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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 3:52 pm 
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Gibson, Fender, Gretsch..... as much as it may pain some of you, humor me will 'ya?

Who's got what and do they get played?

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 4:29 pm 
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Gibson, Fender, Gretsch..... as much as it may pain some of you, humor me will 'ya?

Who's got what and do they get played?

I have a nice Sunburst American Strat built 1994 and it gets played every month or two. I have a non-reverse Gibson Firebird that is a project. It needs a new fretboard installed and then a reassembly. It does not get played yet. No Gretsch.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 4:59 pm 
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I have a MIJ 1988 '67 burst RI strat and a custom built '67 strat w/lollars -have to admit,I play both but not near as much as my Electras

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 5:34 pm 
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I have an Epiphone Firebird - does that count? Otherwise, divested myself of Gender's and Fibson's - never owned a Gretsch.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 5:46 pm 
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My wife virtually slept with her '69 LPC for over a dozen years, occasionally pulled out her '64 Jaguar if a song required it or the mood struck her. Same goes for her '65 Starfire IV.

My 3 Gibbies do not see much time lately unless it is my '62 Melody Maker. I try to noodle on my Squier Strat once a blue moon if that, well... if you can call what I attempt noodling.

No Gretsch ever here either, although if'n I ever hit the lottery a White Penguin is the first thing I would needlessly purchase.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 6:09 pm 
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70s stratobitser... refinished, rewired, re-bloody-everything...

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... once again; in storage. I haven't even seen this one for 3 years....


And shouldn't that be the "big 4"? I'd have a Rickenbacker 360/12 in a heartbeat....

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 6:47 pm 
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Well as most know I do have a few non Electra models as well. Series 10, Westones,Peavey,Cort,Vantage and a few others but the only so called Big Guns I own are a 1984 Fender Dan Smith Stratocaster in Sienna Sunburst with maple neck, a MIM Dark Blue Stratocaster, and a 2000 Fender Deluxe HSS strat in the Gold/honey color. I play them now and again but my Electras are the choice around here when it comes time to play. I also have the Kramer XL8 8string Bass that is really cool and fun to play. I do admit that I do need more Electras to play and I have a modest goal to reach of one of each model and color offered by Electra. I admit it will take a long time to reach that lofty goal but in the end it should be worth it I think.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:03 pm 
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Gretsch? I thought the big three were Fender, Gibson, and Ibanez. I've seen more Ibanez guitars around than I have Fenders or Gibsons. Just not the good old Ibanezes.

Edit: I own none of the above.

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 3:37 am 
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I could play the Ibanez game but I'd be banned from the board if I did.


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 5:03 am 
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Not banned they made some good guitars.

I have none of the big names. Being a bass player I would be more interested in an Alembic or a Ric if I was going out of the Matt family. I never connected with any Fender P-bass, have liked a few J basses. I had a Gibson EB-3 at one time. I hated it.


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 5:08 am 
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No "big 3" now, but I used to have a '70 Musicmaster bass. That one always felt really good... I currently only have 2 non SLM beasties... my '33 National Steel Style O from my Grandpa, and a Harmony Stella my Grandma just gave me.

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 5:40 am 
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I've got a double set (Strat, Tele, bass) of "Contemporary" Fenders that I'll use sometimes. Also a Gibson WRC that I used to play quite a bit, but it hasn't been out much lately.


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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 9:14 am 
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Not to stray too much from the "Big 3" -

No Gibson - but I am still catching flak about selling my 68 Firebird in 1971 ..........

Also sold an ES-175 Thinline - should have kept them both ..........

I now have a Fender American Deluxe Strat HSS 2010 model -

and for the last 15 years a 1997 PRS Custom 24 - 10 Bird -

and of course my brothers G&L Tribute Legacy - all keepers and players.

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 11:24 am 
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Forgot one,think that's all-haven't checked under all the beds :D
L-R: 1988 '67 RI MIJ,custom build '67 nitro w/lollars & USA neck, any guesses on last one?
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 2:23 pm 
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Is that a Tom Delonge series??


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