First guitar thread!

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by DrakkarTyrannis, May 14, 2019.

  1. stevexc

    stevexc Contributor

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    First guitar: This bad boy right here.

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    Currently it's sanded down at a friend's house patiently awaiting a paint job that'll probably never happen. The neck, which was twisted, is long gone, and most of the hardware is sitting in a box in my closet.

    Most recent guitar:

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    Not in much of a better state than the Warlock, to be honest. Currently hanging on my wall awaiting new pickup rings so I can pop some old Duncan Designed pups in it and resell it.

    The rest of the stable:

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  2. dr_game0ver

    dr_game0ver SS.org Regular

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    My first was a MIK Ibanez GB10-js that i got for my 18th birthday.
     
  3. Soya

    Soya Poor person

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    My first guitar was a Les Paul custom in cherry sunburst. The last guitar I bought new was a Squire affinity jazzmaster. I may be going backwards.
     
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    efiltsohg SS.org Regular

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    Other than my dad's enormous Fender acoustic, an unidentifiable plywood SG copy my cousin gave me. I replaced the bridge and tuners and played it until the pickups faded to nothing, then bought a Danelectro
     
  5. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire We need ERG Ironbirds

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    my very first guitar was a piece of shit classical guitar i bought for 40$. second was a slightly less shitty yamaha starter acoustic that i kept for over a decade. it actually sounded pretty decent unlike the classical.
    My first electric was a piece of shit johnson strat from walmart. second was a beat to hell ibby rg of sorts.
    I still have the neck from the rg and a box of parts from the strat. Both got frankensteined/parted out into early builds.
     
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    Ehoop91 SS.org Regular

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    Wish I had a picture, but mine was a Squire Strat. Black body, with awful blue flames airbrushed on it. Had that for about six months until I saved up and bought an LTD Viper 500.
     
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  7. MetalHex

    MetalHex SS.org Regular

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    My first was just like this Samick
     
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  8. possumkiller

    possumkiller SS.org Regular

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    I became obsessed with Metallica when I was 14 in 1997. After I started getting their "old" CDs from the 80s I became obsessed with 80s metal and Flying Vs. My local pawn shop had a black/red burst Bently Series 10 V hanging up for $200 USD hard currency. I mowed lawns all summer to get it and promptly spray painted it black with green hotrod flames. It was absolute garbage. The body was plywood and weighed a ton. The tuner buttons were plastic and held onto the shaft by little crimps. The low e button broke off so I had a little vise grip attached to the nub so I could turn it. The neck pickup was missing and I had a Bill Lawrence Dimebag Darrell put in the bridge. Only dad didn't solder it right so it sounded like a single coil.
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    The latest guitar is a throwback to those days. This time I got one that looks more like what I actually wanted all those years ago.
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  9. 777timesgod

    777timesgod Stop reading this...I said stop!

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    My first guitar was an Acoustic Stony single cutaway. I had not interest in Acoustic playing but assumed that people begin from Acoustics and graduate to electrics. Needless to say I quickly moved to a 7 string Washburn WG157 after that, when it was explained to me. :rofl:

    This is not mine but is the same guitar, the tone knob lifted up and turned the humbuckers into single coils which was a nice addition and the tuners were Grovers 18:1. The sound was what you would expect from a cheap guitar and the poles of the humbuckers were misaligned to the strings, causing the sound to choke on massive bends.
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  10. budda

    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    First guitar: used squier affinity strat. I had a rental for 3 guitar lessons to prove I could stick with it beforehand. Before that, I borrowed a classmates' Jay Turser strat to plunk around with and see if I liked it.

    Last guitar was my custom tele for my 30th birthday. Back to basics.
     
  11. Jarmake

    Jarmake Frost Giant

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    First guitar that I played was my father's acoustic, which he bought from a catalog in the 70's. Strings were sky high and boy, were my fingers sore after hours of playing it.

    The first guitar that was my own was a epiphone sg special 2 (with a 15watt crate combo), which I thought then was a great guitar. Until I wanted to play solos... I just couldn't fit my hands up there. So, next one was a musamaailma (finnish music store that sells esp etc.) exclusive ltd MMV-04. Back then I was a huge Alexi Laiho & Roope Latvala fan, so I just had to get a Rhoads-style guitar. Shitty licence floyd, duncan designed pups, bolt on, 24 frets. I was in heaven with that guitar...

    After that I've had so many different guitars, that I can't even remember them all.

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  12. ExplorerMike

    ExplorerMike 60% of the time...it works every time.

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    My first guitar was a used Dean V. I hadn’t even touched a guitar in my life at that point, but decided I was going to play. Walked into the store and bought the first cheap Flying V I could find haha. It ended up being a pretty decent guitar that I wish I still had. It was black with the black/white pickups.

    Funny thing was two weeks later I was playing in a talent show at our high school and a kid from another school was the drummer for one of the bands. He walks in and goes “oh shit it’s my old Dean!” Small world haha.
     
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    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    Dude that is like the most quintessential first guitar story of all time.
     
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  14. AdenM

    AdenM Illuminaughty

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    My first guitar was an Ibanez GSA60 - see below. Literally had no inkling of what to buy, as I had only had an acoustic before this. GC staff swindled my parents as they paid what I remember to be full price for a floor model - there wasn't even a trem bar! Beat the crap out of it, from what I remember - ripped out the middle single and "converted" the humbucker to be direct mount. The neck on it was pretty great, from what I remember, round and comfy without being a hindrance. Eventually sold it (for like $50), and owned quite a few more RGs, some ESPs, and a Schecter, before eventually discovering PRS, which culminated in my first Core CU24 last year.

    Looking back on it, I like to think I've come home somewhat - archtop guitar with a non-locking trem and a more friendly neck shape than some of the shreddy stuff I've been into, though I think I'll need an Aristides or two eventually. Definitely glad I owned the guitar, as I learned the majority of how to be a good guitar tech by trying things out on it.

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  15. Konfyouzd

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    My love for J basses is STRONG

    I have still have a P and a PJ around in case my J just won't fix a particular mix, but J bass = :wub:
     
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  16. SnoozyWyrm

    SnoozyWyrm SS.org Regular

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    First guitar eh?

    I started molesting -eh playing my dad's nylon string eventually hobbling my way through 2-3 pop-rock songs.

    At that point dad decided I was ready to buy my first custom guitar (lol) and proceeded to pay out of his pocket an outrageous amount to a local folk-instrument builder to make me an electroacoustic (the first -and only- one he managed to build). Needless to say the guitar was pretty and loud(!) but boy was it full of construction errors. It had a 2x4 for a neck, tilted fretwork, no radius, the electronics where wonky af etc etc.

    However I poured hours of practice into it until college. At some point it got stolen but I managed to track it down and buy it again from the fence (thankfully for a pittance this time). Now it rests at my parents' home. The thieves also got my first electric - a floyded Epi Goth LP and my first expensive electric guitar a ParkerFly deluxe.. Remembering how clueless I was at the time I still wonder how I was able to tune the LP and why the hell did I feel the need to buy the Parker. Fun times...

    Then began the long road of buying cheap-used-mid-range electrics, until I got to a '90 Horizon that I am probably gonna keep playing until it falls apart.
     
  17. mogar

    mogar SS.org Regular

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    My first was the shittiest playing, plywood bodied Silvertone strat copy you ever saw from a pawn shop for $50 back in the 90s. But damn did it ever light a fire under me :D
     
  18. stevexc

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    Actually I lied, that Metal Master was just my first electric guitar. Before that, my first 6-string was a Samick Classical Barcelona series:

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    And before THAT was my first bass, a Peavey Millenium BXP 5:

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  19. The906

    The906 lifetime novice Contributor

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    I'm pretty sure this was the model but its been a LONG time. $100 on layaway, never did get an amp to go along with it so.....yeah....closest music store was 2 hours away and I wasn't driving yet.....
    FF about 3-4 years and blew an entire E-1 w/o dependents paycheck on a squier bullet strat and a 15W bullet amp for first rig. Lean times, I was able to convince my homie to donate blood so we could enjoy a needed carton of smokes through next payday.
    Harmony LP -ish copy. No idea where it went.
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  20. Leviathus

    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    Started with this....

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    Now i'm on this....

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    Before the Squire i had a Carlo Robelli bass and acoustic, but those don't count!
     
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