What is your favorite non-strat guitar?

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by sssstratsss, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. sam_in_cali

    sam_in_cali Scream for me Strat-Talk! Silver Member

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    I swear, every time I see a RR1 like yours with the lightning paint job, I kick myself for not shelling out a little more to get one like that instead of the plain black one. :(
     
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  2. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir V----V

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    Naah, just Swedes, Japanese, or Koreans, depending on which line you buy... but all extemely well crafted!
     
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  3. bassetman

    bassetman Strat-O-Master

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    That would be my Koa J45 . Never played a better guitar.

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  4. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

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    Breezysound.
     
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  5. dogletnoir

    dogletnoir V----V

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    You have a Flying V shaped ukulele? Now that's really \m/... love it!
     
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  6. carver

    carver Gone strangling

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    Oh I am all about the Strandberg Boden.

    Such a great guitar.

    @dogletnoir knows all about it.
     
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  7. yundi

    yundi Strat-Talk Member

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  8. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster

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    Yeah, that little sweetie is for my Hawaiian Metal moments. Ukulele shredding xD
    Playing AC/DC stuff on that one is fun
     
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  9. nungesser

    nungesser crash into your windshield of love

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    batwing.jpg my first electric 65 Epiphone Coronet the pickup screams like a tortured pig with feedback till you find the right spot to stand in but i love the thin neck and body its like this guitar was made especially for me
     
  10. T Guitar Floyd

    T Guitar Floyd Senior Stratmaster

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    Tele for me. Vintage style (besides a Strat). :cool: :)
     
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  11. rfriday

    rfriday Strat-Talker Platinum Supporting Member

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    My only other electric is a sunburst Schecter C1 Custom. So, that one.
     
  12. s5tuart

    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525

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  13. jaybones

    jaybones Dr. Stratster

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    For electric, probably this one:

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    It was free (traded a dumpster rescued acoustic straight up for it).

    Or my acoustic electric.

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    Solid TB&S bird's eye maple. Ordered from the factory when I taught lessons for a store (could have let them order it buy would have cost me an extra 10%), same model Ace Frehley played on MTV Unplugged.

    Knew when I ordered it I'd see it on that show, but was hoping to see Mike Mcreedy or Michael Stipe playing it. I've never been a KISS fan (favorite song is Beth), but if there was going to be a guitar player from them playing it I'd want it to be Paul Stanley.
     
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  14. jimbojo

    jimbojo Senior Stratmaster

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  15. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Most Honored Senior Member

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    I'm gonna have to say my Epi Riviera P93. I love it but it doesn't get the play time is deserves..
     
  16. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    I’d love to have a play around with a Parker but I’ve never even seen one down here...
     
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  17. s5tuart

    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525

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    Oh man! If you ever get a chance be prepared to spend afterwards!
    Mine is the "pre-refined" as built by the company when Ken Parker owned it, before selling to Washburn who then made changes to make the manufacturing process easier.




     
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  18. balston11

    balston11 Senior Stratmaster

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    @yundi What model is that Yamaha can't quite tell from the picture
     
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  19. yundi

    yundi Strat-Talk Member

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    @balston11 it is a rare model that was released in 2016 if I am not mistaken. Yamaha discontinued this series that very same year (not very successful in sales, I guess).
    The model is named Yamaha SA 503 TVL and it is the signature model of Troy Van Leeuwen, the guitar player of Queens of the Stone Age.

    I am not a big fan of that band, but I was looking for a decent guitar with P-90s and found this hidden treasure. I play blues mainly and this is the guitar that I use in most of my gigs (this made in Indonesia guitar is leaving my Am std Stratocaster and my Tokai Les Paul home, shame on me :().

    The only drawback is that I am still having troubles to change strings on that guitar because of the bigsby and that it is almost as heavy as its owner.

    https://www.guitarworld.com/gear/yamaha-sa503-tvl-troy-van-leeuwen-electric-guitar
     
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  20. balston11

    balston11 Senior Stratmaster

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    Now I feel a bit stupid (not unusual) I should have recognised it straight away. The model features on my web pages here
    http://www.alston-family.co.uk/SA/SA503TVL.htm which also has a couple of pdfs on the guitar which you might find useful