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Forum Ringside => Guitars, Amps and Effects => Topic started by: Twinfan on January 21, 2009, 10:08:39 PM

Title: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on January 21, 2009, 10:08:39 PM
I thought this might make an interesting thread  :)

Some of us own one guitar, some of us several, some of us probably too many *cough*  :roll:

You must have an absolute #1.  One that stands out just that bit more than the others.  You love them all, but there's just something about that one guitar that you can't put your finger on.  It's different, it's got "something".

For me, it's not the one you might think.  I have two clear leaders, and as I'm more of a humbucker man than a single coil man most of the time it boils down to this one.  It's got something in its voice that's more vocal.  It's supremely comfortable to play, it's light, it's resonant.  It was a completely blind on-line purchase that's paid off BIG time - bought because of its looks, I'm equally in love with its tone.  It's completely stock, and it doesn't need any modifications.  It's perfect.

This is Twinfan's #1 guitar.  What's yours?


(http://www.doppelganger-rock.com/Twinfan/PRS%20McCarty%204.JPG)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: psy on January 21, 2009, 10:18:43 PM
(http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z38/psystatic/mockfight.jpg)

That's mine.  Granted it's not a nice US model, but suits me fine.  It's a BC Rich Mockingbird NJ Classic.  Nice & heavy, just how I like them.  8)  I've got a set of Cold Sweats in it & it sounds mint.

(I know I'll have to find a better photo of it)
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Post by: sgmypod on January 21, 2009, 10:19:17 PM
All of mine..ahh the rest would get jealous
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Post by: sgmypod on January 21, 2009, 10:19:40 PM
nice guitar
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Post by: FernandoDuarte on January 21, 2009, 10:23:08 PM
PSY, are you the faceless guy or the pinky haired girl? :lol:

Nice guitar...

Twinfan, that's really awesome...
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on January 21, 2009, 10:24:05 PM
All of mine..ahh the rest would get jealous

Cop out.  There's always one...

Thanks Fernando!
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Post by: psy on January 21, 2009, 10:24:42 PM
ha ha, faceless guy I'm afraid. :)
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Post by: FernandoDuarte on January 21, 2009, 10:25:38 PM
ha ha, faceless guy I'm afraid. :)

Good band mate you have :)
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Post by: Sifu Ben on January 21, 2009, 10:36:57 PM
Yeah, what's her number ;)
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Post by: d1dsj on January 21, 2009, 10:58:03 PM
The '57 R.I Custom is my fav... doesn't look quite so tatty now it's been re-finished and I don't have any up to date pics. When I first had it (40th (well 41st,42nd,43rd and so on) birthday present from my better half and boys) I really couldn't get on with it... the neck is big. I even put it up for sale then changed my mind to give it another try. I don't know what happened but suddenly it clicked and now I actually prefer the big neck? The guitar has been beat up, used and abused and damaged... it's just getting better with age. Anyway... here it is...
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u76/d1dsj/118-1870_IMG.jpg)
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Post by: dave_mc on January 21, 2009, 11:10:58 PM
i like most of my guitars... they're all aimed at different things. probably my legra, though (gotta be, to be honest :) )
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Nolly on January 21, 2009, 11:20:14 PM
Oh ok, you've twisted my arm  :)

My B2, as far as I'm concerned no guitar I've come across, ever, has come close to it in any respect.

(http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh76/Nollythegreat/Guitar%20stuff/B2/IMG_1645.jpg)
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Post by: Alex on January 21, 2009, 11:20:40 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/theonlywarlock/BKP.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/theonlywarlock/NC004.jpg)
The SG, it has sentimental value since my grandpa (who has since passed away) helped me pick it and buy it.
I tried to buy a second SG, naive going to a store and trying others, but they didn't play as nicely as this one. Even the salesman in the store where I bought was surprised when he demonstrated it a bit.
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Post by: d1dsj on January 21, 2009, 11:21:27 PM
Oh ok, you've twisted my arm  :)

My B2, no guitar I've come across, ever, has come close to it in any respect.

(http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh76/Nollythegreat/Guitar%20stuff/B2/IMG_1645.jpg)

WOW...... very nice!
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Post by: Nolly on January 21, 2009, 11:41:37 PM
WOW...... very nice!

Thanks mate! That's not really the my favourite pic, but I've spammed the best pics of it enough on here already.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Philly Q on January 22, 2009, 12:52:56 AM
Well, I suppose my "best" guitar is this one:

(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p216/phillyq/PRS_McCartyKorina_m.jpg)

But my favourites are these three, which cost less in total than the PRS on its own:

(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p216/phillyq/IMGP1379.jpg)
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p216/phillyq/IMGP1359b.jpg)
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p216/phillyq/melody02.jpg)

#1, in the sense that it's the one I feel most attached to, is the green SG.  There's nothing special about it, it doesn't sound all that amazing, it just feels right.

Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: bucketshred on January 22, 2009, 01:15:44 AM
(http://hotlink.myspacecdn.com/images01/54/a3627227fd7a36508bc1549575c18dab/m.jpg)

it is a pig but i love it. that was a great gig too, played to $%&# all people but we played our hearts out.
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Post by: FELINEGUITARS on January 22, 2009, 01:16:16 AM
I'm probably torn between these two
(http://www.felineguitars.com/images/about/LION-AND-CHARVEL400PX.jpg)

They are certainly the ones I play most
The Charvel now has a Duncan Blackout instead of the EMG
I have had it in one form or another since 1986 - body got upgraded and a new trem fitted

The Lion has Mules and I love them
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Post by: CJ on January 22, 2009, 02:02:40 AM
just got it today, but will forever be my favorite. (can't wait to actually play it!  :lol:) reason why it is special is quite obvious.

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Post by: mikey5 on January 22, 2009, 05:05:27 AM
Gonna have my new custom Les Paul at home for photos soon will post. Feline it is so not fair you just build your own guitars. That is actually something I really want to get into. Guy with Mocking Bird splendid looking instrument. Tokai Sg too. Good stuff here
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Post by: hunter on January 22, 2009, 06:43:12 AM
I'm probably torn between these two
(http://www.felineguitars.com/images/about/LION-AND-CHARVEL400PX.jpg)

They are certainly the ones I play most
The Charvel now has a Duncan Blackout instead of the EMG
I have had it in one form or another since 1986 - body got upgraded and a new trem fitted

The Lion has Mules and I love them

Want that Charvel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on January 22, 2009, 08:40:04 AM
Awesome stuff guys, keep 'em coming!
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Post by: AndyR on January 22, 2009, 08:42:28 AM
Really cr@ppy picture, sorry, colour looks horrid... but the missus hasn't used her Christmas pressie to take a better picture of it yet!

This is Edith, Fender Japan 62 Re-issue with ITs in it. One of my teles is jostling for "most played" slot at the moment, but Edith is #1.

She's gorgeous, takes a bit of effort, but really rewards you when you treat her right.

Had her almost two years now, pressie from the missus (which probably adds to the "specialness"). Edith is what started off my BKP, and then "new guitars", craze in the last year or so. Prior to this one, I was using Variax guitars at home, and we noticed I was happy with all the tones except the strat ones. I spent hours with the software trying to get closer, then we realised that all I really wanted was a "real" strat again, and my old JV was broken and maybe not worth the effort of fixing (fixed it since)... sob... so the misus took me on a shopping trip and we came back with this :D
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Post by: sgmypod on January 22, 2009, 08:55:35 AM
Alright then is prob my poor battered pig of an sg..had it years...has needed lots of work as it was the Sat afternoon one.......now has RRaff and crawler in (http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/53/l_654bff3bbaf8d9e3d2d3e6a38c100dc5.jpg)Closely followed by the Guild behind it...and the Duesenberg
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Post by: Sifu Ben on January 22, 2009, 10:12:34 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/theonlywarlock/BKP.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/theonlywarlock/NC004.jpg)
The SG, it has sentimental value since my grandpa (who has since passed away) helped me pick it and buy it.
I tried to buy a second SG, naive going to a store and trying others, but they didn't play as nicely as this one. Even the salesman in the store where I bought was surprised when he demonstrated it a bit.
I really wanted one of those George Lynch baritones, but they only seemed to be available for about 9 months :(
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Antag on January 22, 2009, 10:28:48 AM
Some of us own one guitar, some of us several, some of us probably too many *cough*  :roll:
umm, yeah :)  Not me though...  :oops:  :wink:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Antag on January 22, 2009, 10:31:38 AM
You must have an absolute #1.  One that stands out just that bit more than the others.  You love them all, but there's just something about that one guitar that you can't put your finger on.  It's different, it's got "something"
...
What's yours?
My custom shop Jackson Flying V:
(http://s252.photobucket.com/albums/hh23/george204/th_JacksonFV1.jpg) (http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh23/george204/JacksonFV1.jpg)

Why?  because it's unique & irreplaceable (literally irreplaceable as since Fender bought Jackson, they no longer offer this body shape even for custom orders).  If my house caught fire & I had the chance to grab something after the children were out, it would be this.

I love this guitar so much - it totally redefined my idea of "perfection" in a guitar & one of my abiding regrets is that I didn't order more like it before Fender came along.

It's one of my few non-BKP'd guitars because I can't quite decide what to put in it & the Duncan Distortion bridge still sounds good (it was my pre-BKP favourite pickup).
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Post by: FELINEGUITARS on January 22, 2009, 10:59:27 AM
I'm probably torn between these two
(http://www.felineguitars.com/images/about/LION-AND-CHARVEL400PX.jpg)

They are certainly the ones I play most
The Charvel now has a Duncan Blackout instead of the EMG
I have had it in one form or another since 1986 - body got upgraded and a new trem fitted

The Lion has Mules and I love them

Want that Charvel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Charvel has that special flip-flop paint - it goes from sand coloured to purple depending on the angle it's viewed from
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Post by: Elliot on January 22, 2009, 11:13:02 AM
Not flash - but despite owning other more expensive guitars - my first guitar - an 1983 JV Squier still has it for me above all others - perfectly played in, apaches pickups work a treat and the slightly midrangy sound of the basswood body gives it a bit more rawk compared to my US and mex strats.
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Post by: Gooby on January 22, 2009, 11:15:47 AM
People really need to STOP posting Feline Lions. I would really like to own the Emerald Lion on the Feline website, but alas I  am broke along with everyone else in the world.

I am not usualy a fan of Les Paul style guitars. But the neck joint and the thinner body option ticks all my boxes, not forgetting the Bareknuckles as standard. Also my good mate Doug from Blackmachine rates the Feline work which is good enough for me.
If everyone on the forum sent me a fiver.....
.... well it was a thought  8)


Martin
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Post by: sgmypod on January 22, 2009, 11:17:16 AM
Yes emerald one is sweet so was the cub
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Post by: _tom_ on January 22, 2009, 11:19:35 AM
Too hard to pick between the two. Before getting a pro setup it was easily the Epiphone but now the Pearl is so easy to play. I do prefer its fatter/rounder neck but I think I prefer the tone of the Epiphone. Must just be going off p90s at the minute or something..

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/tomr61/CIMG9468.jpg)
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Post by: richardjmorgan on January 22, 2009, 11:47:12 AM
It'd have to be this one:

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y201/deathlettersandlovethreats/V_custom.jpg?t=1232622951)

Over the five years I've owned it, it's the one I've always gone back to, despite it not quite sounding/behaving as it should/as I want it to I just like how it feels more than any other guitar I've played, ever since I first got my hands on it in Sound Control (eurgh) on Oxford St. After several years of faffing and, most recently, some great work by Jonathan at Feline, it finally sounds and behaves in a way befitting how much I like the neck.
 
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Post by: Ratrod on January 22, 2009, 11:49:45 AM
My absolute #1. Gretsch 6128T-TVP Power Jet.

(http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/9075/imag0002dg3.jpg)
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Post by: sgmypod on January 22, 2009, 12:23:21 PM
thats a pretty gretsch
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Post by: richardjmorgan on January 22, 2009, 12:25:40 PM
thats a pretty gretsch
Aye.

Yes emerald one is sweet so was the cub
I played the Emerald when I was down at Feline a while back. Sooooo tasty. Now I think I might want a Lion instead of another V. Eek.
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Post by: Roobubba on January 22, 2009, 12:44:50 PM
Well, it's so blindingly obvious for me, and there will be no surprises to any of you about this choice either:

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Post by: MDV on January 22, 2009, 01:09:55 PM
http://www.legraguitars.co.uk/mdv602.htm

That.

But its got a forearm shelf cut in it now (like the look of flat, but it turns out not the feel), after which I had it finished trans-black, I changed the 455 for a 456 (didnt know the 456 existed at time of speccing) and its got battlescarred painkillers in it, which I hadnt previously tried and are now my favourite pickups.

I'll post an updated pic later.
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Post by: Philly Q on January 22, 2009, 01:32:13 PM
People really need to STOP posting Feline Lions. I would really like to own the Emerald Lion on the Feline website, but alas I  am broke along with everyone else in the world.

I am not usualy a fan of Les Paul style guitars. But the neck joint and the thinner body option ticks all my boxes, not forgetting the Bareknuckles as standard. Also my good mate Doug from Blackmachine rates the Feline work which is good enough for me.
If everyone on the forum sent me a fiver.....
.... well it was a thought  8)

Sorry, no fiver, but please buy it.  Then that little bit of GAS will stop nagging away in a dark corner of my brain.
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Post by: martinw on January 22, 2009, 01:41:25 PM
As I can only pick one under the rules of the thread, it'd have to be this one:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: FELINEGUITARS on January 22, 2009, 01:51:38 PM
People really need to STOP posting Feline Lions. I would really like to own the Emerald Lion on the Feline website, but alas I  am broke along with everyone else in the world.

I am not usualy a fan of Les Paul style guitars. But the neck joint and the thinner body option ticks all my boxes, not forgetting the Bareknuckles as standard. Also my good mate Doug from Blackmachine rates the Feline work which is good enough for me.
If everyone on the forum sent me a fiver.....
.... well it was a thought  8)

Sorry, no fiver, but please buy it.  Then that little bit of GAS will stop nagging away in a dark corner of my brain.

I'd only built another :twisted:
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Post by: Philly Q on January 22, 2009, 01:52:58 PM
People really need to STOP posting Feline Lions. I would really like to own the Emerald Lion on the Feline website, but alas I  am broke along with everyone else in the world.

I am not usualy a fan of Les Paul style guitars. But the neck joint and the thinner body option ticks all my boxes, not forgetting the Bareknuckles as standard. Also my good mate Doug from Blackmachine rates the Feline work which is good enough for me.
If everyone on the forum sent me a fiver.....
.... well it was a thought  8)

Sorry, no fiver, but please buy it.  Then that little bit of GAS will stop nagging away in a dark corner of my brain.

I'd only built another :twisted:

Aaargh!!!  :x

 :lol:
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Post by: Twinfan on January 22, 2009, 01:57:35 PM
As I can only pick one under the rules of the thread, it'd have to be this one:

You surprised me mate!  I thought you'd chose the Swamp Ash!
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Post by: martinw on January 22, 2009, 02:27:39 PM
As I can only pick one under the rules of the thread, it'd have to be this one:

You surprised me mate!  I thought you'd chose the Swamp Ash!

Yeah, funny that, me too.
But when you start considering only having one, it's different than which is your favourite whilst still having 3.
Swampy and the new LP may get there one day.  8)
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Post by: dheim on January 22, 2009, 02:28:42 PM
Oh ok, you've twisted my arm  :)

My B2, as far as I'm concerned no guitar I've come across, ever, has come close to it in any respect.

(http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh76/Nollythegreat/Guitar%20stuff/B2/IMG_1645.jpg)

every time someone posts a blackmachine pic my answer is always the same...
GOSH!
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Post by: dheim on January 22, 2009, 02:31:54 PM
I thought this might make an interesting thread  :)

Some of us own one guitar, some of us several, some of us probably too many *cough*  :roll:

You must have an absolute #1.  One that stands out just that bit more than the others.  You love them all, but there's just something about that one guitar that you can't put your finger on.  It's different, it's got "something".

For me, it's not the one you might think.  I have two clear leaders, and as I'm more of a humbucker man than a single coil man most of the time it boils down to this one.  It's got something in its voice that's more vocal.  It's supremely comfortable to play, it's light, it's resonant.  It was a completely blind on-line purchase that's paid off BIG time - bought because of its looks, I'm equally in love with its tone.  It's completely stock, and it doesn't need any modifications.  It's perfect.

This is Twinfan's #1 guitar.  What's yours?


(http://www.doppelganger-rock.com/Twinfan/PRS%20McCarty%204.JPG)

this one is damn gorgeous... i can't afford a PRS so i never even tried one (to avoid GAS, of course...)... maybe one day i'll have this one...
(http://www.prsguitars.com/standardsatin/img/main1.jpg)
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Post by: elijen on January 22, 2009, 03:01:27 PM
aaaaaaaah...PRS Standard in charcoal finish. makes me cry every time I see it. simply stunning. makes me wanna practice even more!!! my very first GAS ever :P 8)
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Post by: Roobubba on January 22, 2009, 03:06:20 PM
it looks okay, but I'm definitely not a fan of birds on the fretboard, and the placement of the tone and volume pots just confuses me. Otherwise, a fairly nice guitar ;)

Roo
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Post by: _tom_ on January 22, 2009, 03:15:56 PM
Well, it's so blindingly obvious for me, and there will be no surprises to any of you about this choice either:



Looks soo nice :) Cant wait to get my WezV SG sorted out :) Is the wood as smooth and slick feeling as it looks?
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Post by: Roobubba on January 22, 2009, 03:28:45 PM
Well, it's so blindingly obvious for me, and there will be no surprises to any of you about this choice either:



Looks soo nice :) Cant wait to get my WezV SG sorted out :) Is the wood as smooth and slick feeling as it looks?

More so. I actually forgot that it was fanned fret when I picked it up, because the wood is SO tactile! It really is a thing of wonder and beauty to hold! :)

Roo
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Post by: mikeluke on January 22, 2009, 03:51:03 PM
Was my first 'proper' electric, so it has to be this one - got it from someone "selling for her boyfriend" - paid cash and legged it! 1989 Standard - weighs a ton - neck is quite slim - carries a set of Mules with a out of phase option if you pull out the neck tone pot.
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Post by: Infliktor on January 22, 2009, 04:47:38 PM
Here is my # 1 at the moment. The lime green one...
(http://www.pbase.com/infliktor/image/87971529.jpg)

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Post by: Antag on January 22, 2009, 04:50:52 PM
Somehow, that seems the wrong guitar for someone with the handle "Infliktor" to play.... :)
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Post by: ToneMonkey on January 22, 2009, 04:53:12 PM

this one is damn gorgeous... i can't afford a PRS so i never even tried one (to avoid GAS, of course...)... maybe one day i'll have this one...
(http://www.prsguitars.com/standardsatin/img/main1.jpg)

That's like a slightly less nice version of my No.1 guitar.  My Eggle, but I can't get photo's on here.  I'll see if I can find a link to a similar one.
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Post by: Roobubba on January 22, 2009, 04:54:50 PM
Here is my # 1 at the moment. The lime green one...
(http://www.pbase.com/infliktor/image/87971529.jpg)





AAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christing **** that's ugly!
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Post by: noodleplugerine on January 22, 2009, 05:02:08 PM
Obviously my Horizon. Plays like a dream.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/noodleplugerine/IMG_0929.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/noodleplugerine/IMG_0933.jpg)
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Post by: WezV on January 22, 2009, 05:12:22 PM
Here is my # 1 at the moment. The lime green one...
(http://www.pbase.com/infliktor/image/87971529.jpg)





AAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christing **** that's ugly!


or so stunning i need to quote it again to show the picture!  it would be perfect in a purple spangly finish :P
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Post by: Philly Q on January 22, 2009, 05:16:53 PM
Here is my # 1 at the moment. The lime green one...
(http://www.pbase.com/infliktor/image/87971529.jpg)





AAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christing **** that's ugly!


or so stunning i need to quote it again to show the picture!  it would be perfect in a purple spangly finish :P

+1 

Sparkle and pearloid!  Awesome.   :D
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Post by: richardjmorgan on January 22, 2009, 05:41:04 PM
Obviously my Horizon. Plays like a dream.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/noodleplugerine/IMG_0929.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/noodleplugerine/IMG_0933.jpg)
I'm not usually a fan of Strat-shaped things, but that's damn tasty lookin'.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: nfe on January 22, 2009, 06:56:38 PM
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p216/phillyq/IMGP1379.jpg)
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p216/phillyq/IMGP1359b.jpg)

Please stop posting photos one one pickup - old school pickguard Gibsons. It does me no favours.


Mine;

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h117/neilerskine/DSC00155.jpg)
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Post by: Lew on January 22, 2009, 06:58:42 PM
Cool thread and some sexeh guitars!! My favourite isn't electric, it's a spanish acoustic that was made by a family friend.
 
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Post by: BigK on January 22, 2009, 07:09:57 PM
I cant really decide between these two......

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p320/meteoratheory86/CU22%2020th%2010%20top/10topandtremonti.jpg)

Although my schecter 006 elite is the first decent electric I ever bought...

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Post by: Twinfan on January 22, 2009, 07:13:57 PM
I cant really decide between these two......

Choose damn you!!!!!  You can only have one!!!!!  ;)
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Post by: 38thBeatle on January 22, 2009, 07:28:44 PM
Here is my favourite. 1970's hardtail Strat with Apaches.Plays well and sounds wonderful. Been with me now for many a year.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Philly Q on January 22, 2009, 07:29:31 PM
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p216/phillyq/IMGP1379.jpg)
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p216/phillyq/IMGP1359b.jpg)

Please stop posting photos one one pickup - old school pickguard Gibsons. It does me no favours.


It hadn't really struck me that so many of my favourites were one-pickup guitars until I posted those pics.  I do actually like neck pickups too.  (If it's any consolation, the Jr is only an Epiphone, not a Gibson).

I like your Parker, by the way.  The mahogany finish and cream/zebra pickups give it less of a hi-tech look.

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Post by: AdamB on January 22, 2009, 07:32:10 PM
I don't own mine yet! But i will do by the end of this year!

It'll be worth the wait :lol:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: nfe on January 22, 2009, 07:34:19 PM
I like your Parker, by the way.  The mahogany finish and cream/zebra pickups give it less of a hi-tech look.

Cheers. I did want to sort of, roots-ify that Parker. It's covered in dings and scr@ps too that you can;t see there, tat make it even more of a workhorse-lookin' guitar in person.

I bloody love the cream/zebra combo now. It'll probably be what I'll put on every guitar it'll suit at all henceforth.
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Post by: AndyR on January 22, 2009, 07:35:40 PM
Here is my favourite. 1970's hardtail Strat with Apaches.Plays well and sounds wonderful. Been with me now for many a year.

And I've been imagining the one in your avatar had the apaches all this time! :lol:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: 38thBeatle on January 22, 2009, 07:38:29 PM
Here is my favourite. 1970's hardtail Strat with Apaches.Plays well and sounds wonderful. Been with me now for many a year.

And I've been imagining the one in your avatar had the apaches all this time! :lol:

No Andy the Blue one has Slowhands. Very very nice but the 1970's one is the one I go to.
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Post by: hooglebug on January 22, 2009, 08:55:37 PM
hmm i suppose this one until i make one i like better

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h284/hooglebug/des%20003/82.jpg)

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Post by: murraymurray on January 22, 2009, 09:25:02 PM
I bloody love the cream/zebra combo now. It'll probably be what I'll put on every guitar it'll suit at all henceforth.
Yeah bro, first set of BKP's I got were secondhand set of nailbombs in Zebra, didnt think I'd like them much but got them chucked them in my epi LP and they looked awesome. I've changed them over to my Jackson Scott Ian Sig now, doesnt quite suit it looks wise, slowly growing on me tho, but fully suits it soundwise.
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee282/muzz989/DSC04118.jpg)
Pics from before I swapped all my pickups around.
The Jacksons probably my favourite at the moment, love the weight and balance of it and the unfinished neck.
Only problem is I havent been playing it much lately cos I'm mostly playing 80s thrash metal and need a whammy so have  been using my kramer and RG550 more
that LP in the pic is great for an epiphone, nice thin neck, always sounded awesome, was the first proper guitar i got so probably gets bonus points for that
When i got my silverburst SG i thought it would be my favourite jsut from always liking SG's and Silverbursts, but just didnt pan out that way. Still great though, but the jackson is just a little better in pretty much every way.





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Post by: Twinfan on January 22, 2009, 09:42:38 PM
Zebras rock  ;)

(http://www.doppelganger-rock.com/Twinfan/McKorina_CS.JPG)
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Post by: nfe on January 22, 2009, 09:59:08 PM
See, I quite specifically meant the cream bridge, reverse-zebra neck. You don't see it so often and I think it looks absolutely marvelous. It suits WAY less guitars that normal zebras though.
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Post by: Stevepage on January 22, 2009, 10:03:49 PM
My Carvin DC135T. I play this all the time. Most comfortable guitar I've ever played.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v28/maliciousteve/Picture3051.jpg)
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Post by: Nolly on January 22, 2009, 10:31:50 PM
I don't own mine yet! But i will do by the end of this year!

It'll be worth the wait :lol:

That was smoooth Adam ;)
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Post by: Simon D on January 22, 2009, 10:34:05 PM
It's got to be this -
PRS Tremonti II:

(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q50/sld5150/webversion2.jpg)
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Post by: WezV on January 22, 2009, 10:44:42 PM
I bloody love the cream/zebra combo now. It'll probably be what I'll put on every guitar it'll suit at all henceforth.
Yeah bro, first set of BKP's I got were secondhand set of nailbombs in Zebra, didnt think I'd like them much but got them chucked them in my epi LP and they looked awesome. I've changed them over to my Jackson Scott Ian Sig now, doesnt quite suit it looks wise, slowly growing on me tho, but fully suits it soundwise.
(http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee282/muzz989/DSC04118.jpg)
Pics from before I swapped all my pickups around.

quite like my epi from when i was 17, except a much nicer veneer on yours.  it was my first proper guitar too and curently pimped out with spare hardware and pickups i had

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e31/WezV/new/full1.jpg)


38th - love that strat!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on January 22, 2009, 10:51:30 PM
See, I quite specifically meant the cream bridge, reverse-zebra neck. You don't see it so often and I think it looks absolutely marvelous. It suits WAY less guitars that normal zebras though.

Can't say it suits your Parker if I'm honest....
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: nfe on January 22, 2009, 10:53:05 PM
See, I quite specifically meant the cream bridge, reverse-zebra neck. You don't see it so often and I think it looks absolutely marvelous. It suits WAY less guitars that normal zebras though.

Can't say it suits your Parker if I'm honest....

I think it does, which is all that matters, eh?  :wink:
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Post by: Twinfan on January 22, 2009, 11:00:20 PM
Indeed!  Eye of the beholder and all that.....
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: bobthemerciful on January 23, 2009, 04:45:21 AM
This one. Love everything about it, neck shape, radius, completely unfetterred access to everything, control layout is sensible even tho it looks scary at first.
Oh, and when people come up to me and say "what is it?" then tell me it's ugly, then I let them try it and in 25  years they've all said "it's really nice" with a shocked expression  :wink:. Only things I've played that are nicer (to me anyway) are Blackmachines and Parkers.

Nice parker BTW  PDT_003

It's an Aria Urchin BTW
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Post by: Philosoful on January 23, 2009, 12:07:53 PM
Nolly's = my favorite on here :D My current number one axe =
(http://a902.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/1/l_ddadb4e0577bb2061cff1fbc130b95d5.jpg)
BUT, no doubt this'll be my favorite axe once it's finishied (it's very simular to this dudes anyway:)
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/86/l_deb751156bb2a5b0c472efadcc18eac0.jpg)
There's a different guitar it's based on but Conklin have a new site and the pics gone and this one is the closest to it.
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Post by: dheim on January 23, 2009, 01:21:10 PM
This one. Love everything about it, neck shape, radius, completely unfetterred access to everything, control layout is sensible even tho it looks scary at first.
Oh, and when people come up to me and say "what is it?" then tell me it's ugly, then I let them try it and in 25  years they've all said "it's really nice" with a shocked expression  :wink:. Only things I've played that are nicer (to me anyway) are Blackmachines and Parkers.

Nice parker BTW  PDT_003

It's an Aria Urchin BTW

what are all those switches for?
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: sgmypod on January 23, 2009, 01:32:22 PM
Mans is allowed to change his mind.....today (http://www.oasismusicalinstruments.ltd.uk/acatalog/NewDuesenberg49erBlueSparkle.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Gooby on January 23, 2009, 01:36:03 PM
This one. Love everything about it, neck shape, radius, completely unfetterred access to everything, control layout is sensible even tho it looks scary at first.
Oh, and when people come up to me and say "what is it?" then tell me it's ugly, then I let them try it and in 25  years they've all said "it's really nice" with a shocked expression  :wink:. Only things I've played that are nicer (to me anyway) are Blackmachines and Parkers.

Nice parker BTW  PDT_003

It's an Aria Urchin BTW

The fact that body is upside down, does it make it more valuable like stamps with mistakes on them?  8)  8)  8)

Martin
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Post by: Sollophonic on January 23, 2009, 01:46:05 PM
Looks like I'm the first to post a pic of a non-electric.
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k7/andys_01/BuskerBluesAngle1.jpg)

I play this guitar every day.

Usually with this heavy brass slide
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k7/andys_01/Brassslide.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: sgmypod on January 23, 2009, 01:48:53 PM
nice..yeah no acoustics posted..till now
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: bobthemerciful on January 23, 2009, 03:42:55 PM
what are all those switches for?

Second one down on this page will tell you
http://www.matsumoku.org/models/ariaproii/catalogs/e8x_xxzzu_slicks.html (http://www.matsumoku.org/models/ariaproii/catalogs/e8x_xxzzu_slicks.html)

Martin, you already know my answer to that, and it would be impolite to post it on a forum  :censored:
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Post by: mikeluke on January 23, 2009, 03:50:40 PM
OK - this is bugging me now - how do I stick a large image in the body of the reply, rather than attaching an image at the end?

And I KNOW this is a stupid question!

Thanks!!

Mike
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Post by: WezV on January 23, 2009, 03:54:03 PM
have them uploaded to a host account such as photobucket. it usually give you a link with image tags added tha you can copy and paste into the message
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Post by: Antag on January 23, 2009, 03:56:43 PM
OK - this is bugging me now - how do I stick a large image in the body of the reply, rather than attaching an image at the end?

And I KNOW this is a stupid question!

Thanks!!

Mike
Post the picture on a hosting website, e.g. photobucket & get the url to it.

Coy/Paste the URL where you want it to appear in the message body with [ I M G ] before (minus the spaces) & [ / I M G ] after (again, minus the spaces)

If you want a clickable thumbnail (small pic) to open the full-size pic in a new window, you need the URL of the pic & the URL of the thumbnail:

[ u r l = url of main pic ] [ i m g ] url of thumbnail [ / i m g ] [ / u r l ]
(obviously, remove all the spaces again...)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: the_bleeding on January 23, 2009, 06:15:02 PM
this baby. Fat tone, nice high end, and perfectly balanced -- and the warpig in it makes it sound like the end of the world :). Only thing i have trouble with is the baseball bat neck hahahaha. Definately not a shredding guitar.


(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f289/thok_101/DSC02098.jpg)
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f289/thok_101/DSC02099.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Matt77 on January 23, 2009, 06:37:55 PM
old shot of my Lion
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Post by: 38thBeatle on January 23, 2009, 06:54:46 PM
Wez, thanks -you don't see many that colour.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: FernandoDuarte on January 23, 2009, 07:07:13 PM
this baby. Fat tone, nice high end, and perfectly balanced -- and the warpig in it makes it sound like the end of the world :). Only thing i have trouble with is the baseball bat neck hahahaha. Definately not a shredding guitar.

You probably could ask for a luthier sharp the neck a little... But it can change the tone (depending on how much of the wood you take off) how much thick is it?
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Post by: Philly Q on January 23, 2009, 07:19:46 PM
this baby. Fat tone, nice high end, and perfectly balanced -- and the warpig in it makes it sound like the end of the world :). Only thing i have trouble with is the baseball bat neck hahahaha. Definately not a shredding guitar.

Baseball bat neck eh?  I always assumed BC Rich guitars would have skinny necks.  I wonder if any of the other Mockingbird models have big necks?  :?
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Post by: PhilKing on January 23, 2009, 09:31:09 PM
My 1982 mockingbird has a really nice neck, a bit like the original PRS neck (which is a little like the Wide/Flat but slightly fatter).
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Philosoful on January 23, 2009, 09:43:00 PM
old shot of my Lion

That looks awesome but pics abit small even when I click it?

*edit* nevermind, my mistake + noooicee!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: hunter on January 24, 2009, 05:27:39 AM

This is a bit unspectacular, as it's a budget guitar, but at this moment in time, although it's not inspiring me looks or brand wise, since it received a set of Rebel Yells with coil split, I cannot put down anymore my Korean make PRS Singlecut SE. It plays and sounds just so damn badass. I gotta remove that "SE" from the headstock though, it realy disturbs me :O)

But ask me next week and my Gibson SG, Special or MM Axis could have taken over the lead again ...
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: hunter on January 24, 2009, 05:28:48 AM

This is a bit unspectacular, as it's a budget guitar, but at this moment in time, although it's not inspiring me looks or brand wise, since it received a set of Rebel Yells with coil split, I cannot put down anymore my Korean make PRS Singlecut SE (pictured a year ago with VHIIs). It plays and sounds just so damn badass. I gotta remove that "SE" from the headstock though, it realy disturbs me :O)

But ask me next week and my Gibson SG, Special or MM Axis could have taken over the lead again ...
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Groove Cartel on January 24, 2009, 09:54:37 AM
Ok guys, here is my entry... Vanquish Custom, made by Ade Hardman of Vanquish Guitars. Calibrated set of Bareknuckle Crawlers, mahogany body, maple top, tone-pros bridge, gotoh's, bone nut, push-push pots on both volume and tone, hi-pass filter, buzz-feitin, musictrak chip, oil and wax finish. This has replaced all the other guitars I used to use but was never totally happy with. Check Ade's guitars out, there should be a new website up very soon, which will also include the Oli Brown signature model.

All photos by Ian Wickison

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q113/groovecartel/guitarpicsforwebsite029.jpg

http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q113/groovecartel/guitarpicsforwebsite024.jpg
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: f.sardis on January 24, 2009, 12:52:30 PM
This be mine  :D
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Post by: dheim on January 24, 2009, 02:24:31 PM
this is mine!

it was hard to decide because i love (more or less) all my guitars... my ibanez sa2020 is maybe the most playable of them all, so there's was a bit of inner struggle (:))...
anyway my satin mahoganey topped classic antique les paul is soo special...  :)

i love how it sounds with the stock gibson classic 57 and 57 plus pickups, but i think i'll soon buy a set of mules for it!
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Post by: dheim on January 24, 2009, 02:28:03 PM
sorry for the gay pink quilt...  :lol:
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Post by: Philly Q on January 24, 2009, 02:30:17 PM
I've never seen an LP like that before!  Was it some kind of limited edition?
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: dheim on January 24, 2009, 02:32:33 PM
I've never seen an LP like that before!  Was it some kind of limited edition?

sure! it was part of the gibson guitar of the week program... week 33 model, actually.
for some strange reason the 33 didn't go well, so the price went quickly down... and i could afford it!  :)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: dheim on January 24, 2009, 02:36:09 PM
it wasn't the only gotw model not being a great success... some of them were just too particular to have a real market, some other... well, guitarists are strange people, they can but bathroom pink sparkling guitars and dislike satin sunburst finishes... i think it has something to do with the different gibson logo on the headstock. someone believed it was a "fake" gibson, i think.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: dheim on January 24, 2009, 02:38:46 PM
well, so i own a les paul i'd have bought even at full price, it has one of the best necks i ever played with and there are just 400 around...  8)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: nfe on January 24, 2009, 02:39:57 PM
I really like that version of the Gibson logo.

Really like that guitar all in, in fact.

My 24.75 scale GAS is getting to critical levels.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Plexi Ken on January 24, 2009, 04:04:54 PM
I think my PRS Mira Maple Top in Vintage Maple is my #1

Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: martinw on January 24, 2009, 04:22:19 PM
it wasn't the only gotw model not being a great success... some of them were just too particular to have a real market...

My Swamp Ash SG is a GOTW. It too was cheap, but is a fantastic instrument, especially now it's converted to HSS.
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Post by: Twinfan on January 24, 2009, 04:48:35 PM
I think my PRS Mira Maple Top in Vintage Maple is my #1

Love the top on that one!  Gorgeous!  I quite like my MMT too  ;)

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/004.jpg)
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Post by: sgmypod on January 24, 2009, 04:57:23 PM
never really wanted a true LP till now
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: dheim on January 24, 2009, 05:05:59 PM
I really like that version of the Gibson logo.

Really like that guitar all in, in fact.

My 24.75 scale GAS is getting to critical levels.

once you go 24.75 you never go back...  :lol:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on January 24, 2009, 05:16:43 PM
once you go 24.75 you never go back...  :lol:

Ha ha!  I did!  Well, up to 25" anyway  ;)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Philly Q on January 24, 2009, 05:51:15 PM
once you go 24.75 you never go back...  :lol:

Ha ha!  I did!  Well, up to 25" anyway  ;)

I'm pretty happy with 24.75", 25" or 25.5", and I've been quite Fender-minded recently.   

25.5" is it for now though, don't think I'll be investigating the world of baritones just yet.  :wink:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Roobubba on January 24, 2009, 06:20:49 PM
I couldn't be happier moving from 25.5" to 28"/26.5" multiscale! Much better suits my hands (I have big paws). I never got on with anything smaller than 25.5" scale lengths, they always just felt wrong to me (again, largely because of my big paws!). I find the 28" bass side scale length is really helping me to work on the accuracy of my left-hand finger placement within the fret in order to get the cleanest notes I can.
Roo
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: FernandoDuarte on January 24, 2009, 07:15:04 PM
Love that LP! How does it sounds?
Original pickups?
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: dheim on January 24, 2009, 07:23:04 PM
Love that LP! How does it sounds?
Original pickups?

yep! original gibson pickups (classic 57 neck and classic 57 plus bridge)... it sounds very good, also thanks to the tonal chambers of the classic antique model (now they're putting them in the standard model), i think...
i think sooner or later i will get a set of mules, anyway... alnico II in neck is way too warm for my tastes, and i hope it will sound even better! anyway she's my vintage baby...  :)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: dheim on January 24, 2009, 07:25:25 PM
maybe this is not her proper ground, but you can hear a couple of samples in my GREAT pickup shootout...  :)

http://bareknucklepickups.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=15397.0
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: gwEm on January 24, 2009, 07:30:44 PM
i find the opposite - once you go to 25.5" you never go back.. ;) its all about that extra tightness!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: keith on January 24, 2009, 07:34:31 PM
Well if you insist
(http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k402/keith-h-08/DSC00202.jpg)
(http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k402/keith-h-08/DSC00199.jpg)
cheers
keith
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: dheim on January 24, 2009, 07:38:15 PM
Well if you insist
(http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k402/keith-h-08/DSC00202.jpg)
(http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k402/keith-h-08/DSC00199.jpg)
cheers
keith

urgh! this one's lovely... ;)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: yellowv on January 24, 2009, 10:42:24 PM
Here is mine. Caparison Horus. Right now it has a Caparison PH-r in the bridge and a Dimarzio Fast Track 2 in the neck. I have a BKP on the way for it though. Not sure which one though. Either gonna be a C-Pig or a Paiiiiiinkillaaaaaahh with battle worn black cover. I have the C-Pig on order, but asked Tim if I could switch my order to the PK, but haven't gotten his response yet. It may have been too late to change my mind, but whatever one I get I will be happy.

(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d29/yellowv/197.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: the_bleeding on January 24, 2009, 11:27:53 PM
You probably could ask for a luthier sharp the neck a little... But it can change the tone (depending on how much of the wood you take off) how much thick is it?
really thick and round. Maybe as thick as a gibson 60's... maybe thicker. And i wouldnt want it shaved down, its painted so it would make a mess. Plus i dont mind it. It sounds huge and feels right with the guitar.

Baseball bat neck eh?  I always assumed BC Rich guitars would have skinny necks.  I wonder if any of the other Mockingbird models have big necks?  :?
Only the specials have thick necks. They're designed to be vintage styled, so they came with les-paul controls, carve top, hotpaf pickups, and a big fat neck.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: dheim on January 25, 2009, 07:47:07 AM
You probably could ask for a luthier sharp the neck a little... But it can change the tone (depending on how much of the wood you take off) how much thick is it?
really thick and round. Maybe as thick as a gibson 60's... maybe thicker. And i wouldnt want it shaved down, its painted so it would make a mess. Plus i dont mind it. It sounds huge and feels right with the guitar.

Baseball bat neck eh?  I always assumed BC Rich guitars would have skinny necks.  I wonder if any of the other Mockingbird models have big necks?  :?
Only the specials have thick necks. They're designed to be vintage styled, so they came with les-paul controls, carve top, hotpaf pickups, and a big fat neck.

well, i've got two ibanez S and an RG so i've got an idea of what you mean, but i'd not call "baseball bat neck" a gibson 60's... it's quite slim, infact... maybe a 50's! but i love "meaty" (but not fat) necks so maybe it's me...  :)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: zf on January 25, 2009, 08:55:30 AM
Gotta be my Ibanez J-custom (RG8420ZD '08):

(http://www.ibanez.co.jp/japan/archive/product_news/2008j_custom/images/RG8420ZD_BX_00_01.jpg)

and a a live shot showing the color in a different light:

(http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/272510/j-custom-semi.jpg)

The neck is a dream. Not too small, and has a nice satin/natural finish. Missing some BKPs, though! ;D Have to fix that soon.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: dheim on January 25, 2009, 09:48:41 AM
Gotta be my Ibanez J-custom (RG8420ZD '08):

(http://www.ibanez.co.jp/japan/archive/product_news/2008j_custom/images/RG8420ZD_BX_00_01.jpg)

and a a live shot showing the color in a different light:

The neck is a dream. Not too small, and has a nice satin/natural finish. Missing some BKPs, though! ;D Have to fix that soon.

very nice! the leaves on the fretboard look definitely better without the other naive features of the jems! i had dimarzio/ibz pickups on an sa prestige and changed them almost immediately... maybe the worst pickups i ever played with!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: zf on January 25, 2009, 10:13:19 AM
i had dimarzio/ibz pickups on an sa prestige and changed them almost immediately... maybe the worst pickups i ever played with!

This one has Seymour Duncans (custom5 & jazz), and they're OK, but I'm definitely looking to upgrade :)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Jonesy76 on January 25, 2009, 11:08:02 AM
This is my joint fav......

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f301/jonesy76/IMG_2026.jpg)
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f301/jonesy76/IMG_2043.jpg)

2002  Gibson Historic '59, not a hollow Cloud 9 version either!  It's regarded as a Brazillian fretboard model even if Gibson refuse to qualify it (1 Guitar tech and 3 luthiers seem to concur, so it's not just me).  It's only 8 and 1/4 lbs and is an absolute tone monster, widely regarded as possibly the best '59 in the country  (from a number of the big stores on Denmark Street when I was trying to get a valuation for insurance.......a customer in Vintage and Rare wanted to buy it off me immediately for silly money, but I wasn't selling)

The dumb thing is the fact that my other fav is my Legra doubleneck which Bob has back for a few alterations and modifications, and now I have my new Legra and my LP Custom flametop I'm actually considering parting with this :(

I must be nuts, but to be honest it's such a suberb guitar I don't actually play the thing.  I keep it permanently in it's case whilst everything else sits on hangers or stands around the house so I can grab and play when I want, and now the wife and I are considering a family something might well have to go to bring in some money before the patter of tiny feet.  In moments of cold, calculated fact I know that this makes sense, because at the moment it's a very beautiful piece of art rather than a guitar......then I get all sentimental and say that I'm not going to sell it as I'm too attached to it! :D
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: JamesHealey on January 25, 2009, 01:08:40 PM
here's my #1,
2003 PRS Custom 24, absolute monster of a guitar perfect out of the tin.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: d1dsj on January 25, 2009, 07:54:22 PM
This is my joint fav......

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f301/jonesy76/IMG_2026.jpg)
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f301/jonesy76/IMG_2043.jpg)

2002  Gibson Historic '59, not a hollow Cloud 9 version either!  It's regarded as a Brazillian fretboard model even if Gibson refuse to qualify it (1 Guitar tech and 3 luthiers seem to concur, so it's not just me).  It's only 8 and 1/4 lbs and is an absolute tone monster, widely regarded as possibly the best '59 in the country  (from a number of the big stores on Denmark Street when I was trying to get a valuation for insurance.......a customer in Vintage and Rare wanted to buy it off me immediately for silly money, but I wasn't selling)

The dumb thing is the fact that my other fav is my Legra doubleneck which Bob has back for a few alterations and modifications, and now I have my new Legra and my LP Custom flametop I'm actually considering parting with this :(

I must be nuts, but to be honest it's such a suberb guitar I don't actually play the thing.  I keep it permanently in it's case whilst everything else sits on hangers or stands around the house so I can grab and play when I want, and now the wife and I are considering a family something might well have to go to bring in some money before the patter of tiny feet.  In moments of cold, calculated fact I know that this makes sense, because at the moment it's a very beautiful piece of art rather than a guitar......then I get all sentimental and say that I'm not going to sell it as I'm too attached to it! :D

Don't sell it... I had a '92 NAMM show built by Tom Murphy.. no 8 of 10 to launch the historic series. I won't go into all the details but I sold it...wish I hadn't it was my dream guitar. Anyway, I wouldn't sell... this WAS mine :(
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u76/d1dsj/Donimage001.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Philosoful on January 25, 2009, 10:15:25 PM
i find the opposite - once you go to 25.5" you never go back.. ;) its all about that extra tightness!

Same but 27" for me :lol:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: yellowv on January 25, 2009, 11:55:29 PM
Here is my #2. Ibanez Prestige RG2610E. Equipped with a CS.

(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d29/yellowv/361.jpg)
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d29/yellowv/357.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: zf on January 26, 2009, 08:46:35 AM
Here is my #2. Ibanez Prestige RG2610E. Equipped with a CS.

Very nice man. Pics like those make me consider white pups for my Ibanez as well, although I'm not usually a fan of them :)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Ted 'N' Leo on January 26, 2009, 12:15:16 PM
Right! I've been avoiding posting in this thread for a while, while i decided what guitar i own is my No 1.

Unfortunatly i've not been able to decide between two of mine...so i'll just show them both!

First!
My Classic Vibe Squier Telecaster, bought completely on impulse while on a trip out of the sticks. It sounds awesome, plays awesome and looks awesome (despite what Roo may tell me!).
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b336/Lehi_1987/DSCF1375.jpg?t=1232971911)

Second!
My Epiphone Les Paul Custom Plus, this one had just about lost out to the Tele until i played White Room on it through the TT last night. Not as easy to play as the Tele, due to thick neck and thicker strings, but gives such a good sound!
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b336/Lehi_1987/DSCF1363.jpg?t=1232972090)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Pauldem on January 26, 2009, 01:11:04 PM
My number 1 should be my Feline and it is, in terms of it being my 'Machine'. But this is my baby:
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a238/Genieworx/n511082043_122178_795.jpg)
It's a 99 Gibson US Custom Elegant that initially had some setup issues, but Jonathan sorted her out and now she's a joy.

My other beauty that is grail-like in the house is my Washburn Southern Cross that was part of the original run of 100. I have number 15 and again thanks to Jonathan she's in good stead.

Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: dheim on January 26, 2009, 01:30:54 PM
My number 1 should be my Feline and it is, in terms of it being my 'Machine'. But this is my baby:
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a238/Genieworx/n511082043_122178_795.jpg)
It's a 99 Gibson US Custom Elegant that initially had some setup issues, but Jonathan sorted her out and now she's a joy.

My other beauty that is grail-like in the house is my Washburn Southern Cross that was part of the original run of 100. I have number 15 and again thanks to Jonathan she's in good stead.



this one's damn beautiful!  :o congrats...
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Pauldem on January 26, 2009, 02:04:01 PM
Very kind sir! This photo doesn't do the top much justice, but she is a beaut.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: keith on January 26, 2009, 03:03:03 PM
Well if you insist
(http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k402/keith-h-08/DSC00202.jpg)
(http://i326.photobucket.com/albums/k402/keith-h-08/DSC00199.jpg)
cheers
keith

urgh! this one's lovely... ;)
thanks a lot im glad you like it

keith
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: TheDev01dOne on January 26, 2009, 06:11:47 PM
Lots of Les Pauls in this thread. Although I pretty much like all my guitars equally my #1 would have to be my Squier Tele.. Was my 2nd guitar after 15years of playing a beginner strat copy and it plays and sounds great. I have upgraded a lot of the stuff, has a set of Yardbirds and 4way switching and it can do anything I want it to.

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/59/l_16e36bab65738fcaf8a8e8ce920c7094.jpg)

Although I love my Esquires, and always use one of them for practice/gigs, the Squier always comes along as the faithful workhorse backup and gets played the most at home.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: 38thBeatle on January 26, 2009, 07:41:20 PM
Congrats to Dave for starting a very fast growing and mainly positive thread -it has been great seeing everyone post pictures of their favourite guitars-hopefully there will be more to come.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: murraymurray on January 26, 2009, 07:53:49 PM
Lots of Les Pauls in this thread. Although I pretty much like all my guitars equally my #1 would have to be my Squier Tele.. Was my 2nd guitar after 15years of playing a beginner strat copy and it plays and sounds great. I have upgraded a lot of the stuff, has a set of Yardbirds and 4way switching and it can do anything I want it to.

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/59/l_16e36bab65738fcaf8a8e8ce920c7094.jpg)

Although I love my Esquires, and always use one of them for practice/gigs, the Squier always comes along as the faithful workhorse backup and gets played the most at home.

Could do with some string then ay  :wink:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: nfe on January 26, 2009, 07:54:57 PM
Congrats to Dave for starting a very fast growing and mainly positive thread -it has been great seeing everyone post pictures of their favourite guitars-hopefully there will be more to come.

It's going to lead to a GAS apocalypse though, there's only so many members and we're gonna run out of favourite guitars unless everyone goes and buys more.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on January 26, 2009, 08:17:16 PM
Congrats to Dave for starting a very fast growing and mainly positive thread -it has been great seeing everyone post pictures of their favourite guitars-hopefully there will be more to come.

Cheers matey  :)

I've found it dead interesting to see the variety out there amongst BKP land!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Jonny on January 26, 2009, 08:18:32 PM
I have yet to submit my guitar.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Ted 'N' Leo on January 26, 2009, 08:40:20 PM
It's going to lead to a GAS apocalypse though, there's only so many members and we're gonna run out of favourite guitars unless everyone goes and buys more.

You say this like its a bad thing?
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: badgermark on January 26, 2009, 08:57:43 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v148/unsubtle57/DSCN3150.jpg)

Suck it Roo. Holydiver in the bridge and a epiphone neck pickup in the neck with a 250k volume pot. My number one and my baby, drilled the pickup route using a hand drill 15 minutes after getting the brand new mexi tele home.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: nfe on January 26, 2009, 09:25:31 PM
It's going to lead to a GAS apocalypse though, there's only so many members and we're gonna run out of favourite guitars unless everyone goes and buys more.

You say this like its a bad thing?

My missus thinks it is  :lol:

That's actually not true, she's perfectly happy for me to buy gear as much as I like. But my "WE NEED A HOUSE" savings account tinks it is.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Lew on January 27, 2009, 12:13:08 AM
this is mine!

it was hard to decide because i love (more or less) all my guitars... my ibanez sa2020 is maybe the most playable of them all, so there's was a bit of inner struggle (:))...
anyway my satin mahoganey topped classic antique les paul is soo special...  :)

i love how it sounds with the stock gibson classic 57 and 57 plus pickups, but i think i'll soon buy a set of mules for it!

SWEEET PAUL!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: HairyChris on January 27, 2009, 04:04:02 PM
Hail the Blackmachine...

(I don't own that PRS any more)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1014/1311260361_46fec33c35_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: FernandoDuarte on January 27, 2009, 04:10:53 PM
Damn! The Snakewood Blackmachine!
Moooore pics...
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Roobubba on January 27, 2009, 04:18:07 PM
Lots of Les Pauls in this thread. Although I pretty much like all my guitars equally my #1 would have to be my Squier Tele.. Was my 2nd guitar after 15years of playing a beginner strat copy and it plays and sounds great. I have upgraded a lot of the stuff, has a set of Yardbirds and 4way switching and it can do anything I want it to.

(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/59/l_16e36bab65738fcaf8a8e8ce920c7094.jpg)

Although I love my Esquires, and always use one of them for practice/gigs, the Squier always comes along as the faithful workhorse backup and gets played the most at home.

Could do with some string then ay  :wink:

Why would it need strings? Its sole purpose is to make its owner look like a complete ****tard, which this one no doubt achieves easily! Keep that man-love shining on! :D

And Badger - LOL :D

Roo
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on January 27, 2009, 05:06:29 PM
(I don't own that PRS any more)

A Custom 22 with an Artist Pack and a Braz 'board?  Am I right?

Nice gee-tar Mister  :)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: AndyR on January 28, 2009, 01:51:22 PM
We've figured out how to use the missus's new camera :lol:

More pictures of my #1, Edith...
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Jonny on January 28, 2009, 03:36:21 PM
Here's my Indie, not as amazing as a PRS, Fender or Gibson, etc. but I do love all the pictures I take of it with my camera.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: dheim on January 28, 2009, 04:08:39 PM
not bad, not bad at all... can you post a full photo?
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: d1dsj on January 28, 2009, 04:10:20 PM
I agree... from what I can see the Indie looks great!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Jonny on January 28, 2009, 04:24:41 PM
Here you go, plus the guitar beside it that I got a few days ago. An Ibanez MTM2.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: mikeluke on January 28, 2009, 06:59:01 PM
This is more to see if I can get this damn picture linkage to work...

(http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss291/lucky_luke61/Picture004.jpg)

It is a Greco PRS/Eggle clone - just in case you were wondering - pups are Abraxas
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: dheim on January 28, 2009, 07:50:27 PM

(I don't own that PRS any more)


the blackmachine is simply awesome, but i can't imagine why you sold that gorgeous PRS!!!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Dazza1004 on January 29, 2009, 01:13:55 PM
Here's the PRS

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff151/Dazza1004/x50/custom24blue2.jpg)


beyond doubt in a different league than any guitar I have ever owned. I replaced the 5 way with a 3 way toggle but that's the only mod I will ever need.

It's a CU24 artist, one of the last with the brazilian rosewood fingerboard
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: HairyChris on January 30, 2009, 12:03:31 PM

(I don't own that PRS any more)


the blackmachine is simply awesome, but i can't imagine why you sold that gorgeous PRS!!!

It's a 2002 Cu22 Artist Pack, IRW board, with a pretty awesome fiddleback top. I sold it because of this:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3151/2682446571_5479d20222_b.jpg)

2005 Cu24 Artist Pack, solid IRW neck which I put Zebra BKP Cold Sweats in.

Blackmachine is still my #1 6 string, and I have a Blackmachine 7 due in the next 4 weeks (with Alnico Warpig set, fwiw, which we're trying to get done in zebra too... ;) ).
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: dheim on January 30, 2009, 03:40:53 PM
uhm... i prefer rosewood fingerboards and the wooden truss rod cover was gorgeous... apart these minor details (well, fretboards are not so minor...) in what do they differ?
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on January 30, 2009, 03:46:55 PM
22 frets vs 24 frets and a mahogany vs solid rosewood neck.....
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: dheim on January 30, 2009, 04:11:14 PM
22 frets vs 24 frets

of course... stupid question...  :)

enough to buy BOTH of them. not enough to sell one...  :P
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Scotty477 on January 30, 2009, 04:30:46 PM


My number 1 guitar hasn't changed in 8 years or so - even with the addition of a Fender Strat Plus and a Yamaha SG2000.

This is my Gibson Les Paul Classic, with Emerald pickups.



(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee245/Cobra_999/S7300187-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: HairyChris on January 30, 2009, 07:14:01 PM
Nice Goldtop!

22 frets vs 24 frets

of course... stupid question...  :)

enough to buy BOTH of them. not enough to sell one...  :P

Fretboards were the same, IRW, by the way. The TRC is a BaM forum one, original was a black metal 25th anniversary one although getting an IRW TRC cut is no big deal.

The CuRo 24 cost me a stupid amount of cash... even importing it from the US, used, myself. As I prefer playing the unfinished neck & flatter bridge the Cu22 had to go. It was an absolute tone monster, though, so in that respect I'll miss it.

EDIT: the PRS is still only my #2 guitar after the Blackmachine. Having 2 PRS Artist Packs would be kind of a waste. Especially as I use 7 strings more then 6 these days!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: HairyChris on January 30, 2009, 07:19:19 PM
Here's the PRS

(http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff151/Dazza1004/x50/custom24blue2.jpg)


beyond doubt in a different league than any guitar I have ever owned. I replaced the 5 way with a 3 way toggle but that's the only mod I will ever need.

It's a CU24 artist, one of the last with the brazilian rosewood fingerboard

Nice!

You got the stock HFS/VB set in that? I suggest a set of Cold Sweats as a like-for-like, they destroy the PRS pickups!! ;)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: hunter on January 30, 2009, 11:24:23 PM


Ok, No. 1 just changed after today's rehearsal :O)

Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Dazza1004 on January 31, 2009, 08:48:25 AM


Nice!

You got the stock HFS/VB set in that? I suggest a set of Cold Sweats as a like-for-like, they destroy the PRS pickups!! ;)
[/quote]

I have been really happy with the stock pickups, especially the neck although I know I am probably in the minority.

I have a cs neck in my les paul and it's def my favorite neck pick up ever, not sure about the cs bridge because every ceramic pickup I have tried I have found too bright / harsh (even the MM but that could have been my amp). I think I am an alnico kinda guy.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Philly Q on January 31, 2009, 09:21:44 AM
I have been really happy with the stock pickups, especially the neck although I know I am probably in the minority.

I think PRS pickups are very good, the people there know what they're doing.  We tend to get carried away on here, saying everything needs replacing with BKPs, but there are loads of other great pickups in the world.

Having said that, I am replacing the pickups on my Mira - with Cold Sweats as it happens - because the stock ones are just a little too warm and vintagey.  I want it to be more of a rocker.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: hunter on January 31, 2009, 09:33:55 AM
I have been really happy with the stock pickups, especially the neck although I know I am probably in the minority.

I think PRS pickups are very good, the people there know what they're doing.  We tend to get carried away on here, saying everything needs replacing with BKPs, but there are loads of other great pickups in the world.

Having said that, I am replacing the pickups on my Mira - with Cold Sweats as it happens - because the stock ones are just a little too warm and vintagey.  I want it to be more of a rocker.

... which brings us back to the good old wisdom: EVERYTHING needs replacing with BKPs ... sooner or later anyways.

Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Philly Q on January 31, 2009, 01:47:45 PM
... which brings us back to the good old wisdom: EVERYTHING needs replacing with BKPs ... sooner or later anyways.

We'll see...  :P
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on January 31, 2009, 03:56:32 PM
Yeah, I'm not convinced of that fact!  I'm sure an original '51 Nocaster or '59 Les Paul will do OK as standard  ;)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Pierre on January 31, 2009, 03:58:38 PM
Got two:
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y300/PierreEmmanuel/100_0213.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on January 31, 2009, 04:10:06 PM
That's not playing the game right Pierre - one only!!!!!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: viking on January 31, 2009, 05:44:38 PM
My n1 is my LP 53',converted in SB 58' with PAF's.The sunburst finish is really not the most striking (more orangy)but the sound is incredible.But i have no pic,at the moment.. :?But the one i play the most is my Contreras and ,right behind,my Gurian.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: JustBecos on January 31, 2009, 06:21:32 PM
Well here's my No1

PRS SC245 one of the last artist packs they made i think, they stop offering AP in May 08 (my tag is dated 30/05/08). As it's a 2008 It has paua shell outline bird inlays, Macassar ebony fretboard & headstock overlay.

The top is not as immediatly impressive as some of the PRS tops, but the more you look at it you realise just how complete the tight flame is with absolutly no breaks or dead spots

Sounds great and feels great.

It did remind me just how good the tremonti SE I have is, which plays just as well but doesn't sound anywhere near as good (might be time for some new pups)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: broken cord on February 01, 2009, 03:47:57 AM
Alas...there can only be one.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Jonny on February 01, 2009, 12:18:50 PM
A Christmas tree, lol?
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: AndyR on February 01, 2009, 12:41:22 PM
A Christmas tree, lol?

And, right at the moment, it's been viewed more times than the guitar has :lol:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Jonny on February 01, 2009, 12:43:09 PM
A Christmas tree, lol?

And, right at the moment, it's been viewed more times than the guitar has :lol:
LMAO
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: AndyR on February 01, 2009, 12:48:38 PM
Here's ours...  :lol:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: AndyR on February 01, 2009, 01:33:20 PM
In a guilty attempt to get this thread back on topic...

That's one sexy goldtop machinehead - I always like looking at that one... :D



My number 1 guitar hasn't changed in 8 years or so - even with the addition of a Fender Strat Plus and a Yamaha SG2000.

This is my Gibson Les Paul Classic, with Emerald pickups.



(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee245/Cobra_999/S7300187-3.jpg)

Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: HairyChris on February 03, 2009, 05:37:07 PM
I have been really happy with the stock pickups, especially the neck although I know I am probably in the minority.

I think PRS pickups are very good, the people there know what they're doing.  We tend to get carried away on here, saying everything needs replacing with BKPs, but there are loads of other great pickups in the world.

Having said that, I am replacing the pickups on my Mira - with Cold Sweats as it happens - because the stock ones are just a little too warm and vintagey.  I want it to be more of a rocker.

The RPs are really, REALLY nice. Put them in a stoptail Cu22 and you'll not be disappointed! Great definition and immensely, um, immense sounding. Matched my old Mesa Recto great - the combination of slightly vintage pickup and modern amp worked. OK I've since sold both the amp and guitar but that was a usage vs cashflow issue, nothing to do with the tone! :(

HFS/VB... The VB was a little sterile, and the HFS seemed a bit uncontrolled. The CS set fixed both of these points - livening up the neck position and giving more definition at the bridge. My opinion, anyway, and the rosewood neck may have introduced some characteristics that didn't agree with the stock set. ;)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: _tom_ on February 03, 2009, 07:26:13 PM
In a guilty attempt to get this thread back on topic...

That's one sexy goldtop machinehead - I always like looking at that one... :D


+1, I allready have 2 Les Pauls but I feel like I need a goldtop now :lol:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on February 03, 2009, 09:24:19 PM
Tom, you have the most unfulfilled GAS out of anyone I know!  :lol:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Pierre on February 03, 2009, 10:39:06 PM
That's not playing the game right Pierre - one only!!!!!

:( So hard...



But I'm going to go with Julia. More versatile, more character... fantastic guitar.
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y300/PierreEmmanuel/100_0212.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y300/PierreEmmanuel/100_0209-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Stu on February 09, 2009, 10:00:14 PM
Here's mine.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: gwEm on February 10, 2009, 09:23:08 AM
In a guilty attempt to get this thread back on topic...

That's one sexy goldtop machinehead - I always like looking at that one... :D


+1, I allready have 2 Les Pauls but I feel like I need a goldtop now :lol:

i'd like a goldtop too some day
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: noodleplugerine on February 10, 2009, 10:16:29 AM
Here's mine.

Awwww GASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Ted 'N' Leo on February 10, 2009, 09:44:05 PM
Here's mine.

Awwww GASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

I KNOW! I've been gassing for an Organic Mono ever since i saw one in Guitar Buyer!

Hows it play/sound Stu?
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Stu on February 10, 2009, 10:34:58 PM
It's the nicest playing guitar I every tried/owned thanks mostly to the immaculate neck heel joint. The sounds has quite strong mids and with the tone rolled off it does a great jazz sound (this caused me to sell my gretch 6120)
With the coils split it does a passable strat style sound but its never going to sound like a standalone single coil setup. The bridge pickup gives quite an aggressive lead tone although thats coming from someone who doesn't play really heavy music.
It was the fist lefty that Duncan built and so it doesn't have the BKP's that he builds them with now, just a Duncan JB and Jazz. I'm thinking of getting some BKP's for it but will have to wait to get my new Gus G1 to avoid being guitar-less.
Let me know if you want to know anything else.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: WezV on February 11, 2009, 08:37:47 AM
seriously!! the only guitar you have is an organic soon to be joined by a Gus.... awesome!!! ;)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: juansolo on February 11, 2009, 04:45:06 PM
The guitar it should be is the my Viper 400 (C-Pig + MQ) as it's pretty damn perfect in every way and made of pure awesome. However the guitar I pickup more than any other is always The Table. The poor thing has been butchered, stripped, had it's innards replaced multiple times and is on the whole treated rather badly. It also has the most bizarre PU combo in it ever (nailbomb bridge, mother's milk middle and stormy monday bridge in the neck position...). I almost sold it a few months ago, but happily I changed my mind. Love it.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3252/3052846382_832005de97.jpg)

Edited due to muppetry.
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Post by: Sollophonic on February 11, 2009, 04:57:31 PM
I posted mine before, but since then I have spent a bit of time with some paint stripper and removed the grey paint from it. It was starting to lose it anyway from over-enthusiastic sliding and picking, so an hour with the paint remover and it now looks like this
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k7/andys_01/RefinishedMMBluessideangle1.jpg)

(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k7/andys_01/RefinishedMMBluesSideangleBack1.jpg)

I have not lacquered it, so it will now age gracefully, I hope.

Great guitars these Buskers. www.buskerguitars.co.uk

Still my #1, only even more so!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Stu on February 11, 2009, 05:32:23 PM
seriously!! the only guitar you have is an organic soon to be joined by a Gus.... awesome!!! ;)

Yeh, I used to have a strat, gretch and jackson but now I just want to have a couple of guitars which are great quality and will get played regularly. Can't wait for the gus, it will be hard to put down.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Fourth Feline on February 11, 2009, 06:21:52 PM
Well, for me she is 'No.1' - albeit customised to my preferences, with ( amongst other things ) B.K.P Manhattans of course !   :)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u135/Fourth_Feline/VSA575-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: murraymurray on February 11, 2009, 09:55:12 PM
It also has the most bizarre PU combo in it ever (nailbomb neck, mother's milk middle and stormy monday bridge in the neck position...).

You have 2 neck pickups?
 :D
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on February 11, 2009, 10:14:51 PM
Well, for me she is 'No.1' - albeit customised to my preferences, with ( amongst other things ) B.K.P Manhattans of course !   :)

Manhattans eh? Didn't realise you'd had a change  :)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: sgmypod on February 11, 2009, 10:20:48 PM
Today..the front one my sg (now riff raff/crawler)
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/53/l_654bff3bbaf8d9e3d2d3e6a38c100dc5.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on February 11, 2009, 10:38:33 PM
I must admit, mine has changed since starting this thread  :oops:

The one on the right is now top dog - my PRS McCarty Rosewood  :)

(http://www.doppelganger-rock.com/Twinfan/McSet.JPG)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Fourth Feline on February 11, 2009, 10:43:04 PM
Well, for me she is 'No.1' - albeit customised to my preferences, with ( amongst other things ) B.K.P Manhattans of course !   :)

Manhattans eh? Didn't realise you'd had a change  :)

Yes Dave, I was originally going to have the Stormy Mondays gold covered - but there was some  delay in the gold plated covers being delivered. Realising that I was really more comfortable with the switch to archtops  and small solid state amps, I just knew somewhere up the line I would have to try at least one Manhattan - every bit as much as much as a player with 'specialist interests' in the other direction would probably hanker to try an overwound  set of ceramic Warpigs.

As I had sold some other smaller stuff to my 'dealer' - I thought I would take the plunge on a pair ( so the guitar did not just sound like a standard humbucker guitar in 'fancy dress' ) - and that way I still had the Stormies on hand if I ever needed to kit out a chrome / nickel hardware Jazzer.  

However, after hearing these - and enjoying the dramatic reduction in rig size - even the Stormy Mondays and Mississipi queens will probably get sold .  The Mules are the Les Paul - and the Manhattans are the archtop.  

After the S.G. and the valve amps have ( hopefully ) sold ; then the Les Paul and even the Baja tele could go next. The Tanglewood 335 copy covers a lot of bases - and sounds good even with the stock pickups, in the rare event that I ever should get asked to gig in the previous Soul Band / Blues style  ; - and now I have grown to enjoy the " one guitar, one amp and a lot of learning to do "  ethos ; the Manahattans where my ticket to the future.

I needed a solo project to work on - and not have practice / focus based on some fantasy of gigging ( as I used to do ) again.  It still fits the criterea of expanding into a duo / trio idea if ever the chance arrises - and at 50, the chances of ( eventually ) being asked to play a few things after dinner in a year or two - are more likely than being asked to join another band.

Appologies for the slight 'amp' sidetrack - but If you think the guitar / pickups were a change, here is the 100 watt 'stack' I now use :

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u135/Fourth_Feline/1001809aad-ag100_lg6-1.jpg)

- To put it in perspective - I think Oscar the cat is taller !  :lol:

I am sure the good Mrs Twinfan knows where I am coming from and going to on this one - as it's really quite like learning the piano ...  :wink:


I Blame it all on TwinFan for introducing me to Cleartone cables ...  :lol:

Cheers !
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Philly Q on February 11, 2009, 10:55:11 PM
You really do seem to be having a "Road to Damascus"* experience, Derek!  I just can't imagine getting rid of old favourites (or even new not-so-favourites  :oops: ) like that.  It must be a liberating feeling though!  :)


(* Sorry, I'm the product of a religious upbringing.... )
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Fourth Feline on February 11, 2009, 10:59:36 PM
You really do seem to be having a "Road to Damascus"* experience, Derek!  I just can't imagine getting rid of old favourites (or even new not-so-favourites  :oops: ) like that.  It must be a liberating feeling though!  :)


(* Sorry, I'm the product of a religious upbringing.... )

I feel I know Saul's perspective  better after recent events  ...  :)

It does indeed feel very liberating - and as keep I forgetting to mention, VERY relaxing; less 'Pink' - and more 'Audrey Hepburn' ...  8)

As you yourself once put it beautifully Phil, " it ( Jazz ) - seems to be more about the man and the music ".  Spot on there Phil !
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: juansolo on February 12, 2009, 04:08:27 PM
It also has the most bizarre PU combo in it ever (nailbomb neck, mother's milk middle and stormy monday bridge in the neck position...).

You have 2 neck pickups?
 :D

Whoops  :oops:   Nailbomb in the bridge...
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Groove Cartel on February 12, 2009, 05:00:30 PM
Here is a link to my guitar guys. I think I already posted pics, but website has been revamped and is worth a look. My guitar is the 'Custom' as pictured, the other is the new Oli Brown Signature Model. The website will develop as further examples are added.

My guitar has BKP Crawlers and Oli's has custom wound BKP P90's.

www.vanquishsounds.com


Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Fourth Feline on February 12, 2009, 05:34:36 PM
Here is a link to my guitar guys. I think I already posted pics, but website has been revamped and is worth a look. My guitar is the 'Custom' as pictured, the other is the new Oli Brown Signature Model. The website will develop as further examples are added.

My guitar has BKP Crawlers and Oli's has custom wound BKP P90's.

www.vanquishsounds.com


I really like the 'Custom' - very oppulent but yet classy.  I can imagine it feels very intimate to play - and sounds lovely and rich.  Cosmetically I much prefer the 'Custom' to the Oli Brown, especially in the horns / cutaway area - as the darker wood and grain pattern of the Custom's horns - make them look less like rabbit ears.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: ToneMonkey on February 12, 2009, 05:53:35 PM
Here is a link to my guitar guys. I think I already posted pics, but website has been revamped and is worth a look. My guitar is the 'Custom' as pictured, the other is the new Oli Brown Signature Model. The website will develop as further examples are added.

My guitar has BKP Crawlers and Oli's has custom wound BKP P90's.

www.vanquishsounds.com


Blimey, and they say Patrick Eggle's are the British PRS  :lol: 

Nice guitar's and I agree with FF, think I prefer the Custom.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Ted 'N' Leo on February 12, 2009, 05:57:37 PM
Today..the front one my sg (now riff raff/crawler)
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/53/l_654bff3bbaf8d9e3d2d3e6a38c100dc5.jpg)

Thats a lovely SG, 61 Reissue?
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Groove Cartel on February 12, 2009, 05:58:11 PM
Thanks guys.

It does 'feel' really nice with the oil and wax finish. Its also pretty resilient and easy to maintain.

I think the tops make a difference to the eyes perception of the body shape. The Oli Brown actually has more of a carve to the top than the Custom pictured, but that doesn't show fully.

They are great guitars though and if anyone is local to me, they are more than welcome to try my guitar out.

Thats a real nice guitar you have yourself. I would love to try a full on jazzer, but don't have the chops for it  :D

Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: FernandoDuarte on February 12, 2009, 06:01:04 PM
Here is a link to my guitar guys. I think I already posted pics, but website has been revamped and is worth a look. My guitar is the 'Custom' as pictured, the other is the new Oli Brown Signature Model. The website will develop as further examples are added.

My guitar has BKP Crawlers and Oli's has custom wound BKP P90's.


Beside I'm not very found in the design, they look very well built with some nice woods and parts!
Congrats :D
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: 38thBeatle on February 12, 2009, 07:42:30 PM
I love it. It looks very classy.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Oli on February 12, 2009, 07:59:47 PM
Some very nice guitars in here indeed :)

This is my #1 guitar, Gibby 2007 LP Standard:
(http://oli.doom-metal.com/lespaul.jpg)

Unfortunately the custom Ran next to it is sitting at about #3 or 4, which is a shame i think.
The LP could be moved to #2 when i get the 2nd fanned fret finished, i'm quite excited about it :)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Madiac on February 12, 2009, 08:23:05 PM
Really clean and nice contrasts on the burst on that paul! :band5:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: nfe on February 12, 2009, 08:40:39 PM
The Darbuka is cooler than both the guitars  8)

I should really get back to playing my drums, I've barely lifted anything bar djembes and bougarabous since I stopped playing in drum bands  :(
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: sgmypod on February 13, 2009, 08:48:26 AM
Is a 1989-90 standard sg I think..owned from new...lots of problems now a great guitar
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: SG Thrasher on February 15, 2009, 01:50:29 PM
Bump for my number 1, nothing too fancy, but it's a beaut to me.
Shes got a sinner in the bridge.

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b205/baz_strikes_back/EHX013.jpg)

With new saddles:
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b205/baz_strikes_back/February08009.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Philly Q on February 15, 2009, 02:00:14 PM
Bump for my number 1, nothing too fancy, but it's a beaut to me.
Shes got a sinner in the bridge.

Have you changed over to Tusq saddles in the second pic, or is it just a trick of the light?
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: SG Thrasher on February 15, 2009, 02:06:58 PM
Yeah Tusq saddles, a huge improvement over the originals.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Philly Q on February 15, 2009, 02:10:29 PM
I have a set for one of my Strats, it'll be interesting to see how they compare with vintage-style saddles (if I ever get the guitar finished).
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: SG Thrasher on February 15, 2009, 02:16:36 PM
It might be in my head but the acoustic sound is a lot nicer, more defined and guitar-sounding(If you know what i mean), rather than just hearing strings vibrating you can hear the tone of the guitar. After all of the pickups are replaced I'll have to get rid of the bridge, it's cheap and nasty. I've got it blocked off at the moment.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Philosoful on February 15, 2009, 05:00:26 PM
Can't remember if I actually posted this on this forum but this when it's done:
(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2258/112/85/506112122/n506112122_1501081_2346.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: dheim on February 15, 2009, 05:33:57 PM
you did, you did...  :)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Philosoful on February 15, 2009, 09:06:08 PM
*not obsessed, not obsessed*... :lol:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on February 15, 2009, 10:50:02 PM
I guess mine has changed again hasn't it?  :roll:

Can't see it shifting from this one now  ;)

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/ME.jpg)
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Post by: sgmypod on February 16, 2009, 06:24:03 AM
*L* havn't you said that before Twinfan
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Post by: AndyR on February 16, 2009, 08:34:55 AM
^ :lol:

Still looks cute though...
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Post by: hunter on February 16, 2009, 08:47:31 AM

I thought you didn't like birds, dave?

 8)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Tellboy on February 16, 2009, 09:27:52 AM

I thought you didn't like birds, dave?

 8)

Or apparently maple top guitars !!  :lol: :lol:

Quote
I personally don't like the tone of maple top guitars so Iwouldn't buy one, but I think the SCs look superb  :)

Err..I probably misread that....you meant you wouldn't buy 'one', but would probably buy 'two'  :lol: :lol:

By the way, lovely Modern Eagle ...all this PRS love prompted me to buy a Standard...very impressed with the set up, finish, playability. A 'plain jane' compared to the Modern Eagle but still has all the good PRS features. Will probably follow Philly Q and fit a covered set of Cold Sweats to replace the HFS/VB.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on February 16, 2009, 10:17:34 AM
Yeah, I know what I've said re. maple tops in the past.  I think it was a combination of average woods and singlecuts that I couldn't get on with.  Oops  :oops:

I like birds on the right guitar.  I like 'em on the ME  ;)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: LP_LOVER on February 21, 2009, 02:15:53 PM
My absolute #1 guitar is my 21 years old Les Paul Standard.

I've played/gigged with it a lot.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Ted 'N' Leo on February 22, 2009, 01:10:53 AM
My absolute #1 guitar is my 21 years old Les Paul Standard.

It's been played/gigged a lot.

It's my favourite Les Paul in both tone and playability. It's not too heavy in weight and not too light either, it just feels right. I wouldn't describe the tone as bright or dark...it has a very rich, clear, warm and full tone. For me it has that perfect thick LP tone without being over the top.

Calibrated set of Holydivers.

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s163/Bamischijf/silverbuuuuuuuuuuuuuurst.jpg)

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s163/Bamischijf/silverbuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu-1.jpg)

Are you Adam Jones from Tool by any chance? :P

Very cool looking guitar, always had a soft spot for silverburst Les Pauls.

Good age too, same as me!
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Post by: nfe on February 22, 2009, 01:50:38 AM
My absolute #1 guitar is my 21 years old Les Paul Standard.

It's been played/gigged a lot.

It's my favourite Les Paul in both tone and playability. It's not too heavy in weight and not too light either, it just feels right. I wouldn't describe the tone as bright or dark...it has a very rich, clear, warm and full tone. For me it has that perfect thick LP tone without being over the top.

Calibrated set of Holydivers.

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s163/Bamischijf/silverbuuuuuuuuuuuuuurst.jpg)

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s163/Bamischijf/silverbuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu-1.jpg)


AHHHHHHHHH!!!

Get it off that stand. It might ot be, but it looks like one of the stands you get under all sorts of names, Stagg and so on. They tarnish Nitro finishes horribly!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: LP_LOVER on February 22, 2009, 10:30:23 AM
Ted 'N' Leo:

Thanks for your nice comments. I'm not the man himself, haha. The funny thing is that I didn't choose for the Holydivers to sound like Adam...The Divers seemed the right fit for this Silverburst Les Paul. The HD is sort of based on the JB. It's not only great for hardrock, but it does great cleans as well.

nfe:

You're right about the guitar stand! I hate it, in every aspect.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Will on February 22, 2009, 10:33:54 AM
I was looking at that stand thinking surely thats burning your nitro. Whats the harm though, gives it soem vibe :P
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: gwEm on February 22, 2009, 10:36:18 AM
I was looking at that stand thinking surely thats burning your nitro. Whats the harm though, gives it soem vibe :P

do you like the silverburst finish will? i can see you with a paul like that...
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: _tom_ on February 22, 2009, 10:39:40 AM
I didnt like silverburst until I saw the pictures of that one made by Feline, now I really want one.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Will on February 22, 2009, 10:42:49 AM
Would match my Goldburst :P Yeah they look cool, I can't understand why they are so expensive though, the burst on those colours isn't as subtle as they can do it on sunbursts, if you get what I mean. It has to be, by nature of the colours more of a blob burst
Have seen a few with Kahler's on going cheap though.
Anyway, don't thikn I have posted my number 1
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: w... on February 22, 2009, 01:22:18 PM
Today..the front one my sg (now riff raff/crawler)
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/53/l_654bff3bbaf8d9e3d2d3e6a38c100dc5.jpg)

Bit of an old pic there, or do you want the gold Gretsch (6th from front) back and you're dropping hints?  :lol:

Will post mine up in a bit...
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Post by: sgmypod on February 22, 2009, 03:01:20 PM
The Warliss actually posts...*L* no not a hint and yes an old pic (accoustic is a Simon and patrick at back..now a segull)
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Post by: broken cord on February 22, 2009, 10:27:29 PM
It is one of these two:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on February 22, 2009, 11:57:13 PM
But which?  ;)
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Post by: Madiac on February 26, 2009, 11:17:10 PM
I think ive bonded with this one!
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f343/Piriripak/DSCN1784.jpg)

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Post by: Lew on February 26, 2009, 11:59:30 PM
That SG looks sexeh!!
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Post by: FernandoDuarte on February 27, 2009, 03:33:48 AM
:o
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Post by: sgmypod on February 27, 2009, 10:27:02 AM
(http://www.seagullguitars.com/gtrmjm6cwgtqII.jpg) Image from site but same spec as mine(looks very shiny in that pic though)
Is one of the best acoustics I've played, has mic and under saddle..so natural sounding through p/a and of course beautiful sounding unplugged
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Post by: bucketbot on September 19, 2009, 09:16:26 AM
My Carvin DC400CW......Beautiful!!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/Bucketbot/DC400/DC012.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/Bucketbot/DC400/DC015-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/Bucketbot/DC400/DC013.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/Bucketbot/DC400/DC0110.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/Bucketbot/DC400/DC016.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v305/Bucketbot/DC400/DC011.jpg
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: DavidRees on September 19, 2009, 10:02:09 AM
my Yamaha MSG with underwound Lindy Fralin humbuckers - very PAF
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: TheIronBeast on September 19, 2009, 10:18:03 AM
For me I'm torn between these two, I couldn't part with either of them.

Fender 1982 Fullerton Stratocaster
(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh115/theironbeast/PICT0364.jpg)

This is my main gigging guitar, it just sounds killer when played through a PA.



Fender Custom Shop Rory Gallagher Stratocaster
(http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh115/theironbeast/PICT0369.jpg)

This is my backup guitar and the guitar I use when we play Rory Gallagher covers, it just feels like it belongs in my hands :)


It will be interesting to see if anybody who originally posted in this thread has changed their mind ;)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Ted 'N' Leo on September 19, 2009, 01:24:44 PM

It will be interesting to see if anybody who originally posted in this thread has changed their mind ;)


Well, i have! Since my last post i've got one of these

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b336/Lehi_1987/3392.jpg?t=1253362980)

Gibson ES-339 with 50s chunky neck. Its awesome!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Fikealox on September 19, 2009, 01:52:31 PM
At the moment mine is the iceburst Fly. I have a black one getting a pickup change and a midi pickup installed which might take first place until I can get some Warpigs in the iceburst :D
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg35/Fikealox/Flyall1.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on September 19, 2009, 02:10:52 PM
It will be interesting to see if anybody who originally posted in this thread has changed their mind ;)

Well mine has changed twice in this thread already :lol:

All things considered, and based on a whole number of factors, I think I'll stick with the Modern Eagle as my #1.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: BigK on September 19, 2009, 11:06:29 PM
At the moment mine is the iceburst Fly. I have a black one getting a pickup change and a midi pickup installed which might take first place until I can get some Warpigs in the iceburst :D
(http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg35/Fikealox/Flyall1.jpg)

That is one Gorgeous guitar, I've always admired parker flys but have never had the chance to play one.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: AndyR on September 20, 2009, 10:24:11 AM
Well, it's still early days (less than 48 hours), but it looks like my new strat is in grave danger of becoming #1 :D

Pics in the NGD thread: http://bareknucklepickups.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=18828.0 (http://bareknucklepickups.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=18828.0)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: 38thBeatle on September 20, 2009, 02:06:45 PM
My No 1 is as before - the 1970's Strat.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Spiteface on September 20, 2009, 02:41:00 PM
Here's mine:

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y243/Spiteface/Dot.jpg)

BKP Riff Raff's installed.  I'd say it's the "nicest" guitar I own, but yesterday I bought a Squier Classic Vibe tele, and I'm having a lot of fun with that one right now.  I'll be considering getting some BKPs for that real soon.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: AndyR on September 20, 2009, 03:20:51 PM
That black Epi looks mighty fine :D
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: BigB on September 22, 2009, 12:56:04 PM

Some of us own one guitar, some of us several, some of us probably too many *cough*  :roll:

Well, I only own two currently, and the second one only came in recently (late spring). But my #1 for the past 20 years, the one that's so much a part of me I couldn't even consider selling (would you sell your arm or leg ?), and that  became even more #1 (if possible) since I replaced those #%*$/!!! X2Ns with a Crawler set is still my good old Vox Custom 24, Madame Brun (sorry, old picture, I'll have to take a couple new with the BKPs):

(http://alostnet.eu/vox/imgp1039.jpg)

She's a wicked bitch, but, hey, she just have that kind of mojo  :twisted:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: FernandoDuarte on September 22, 2009, 07:34:42 PM
Finally a pic of this!!! Awesome! Looking forward for the pic with BKP
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: gwEm on September 22, 2009, 09:52:39 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2596/3724715162_d536194f1e_d.jpg)

there we go - stock '84 Gibson Flying V with Johnny Winter signature for the mojo
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: BigB on September 23, 2009, 12:01:20 AM

there we go - stock '84 Gibson Flying V with Johnny Winter signature for the mojo

wow !
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: sgmypod on September 23, 2009, 02:52:14 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2596/3724715162_d536194f1e_d.jpg)

there we go - stock '84 Gibson Flying V with Johnny Winter signature for the mojo
Love the pose
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: badgermark on September 23, 2009, 06:13:10 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2596/3724715162_d536194f1e_d.jpg)

there we go - stock '84 Gibson Flying V with Johnny Winter signature for the mojo
Love the pose

Gwem is such a nice fella it's hard to believe he is possibly the biggest rock god on the forum. When I grow up i wanna be gWem.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: sgmypod on September 23, 2009, 06:16:25 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2596/3724715162_d536194f1e_d.jpg)

there we go - stock '84 Gibson Flying V with Johnny Winter signature for the mojo
Love the pose

Gwem is such a nice fella it's hard to believe he is possibly the biggest rock god on the forum. When I grow up i wanna be gWem.
..nice man love there *S*
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: gwEm on September 23, 2009, 06:19:30 PM
Gwem is such a nice fella it's hard to believe he is possibly the biggest rock god on the forum. When I grow up i wanna be gWem.
feeling the sarcasm  :lol:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: badgermark on September 26, 2009, 10:40:49 AM
Gwem is such a nice fella it's hard to believe he is possibly the biggest rock god on the forum. When I grow up i wanna be gWem.
feeling the sarcasm  :lol:

No sarcasm! I was being totally, 100% sincere.

My number one is still my holydivered tele, though my stock faded SG and new tele deluxe are VERY close seconds. A group pic shall be coming soon.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Alex on September 26, 2009, 11:43:58 AM
Picture update

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/theonlywarlock/Gitarren002.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/theonlywarlock/Guitars/IMGP0060.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/theonlywarlock/Guitars/IMGP0069.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/theonlywarlock/Guitars/IMGP0065.jpg)
I had passives in it for a while as well
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/theonlywarlock/Guitars/IMGP1239.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Neemo on September 28, 2009, 07:14:42 AM
(http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/42681/2513007130100154862S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2513007130100154862CuOpDl)

I've got some nice axes but this one has to be my ultimate go-to-guitar. Equipped with Ceramic Warpig and JE1000 active circuit.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: gingataff on September 28, 2009, 07:28:22 AM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2596/3724715162_d536194f1e_d.jpg)

there we go - stock '84 Gibson Flying V with Johnny Winter signature for the mojo

...and to think how much you hated that signature when you got it :lol:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: gwEm on September 28, 2009, 11:03:09 AM
...and to think how much you hated that signature when you got it :lol:
aye :) have grown to love it!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: gingataff on September 28, 2009, 05:58:31 PM
...and to think how much you hated that signature when you got it :lol:
aye :) have grown to love it!

I must say in that pic it really does look wickedawesome, or whatever the young people say these days. :)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Jonny on September 28, 2009, 09:24:28 PM
...and to think how much you hated that signature when you got it :lol:
aye :) have grown to love it!

I must say in that pic it really does look wickedawesome, or whatever the young people say these days. :)
Rad.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Philly Q on September 28, 2009, 11:03:55 PM
...and to think how much you hated that signature when you got it :lol:
aye :) have grown to love it!

I must say in that pic it really does look wickedawesome, or whatever the young people say these days. :)
Rad.

Is "Rad" back in fashion, or are you just taking the piss out of us old folks?  :P
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Will on September 28, 2009, 11:43:21 PM
Shag-tacular and Shag-erific are coming back around, they're quite retro aren't they?
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Jonny on September 28, 2009, 11:44:04 PM
...and to think how much you hated that signature when you got it :lol:
aye :) have grown to love it!

I must say in that pic it really does look wickedawesome, or whatever the young people say these days. :)
Rad.

Is "Rad" back in fashion, or are you just taking the piss out of us old folks?  :P
Neither. I love the word 'rad' and 'neato', there are more but I don't remember them right now.

I'm a youngin wantin' ta live in the oldies.

EDIT: I Google'd 'retro catchphrases' and found out this one:

BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL!!!

That's awesome.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: FernandoDuarte on September 29, 2009, 12:45:15 AM
BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL!!!

:lol:
Oh I remember it! He Man! Did people really said it at the time (I was really a small kid)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: nfe on September 29, 2009, 12:45:53 AM
...and to think how much you hated that signature when you got it :lol:
aye :) have grown to love it!

I must say in that pic it really does look wickedawesome, or whatever the young people say these days. :)
Rad.

Is "Rad" back in fashion, or are you just taking the piss out of us old folks?  :P
Neither. I love the word 'rad' and 'neato', there are more but I don't remember them right now.

I'm a youngin wantin' ta live in the oldies.

EDIT: I Google'd 'retro catchphrases' and found out this one:

BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL!!!

That's awesome.

We don't talk of Ibrox here, thankyou.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: TheIronBeast on September 29, 2009, 09:22:00 AM
...and to think how much you hated that signature when you got it :lol:
aye :) have grown to love it!

I must say in that pic it really does look wickedawesome, or whatever the young people say these days. :)
Rad.

Is "Rad" back in fashion, or are you just taking the piss out of us old folks?  :P
Neither. I love the word 'rad' and 'neato', there are more but I don't remember them right now.

I'm a youngin wantin' ta live in the oldies.

EDIT: I Google'd 'retro catchphrases' and found out this one:

BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL!!!

That's awesome.

We don't talk of Ibrox here, thankyou.

 :lol: not sure too many people here will get that joke.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: exoslime on September 29, 2009, 10:44:54 AM
BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL :shock: :shock:
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:i2EcPxjQbkDgzM:http://www.he-man.org/news_images/MOTUC/motuc_skeletor3.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Jonny on September 29, 2009, 10:53:31 AM
...and to think how much you hated that signature when you got it :lol:
aye :) have grown to love it!

I must say in that pic it really does look wickedawesome, or whatever the young people say these days. :)
Rad.

Is "Rad" back in fashion, or are you just taking the piss out of us old folks?  :P
Neither. I love the word 'rad' and 'neato', there are more but I don't remember them right now.

I'm a youngin wantin' ta live in the oldies.

EDIT: I Google'd 'retro catchphrases' and found out this one:

BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL!!!

That's awesome.

We don't talk of Ibrox here, thankyou.

 :lol: not sure too many people here will get that joke.
Football? Rangers?
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: TheIronBeast on September 29, 2009, 01:37:29 PM
...and to think how much you hated that signature when you got it :lol:
aye :) have grown to love it!

I must say in that pic it really does look wickedawesome, or whatever the young people say these days. :)
Rad.

Is "Rad" back in fashion, or are you just taking the piss out of us old folks?  :P
Neither. I love the word 'rad' and 'neato', there are more but I don't remember them right now.

I'm a youngin wantin' ta live in the oldies.

EDIT: I Google'd 'retro catchphrases' and found out this one:

BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL!!!

That's awesome.

We don't talk of Ibrox here, thankyou.

 :lol: not sure too many people here will get that joke.
Football? Rangers?

I was just assuming that not many here were interested in Scottish football.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Ian Price on September 29, 2009, 01:39:41 PM
I was just assuming that not many here were interested in Scottish football.

They play football in Scotland now? Whatever next  :D
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: nfe on September 29, 2009, 05:30:42 PM
The Scottish first division is the most entertaining league in Britain, it's a total lottery, primary school scorelines week in, week out.

And my poor Pars dwindling down in that lower half of it  :cry:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Lew on September 29, 2009, 10:50:32 PM
(http://www.jamguitars.co.uk/fibenare/neckjoint.gif)
(http://www.jamguitars.co.uk/fibenare/stock/classic.gif)
(http://www.jamguitars.co.uk/fibenare/stock/classicclose1.gif)
(http://www.jamguitars.co.uk/fibenare/stock/classicclose2.gif)

Now set-up and tweaked to my tastes this guitar is phenomenal  8)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: noodleplugerine on September 29, 2009, 11:08:17 PM
Gorgeous.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: FernandoDuarte on September 30, 2009, 01:47:23 AM
Gorgeous.

Trully
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: camf on October 02, 2009, 09:35:50 PM
It's probably the Feline Tabby... it is just lovely. Shame I'm not really a tele fan. My Hamer Special FM in blue/purple would be next.

see here... http://www.felineguitars.com/spec_sheets/Sunburst%20F%20Hole%20Tabbby.htm

Sorry, but I don't know how to load pics.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Frank on October 03, 2009, 03:24:36 AM
I just wish I had some better photos of this one!

This is my Mighty Mite partscaster, built from F-licensed parts with Fender noiseless pickups and it is simply the best strat I've ever laid hands on. Swamp ash body, quilted maple drop top, nice birdseye maple neck, trem locked down.

Hear it in action here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoshcX7M4Ng&feature=channel) - the ash and maple bite is offset nicely by the rosewood fingerboard mellowness, creating a strat with the right balance of body and twang that's worked out beautifully for my playing style.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: camf on October 03, 2009, 10:52:10 AM
Aw yeah Frank... nice job there!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: choucas09 on November 02, 2009, 05:47:53 PM
This is my Eastman El Rey ER1. I finally got round to buying an archtop and it's absolutely blown me away. Eventually I'll get a BK rewind on the Kent Armstrong pup to milk the last drop out of it.
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc119/jage7/DSC01479.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Jonny on November 02, 2009, 08:10:49 PM
This is my Eastman El Rey ER1. I finally got round to buying an archtop and it's absolutely blown me away. Eventually I'll get a BK rewind on the Kent Armstrong pup to milk the last drop out of it.
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc119/jage7/DSC01479.jpg)
That is NICE!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: sgmypod on November 02, 2009, 10:28:45 PM
now that is different
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: hunter on November 03, 2009, 10:43:12 AM
This is my Eastman El Rey ER1. I finally got round to buying an archtop and it's absolutely blown me away. Eventually I'll get a BK rewind on the Kent Armstrong pup to milk the last drop out of it.
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc119/jage7/DSC01479.jpg)

Wow, how does it hold up with the brootalz?
 :lol:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on November 03, 2009, 10:44:53 AM
I can imagine "Fourth Feline" liking that one  :)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: mikeluke on November 03, 2009, 10:48:06 AM
Shame it is not blue....
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on November 03, 2009, 11:06:51 AM
:lol:

I don't DO jazz  ;)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: JDC on November 03, 2009, 01:10:29 PM
oh yes you do, you just don't know it yet
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: choucas09 on November 03, 2009, 01:28:04 PM
I don't do jazz either. I bought it to get a nice smokey blues tone, but in fact it does everything well. It sounds huge with drives and sweet clean. This is the blues tone I was after.
http://www.zshare.net/audio/6347638610ce6b95/
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: CaptainDesslock on November 03, 2009, 03:00:55 PM
funny...I woulda thought MDV would have flooded this thread with pictures of his new one by now  :)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: dheim on November 03, 2009, 11:31:40 PM
This is my Eastman El Rey ER1. I finally got round to buying an archtop and it's absolutely blown me away. Eventually I'll get a BK rewind on the Kent Armstrong pup to milk the last drop out of it.
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc119/jage7/DSC01479.jpg)

looks awesome but... no bridge pickup???
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Fourth Feline on December 12, 2009, 04:32:06 PM
This is my Eastman El Rey ER1. I finally got round to buying an archtop and it's absolutely blown me away. Eventually I'll get a BK rewind on the Kent Armstrong pup to milk the last drop out of it.
(http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc119/jage7/DSC01479.jpg)

Sorry for the delayed realisation / reaction to your guitar;  but as Dave said, I think that is gorgeous !  It looks even better in your photo - than the other pictures ( Ads ) I have seen.  I really love those Eastmans, especially with the wider nut and ebony fingerboard .  I prefer the 805 and the El Ray types - where the lower bout doest not jut forward too far.  

 Are you still enjoying it Choucas ?  :)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: choucas09 on December 12, 2009, 07:34:47 PM
Yes I love it FF. It's a great guitar and Eastman's are pretty awesome value for money. All solid woods, handcarved back and front, superb build quality and the best case I've ever seen (fibreglass with sealed edges and made specifically for this guitar). All that for 885 new. There was 100 off for a ding I never found. Anybody with any interest in a hollow body should check out their fairly extensive range.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Will on December 12, 2009, 11:10:52 PM
I am down to 1 guitar :) Gibson XR1 as previously posted as my #1.
for the moment...
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: FernandoDuarte on December 15, 2009, 10:24:51 PM
I am down to 1 guitar :) Gibson XR1 as previously posted as my #1.
for the moment...

Good to hear it :)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: zf on December 17, 2009, 09:04:51 PM
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/272510/IMG_0053.jpg)

PRS Singlecut Satin, now fitted with Painkillers. Also put in GraphTech piezo saddles and preamp. Sounds huge! :) (clips later once everything's properly set up.)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: LP_LOVER on December 21, 2009, 12:05:39 AM
(http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/42681/2513007130100154862S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2513007130100154862CuOpDl)

I've got some nice axes but this one has to be my ultimate go-to-guitar. Equipped with Ceramic Warpig and JE1000 active circuit.

That one is tasty  8)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: HTH AMPS on December 21, 2009, 12:12:08 AM
(http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/42681/2513007130100154862S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2513007130100154862CuOpDl)

I've got some nice axes but this one has to be my ultimate go-to-guitar. Equipped with Ceramic Warpig and JE1000 active circuit.

That one is tasty  8)

thats a guitar that means business if ever I saw one - I'd love a Ran guitar one day (a metal machine of course)  8)


Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: MDV on December 21, 2009, 12:30:39 AM
funny...I woulda thought MDV would have flooded this thread with pictures of his new one by now  :)

I think people have seen it by now ;)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: CaptainDesslock on December 26, 2009, 06:26:47 AM
tis a blurred pic, but my camera has died and i don't feel like venturing out into the cold to fix it.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Frank on December 26, 2009, 07:54:20 AM
tis a blurred pic, but my camera has died and i don't feel like venturing out into the cold to fix it.

that's rather ... pink

what is that exactly? I love the shiny pickup covers
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: 38thBeatle on December 26, 2009, 11:37:20 AM
Looks great Captain. I look forward to seeing more pics.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: FELINEGUITARS on December 26, 2009, 12:57:56 PM
tis a blurred pic, but my camera has died and i don't feel like venturing out into the cold to fix it.

that's rather ... pink

what is that exactly? I love the shiny pickup covers

Looks like a Legra - and a Matt Bellamy inspired guitar - not sure what circuit lurks behind the Floyd though
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: CaptainDesslock on December 26, 2009, 03:33:07 PM
tis a blurred pic, but my camera has died and i don't feel like venturing out into the cold to fix it.

that's rather ... pink

what is that exactly? I love the shiny pickup covers

Looks like a Legra - and a Matt Bellamy inspired guitar - not sure what circuit lurks behind the Floyd though

No you fool, its red! Tis a fuzz factory and a kill switch that lurks behind the floyd  :D
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: marantz1300 on December 27, 2009, 11:00:22 AM
73 Tele.Mucho MoJo.It has a bit of genuine wear,BK Blackguards and has been routed for a hummer in the distant past.It sounds wonderful and is very light.I have two other Tele,this is my favorite,but  I think I migt trade it. I need a different guitar.                                         (http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii98/marantz1300/73tele.jpg)                                   (http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii98/marantz1300/100_1320.jpg)                                               (http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii98/marantz1300/100_1321.jpg)                                           (http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii98/marantz1300/100_1319-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Frank on December 27, 2009, 11:06:59 AM
No you fool, its red! Tis a fuzz factory and a kill switch that lurks behind the floyd  :D

haha, pink guitar, pink guitar, you've got a pink guitar
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Fourth Feline on December 27, 2009, 11:52:41 AM
I love the character of your Telecaster  Marantz1300.  :)

I was also impressed with Captain Desslock's Funky Pink Guitar ( M.Q neck PU ? ) - and look forward to more pictures.
I know a chap that would just love that guitar, as he likes the less obvious - but still attractive ,  smile inducing stuff .

Also,  scrolling back - the lovely satin sheen and functional simplicity on ZF's PRS Singlecut.   :)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: BigB on December 27, 2009, 11:55:44 AM
73 Tele.Mucho MoJo.It has a bit of genuine wear,BK Blackguards and has been routed for a hummer in the distant past.It sounds wonderful and is very light.

and looks very yummy  8)

Quote
I have two other Tele,this is my favorite,but  I think I migt trade it. I need a different guitar.                                       

If it's your fav then by all mean keep it. My 2 cents...
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Frank on December 27, 2009, 11:56:50 AM
I love the character of your Telecaster  Marantz1300.  

+1 for this. I'm a sucker for blonde ash teles, I can't believe he's considering trading it!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: marantz1300 on December 27, 2009, 01:10:05 PM
Theres a PRS for trade in seconds out.I've never had one,you'se guys are making me have second thoughts. :?
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Frank on December 27, 2009, 02:26:15 PM
I can never sell my guitars, still got guitars I bought in 1987. Although I did give a strat away to a friend once.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: BigB on December 27, 2009, 03:28:59 PM
Theres a PRS for trade in seconds out.I've never had one,you'se guys are making me have second thoughts. :?

Sell another of your 3 teles (or two others if needed). I just can get why you'd trade your fav one when you have two others you like less ????
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: marantz1300 on December 27, 2009, 03:57:57 PM
Its worth the most.The others are a MIJ 62 with Yardbirds,a present from my wife and a Peavey reactor.                                   (http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii98/marantz1300/3kings.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Herbie the Rad Dorklift on January 06, 2010, 10:43:40 AM
(http://www.imagejar.com/site/pic/101CKi7S/4531.jpg)

(http://www.imagejar.com/site/pic/101CKi7S/4532.jpg)

Bought off a forum member, since had a killswitch installed and moved the knobs around, gotten rid of the tone too.

It's nice....
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Ian Price on January 06, 2010, 11:06:29 AM
Its worth the most.The others are a MIJ 62 with Yardbirds,a present from my wife and a Peavey reactor.

Speaking form experience I would say don't trade it!! I sold my '75 tele and regret it a little. It did get me a CS Esquire though and this is a significantly better* guitar (I did a 3-way trade on the Esquire about 6 months after getting it and now am the proud owner of a CS Strat).

The other thing worth considering is are humbuckers really for you? I've tried and owned a few HB equipped guitars (PRS SC245, ES-335, LP Standard, Indie 523, Indie IPR500 (I think), Indie Dragon. Judging by the pics you have posted you seem to be a single coil man so really think hard and be absolutel sure about it.


* better = lighter, more resonant, easier to play, more open sounding and looks very cool.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Bob Gnarly on January 07, 2010, 04:46:30 PM

haha, pink guitar, pink guitar, you've got a pink guitar

That's not pink. This is pink ;)
(http://i687.photobucket.com/albums/vv239/barrydodds/DSC00943.jpg)

The blue one is my favourite guitar. It's not the one i play the most, that would be my iceman (which is currently getting BKP cold sweats fitted). But, if I had to save one guitar from a fire. It would be my blue Patrick Eggle. We've got a lot of history. I've owned it for 17 years. Made quite a bit of cash playing it, and I LOVE it.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Johnny Mac on January 07, 2010, 06:59:26 PM
Most of you would have seen this by now but for anyone who hasn't.

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m153/Johnnymac1965/P1030046.jpg)

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m153/Johnnymac1965/P1030054.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: FernandoDuarte on January 07, 2010, 09:29:11 PM

haha, pink guitar, pink guitar, you've got a pink guitar

That's not pink. This is pink ;)

Couldn't see the pic, even trying browsing the link...



Love this LP! :cry:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Afghan Dave on January 07, 2010, 09:34:57 PM
Everyone knows I consider J Mac & Feline friends so I'm partial but...

THAT Feline LION IS A BADASS F**KIN' LP!!!

(one day Jon will make me a Matthias Jabs Explorer 90 that will beat it though  :P)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Bob Gnarly on January 07, 2010, 10:19:34 PM

Couldn't see the pic, even trying browsing the link...



fixed (hopefully)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: FernandoDuarte on January 07, 2010, 10:43:35 PM

Couldn't see the pic, even trying browsing the link...



fixed (hopefully)

That's pink...
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Jonny on January 08, 2010, 10:39:35 AM
I've grown to love my Vigier more and more, so I might convert, lol.. Would take a little longer to get a collection of Vigiers but still..

Here's the Supra I have:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v396/GrimReapo/Vigier/DSC00586.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v396/GrimReapo/Vigier/DSC00587.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v396/GrimReapo/Vigier/DSC00596.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Insightibanez on January 11, 2010, 12:56:07 PM
Gibson Gothic loaded with EMGs but looking to upgrade to a pair of BKs.

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p170/thegiz2007/103_0636.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: choucas09 on January 11, 2010, 06:10:37 PM
That gothic looks like a real bad boy. Love it.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Insightibanez on January 12, 2010, 04:08:45 AM
That gothic looks like a real bad boy. Love it.

ITS A TONE MONTER!!!!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Insightibanez on January 12, 2010, 10:33:43 AM
Make no mistake, These guitars shred, LOL!!!!! :lol:

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p170/thegiz2007/hannah.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on April 02, 2010, 09:32:27 PM
Time for a resurrection of this thread I reckon!

I didn't think the Modern Eagle would get knocked off top spot, but it has.  When playing at home the guitar I'm grabbing above all others is the one below.  If this house is burning, I'm going back in for it.  Definitely worth the sacrifice of my bike to buy it.

Anyone else replaced their #1 recently?  I think Mr 38th Beatle's Strat has been beaten?

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Francine/Francine_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Philly Q on April 05, 2010, 02:43:58 PM
This is my #1 at the moment.  5 pounds, 0.2 ounces of pure awesomeness.

(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p216/phillyq/2806.jpg)
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p216/phillyq/2806a.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: _tom_ on April 05, 2010, 02:51:13 PM
Definitely this one now. Had its first gig on Saturday and it was great. Not even gonna change the pickups.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4245384199_a92f2cbe41.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: dheim on April 05, 2010, 04:29:07 PM
i've lost your NGD, tom! very nice SG, i see... :)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Twinfan on April 05, 2010, 05:15:14 PM
Interesting that you're loving the Mira X Phil - after all your doubts!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: sgmypod on April 05, 2010, 05:32:37 PM
Torn at moment..been playing my sg a lot (now has uncovered riff raff and crawler (http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/53/l_654bff3bbaf8d9e3d2d3e6a38c100dc5.jpg)
and my stock Duesy (http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/120/l_a51593dbebc048cb99079c12b98a6c46.jpg)
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Post by: Ted on April 05, 2010, 05:40:53 PM
my regular player.

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_6iOXpuSi-aM/S7oSTP1eSzI/AAAAAAAACbE/oIz-JAuslQU/s512/IMG_0555.JPG)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Philly Q on April 05, 2010, 05:43:07 PM
Interesting that you're loving the Mira X Phil - after all your doubts!

It's such a great little guitar, Dave!  I was very worried about the "African basswood" because I really disliked a basswood MIJ Strat I once had - it sounded thin and dull.  But the PRS isn't basswood at all, it's obeche, and it's amazingly lively and resonant.  Just playing unplugged it sounds so good, it makes me smile!  On top of that, the 22-fret wide-fat neck is much more comfy than the thinner 24-fret on the regular Mira.  I feel much more "at home" than on my other PRSes, to be honest.

It was instant bonding with this one!  :D
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: agentOrAnGe on April 05, 2010, 05:45:53 PM
A few of my guitars ( Esp dv-8 with cold sweats, Prs SE single with VHII's, Ibanez SV5470 with c-pigs) and my bedroom amps the Peavey 6505 and Vox night train... I have no close neighbors and my roommate is a drummer.  :D
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Jonny on April 06, 2010, 10:17:29 AM
Give me your SV!!!

Do the Warpigs sound good in them?
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: agentOrAnGe on April 06, 2010, 12:07:19 PM
I'm sorry, but if you want my SV you will have to pry it out of my dead, cold herculean grip, the thing will be buried with me.
And the Warpigs sound amazing, The SV is a very thin guitar and the warpigs beef the sound up quite a bit. I was also very surprised at the cleans i can get out of them, especially when coil tapped. The bridge pickup when tapped in this sounds almost identical to my old tele. 
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Post by: _tom_ on April 06, 2010, 02:48:40 PM
i've lost your NGD, tom! very nice SG, i see... :)

Each time I strap on a Les Paul I feel disappointed, as they just don't feel right any more after using the SG :( Awkward and clunky! Almost tempted to sell the Pearl.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: JosephM on April 07, 2010, 11:45:43 AM
Don't have a pic yet, sorry, well, it isn't finished and the body is currently out getting finished.

I live near one of the guys who builds bodies and necks for Feline guitars among other companies, He worked out that he could make bodies and necks, put a gloss coat on the front of the necks and sell them out of a local shop for around 200, so I bought a particularly nice specimen that they had in stock, most of the bodies were telecasters, flame maple on solid ash backs with maple/rosewood necks. The model I noticed in the window was flame maple topped body, birdseye maple one piece neck, ash backed body, I had to buy it.

Haggled the shop owner down to 180 and it soon dawned on me that I had bought a tone chambered beauty as well. :D after getting in touch with the builder to get some test pieces of wood to finish I got to ask him some questions. The guitar body and neck set I had bought it turns out were part of a set being sold to a high end company, but were rejected for a couple of natural blemishes in the wood of the back.

I'm at college currently and I managed to persuade one of the guys in the car maintenance department to spray it with nitro-cell for nothing, this guy used to spray custom colours for BMW.

Cant wait to get the body back, the neck sprayed, a good set of bareknuckles into it (any suggestions? going for a classic tele sound with a more punchy neck sound) It's going to be bitchin'. I'll post pics when it's done.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: dheim on April 07, 2010, 05:41:27 PM
i've lost your NGD, tom! very nice SG, i see... :)

Each time I strap on a Les Paul I feel disappointed, as they just don't feel right any more after using the SG :( Awkward and clunky! Almost tempted to sell the Pearl.

don't do it, unless you are in desperate need of money... you could regret it!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: choucas09 on April 09, 2010, 03:38:56 PM
Don't have a pic yet, sorry, well, it isn't finished and the body is currently out getting finished.

I live near one of the guys who builds bodies and necks for Feline guitars among other companies, He worked out that he could make bodies and necks, put a gloss coat on the front of the necks and sell them out of a local shop for around 200, so I bought a particularly nice specimen that they had in stock, most of the bodies were telecasters, flame maple on solid ash backs with maple/rosewood necks. The model I noticed in the window was flame maple topped body, birdseye maple one piece neck, ash backed body, I had to buy it.

Haggled the shop owner down to 180 and it soon dawned on me that I had bought a tone chambered beauty as well. :D after getting in touch with the builder to get some test pieces of wood to finish I got to ask him some questions. The guitar body and neck set I had bought it turns out were part of a set being sold to a high end company, but were rejected for a couple of natural blemishes in the wood of the back.

I'm at college currently and I managed to persuade one of the guys in the car maintenance department to spray it with nitro-cell for nothing, this guy used to spray custom colours for BMW.

Cant wait to get the body back, the neck sprayed, a good set of bareknuckles into it (any suggestions? going for a classic tele sound with a more punchy neck sound) It's going to be bitchin'. I'll post pics when it's done.


Looking forward to seeing it Jo.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: pop on April 10, 2010, 10:52:47 PM
This is an easy choice for me: my no. 1 - my Les Paul Custom in Silverburst equipped with a CS Bridge and Mule Neck. I love it...
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: _tom_ on April 11, 2010, 11:49:12 AM
don't do it, unless you are in desperate need of money... you could regret it!

You're probably right, I don't really need the money and it's a great guitar.. I just haven't really used it/wanted to use it for a while!

That being said I don't think I've regretted selling any guitar stuff I've got rid of apart from maybe the strat I sold to Brow, but only a bit!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: fr33man1 on April 12, 2010, 08:31:53 AM
(http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/1599/dscf1399n.jpg)

After travelling through Vee's, explorers, sg I finally put my hand on a 90' Les Paul Custom.

Heavy piece of wood but cool souding though its really straped on your back.  :)

But I gotta agree with tom, I used to own a bkp'ed Sg 61 (nb neck and rraff brigde) and it freakin owned anything as a good compromise in comfort, sustain and playability. Plus it didnt weight a horse.

Sorry my Les paul isnt bareknuckled yet. Thinking of a holy diver bridge, always curious about this one.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Dmoney on April 12, 2010, 08:38:01 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v174/xtattybobx/IMAG0045.jpg?t=1271057736)

After seeing that...
here is my 90 les paul custom. I don't have the pick guard fitted. I have zebra nailbombs with gold screws and poles fitted and a TP-6 bridge. Never had a problem with the weight until recently when ive been doing solid 5 hour practices with no breaks! but I think that's unusual.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: fr33man1 on April 12, 2010, 08:46:03 AM
Nice axe ;), how does the nbomb do in those ? Ive got in my custom explorer and finding the stock 498t a bit muddy and lacking some push in low mids, mids frequencies.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Dmoney on April 12, 2010, 10:05:11 PM
They sound good. I had rebel yells in it and the nailbombs in my LTD. I wanted to get the LPC sounding a bit different and decided to swap them over. I thought it was going to make my LP a bit bass heavy, which was my experience with using miracle man pups in there, but it actually sounds awesome.

I quite like the 498T. I don't think it is that bad. But i think they can be a bit inconsistent.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: th3sku11 on April 25, 2010, 01:24:25 PM
One of these is my number one - just which one changes regularly! Late last year I think I got infected with the tele/esquire GAS that was going arround and got a Fender CS '59 esquire. I love this guitar - weighs just a shade over 7lbs with a pretty chunky neck and amazingly resonant body. The thing I really discovered was that I actually like single coils quite a bit :) My poor old Tokai just wasn't getting played as a result which was annoying me as its a superb guitar in it own right. I decided that it was time to try out some mississippi queens... I wanted to keep a humbucker in the neck though and Tim recommended a mule neck. These pair up really well tonally and output wise. The MQ sounds great and the tokai has a new lease of life! Anyway - here they are:
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Philly Q on April 25, 2010, 01:33:29 PM
Lovely Esquire, I'm interested to see you didn't go the Relic route.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: th3sku11 on April 25, 2010, 01:38:23 PM
Thanks Philly! Its a 'closet classic' so it does have some very slight checking and the odd ding... nothing excessive. Looking forward to relic'ing the old fashioned way!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Ted 'N' Leo on April 25, 2010, 02:46:53 PM
Tis very nice! Out of curiosity, what model of Love Rock is that?
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: th3sku11 on April 25, 2010, 03:56:04 PM
Thanks! Its the 25th anniversary model - an LS1000. Its basically an LS150 spec though...
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: marantz1300 on April 25, 2010, 06:18:03 PM
My 71 Delux. Shame its been routed though.                                                                  (http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii98/marantz1300/gibsondelux.jpg)                                        (http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii98/marantz1300/norlinclassic.jpg)
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Post by: th3sku11 on April 25, 2010, 06:25:39 PM
Love that gold top! Stuning!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: FernandoDuarte on April 25, 2010, 11:10:39 PM
Cool LP

But the Esquire is amazing!
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Ted 'N' Leo on April 25, 2010, 11:55:58 PM
Thanks! Its the 25th anniversary model - an LS1000. Its basically an LS150 spec though...

Awesome, I've been drooling over an LS150 on Richtone recently. If only I didn't have to save for more important things right now :(
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Copperhead on April 26, 2010, 02:49:33 PM
STILL!!!!
HAVE TO get a back up built... gigging with just one guitar is insane! But I've been extremely fortunate and have had no problems. Still love the BK's. Wouldn't change a thing.

(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb76/guitarzan_1/USACGTele/IMG_6115.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: bucketshred on April 26, 2010, 04:18:19 PM
Definitely this one now. Had its first gig on Saturday and it was great. Not even gonna change the pickups.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4245384199_a92f2cbe41.jpg)

Mine looks just like this expect it is covered in blood, sweat, beer and spit. It is shagged.

Paddy
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Ian Price on April 26, 2010, 04:27:25 PM
Definitely this one now. Had its first gig on Saturday and it was great. Not even gonna change the pickups.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4245384199_a92f2cbe41.jpg)

Mine looks just like this expect it is covered in blood, sweat, beer and spit. It is shagged.

Paddy

Pics please!

The SG is looking great Tom.
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: Stevepage on April 26, 2010, 04:44:27 PM
Here's mine, don't know which one to pick for my main.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v28/maliciousteve/stuff2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v28/maliciousteve/fenderstuff3.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v28/maliciousteve/fenderstuff.jpg)
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: bucketshred on April 26, 2010, 04:50:16 PM
Definitely this one now. Had its first gig on Saturday and it was great. Not even gonna change the pickups.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4245384199_a92f2cbe41.jpg)

Mine looks just like this expect it is covered in blood, sweat, beer and spit. It is shagged.

Paddy

Pics please!

The SG is looking great Tom.

Oh it is nowhere near as bad as it sounds, just a covering of grime all over the body, heavy buckle rash on the back and an inch long gash on the front with a colliion with my bassists headstock. My Explorer is just as bad too, a big Jager sticker on the back, chips and dents all in the body etc. I'm a terrible Father.

Paddy
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Post by: marauder on April 26, 2010, 04:53:50 PM
This week it's the Custom Classic Strat, who's knows next week!
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3647/3420329391_82ae77c2db_o.jpg)
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Post by: Philly Q on April 26, 2010, 06:30:43 PM
Another fine photo there Andy!  :D
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Post by: marauder on April 26, 2010, 06:48:16 PM
Another fine photo there Andy!  :D

plenty more where that came from!
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Post by: Afghan Dave on April 27, 2010, 04:02:41 PM
Lovly Strat!

Is that Daphne Blue?
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: marauder on April 27, 2010, 05:37:52 PM
Lovly Strat!

Is that Daphne Blue?

It is.
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Post by: Afghan Dave on April 27, 2010, 06:13:34 PM
Lovly Strat!

Is that Daphne Blue?

It is.

NICE!  Lucky man.. PDT_003
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: dheim on April 30, 2010, 05:03:07 PM
Another fine photo there Andy!  :D

plenty more where that came from!

absolutaly not my kind of guitar, but the photo is excellent!
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Post by: Frank on April 30, 2010, 05:41:18 PM
This week it's the Custom Classic Strat, who's knows next week!

That's some fine stratocaster porn right there
Title: Re: Come on then, show us the absolute #1 guitar than you own!
Post by: marauder on April 30, 2010, 07:31:20 PM
absolutaly not my kind of guitar, but the photo is excellent!

I do have tastes at the opposite end of the spectrum.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3609/3420309875_e21e46d3bb.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3311/3420310955_8bd157bac1.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3612/3421125416_70e818c3e3.jpg)
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Post by: fr33man1 on April 30, 2010, 07:48:16 PM
Nice axes, dont really care for the strat though but those one are sexy. Arent emgs too harsh on the ash body of the voodoo explorer ? screams for some holy divers bkp :D.
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Post by: Philly Q on April 30, 2010, 07:52:34 PM
I don't think I've seen a Voodoo Explorer before, the SGs and LPs are more common.  I like it!
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Post by: marauder on April 30, 2010, 07:53:22 PM
Nice axes, dont really care for the strat though but those one are sexy. Arent emgs too harsh on the ash body of the voodoo explorer ? screams for some holy divers bkp :D.

I originally got an 81 for it, and it was a bit bright to say the least, not as awful as the 500T was though.  It has an 85 in the bridge and a 60A in the neck now.  Works well.
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Post by: marauder on April 30, 2010, 07:55:14 PM
I don't think I've seen a Voodoo Explorer before, the SGs and LPs are more common.  I like it!

I think they only made the Explorer and V for a year or two,  the SG and LP for much longer.

I've only ever seen one V on ebay in the UK, and only a couple of Explorers.
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Post by: MDV on April 30, 2010, 08:09:21 PM
That voodoo explorer is gorgeous.

I like the SA/Mahogany combo too.

I just wish it didnt have the skull inlay.
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Post by: marauder on April 30, 2010, 08:26:36 PM
That voodoo explorer is gorgeous.

I like the SA/Mahogany combo too.

I just wish it didnt have the skull inlay.

Gotta love Gibson, they just had to do something to spoil it.
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Post by: Philly Q on April 30, 2010, 08:48:24 PM
The skull was one of the factors that stopped me buying a Voodoo SG (that, and the fact they discontinued the model just when I finally did decide to buy one).
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Post by: marauder on April 30, 2010, 08:49:31 PM
The skull was one of the factors that stopped me buying a Voodoo SG (that, and the fact they discontinued the model just when I finally did decide to buy one).

Juansolo had one.
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Post by: Philly Q on April 30, 2010, 09:08:18 PM
Yeah, they crop up on eBay fairly often but they're quite expensive - seem to have held their value well.
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Post by: juansolo on May 01, 2010, 08:23:44 AM
The skull was one of the factors that stopped me buying a Voodoo SG (that, and the fact they discontinued the model just when I finally did decide to buy one).

Juansolo had one.

Indeed, I'll dig out the group shot if I've still got it.

Edit: found it

(http://www.juansolo.demon.co.uk/misc/Voodoos.jpg)

(http://www.juansolo.demon.co.uk/misc/Voodoo.jpg)
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Post by: th3sku11 on May 01, 2010, 08:34:39 AM
Gosh I like both of those!
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Post by: Philly Q on May 01, 2010, 09:00:15 AM
Indeed, although I must say I do prefer the original look with the red/black zebra pickups (now available from BKP too!)  :D

Are they lightweights, or were Gibson not too picky about their swamp ash selection?
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Post by: juansolo on May 01, 2010, 10:45:52 AM
Indeed, although I must say I do prefer the original look with the red/black zebra pickups (now available from BKP too!)  :D

Are they lightweights, or were Gibson not too picky about their swamp ash selection?

Both are very light (and bright). It was before I discovered BKPs when I had it so it had SD's in (cheap to import at the time). I originally got a JB/59, but the JB tore your head off in it. Ended up with a Distortion in there. The standard Gibbys were horrid. Reckon it'd suit a Holydiver bridge/Cold Sweat neck down to the ground.
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Post by: Philly Q on May 01, 2010, 11:11:02 AM
They really do look very good (complemented by the photography, again!).   :D

Are those Sperzel tuners (replacing Grovers, presumably)?
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Post by: juansolo on May 01, 2010, 11:49:32 AM
They really do look very good (complemented by the photography, again!).   :D

Are those Sperzel tuners (replacing Grovers, presumably)?

Yup.
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Post by: _tom_ on May 01, 2010, 12:22:40 PM
Really nice looking guitars there, love the natural deep-stained wood look!
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Post by: dheim on May 09, 2010, 08:56:31 PM
MY GOD!

i was thinking just today that i've got far too many guitars and i won't buy another in ages etc... and you made my heart stop for a second with that vodoo SG. pure awesomeness.
i want one.
now.
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Post by: Alex on May 10, 2010, 11:57:00 AM
I'm glad I'm not the only who felt the Gibson 500T didn't fit the guitar very well. It's not just my ears then, I can rest assured. :-)

It's not my #1, but lets post the picture anyway to make the series almost complete (anybody got the V)?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/theonlywarlock/Guitars/HiConLoCol006.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/theonlywarlock/Guitars/HiConLoCol011.jpg)
I haven't really settled on a pickup yet, but this guitar really needed new pots. I had to replace all pots and the three-way switch on this one.
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Post by: fr33man1 on May 11, 2010, 01:38:36 PM
My bubinga baritone is like voodos too, bright. Had a 500t in it was really crispy. Then the nailbomb was nice but ended up ordering a holy diver.

Nice voodoos ;). im planning to get a black V and go for some red/black coils pickups ^^ to make it look like a voodoo.
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Post by: marauder on May 11, 2010, 05:11:58 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only who felt the Gibson 500T didn't fit the guitar very well. It's not just my ears then, I can rest assured. :-)

It's not my #1, but lets post the picture anyway to make the series almost complete (anybody got the V)?

How's the MM work in the LP?
I nearly bought a V, if I'd realised at the time how rare they were I would have gone an extra 100.  It was only 10 miles away too.