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#21 Anesthesiafgx

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 06:21 AM

The '72 Tele Thinline is way up there. Of course, I'm a little bit partial to my Strat, but that's largely because I've had it so long and play it so much. I really like the feel of Fender guitars. I've found I also like the feel of Ibanez guitars, but minus the Artcores I don't really like the sound. I like the way Gibsons sound, but I can't stand the necks. I don't know that I've played anything higher up in value than a Gibson.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 08:59 AM

QUOTE (Anesthesiafgx @ Aug 23 2006, 10:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like the way Gibsons sound, but I can't stand the necks. I don't know that I've played anything higher up in value than a Gibson.


Gibson makes different thicknesses of necks. What don't you like about the necks on Gibsons? Maybe you played guitars that didn't hve the right neck for your hand.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 09:02 AM

I think there was a topic like this a long time ago. I'll say the same thing I said then: a Stratocaster built by a friend of mine out of mostly Fender parts is the most comfortable and best sounding guitar I have played. Now I know you didn't ask what is the worst, but my least favorite is the first guitar I had: it was found about 3 years ago in the garbage, and it worked for a while until it just plain died.

#24 Anesthesiafgx

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 10:24 AM

QUOTE (ninjato @ Aug 23 2006, 12:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Anesthesiafgx @ Aug 23 2006, 10:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

I like the way Gibsons sound, but I can't stand the necks. I don't know that I've played anything higher up in value than a Gibson.


Gibson makes different thicknesses of necks. What don't you like about the necks on Gibsons? Maybe you played guitars that didn't hve the right neck for your hand.


I have abnormally small hands, and I have yet to find a Gibson neck that feels as good as my Strat. Maybe it has something to do with technique, but my hand cramps up after a while playing a Gibson. And I've played a good many Gibsons at guitar stores and whatnot, but Fenders just feel so much faster, not only thinner but slicker. But that's just my personal taste. If I had bigger hands, I would probably swear by Gibson.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 10:25 AM

Fender Eric Johnson Strat. Second would be a PRS, can't remember the model. Then a 70's strat remake.
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 10:28 AM

QUOTE (Claptonman @ Aug 23 2006, 02:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fender Eric Johnson Strat. Second would be a PRS, can't remember the model. Then a 70's strat remake.


Ooh, now that's a good one. I played one of those at GC, and it was orgasmic. If I were to buy any kind of signature guitar, the EJ Strat would be it.

Edited by Anesthesiafgx, 23 August 2006 - 10:28 AM.


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Posted 23 August 2006 - 10:32 AM

My friends American Strat.
It's amazing.

#28 rweezera

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 10:34 AM

The clapton strat is really nice too; one of the nicest strat's i've played.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 10:46 AM

my uncles American Strat, or a few Taylors and Martins i got to playfor a while at GC.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 12:22 PM

QUOTE (dadfad @ Aug 23 2006, 08:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.


Well, if you tend to not play electric much, you can just mail me one of your lesser electrics, as I'm sure it will be infinitly better than my MIM with 2 gimp frets. sadbuttrue.gif

Now, to change what I posted above. The best guitar I've ever played was my teachers(bad teacher) Gibson. It was an acoustic in the $3000 range, don't know the model.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 12:41 PM

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#32 ninjato

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 12:51 PM

QUOTE (rweezera @ Aug 23 2006, 02:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The clapton strat is really nice too; one of the nicest strat's i've played.


I've played the Clapton strat. IT's the best sounding strat I have played. Nice rich full tone sans single coil "twang"

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 12:59 PM

Sometimes the best guitar is whatever I am playing at the moment. I have alot of guitars because I desire alot of different sounds.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 01:00 PM

QUOTE (misterhat @ Aug 23 2006, 04:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sometimes the best guitar is whatever I am playing at the moment. I have alot of guitars because I desire alot of different sounds.


Hence my original answer cheers.gif

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 06:14 PM

A G&L Legacy (strat)

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 06:17 PM

QUOTE (AndyFroe @ Aug 23 2006, 10:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A G&L Legacy (strat)


My friend has one and he wants to trade it in.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 06:43 PM

PRS Modern Eagle.......waaaaayyyyyyyy out of my price range. But a beauty.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 06:49 PM

A gibson Les paul from the 70's ......was ever so buttery . ( and I was a so called beginner when I had it so I couldn't really do much with it but whatever)

Best acoustic I ever played is my Yamaha nylon string ...It is perfect in every way .
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#39 redharmony

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 09:40 PM

1. Peavey Wolfgang TR flametop

2. Charvel CX391

3. Charvel EVH art series

4. Ibanez PG

Edited by redharmony, 23 August 2006 - 09:42 PM.

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 07:34 AM

I don't usually find a guitar very comfortable when I play it for the first time. A small difference in the neck profile takes a while for me to get used to. However there are some that have felt good on my first play. One was an 70's tele. It felt great yet every other telecaster I've played was horrible. My Uncle has a limited edition Taylor acoustic that is just beautiful to look at and also to play. They were 2 of the best I've ever played.



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