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IF you could have but ONE guitar, Which would it be?

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Why do you have to ask things like this ? There is no such thing as one guitar ! What sort of premise is this ?

I would have to roll several into one that would seriously challenge any luthier.

 

I really have to attempt to get my head around this one !

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Why do you have to ask things like this ? There is no such thing as one guitar ! What sort of premise is this ?

I would have to roll several into one that would seriously challenge any luthier.

 

I really have to attempt to get my head around this one !

 

 

 

Yeah, that's the challenge alright! I'm not sure, either...what it might be.

Telecaster (with 4-way switch), Strat, or my mini-humuckered Sheraton?

Or...the Casino? LOL! It's difficult, huh? Plus, I LOVE

my Ricky 12-string, and have never had to be without one of those...So...???

And yet, "back in the day" quite a lot of the players HAD only one guitar, and made it work!

 

CB

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Why do you have to ask things like this ? There is no such thing as one guitar ! What sort of premise is this ?

I would have to roll several into one that would seriously challenge any luthier.

 

I really have to attempt to get my head around this one !

 

 

In the handgunning world' date=' the one guy you have to fear is the guy who has only one (and knows it backwards and forwards).

 

Back to the guestion: [u']Epiphone Elitist Byrdland[/u].

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Yeah, Jeff.....and BB has used Lucille's all his career...335, 345, 355 and signature model, now. But, he

was always constant, in using thinline semi-hollow bodies. They became his trade mark. I guess, nowadays,

we want to be able to do it ALL, so feel like we need one of ever kind? "Jack of all trades, Master of none?"

 

Wes Mongomery used (primarily) L-5's. Roger McGuinn the Rickenbacker 12-string. A Nitch, for sure...but

a good one! Clapton, his Strat's, now...although he records with Gibson's, and others, as well. Anyway,

it's an interesting thought.

 

CB

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...what it might be.

Telecaster (with 4-way switch)' date=' Strat, or my mini-humuckered Sheraton?

 

CB[/quote']

 

Hey CB,

any pics of that Sheraton mod with the mini-humbuckers?

and how does it sound?

I'm trying to get some ideas for my mine... I already have a 335 with the

57 HB's so my Sherry is pretty much open for project...

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Hey CB' date='

any pics of that Sheraton mod with the mini-humbuckers?

and how does it sound?

I'm trying to get some ideas for my mine... I already have a 335 with the

57 HB's so my Sherry is pretty much open for project... [/color']

 

JG...my Sheri is the "Assembled in USA" version (Elitist with Nitro finish), so it came "stock"

with Mini-humbuckers. It sounds fantastic, truly. It's got more "bite" than a standard

humbucker, in the bridge postion, and is not as muddy, as some tend to get, in the neck position.

Not a "Metal" guitar, really, but I don't play that music, anyway. But, for "Classic Rock," or "Blues"

and Jazz, it's "durn near perfect!" ;>)

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Hey CB' date='

any pics of that Sheraton mod with the mini-humbuckers?

and how does it sound?

I'm trying to get some ideas for my mine... I already have a 335 with the

57 HB's so my Sherry is pretty much open for project... [/color']

 

JG...my Sheri is the "Assembled in USA" version (Elitist with Nitro finish), so it came "stock"

with Mini-humbuckers. It sounds fantastic, truly. It's got more "bite" than a standard

humbucker, in the bridge postion, and is not as muddy, as some tend to get, in the neck position.

Not a "Metal" guitar, really, but I don't play that music, anyway. But, for "Classic Rock," or "Blues"

and Jazz, it's "durn near perfect!" ;>)

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Since you didn't see electric or acoustic, I would have to say that if I could have but one guitar it would be a Martin OMC. Or a D28. Or a Gibson Dove. Or a Casino/Sheraton/Dot...

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You also didn't say it couldn't be modified. So if I could only have one (perish the thought) I guess that I would have to choose a Sherry with coil taps, or an HH Strat with taps. I would have to have some of both single coil and humbucker sounds.

 

I reserve the right to change my mind upon futher thought !

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You also didn't say it couldn't be modified. So if I could only have one (perish the thought) I guess that I would have to choose a Sherry with coil taps' date=' or an HH Strat with taps. I would have to have some of both single coil and humbucker sounds.

 

I reserve the right to change my mind upon futher thought ![/quote']

 

Well, modded or not...doesn't matter, really. I think initially,

I was thinking pretty much "stock," but..it wouldn't have to be,

I guess?

 

I too, am leaning more toward "semi-hollow" body...335,

Casino, Sheri...type. Not sure why, and I'll probably go

back and forth, the more I think about it? Hmmm...

 

CB

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Yeah' date=' Jeff.....and BB has used Lucille's all his career...335, 345, 355 and signature model, now. But, he

was always constant, in using thinline semi-hollow bodies. They became his trade mark.

 

CB[/quote']

 

I think BB used a blackguard Telecaster in the early days ...

 

Chris

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I think BB used a blackguard Telecaster in the early days ...

 

Chris

 

No kidding...I don't think I've ever seen him with a "Tele!"

 

I know Albert Collins used a Tele, almost exclusively...it was

his signature "Ice Pick Collins" sound! That, and a Fender

Super Reverb, for the most part. But, I didn't know about

BB with a "tele!" Any photos?

 

CB

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Either Gibson ES-330 or Casino (same guitar basically).

 

I'd prefer the Gibson because it sounds better unplugged and the ES-330 and Casino both sound very similar plugged in.

 

So I guess ES-330 if any guitar ... and ... Casino if any guitar currently in production.

 

Reasons:

 

1) The ES or Casino can be played as an acoustic archtop

2) I love the sound of the P90 pickups

3) The slim taper neck (or whatever they call is) is almost "touch and go"

 

 

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Do you mean one specific guitar, a type or a particular model?

 

I guess if I had to choose one and only one guitar, it'd have to be an LP Standard with coil tap/split. As it is, I have 11 guitars & 2 basses and the LP is what I usually reach for. Seems to cover most of what I play pretty well...

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Do you mean one specific guitar' date=' a type or a particular model?[/quote']

 

Any, or either. Just, that if you HAD to chose ONE,

which might it be? I've asked myself this question,

a LOT, and really have a tough time, deciding!

So, I'm just curious.

 

Thanks,

 

CB

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STRAT hands down.......he runs for cover......it's just my "go to axe" I love all the others too,but if I could only have one....it would be a strat.

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But, I didn't know about

BB with a "tele!" Any photos?

 

No photo, but:

 

I had a Telecaster when they first came out, maybe about 1953. The word had it that Fender gave Wes Montgomery one, and that they’d also given his brother Monk Montgomery - who was one hell of a bass player - a guitar also. So I wanted them to give me one because I thought I was pretty good too ! But they wouldn’t, so I bought mine and they’ve haunted me with that photograph ever since.

 

I liked the Telecaster but I had to take the cup(bridge cover) off so that I could cup the strings like I wanted. It’s the same thing as you get with a piano using the damping pedals when you want to shut the sound off. My problem was that when I played this flat part of my hand would just get eaten up by the strings. My fingers used to bleed sometimes so I liked to get the strings close to the neck; I’ve never had calluses like some guys.

 

I also didn’t like the fact that there was no rod through the neck and after a while it started to bow.

 

I had a Les Paul - I got one now – I’ve always played Gibson when I could get one!’

 

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I can pretty much afford whatever guitar I want, but my lowly G400 is my pride and joy. It sounds and plays better than any of my guitars that cost 10 times more.

 

 

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