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  1. Otisblove

    Otisblove Senior Stratmaster

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    1990 G&L ASAT signature series. Bought new.

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  2. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Gold Member

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    Around 1978... I play her regularly.

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  3. Stratafied

    Stratafied Strat-O-Master

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  4. Stratafied

    Stratafied Strat-O-Master

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  5. Seamus OReally

    Seamus OReally Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Zencaster. 20+ years, sometimes as my only electric guitar. My one true sword.
     
  6. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The sunburst EJ Thinline. Bought new in March of 2018. I’ve owned and sold about 4-5 guitars since then. I don’t have any sentimental attachment to any of them do no problems moving them out and getting new ones. The EJ may go soon as I haven’t played it in 7 weeks since buying my PRS. The other EJ was bought April of 2017 and sold in August of 2018.

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  7. BluesForDan

    BluesForDan Strat-Talker

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    wow, dig the divots in the fretboard cowboy chord position
     
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  8. SilvaStrat

    SilvaStrat Strat-O-Master

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    What he is singing on the picture ?
     
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  9. BluesForDan

    BluesForDan Strat-Talker

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    I had a '76 Ibanez LP lawsuit copy for 13 years until I traded it towards a new '89 Gibson. The current guitar I own the longest is a '08 CV50 Tele in vintage blonde that I bought new in '10. My '11 R0 is second oldest.

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    dang, looking at that Gibson picture just made me realize that I won't be taking any more pictures against the leaves in my back yard after we sell the house in a month or two. There are a pair of honey locust trees. I hate them because of the trillions and gazillions of miserable little leaves they drop but every few years the conditions are just right and they leave a golden carpet on our deck. 2012 was such a year.

    I might take some guitars in snow pictures if we get any before the house sells. The weather of the last couple days has melted all of the snow in my back yard. I never really thought about it but I was lucky to have a nice yard to take pictures in. Man, I'm going to miss that.
     
  10. Nate D

    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member

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    1987 Martin D-28 Shenandoah. Marvelous guitar. My grandad bought it for me 21 years ago for like $700. I still play it a ton.

    If you zoom in on the first picture you can see some of the wear.

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  11. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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  12. Batstrat

    Batstrat Strat-Talker

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    Beautiful star of Bethlehem
     
  13. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

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    I bought two 1988 AVs in 1988. Immediately changed the necks and have had one of them ever since. If you look closely on the left side you can see the other 1988 AV Strat on a stand.

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    Now...
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  14. Ruscio

    Ruscio Strat-O-Master

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    I build, mod, sell guitars pretty regularly, but the 2017 Ibanez RG657 that my wife bought me for our 20th anniversary is now my oldest and it’s a keeper!

    I’ve scalloped the fretboard but other than that it looks just like it did here when new:

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  15. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 .... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I was away from it all for a while, so I started afresh in 2008, which makes this 2008 Squier Stratocaster my longest owned. Of course it has changed a bit since the days of yore..................:D


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  16. radd

    radd Strat-O-Master

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    Bought it new in 74’...Could have been 73’.


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  17. CB91710

    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I honestly don't remember which one is older.
    I believe the Sigma 12 string, but it was acquired around the same time as the Kramer.
    I got the Kramer from the old Santa Ana Guitar Center on Main. I got the Sigma... most likely... from LaHabra Music on Central

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  18. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    My US Standard.

    Bought new in 1989.

    Still have it.

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  19. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

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    My first guitar, must have been early 2015 when I got it:

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    I still play it regularly.
     
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  20. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

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    Still looks new!
     
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