Favorite Guitars Other Than Gibson Or Fender

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  1. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh yes nice collection you have there, love that white stack as well! Cheers Mitch
     
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    After my PRS and SG, this c. early 80's Harmony Marquis is tied for 3rd wth my Strat. I rebuilt last year - fret level all new electronics, etc., and it plays and sounds great. Now that I think about it though, all the electronics are essentially same as a Gibson (490R/498T, Orange Drop caps, braided wire, etc.,) so maybe this doesn't qualify on this post since it's supposed to be non-Gibson/Fender lol.

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  3. Petri358

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    And of course 80's Jacksons:
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  4. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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  5. scott6762

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    My favorite guitar would be my Martin D18. That's a real treat to play! :pops:
     
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  6. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Guild
     
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    KraftyBob Well-Known Member

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    LOL Man of many words :)
     
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    Ok KB, I’ll use a few more words! :D

    Back in 1974 I was on the market for a nice acoustic guitar, I was 18 years old. Now keep in mind, back then there was no internet, so no online buying. People went to their local stores to buy products. I frequented a couple of different music stores for my guitar stuff.

    So I went to one of my local music store to try some acoustics, this particular store usually had the best selection. I played a couple of Gibsons and a couple of Martins and one Guild. The Guild sounded the best!! I kept going back and forth between these guitars, I wanted to like either the Gibson or the Martin, but it wasn’t happening.

    I didn’t know anything about Guild, but it sounded great! I spent quite a bit of time there trying to prefer the Gibson or the Martin,....I thought if I play them long enough, one of them would sound and play better than the Guild,...didn’t happen!

    So I ended up bringing home a 1974 Guild D35,...that I had been playing for almost 3 hours,....and I’ve had it ever since,...45 years and counting.

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  10. KraftyBob

    KraftyBob Well-Known Member

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    Great story! Thanks for sharing.

    I grew up just behind you and remember gear hunting going from store to store. There’s something to be said about that.
     
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    Some people consider this a Fender. But this thing will Smoke a Fender any day.
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