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Old 11-07-2019, 09:15 AM
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Martin J-40, 27 years, intended to be a lifer but sold three years ago
Taylor 414ce, 18 years, just sold
Rainsong WS-1000, 18 years, still here and unlikely to leave

Silvertone from 1968, 51 years and I still have it. It was my first guitar and a gift from dad at Christmas, and has far more sentimental than monetary value. There have been others who stayed for 8-10 years as I gradually traded up and learned more about what was best for me in the long term.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:26 AM
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My first guitar, a Silvertone Classical from 1970, still have it:

That would make it 49 years old.

My first good guitar, a Kalamazoo-built '74 Gibson Small Script Les Paul Standard I bought used in 1977 and still have. Pic is from 1978:

It's a '50s revival band. Note lipstick on cheek.

And today:


45 years old

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Old 11-07-2019, 09:30 AM
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58 years, it just sits in the corner now.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:36 AM
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The guitar that I had the longest was the 1972 Yamaha FG140? 160? - one of those. I traded it in towards my Martin M-38 that I purchased in 1992. If I would have known anything about a good set-up back then, I probably would have kept the Yamaha and it would be the longest I had owned a guitar at 47 years. I kept the Martin M-38 until I sold it in 2003 to help pay for my first custom Wingert. While I was enduring the almost 2-year wait, I bought a used Wingert 00 online in 2003. So of my current guitars:

The 2001 Wingert 00 is the guitar that I have had the longest at 16 years. It's a keeper and isn't going anywhere. As are my other 3 listed here.
Wingert E - 15 years
Alvarez parlor - 4 years
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:43 AM
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I have a Baldwin Gretsch (Committee) that I purchased in 1979.

For acoustic, My Guild D40C from 1981 stills resides in my home.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:53 AM
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Nice nostalgic picture! I'm guessing that's a younger you in 1984 or thereabout....
Yessir, that is me in early 1988, aged 24.
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:04 AM
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The oldest guitar I own is my very first guitar that I bought in April of 1980 39 years ago it's a Hohner HG-920 all aged wood Arbor Series guitar.

I still own it and play it, I was so taken by the quality of the guitar that I made it a quest to find and collect the whole series and that took a very long time to complete.

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Old 11-07-2019, 10:19 AM
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I have a 1967 Gibson ES335 that I bought in 1978, so that's 41 years which is by far the longest I've owned a guitar. Acoustically, I had a 1964 Gibson J-50 for about 18 years. As far as current acoustics, my Martin HD-28 bought new in 2014 is currently the longest owned.
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:41 AM
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Wow, some serious fret time on some of ya'lls guitars.

My RK for about 6 years and my Boxcar for about 5 or so.
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:44 AM
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Aria A-560 classical almost 50 years
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:45 AM
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I purchased my all koa Martin D-25k in 1983. It has traveled the world and been played at gigs since those days. It's pretty beat up, but sounds and plays beautifully. I'll never sell it.
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2003 Martin 000-18MC bought new so 17ish years.
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:20 PM
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Mmm, seems to be something about 20 years for me.
my first "keeper" was a '73 D35, which I foolishly sold to a frnd (who still plays it) in, I think, 1996

Earlier this year I sold my 21 year old Collings DS2h (still missing it). but in 1998, my wife had a 0028 built for me (here in the UK) to mark my 50th birthday, and its still hanging on the wall of my office - the one guitar that could never be sold. (It had a label inside saying who bought it and for whom).
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:31 PM
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From early '91 until later '02 I was a one guitar guy - '89 Taylor 512C with a 1 7/8 neck.

Then I found this place and everything went downhill
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:32 PM
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In 1993 went to buy a D-18. On the way to the cash register I saw a 1991 Martin D-28 LSH (guitar of the month) sitting on a stand on a table. I strummed it and WOW....it was and is amazing. I put the D-18 back, drove an hour back home, got all the money out of the bank except $100, grabbed 3 guitars & drove back to the store and gave them the guitars and the money. When I got home I had $100 in the bank but I had and still have that GREAT GUITAR!!!
Hello fellow Tennessee..un..Looks like you've added to the herd somewhat thru the years.
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