Your first 3 guitars

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  1. PeteGeordie

    PeteGeordie Strat-Talker

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    1) 1973 Ibanez Concord (hummingbird copy) Bought new. Still got it
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    2) 1974 No name all black Les Paul copy. Lent to brother-in-law in late 70's never to be seen again. It was crap

    3) 1989 Japanese Standard Strat. Bought new in 1981. Still got it. Changed pickguard/pups/electrics with fancy switching though nothing wrong with the originals
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  2. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Most Honored Senior Member

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    Teisco Hollowbody
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    Yamaha Strat ( My least favorite guitar I ever had and why it took me years to ever get any guitar that looked like Strat)
     
  3. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    followed by a no name acoustic that went on the bonfire then in 1972 one like this

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    and the ubiquitous right of passage POS

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    Blue Beagle Senior Stratmaster

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    1) Yamaha Pacifica 012
    2) Fender MIM Standard Strat
    3) Fender US Special Strat
     
  5. Stratbats

    Stratbats Senior Stratmaster

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    1. A black and white plastic acoustic in the late 1960's, a cowboy guitar, pretty big actually.

    2. A Sears and Roebuck acoustic, my mom bought for me. Me and a neighborhood friend were the Macky Joe and Macky Joe Twins. Neither of us were remotely Macky Joes and to this day my sister has all the photos of us in our matching denim outfits. C. 1975.

    3. First electric, a ratty Sears and Roebuck sunburst model, again from my mother (who would have been 86 on last thursday). To this day I have no idea of why I promptly painted it white, even the back of the neck. Needless to say... My mom was not amused... But that woman sure loved a Sears and Roebuck catalog...
     
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  6. Mr Jagsquire

    Mr Jagsquire Strat-Talker

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    1. No name 1/2 size acoustic bought in a gift shop in Whitby circa 1972 for £3.50
    2. Timbala (or something similar) 3/4 sized acoustic.
    3. Sakai single pickup electric guitar, something similar to Thrup'ny Bit's middle picture. Bought used in one of the roughest areas of Middlesborough. My Dad told me to give him a sign if I wasn't happy when we looked at it and he'd make an excuse to leave...

    Had to trade my 4th guitar to get my JV Squier Strat which is my 5th and the only one I still own.
     
  7. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    I pestered the life out of my poor old Dad, he finally gave in and I :rolleyes: bought a horrendous Japanese noname Strat "copy" for £45 from:

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  8. Cold Shot

    Cold Shot Strat-O-Master

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    1. Cheap Tele clone built from eBay kit

    2. Fender US Std. Strat

    3. Hondo Les Paul

    Still have all 3.
     
  9. Otisblove

    Otisblove Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    The first three are easy. Numbers 4-37 get hazy.
     
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  10. dublindave8456

    dublindave8456 Senior Stratmaster

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    I like the 2nd one....
     
  11. Scott Baxendale

    Scott Baxendale Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    My first three:
    1) Silvertone 3/4 Harmony made cost $12 new.
    2) Teisco tulip I bought this from Western Auto with lawn mowing money for $22
    3) Conquerer 12-string. Mine was like this only it was in a white finish. After a couple of months I removed the extra 6 strings and just played it as a 6 strings because it was so hard to tune as a 12.

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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast

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    It's funny as the doors were supposed to be closed, but folks went nuts when I did that, they looked out to see what was going on. Good times.
     
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  13. dublindave8456

    dublindave8456 Senior Stratmaster

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    oh dear
    ok
    my1st
    £10 pawnshop (my Dad bought it )

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    2nd shaftesbury les paul copy
    (can't remember the price )

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    3rd this is the oh dear bit !!!
    my 1963 Fender Strat....
    I paid £185 for......

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  14. Otisblove

    Otisblove Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    dublindave8456 Senior Stratmaster

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    well it may have been, before I got it.....
    but it was a natural wood finish, when I bought it...
     
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    dublindave8456 Senior Stratmaster

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  17. Stratoman10

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    74 Tele. Great guitar. Wish I still had it

    68 Strat. No so great. ' nuff said

    Hagstrom Viking. Not sure what year. I'm guessing mid 70s. Sold it cheap to a friend so he he'd have a guitar to take to college
     
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  18. RobZ69

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    Well, the first is always going to be the first, right? Or perhaps not. Because... first.. owned? played? bought?
    I still own all of them (the ones that were/are really mine) .

    The first guitar that was mine, although paid for by my parents, was my 1987(?) pearly white Epiphone S800.

    But before that my dad's Framus Wanderlust was there.

    And an old acoustic jazz guitar my grandpa (or maybe grandma) had (no pics sorry).
    My sister's Yamaha classical guitar (Nylon, no cut aways) was there too (also no pics).

    I owned one electric and one acoustic for about 12~15 years.

    The first (second) guitar I really bought myself was probably my Samick Gregg Bennett Semi-acoustic. Early 2000? I'd have to check.

    And then my Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy EX. Around 2005? 2007?
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  19. BAT340

    BAT340 Strat-Talk Member

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    Some guitar my mom bought at the PX at Fort Knox 1977, still have it. A '72 black Stratocaster, which was traded for a 1980 Silver burst Gibson Flying V. Traded that for a 100 watt HiWatt head, and cabinet. Since then I have held onto all my guitars...16 of them.
     
  20. duzie

    duzie Senior Stratmaster

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    Every other guitar is an Epiphone by Gibson ? :D:D
     
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