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Old 02-28-2021, 10:34 AM
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My friend gave me his Kingston electric guitar when he went off to college with a heavy tube reel to reel to power it. The only sound you got was total distortion, think Mick Ronson on Ziggy Stardust album.
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Old 03-01-2021, 12:43 PM
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Sweet! do you still have it?
No, it fell off my bed two years later breaking it`s neck. So traded it for a new Strat.
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Old 03-01-2021, 12:50 PM
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My first, recent and only electric guitar is an Ibanez ARZIR20FB that I bought used.

Then I bought a new short-scale Gretsch G2220 bass. Er, does the bass count as a guitar?

Hard to "experiment" with guitars without having guitars to experiment with. At least that's my excuse.
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Some kind of hollow body with a Bigsby tailpiece. I got it from
Benji Robinson in the 70s... I think he lives in Florida now,
I wonder if he reads the acousticguitar forum?

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Around age 27 I played for about a year and a half. Then, a certain "ex-wife" said "you like that guitar more than me," and I had to sell my Gibson L5S solid body. Gosh it was a beautiful guitar. My current wife of 18 years, (I'm now 67), supports my full time in retirement guitar playing as I fully support her horse riding. "Happy wife..."

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My first electric in 1971 at age 16 was a 1962 sonic blue strat. After 5 years of classical 'cello lessons I'd been able to demonstrate an apparant natural talent for guitar, and my Dad made a big financial sacrifice to get this for me. I remember going out to a small town/village on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border on the back of his motor scooter, and clinging on to it madly for 40 minutes on the way back. I was able to borrow an amp, and never looked back. The guitar was sold some years later in my "financially-challenged" student days, and a couple of years ago I was able to get a 2008 Custom Shop 1961 NOS strat in the same sonic blue - pure nostalgia at a price (£90 in 1971 and 2,300 euros in 2019...)
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Old 03-02-2021, 02:02 PM
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In the early 70ís I had a used Les Paul Jr. Iím sure I got it cheap because thatís the only way I could have had it. Didnít have a useable amp and I couldnít figure out what to do with it but I also owned a D-28s at the time that took all of my attention. I donít remember where I got it, donít remember selling it - of course, I wish I had it now.
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Old 03-02-2021, 02:50 PM
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My first was a Peavy T-60 purchased new in '81 or '82. That thing was h-e-a-v-y! Traded it back in a couple months later for a T-40 bass (also super-heavy!) when our newly-formed band needed a bass player more than a 2nd guitarist. Stuck with bass for the next 30-odd years before switching back to guitar...



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Old 03-02-2021, 05:27 PM
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My first guitar was a mid-1960s Egmond, which was sitting unused at my grandparents' house since it was purchased new. They chose that brand b/c The Beatles played them at one point, but it was unused for nearly 20 years. My uncle offered to swap the tuners, if I saved up and paid for them, and some time later, the guitar was mine.

It was difficult to play, and a few years later, it took a backseat to a brand new Ibanez. Eventually, it landed in storage in another relative's attic, who sold it for a fraction of its value in a yard sale. Hopefully, someone figured out how to make it more playable, and it's still out there making music.

PS - I gave away my Ibanez in 2003, got it back in 2007 (just as it turned 30yo), cleaned it up, and sold it locally. I know that one found a good home.
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Old 03-04-2021, 09:30 AM
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My first was a Peavy T-60 purchased new in '81 or '82. That thing was h-e-a-v-y! Traded it back in a couple months later for a T-40 bass (also super-heavy!) when our newly-formed band needed a bass player more than a 2nd guitarist. Stuck with bass for the next 30-odd years before switching back to guitar...



I had a T-60 many years ago. Very cool guitar except for the fat, heavy body. I was tempted to take a band saw to it and make it a tele shape, but I sold it instead.
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Old 03-04-2021, 02:40 PM
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What? No one's first guitar was a 1958-59-60 Gibson Les Paul Standard that they ended up selling for $200?
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