Guitars you wanted before you started researching gear

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  1. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    Gibson Explorer or a Rhodes V. I also thought the SG looked pretty badass, but my older brother had an Epiphone SG G400 and I wanted to be different :D

    Now I hate non-recessed TOM bridges, Gibson-style toggle pickup switches, angled neck pockets, Gibson scale lengths, and painted necks :lol:
     
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  2. prlgmnr

    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    When I was a lad all I wanted was a PRS.
     
  3. C_Henderson

    C_Henderson SS.org Regular

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    Me too, I grew up with Opeth and Porcupine Tree and that's what I wanted the most. And to be honest, I still want one.
     
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    Kaura SS.org Regular

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    Same for me. I just thought they looked so rad and Dime was one of my favorite guitar players at the time. "Luckily" my parents never got me one. I mean, they weren't bad guitars, afaik but I probably could have got a Prestige Ibby for that price, for example.
     
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    Edika SS.org Regular

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    I wanted a Jackson because of Megadeth lol. I loved Metallica too but didn't quite notice their guitars as much. I wanted a Soloist because when I started playing I was old enough to not be into the flashier shapes but still be a super strat.

    After I've gotten my hands on various guitars in various price points and finally getting a Soloist USA about three years ago I can say I was lucky enough to set my eyes on this specific model as it met my then naive expectations.
     
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    The Mirror SS.org Regular

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    Just buy one. The SE-line has great quality for their price and they basically offer everything you could need (if it isn't too out of it).

    27,7 Baritones, 7-string guitars, Custom 24, even Floyd Rose all that stuff is already in the SE-line.
     
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    C_Henderson SS.org Regular

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    Oh I know, I've played plenty of the SE and core line throughout the years and I love them, it's just that for now I'm happy with my Teles and Strandberg. Further down the line I'll definitely get a Custom 24 but it's not something I "need" right now.
     
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    Werecow SS.org Regular

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    In the days before internet i wanted a Dean ML because of Dimebag. I actually got one eventually, but it was an asian made model and it was terrible. The licensed Floyd Rose didn't stay in tune, and the palm mutes were terrible flubby noises that just wouldn't mute properly. I don't know if it was the floyd responsible for that but it put me off all tremelo systems for life (i like really tight punchy palm mutes).

    I also remember having a thing for Max Cavalera's BC Rich Warlock for a while around the same time. But in the UK there was only ever INCREDIBLY cheap versions for sale, that even i at the time with no experience could tell were shit.

    After a few years with a Les Paul Studio, it wasn't until i discovered hard-tail Jacksons, Schecters, and ESP that i was finally happy.
     
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    nyxzz SS.org Regular

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    Telecaster...

    And to this day I still have 3 Tele style guitars and love them forever
     
  10. Necris

    Necris Bonitis.

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    Jackson Warrior, a JS30WR specifically, the higher end models were way too expensive (I had no idea about buying things used online at the time). I was actually super happy with it and played the thing to death. I upgraded the stock pickups to EMGs for no reason other than that a couple guitar playing friends I had online spoke highly of them. At the time I was playing through a Spider, so it's not like I would have been able to tell if they improved the tone or not, anyway. :lol:
    Honestly, I probably could have just replaced the TOM bridge after the old one got a bit corroded and jagged and been happy with it as my main guitar even now, but many guitars later it's clear that that sure didn't happen.
     
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    I was a huge Les Paul fanboy around my first years of playing guitar. Maybe even a fanboy of Gibson overall. Now, not so much.
     
  12. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    I remember perusing my dad's issues of Guitar Player magazine when I was just a kid and wanting practically everything in them, including what are likely some pretty awful guitars that I never ended up even trying, such as cheapo Samicks and the like.
     
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    Floppystrings No like the floppy

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    White Gibson Les Paul Custom because of Steve Jones.

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    +1.

    That's what happened for me when I saw Kerry King's Wartribe Warlock. It was 1997 and I was at my first Slayer concert. Kerry walked out onstage with his Wartribe Warlock which is the first time I've seen it. It became my most wanted guitar, surpassing Kerry's black/red ESP V and Dave Mustaine's iconic Jackson logo King V. But anyways, wanted one without knowing any of the specs besides it being a B.C. Rich Warlock signature for Kerry King.
     
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    It wasn't really a guitar but I remember when I first started playing and taking private lessons, my teacher had a custom shop Washburn with a floyd Rose, from then on it was my mission to own a guitar with one. I found out later after buying a 540s string changes take a little bit more time lol, I've never gone back to a hardtail though.
     
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    Zalbu More time than skill

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    I had a Schecter Omen-6 before I upgraded to my Ibanez RG1570Z, so when I was going to replace my Schecter I was really into bands like Metallica so I was strongly considering getting one of the pointy LTD Explorers. But I ended up going with the Ibanez because I wanted to give a trem a try, and I'm sure glad I did because I feel right at home on the RG's and I would feel pretty silly playing a pointy Explorer now that I've gotten into jazz and more genres than just metal, and I strongly prefer having HSH over HH pickups.

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    Buckethead was my biggest hero as well so I was drooling over his Les Paul Studio Signature, and I kinda regret that I didn't get one, even though I'm not the biggest fan of Les Pauls, just because they're so hard to get a hold of nowadays.

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  17. maliciousteve

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    I think it was just a Strat. Mainly because of David Gilmour so it would have been a red Strat like his or the black US Standard Strat I saw in a store and thought "wow a real Strat!"
     
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    watson503 Los Cochinos

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    Mick Mars' white Warlock in the Looks That Kill video got me jonesing for one way back then - got my first electric for Christmas later that year but it was an Ibanez Roadstar II. Hell, all of these years later and I still want a white Warlock lmao

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  19. InCasinoOut

    InCasinoOut syncopAZN

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    Back in the day, I thought I wanted a BC Rich Warlock lol.

    But the first guitar I saw in a catalog and thought was everything I needed was when the RGA121s first came out in the mid 2000s. 10 years later and now I have 2 of them!
     
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    17 years ago, it was a Ibanez JS10th because I was a Satch fanboy and it was shiny. And available, brand new from the store.

    Turns out it is a great guitar and has sold me on floating trems, disliking hardtails.
     

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