, 2017
    Canberra, Australia
    Realistically ones at hand or you have played extensively. Random selections of guitars that cost stupid money isn't realistic
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  11. Groovey

    Groovey Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
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  12. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy BushBaby Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2013

    The same one I posted in the teenage dream guitar thread. I had one, let it get away...twice, so shame on me.

    A 75 Gibson Flying V...not the new ones, they just don't do it for me.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017

  13. Family Man

    Family Man Strat-O-Master

    Wow, that's tough. I'll keep my CP60s. I sure will miss my acoustic...
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  14. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Strat-Talker

    I think it would be my tele. Some days, it’s my strat. But most days, my tele. I so agree with @FormerTeleGuy

    By the way, this is awesome:

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  15. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Okay ;), I would take my TE80.
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  16. AvaCaster

    AvaCaster Strat-Talk Member

    May 22, 2016
    image.jpeg I'd have to steal my uncle's ES-175..
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  17. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    It would be my first partscaster. Started life as a Samick copy (Japanese factory), swapped everything except the body, and added a Graph Tech Ghost piezo saddle system. Has Lace Sensor red pups, a PP volume Gilmour switch on the neck pup (which happens to be a 14.5K bridge unit). Separate volume for Ghost (GT recommends using a tone pot for volume, didn't want to give one up, and a PP volume pot to turn on system, already using that for the Gilmour switch).

    Early pic of the build. Don't have Ghost system (wrong saddles, offset, installed to see if they'd work and to prove they sent wrong thing), or Lave Sensor pups in yet. And very dirty...

    It's a tone monster!! With the separate volumes I can blend the signals, each following their own signal patch and effects chain (stereo out with splitter). Has all the Straty goodness I need, as well as decent acoustic tones- it'll never be confused with an unmiked dread but it's pretty good for a piezo.

    Could also get along with a Tele Thinline Deluxe with Ghost saddles, or an ES 175 with the ghost also.
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  18. squierp

    squierp Strat-Talk Member

    Mar 15, 2017
    wash.jpg If one I already own probably my Washburn J3.
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  19. didger

    didger Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 5, 2014
    Salt Lake City
    What kind of a sicko comes up with such a twisted question?!!! ONE GUITAR?!!!! :p

    If I HAD to do it, sorry, Strat-lovers, but I'd just keep my Steinberger GM7T. It has every pickup combination, a tremolo that locks into 6 different keys, a graphite neck that never needs adjustment, it stays in tune for years, string changes are ridiculously quick, it's headless so small and easy to transport on planes and such, but it has a comfortable Strat-like body unlike the original paddle-shaped Steinbergers. I love my Strats, Teles & Taylors, but if there can only be one, it's gotta be the most stable and most versatile.

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  20. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
    What's the amp?
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