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#41 sot

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 11:02 AM

The most expensive guitar I've played (for about 5 seconds!) was Eric Clapton's "Blackie" strat. During my time working for Guitar Center Hollywood's vintage room the company bought it at auction and we had it in our safe. It was a rough job, as a vintage room employee I was required to have played anything I could sell at least once. I believe it fetched around 1 million dollars at the auction. The best sounding guitar I ever played was an early 70's (I think) D'aquisto archtop hand made by Jimmy D'Aquisto. I think you could probably pick one of those up nowadays for $20-40,000. The best playing guitar I've laind hands upon is my ESP custom shop horizon that I bought from Stephen Carpenter. I suspect the ESP label it carrries may in fact represent it's 6th sense when it comes to it's amazing playability, it's like it know what note I'm going to play. Doesn't sound that great though.


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Posted 24 August 2006 - 02:06 PM

While I haven't played a whole lot of guitars, I've always been amazed how easily played my brothers Nighthawk standard 2pickups is. Too bad they stopped making them =/

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 02:57 PM

Ibanez JEM RMR (Rock Mirror model). Great sounding axe with a incredibly well designed neck, nice and slim for fast playing. The pickups sound great and all around the whole axe is great.

#44 Grandpa FrankyZ

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 04:04 PM

QUOTE (sot @ Aug 24 2006, 08:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The most expensive guitar I've played (for about 5 seconds!) was Eric Clapton's "Blackie" strat. During my time working for Guitar Center Hollywood's vintage room the company bought it at auction and we had it in our safe. It was a rough job, as a vintage room employee I was required to have played anything I could sell at least once. I believe it fetched around 1 million dollars at the auction. The best sounding guitar I ever played was an early 70's (I think) D'aquisto archtop hand made by Jimmy D'Aquisto. I think you could probably pick one of those up nowadays for $20-40,000. The best playing guitar I've laind hands upon is my ESP custom shop horizon that I bought from Stephen Carpenter. I suspect the ESP label it carrries may in fact represent it's 6th sense when it comes to it's amazing playability, it's like it know what note I'm going to play. Doesn't sound that great though.


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Posted 24 August 2006 - 04:08 PM

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 04:08 PM

QUOTE (frankyz84 @ Aug 24 2006, 05:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (sot @ Aug 24 2006, 08:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

The most expensive guitar I've played (for about 5 seconds!) was Eric Clapton's "Blackie" strat. During my time working for Guitar Center Hollywood's vintage room the company bought it at auction and we had it in our safe. It was a rough job, as a vintage room employee I was required to have played anything I could sell at least once. I believe it fetched around 1 million dollars at the auction. The best sounding guitar I ever played was an early 70's (I think) D'aquisto archtop hand made by Jimmy D'Aquisto. I think you could probably pick one of those up nowadays for $20-40,000. The best playing guitar I've laind hands upon is my ESP custom shop horizon that I bought from Stephen Carpenter. I suspect the ESP label it carrries may in fact represent it's 6th sense when it comes to it's amazing playability, it's like it know what note I'm going to play. Doesn't sound that great though.


ohmy.gif You luc luc luc lucky personage.


If you're ever in the hollywood area, let me know and I can probably arange for you to check it out. You may need to pretend like you're really rich though. biggrin.gif


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#47 Grandpa FrankyZ

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 04:17 PM

QUOTE (sot @ Aug 25 2006, 01:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (frankyz84 @ Aug 24 2006, 05:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

QUOTE (sot @ Aug 24 2006, 08:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

The most expensive guitar I've played (for about 5 seconds!) was Eric Clapton's "Blackie" strat. During my time working for Guitar Center Hollywood's vintage room the company bought it at auction and we had it in our safe. It was a rough job, as a vintage room employee I was required to have played anything I could sell at least once. I believe it fetched around 1 million dollars at the auction. The best sounding guitar I ever played was an early 70's (I think) D'aquisto archtop hand made by Jimmy D'Aquisto. I think you could probably pick one of those up nowadays for $20-40,000. The best playing guitar I've laind hands upon is my ESP custom shop horizon that I bought from Stephen Carpenter. I suspect the ESP label it carrries may in fact represent it's 6th sense when it comes to it's amazing playability, it's like it know what note I'm going to play. Doesn't sound that great though.


ohmy.gif You luc luc luc lucky personage.


If you're ever in the hollywood area, let me know and I can probably arange for you to check it out. You may need to pretend like you're really rich though. biggrin.gif


laugh.gif I have trouble pretending i have any money at all. Street bums dress better than i do.

Edited by frankyz84, 24 August 2006 - 04:18 PM.


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Posted 24 August 2006 - 04:40 PM

the best guitar ive ever played is a $12,000 Santa Cruz Archtop guitar owned by a good friend, amazing really.

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 04:52 PM

QUOTE (frankyz84 @ Aug 24 2006, 05:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (sot @ Aug 25 2006, 01:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

QUOTE (frankyz84 @ Aug 24 2006, 05:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

QUOTE (sot @ Aug 24 2006, 08:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

The most expensive guitar I've played (for about 5 seconds!) was Eric Clapton's "Blackie" strat. During my time working for Guitar Center Hollywood's vintage room the company bought it at auction and we had it in our safe. It was a rough job, as a vintage room employee I was required to have played anything I could sell at least once. I believe it fetched around 1 million dollars at the auction. The best sounding guitar I ever played was an early 70's (I think) D'aquisto archtop hand made by Jimmy D'Aquisto. I think you could probably pick one of those up nowadays for $20-40,000. The best playing guitar I've laind hands upon is my ESP custom shop horizon that I bought from Stephen Carpenter. I suspect the ESP label it carrries may in fact represent it's 6th sense when it comes to it's amazing playability, it's like it know what note I'm going to play. Doesn't sound that great though.


ohmy.gif You luc luc luc lucky personage.


If you're ever in the hollywood area, let me know and I can probably arange for you to check it out. You may need to pretend like you're really rich though. biggrin.gif


laugh.gif I have trouble pretending i have any money at all. Street bums dress better than i do.


this is what we'll do, dress you up in a fancy suit and for some reason I think a fake mustache would be a good idea. laugh.gif


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Posted 24 August 2006 - 05:13 PM

my souped up MiM Telecaster. I know, I suck.
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Posted 24 August 2006 - 07:07 PM

Best guitar I have ever played (best-feeling guitar that is): My ESP LTD MH-400. Not super expensive but it just plays incredibly and it's so damn pretty, hehe. I only wish i had some decent-sounding amplification to do it some justice...


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Posted 24 August 2006 - 07:25 PM

My Jackson Soloist. I got it for 450 bucks and it came with some DiMarzio single coil sized humbuckers that wouldn't fit. It's got crappy frets, rusted hardware and one kinda quiet and kinda ######ty humbucker in the bridge. But it somehow sounds good to my ears. And my SG sucks unless it's got some distortion and I like to play clean stuff.

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 12:03 AM

Based on name/reputation - a Jimmy Page signature LP. Was very nice.

Based on playability, etc. - probably one of the high-end Ibanez Prestige models.

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 01:52 AM

QUOTE (ApoXonFire @ Aug 23 2006, 05:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What is the best guitar you have gotten your hands on?

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


a 1992 Gibson Chet Atkins nylon string

a 1980 Rick Turner Model One (Lindsey Buckingham's stage guitar)

a 1974 Guild 12 string

and my friend Bill's 1983 American strat which he calls "Blackie"

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 06:48 PM

It was one of the old semi-hollow (I don't think it was a true hollow) Gibson electrics. It belongs to my high school band director. It's a vintage 60's instrument, double-cutaway, gigantic body on it. I don't remember the model number. Sweet like no other guitar.

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Posted 26 August 2006 - 08:24 AM

other than the weight, an EDS-1275 about 3 yrs ago at a guitar center... maybe that counts as 2 guitars though
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