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    I'm curious what type of guitars are in your collection and which one is your favorite of the bunch. Do any of you people own a Parker? If so, how is it for recording purposes? My humble collection has the following... A 1972 Fender Telecaster Thinline ... a 1980 G & L F100 (signed by Leo Fender) ... a 1977 Yamaha FG335 dreadnaught acoustic ... a 1979 Ibanez Roadstar Series II bass w/ active electronics ... a 1978 Ibanez RG300 (Les Paul) ... and a 1997 Godin Acousticaster. I'd have to say that the ole' Yamaha acoustic is my favorite, since 75% of the songs I've written came from that guitar. The Godin is the one I enjoy recording with the most, the sound is sooo sweet and unique. What kind of axes are you guys (and gals) pluckin' and strummin, and what's your "pick of the litter"?

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    Geeze, I can barley afford recording equipment and enough guitars to get through a gig. My prise possession is an Ovationn 12 String acousdtic/electric with all the trimmings. It looks exactly like the one Robert Smith of The Cure uses.

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    Here's my list.

    Fender Villager acoustic 12 string (mid 60's ?)

    Ovation Celebrity acoustic 6 string (1991-1993)

    Fender Gemini III acoustic 6 String (Black, age unknown)

    Kramer Pacer electric 6 string (H-S-S pickups, Floyd Rose trem.)

    Aria Pro II 6 string electric (late 80's, H-H pickups, onboard pre, through body neck, heavily modified---my favorite!)

    Aims Les Paul Copy (1979- also heavily modified, best neck I've ever played on ANY guitar)

    Fender Precision Bass (1996- Stock)

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    Tu List:
    '70 Mondocaster
    80's Hondo Flying V
    '61 Silvertone Archtop
    '71 Gibson SG 250
    Fender Precision Lite Bass
    '82 Fender Bullet Bass
    Kramer Striker
    No name Explorer-built-in effects
    Danelectro U-1
    Takamine Acoustic-Electric
    Epiphone Acoustic
    B.C. Rich Mockingbird N.J. Series
    '72 Guild Bluesbird
    My favorite is the Hondo V--has an EMG at neck and a Dimarzio at bridge. Very well made!
    Rock on!!

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    My List:

    - Charvel Model 1 (Modified)
    - Danelectro Baratone
    - Dean 5-String Bass
    - Takamine Acoustic-Electric
    - Carvin DC-135 (Custom)

    The Carvin is my favorite. This guitar plays really nice. I never knew having a nice guitar could help my playing as much as this ones has. All of my future guitars will be from Carvin; you can't get a better quality guitar for the money. Prior to the Carvin guitar, the Charvel was my main axe. I now leave the Charvel tuned down to 'D'. This gives me a wide variety of tunings.

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    Right now i have 10 guitars. And i'm going to be getting a Danelectro U-1 very soon.

    No Name SG Copy.
    This was my first electric, it has a horrible warped neck and i rarely play it anymore

    No Name Acousic.
    Piece of crap with a crack right through the head stock held together with 3
    huge screws. I used this guitar for my first gig. It has lots of sticks and
    is still fun to play, even though it sounds bad.

    Profile electric.
    This thing is bad. I've only played it a few times. Sounds and plays like a toy.

    Saga II electric bass.
    I bought this for 50$ It works great, sounds decent and hasn't failed me yet for
    recording.

    Barcley Acousic.
    I love this guitar. It's from the 70's and it sounds very nice. I call it my
    Johnny Cash guitar. It's a pretty unknown name but a great quality guitar.
    I use this for all my acoustic recording.

    Epiphone G-400.
    This is the Epiphone version of the '62 Gibson SG. This guitar is awesome for
    huge distortion sounds, and has a old sounding muddy clean sound. Might need
    new pickups when i can afford it.

    Series A Tele Copy 3/4
    I bought this guitar as a project. It's totally solid but buzzes like a SOB.
    It's fun to play if you don't put the gain up too high.

    Harmony H-802 Electric.
    This is one of the later asia-trash Harmony's. I bought it because
    my brother has one and i like the way it sounds. The guitar is tiny
    but gets great 60's garage rock tone. Sounds awesome through a fender amp.

    No Name Red
    I bought this because it was the ugliest and cheapest electric i've seen in a while.
    It's red and has white strips all over it. It's the best playing machine i've ever
    played (and i've played LOTS) of guitars. It doesnt sound very good. But if you
    want the ramones guitar sound this is the guitar for you.

    Supertone (pre-silvertone) Acoustic from the 1940's
    This is my most recent purchase. It looks awesome, sounds decent.
    I haven't used it for recording yet. I'll most likely use it
    for Woody Guthrie type songs.


    i have something like 6 amps. I haven't counted them yet. Yeah, i'm a gear whore.

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    I'm ashamed to list all the guitars I've owned in the last several years but no longer own (two Paul Reed Smiths, a '62 reissue Stratocaster, a '78 Les Paul, a Jimmy Page signature model Les Paul, among others)...I usually have to trade or sell whenever I get new ones. Wish I'd been able to keep every guitar I've ever owned but my wife would have divorced me by now. I can somewhat keep the peace if I trade or sell when I pick up new ones. Current collection:

    Paul Reed Smith Custom 24, cherry sunburst. What a sweet guitar!

    '77 Les Paul Standard, cherry sunburst. Good tone and a great neck, but it weighs a ton.

    Takamine acoustic/electric. I've never even considered replacing this...great feel and tone, most acoustic/electrics tend to have a real "metallic" tone to my ears, but this guitar sounds excellent, especially through a chorus pedal. Try playing your acoustic/electric through a keyboard amp sometime...you'll be pleasantly surprised.

    Piece of crap Aria (I think) 12-string. Never use it as the action renders it practically unplayable. This was given to me years ago, probably couldn't get any money for it so I've just held onto it.

    Very old Harmony 6-string...I keep it for sentimental purposes as I got it when I was a kid and learned my first song on it, Neil Young's "Heart of Gold"

    Anyone else have any stories about great guitars you had to get rid of?

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    Here's one to turn your stomach -

    I used to buy and sell old guitars, and one day I got a call from a guy who had, he said, a really old Telecaster in almost new condition. So I had him describe it to me, and based on his description, it seemed to be a 1954. So I asked him if it was all original, and he said yes, even the case, oh ... except for the Floyd Rose he had installed in it last year!!

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    bummer on that tele.
    I got a:
    Fender am standard limited with matching head stock Candy apple red.

    Samick les paul copy (but a cool copy).

    Charvel parts guitar.

    squire strat.

    squire tele(new).

    LTD ESP seven string.

    Charvette(parts guitar)

    and soon am going to get a jackson soloist and a cheapo acustic.

    [This message has been edited by reco (edited 04-19-2000).]

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    My limited collection:

    - 1970 Telecaster in terrible condition.
    - Mid 70's epiphone solid body electric.
    - Mid 80's washburn electric.
    - Early 90's American Guild GV52 Acoustic
    - el Degas Mandolin
    - Fender Jazz Bass

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    yeah, I've got rid of many guitars and regreted it...

    I had a 1980 Les Paul standard that was ripped off around 89'. I replaced that with a 1990 Les Paul Custom which I then sold a year later.

    Also owned

    - 77' Fender Strat
    - 70 something Fender Mustang
    - 87' Fender Strat
    - 90 something Fender Strat Reissue Japanese
    - 93 Tele Plus, the one with the humbucker, especially regret selling this one.

    Anyway, I sell most of my guitars when I'm not playing, and mainly when I need the cash. Now, down to a playable but worthless tele, and a good acoustic, I'm not as tempted (or able) to sell if I intend to continue playing...

    Emeric



    [This message has been edited by Emeric (edited 12-07-1999).]

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