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#1 ApoXonFire

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 09:50 PM

What is the best guitar you have gotten your hands on?

Relying on my short experience in guitar, my Fender MIM. smile.gif

#2 billy16

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 10:04 PM

Well, quite honestly I'm really liking my Peavey Predator. The neck feels great, it sounds pretty good stock, and had a pretty decent Floyd copy on it. I say had because I've broken it. But that can be replaced.

For a $250 guitar, it really is a good guitar. Now, it's mainly a metal/hard rock guitar. You know, it may not be the absolute best I've played, but it certainly is up there.

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 10:06 PM

I had a 1982 Studio Les Paul tobacco sunburst I was quite fond of.



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Posted 22 August 2006 - 10:09 PM

washburn hb30. Easy to shred on. The bridge seems crooked though so that may be why.

#5 ninjato

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 10:10 PM

The ones in my profile

These come to mind as my favorite 2 electrics.



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#6 Dave C

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 11:13 PM

I can't deceide between my ash body fat strat and my les paul standard gold top. I once played a washburn N4 that was quite nice too

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 11:15 PM

ive played a really nice gib lp custom and ive played a c-1 exotic

both very nice guitars, top 2 on my list

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#8 ApoXonFire

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 11:24 PM

I could have sworn somebody was going to come in saying this has been done 100000 times.[/ot]



Continue please!

Guitar teachers always seem to have awesome guitars.

Edited by ApoXonFire, 22 August 2006 - 11:26 PM.


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Posted 22 August 2006 - 11:24 PM

wow thats tough.....................my custom lp is quite nice

but two other guitars that have just been magic in my hands were my teachers gibson es-335, and a jackson rhoads............dont know what exact model but i know it was way out of my price range biggrin.gif

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 11:30 PM

speaking of out of price range guitars

anyone actually play a Dimebag Sig? one of those that costs around 2-3000$?

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 11:42 PM

When I was telecaster-shopping, the owner of the guitarstore I frequent stopped me right before I left the store (without buying anything) and told me he had something I'd like.

Older Gretsch. I don't even know the model or year, seeing as he gave it to me, told me "it's way out of your price range, but our amp room's empty right now, so..." and left me there for 20 minutes or so. Fantastic guitar. Way out of my pricerange.
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 12:27 AM

I think my Thinline slightly aces my SG Junior, although i do tend to play the Junior a little more often. biggrin.gif

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 12:48 AM

being a lefty, i get little chance to play many guitars but i can safely say the US flame maple strat i own now is the best feeling guitar i've played. it's a great guitar and with the kinman blues pickups in it, it has a beautiful stratty tone. i have a sneaking feeling the PRS guitars would play beautifully. i'm currently looking for a good HH axe. PRS is one of my popular choices. to me, the feel of a guitar is just as important as the sound. a good guitar is a combination of sound/feel and to a lesser extent, nice looking smile.gif
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 01:09 AM

My Friend's 50th Anniversary Strat, and my Cort KX Custom (the Cort is the one in my signature below)
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 01:50 AM

Gibson Les Paul Standard. Thereagain, being a lefty doesn't present me with much oppertunity to try out a huge variety of guitars.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 02:13 AM

my green ibanez or my natural Les paul copy - both incredible to play

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 03:49 AM

fender super strat and a martin acoustic but no idea what model

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 04:03 AM

you may call me crazy, but my favorite electric that i've played was an old beat up gibson marauder. i thought it sounded amazing and played amazing too. they can be had pretty cheap too.


the best acoustic is ties between a gibson j185ec and an early 70's martin d28. both around the same price, and both better anything else i've ever heard.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 04:08 AM

QUOTE (ApoXonFire @ Aug 23 2006, 03:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I could have sworn somebody was going to come in saying this has been done 100000 times.[/ot]


This has been done 100000 times! laugh.gif



Whenever I find a "this is the best guitar I've ever played" I buy it. My current main-acoustic is a 1934 Gibson "The Jumbo" and my main electric is a 1968 ES-175 (or ES-347, depending on my mood, but I don't play much electric anymore). They are the best guitars I've ever played. So far.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 06:13 AM

The best sounding guitar I have ever played was a 40s Gibson L-7 I played at Elderly Instruments. Next time I play an instrument that sounds like that I am buying it.
The best sounding guitars I own are a Gretsch Country Classic, Heritage H575, and Heritage H137.



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