Has your dream guitar changed since you grew up?

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  • Phil_aka_PipPhil_aka_Pip Frets: 8605
    Bucket said:
    That looks rather nice. Hope you achieve it :)
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  • thegummythegummy Frets: 682
    I think my "dream guitar" is kind of in the process of changing really - I'd always thought Strat was my ultimate guitar and most of my favourite players all play Strats. I do love them but as time goes on I'm enjoying humbuckers more and more to the point where Strats may no longer be my dream.
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  • jellybellyjellybelly Frets: 261
    edited January 12
    I had the a page ripped out of a Fender catalogue with AVRI Jaguars on it - I wanted a Sunburst model as I was well into Nirvana at the time. I now own a AV65 Jag (sonic blue - my dream colour!!) - never thought I'd be able to but the 65 is a better instrument all round than the 62 from my experience and I'm genuinely thankful to own it.

    If 16 year old me were in charge, I would be all over a Classic Player HH but the offset range has expanded significantly since 2001...
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  • usedtobeusedtobe Frets: 2392
    I said in the other thread that my dream guitar as a young un was a Les Paul, but when I eventually tried one, many years later, I hated it, as it felt overly heavy and cumbersome. I later took a punt on an Amazon special 2016 60s tribute T, which isn’t overly heavy, and I’m really glad I got it.
    Now I’d probably say my dream guitar is a really nice acoustic, as it’s mainly the acoustic that I pick up, these days. Then again, I’m quite happy with the acoustic I’ve got, so maybe I don’t have a dream guitar, now..
     so if you fancy a reissue of a guitar they never made in a colour they never used then it probably isn't too overpriced.

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  • ClarkyClarky Frets: 2811
    like many guitar players, as a young player I was influenced by my heroes
    they mostly played Strats.. and there was Schenker with the V..
    a little later, Van Halen... super-Strats..

    I'm still a big super-Strat fan [have several RG's and a very customised Fender USA]
    and I now play what are essentially super-Strats that have V shaped bodies
    play every note as if it were your first
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  • DiscoStuDiscoStu Frets: 2797
    When I started playing in my teens my dream guitars were definitely double humbucker and mostly pointy.

    Now my dream guitars are mostly single coil and curvy.

    So, yes.
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  • thegummythegummy Frets: 682
    DiscoStu said:
    When I started playing in my teens my dream guitars were definitely double humbucker and mostly pointy.

    Now my dream guitars are mostly single coil and curvy.

    So, yes.
    You've went the other direction from me
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  • BigLicks67BigLicks67 Frets: 446
    Originally wanted a cherry burst Les Paul like Jimmy Page, but these days it would probably be a sole luthier steel string dream acoustic (most likely with an 18 month waiting list).
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  • DLMDLM Frets: 1747
    Jalapeno said:
    with occasional irrational obsessions on the way e.g. 1980s dayglo plasticene monkey grips
    @Jalapeno Would pay good money to see photographic or video evidence of this! :)
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  • DLMDLM Frets: 1747
    edited January 12
    Well these days I only want practical guitars and GAS after cool basses instead.
    @guitarfishbay Please post details! My bass GAS is always on, and utterly irrational. (See recent acquisition of fretless 5 tuned EADGC.)
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  • DLMDLM Frets: 1747
    proggy said:
    I can't answer that.........I haven't grown up.

    Wis'd. That's my answer, too. Finally ended up scratching my 30-fret Ibanez shredder itch
    last year. Proof enough, methinks.

    Jeremiah said:
    My dream was always to play a BC Rich or other ridiculous pointy guitar, in a jazz band.
    That dream died when I discovered that I don't like jazz.

    @Jeremiah You might like this:

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  • thegummythegummy Frets: 682
    DLM said:
    Well these days I only want practical guitars and GAS after cool basses instead.
    @guitarfishbay Please post details! My bass GAS is always on, and utterly irrational. (See recent acquisition of fretless 5 tuned EADGC.)
    I see basses I like the look of but then, like last night, any time I play anything other than my P, I just wish I was playing my P.
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  • ESBlondeESBlonde Frets: 2262
    edited January 12
    Always had those classic F & G sounds as a referrence in my head. But my first proper electric was an Aria PE1000 which I bought new and still have nearly 4 decades on. Interestingly I took it to a pub gig early December and I've fallen for it all over again (even rehearsed with it last night). But I quickly decided I needed a strat for those 'commecial pop' sounds (this was 1981) so added a strat. That got me all I needed for the next 25 years until I stretched out and added a 335, then a while later a Telecaser.
    Can't say I ever wanted anything much else. Some variety would be interesting but is not lusted after in the way the others once were. I've been casually looking for a lifetime acoustic over the last three years or so. Again classic Martin and Gibson tone is my inner ear reference, but I heard a Furch a while back, and then another, and another. Damn they sound good in spite of the very reasonable price, I might have changed my dream there then.

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  • DLM said:
    Well these days I only want practical guitars and GAS after cool basses instead.
    @guitarfishbay Please post details! My bass GAS is always on, and utterly irrational. (See recent acquisition of fretless 5 tuned EADGC.)
    G&L L2000, or the tribute.  I really love the sound on the demos I've listened to, especially the parallel and both pickups on sounds.



    Dingwall Combustion 4.  Would love to try a fan fret to see what difference it makes to the low B (I tune my 4 strings down).  Would also love to try their super PJ, again I'd prefer a 4 but this 5 looks epic.





    Spector Euro LX, for the reverse PJ and EMGs.



    Musicman Bongo 4HH.  Much as they look weird I actually like some of the clips I've heard of these and they've got a very different vibe to the Stingray.



    Warwick Thumb because the guys in Dead Letter Circus and Mudvayne gets such a cool sound from theirs.  Though the pickups are in a different position on the 4, 



    I'd also like to try a graphite, or graphite/composite neck bass as they seem to have an interesting clarity when I've heard them played.  I'm not particularly set on a model but either a Zon or a status would be cool to try.



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  • BucketBucket Frets: 7600
    edited January 12
    Bucket said:
    That looks rather nice. Hope you achieve it
    Me too... atm I'm prioritising buying a new car over buying any more guitars, but once that's sorted I'm fairly certain my next guitar purchase will be something like that. That exact model is a '58 VOS reissue, which would be my choice of spec out of the new stuff. In natural too.
    - "I'm going to write a very stiff letter. A VERY stiff letter. On cardboard."
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  • Phil_aka_PipPhil_aka_Pip Frets: 8605
    @Bucket mine is rather like it, but it's not a 58 VOS reissue (afaik). My h/w is nickel, and the bridge looks different.
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  • DLMDLM Frets: 1747
    @guitarfishbay With the exception of the G&L, which I'd never considered, we're looking at a lot of the same stuff. :)
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  • When I first started playing the three guitars I lusted after were a 27 fret Hamer Californian, the original version of the Tremonti PRS Singlecut and the Snakepit Les Pauls (both the Epi & Gibson versions with the more feasible Epi model inching ahead). Think in part you can blame the Soho Soundhouse mini catalogues you used to get at the front of Guitarist.

    In reality I've shifted more in the direction of strats & bolt ons, though never less than 22 frets. Would probably say the dream guitars these days would be some kind of Feline custom Blade-esque custom strat, a Vigier Surfreter (already have a workable fretless but fancy something top end) and a Danny Gatton tele. Honorable mentions to the Fender Japan Micawber unofficial model, the Andy Summers tele and some kind of fan fretted baritone.
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  • JalapenoJalapeno Frets: 3280
    DLM said:
    Jalapeno said:
    with occasional irrational obsessions on the way e.g. 1980s dayglo plasticene monkey grips
    @Jalapeno Would pay good money to see photographic or video evidence of this! :)
    An obsession never realised, sadly, would still like a swirly JEM with dayglo pickups and knobs.
    Imagine something sharp and witty here ......

    Feedback
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  • bodhibodhi Frets: 866
    I had a friend at university who's dad had a 1956 gold top Les Paul in beautiful condition.  His dad also had some old Gibson brochures, which he showed me.

    One of those would have been something like this:



    When I saw the white 3-pickup SG Custom, I vowed that I would one day own one, and that was my dream guitar for the next 20 years.

    But when I finally bought one, it ended up being a huge disappointment.  I was totally gutted at how it didn't suit me at all.

    The next one I bought was a Les Paul Custom - much better.  That one was followed by various Les Paul Standards - even better.

    I also never owned a guitar with P90s until very recently, and I now completely understand the love for these.


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  • JerkMoansJerkMoans Frets: 1328
    Oh man.  When I was a kid the local branch of Dixons (yes, really) had an electric blue Squier strat, I presume as part of a starter kit that I LUSTED after.  I mean I DREAMT of it, night after night...  Could never afford it, and didn't get a guitar till my mum got me a Hohner jumbo acoustic for my 16th birthday that she believed would be a nine days' wonder and I think I taught myself to play just out of adolescent defiance.

    More than 30 years and probably 30 guitars of every imaginable stripe later the dream is probably some sort of vintage jazzmaster, although I have the king's own guitardon for that new Meteora thing...

    Never did get myself an electric blue Squier :D

    Self-confessed Blues Lawyer
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  • DLM said:
    @guitarfishbay With the exception of the G&L, which I'd never considered, we're looking at a lot of the same stuff. :)
    The Tribute model looks excellent value. Every time one pops up on eBay I’m tempted.


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  • guitargeek62guitargeek62 Frets: 1593
    edited January 13
    I grew up wanting a korina Flying V, thanks to Tim Wheeler from Ash  My first electric ended up being a Stagg ‘67 V knock-off, and it was shit, but it looked great and got me started! Later on I had an Epi version as well, but it sounded wuite thin and I moved it on. I’d still love to have a proper one, maybe a @GSPBASSES version, so I suppose it hasn’t really changed much. :)

    Other than that I’ve always been fond of SG’s (Angus), and black LP Customs too, but I’ve not owned either one!

    WTB: Gibson SG Standard / Special OR Epiphone Bjorn Gelotte, Line 6 HX Effects

    FS: Maton MS2000, Gibson LP Standard Faded, Catalinbread DLS MkIII, Way Huge Saucy Box, Ernie Ball MVP volume/boost

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  • SchnozzSchnozz Frets: 503
    DLM said:
    Well these days I only want practical guitars and GAS after cool basses instead.
    @guitarfishbay Please post details! My bass GAS is always on, and utterly irrational. (See recent acquisition of fretless 5 tuned EADGC.)
    G&L L2000, or the tribute.  I really love the sound on the demos I've listened to, especially the parallel and both pickups on sounds.



    Dingwall Combustion 4.  Would love to try a fan fret to see what difference it makes to the low B (I tune my 4 strings down).  Would also love to try their super PJ, again I'd prefer a 4 but this 5 looks epic.





    Spector Euro LX, for the reverse PJ and EMGs.



    Musicman Bongo 4HH.  Much as they look weird I actually like some of the clips I've heard of these and they've got a very different vibe to the Stingray.



    Warwick Thumb because the guys in Dead Letter Circus and Mudvayne gets such a cool sound from theirs.  Though the pickups are in a different position on the 4, 



    I'd also like to try a graphite, or graphite/composite neck bass as they seem to have an interesting clarity when I've heard them played.  I'm not particularly set on a model but either a Zon or a status would be cool to try.



    Good taste - Almost exactly what I like, but the Status has to be Headless for me  =)
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  • RaymondLinRaymondLin Frets: 3549
    Actually my dream guitar growing up is a Taylor Acoustic…I have a Taylor T5 and a Taylor GS mini but not a full size Taylor.

    One day….
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  • jrc2806jrc2806 Frets: 17
    When I started playing I did not really have a clue as to what style of guitar I wanted - dream guitars back then were pretty much any that I could not afford (which was most of them!).

    Moving on 16 years and nothings changed!

    Still change my mind daily....Monday - I really would love a 63 fiesta red strat, Tuesday - nah, one of those new Ibanez AZ models will cure my GAS, Wednesday - hold on... I think actually I will research hollow bodies....

    And so the day-dreaming goes on....

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  • GarthyGarthy Frets: 1643
    I've never wanted to play bass but that f string fan fret one could certainly tempt me.
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  • VoxmanVoxman Frets: 1969
    My dream guitar was a Gibson Les Paul Custom, achieved many years ago now.
    I started out with nothing..... but I've still got most of it left (Seasick Steve)
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  • SchnozzSchnozz Frets: 503
    My dream was a Charvel Star and when I got one...I found that it wouldn't stay in tune and could only do one thing. I now dream about a Japanese Strat, Les Paul and Superstrat, sitting together in a row, or just to keep my SG with P90s.
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  • timmysofttimmysoft Frets: 1640
    When I started playing I was all about Gibson’s, my uncle has a 72 custom that’s just a monster so I always thought I’d want one of those, until I found junior style guitars. Les Paul’s, SGs, DCs, I just love the simplicity.

    id still like an SG junior but I’ve yet to finish nd one that rivals the feel and sound of my PRS.
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