Guitars We Think Everyone Should Own

axe4me

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This is totally subjetive.

You know I'm biased.

Every 335 is different.

You should own this:

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It sounds and looks great.





I acquired the Gibson figured Blueberry 335 in a trade at a Philly guitar show.

I traded my Rickenbacker Midnight Blue 360 and Fender Mexican Blue Flower PowerTelecaster for the Blueberry.

Lust and love at first sight.
 

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This is totally subjetive.

You know I'm biased.

Every 335 is different.

You should own this:

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It sounds and looks great.





I acquired the Gibson figured Blueberry 335 in a trade at a Philly guitar show.

I traded my Rickenbacker Midnight Blue 360 and Fender Mexican Blue Flower PowerTelecaster for the Blueberry.

Lust and love at first sight.


Would not have traded the Rickenbacker and/or the Tele for it (unless they were somehow sub-par or undesirable) - but that IS an awesome looking 335! Not my choice of colour, but still a lovely sight! Does it play like it sounds? :fingersx:
 

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A Les Paul, a Tele or Strat (whichever you prefer), and if you’re feeling all metal and sh*t, some kind of beast built for shredding. Plenty of those to choose from.

Brands don’t matter btw, so if your LP is a clone, or a close-enough, that’s all good in my book. Same goes for Teles and Strats.

edit: Oh, and I’d say pick up an acoustic too, regardless.
 

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Would not have traded the Rickenbacker and/or the Tele for it (unless they were somehow sub-par or undesirable) - but that IS an awesome looking 335! Not my choice of colour, but still a lovely sight! Does it play like it sounds? :fingersx:
BTW, I currently own the following Rickenbacker guitars:

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The first 2 Ricks are 12 string guitars.

The 2nd. (660 12 Montezuma Brown) has 12 saddles for better intonation.

The 660/12 is very much like the Tom Petty Model but without his commission and signature.

The Midnight Blue 360 Rick had 2 p/u's.

It was a bit of a hard choice but I did it.

A 2 p/u 360 may be in my future.

Baby Blue? :>)

The Gibson figured Blueberry 335 plays (feels) and sounds great.

I have a bunch of Ricks and Teles, so the trade was one of desire.

Having said that, I'm a 335 geek and, IMO, you can't have enough 335's or inspired by Gibson Epiphone 335's.

IMO, those Epi's are in the Gibson 335 family and they're very good but not a good 335.

My '69 Gibson 335 is one of opinion because of the thin neck at the first few frets.

Epiphone Casino's are a completely different instrument and are lovely guitars.

I have 2 of them and it won't stop there.

Just listen to The Beatles.
 
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I agree, a semihollow, or at least something with vintage PAF- style Humbuckers is a must- have.
I think he still has some Teles around- another one of the obvious choices.

When I think of non- standard Guitars, these are hard to beat, and they don't get the recognition they deserve. Versatile, well playing Instruments that make a visual statement and are good for so much more than just Metal.

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It's funny , but I never can quite "get" people who don't like Les Pauls .
I don't get that either. I'm almost afraid to admit it, but I was one of those people for some Time. My first Guitar was a Strat knockoff, the second was a MIM Tele. I considered myself a Fender Guy, until I discovered how awesome a Les Paul can be. I think it has something to do they are considered heavy and dark sounding, compared to a Strat. Ok, I have played examples that fell in those categories. But once I discovered one that sounds like a fatter Tele, as they say, I realized what it'S all about.
 

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It's funny , but I never can quite "get" people who don't like Les Pauls . Somewhere around about age 16 , I became obsessed ,43 yrs later . it continues


Les Pauls are cool.

I'm a fan.

IMO, a Tele, Strat and a 335 are a notch more favorable.

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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHFFFFFFFFFFFFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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It's all in the personal DNA.

If it gets the job done, it's the best.
 

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I don't get that either. I'm almost afraid to admit it, but I was one of those people for some Time. My first Guitar was a Strat knockoff, the second was a MIM Tele. I considered myself a Fender Guy, until I discovered how awesome a Les Paul can be. I think it has something to do they are considered heavy and dark sounding, compared to a Strat. Ok, I have played examples that fell in those categories. But once I discovered one that sounds like a fatter Tele, as they say, I realized what it'S all about.

I feel lucky that when the succession of EVH, Rhoads ,pointy guitars and shred happened , I was in my very early twenties . Les Pauls ,of all varieties, were not out of reach AND were not very popular .....until the end of the 80s ,when Saul Hudson brought 'em back to life

So I was able to score a couple good ones .....which I don't even have anymore ....BUT , I GOT SOME MORE !!!!
They're great pieces of furniture !
 

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Yeah, Slash reeled in the fold.

He showed us that we get caught up in fashion of the day because a hero is using a want to get toy.

Now, Slash is using a toy that has everyone on board with.

Our job is to be one step ahead of fashion.
 

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When I was a kid I always dreamed of owning a black LPC, even before the great LP reawakening in the late 80's lol. The dank musky locally owned music store had one for like $800 but I couldnt get up the scratch with teenagers wages and needs (gas booze chicks and other stuff lol) I think that guitar is still hanging there to this day but it hasnt aged well. I finally got a 98 R7 in 2011 and it will likely be my last Gibson LP unless I can find an R8 or R7 standard for a steal. Ijust cant wrap my mind around the insane prices Gibsons are at now. Literally twice as much as 10 to 15 years ago. I know wages havent doubled in that time. I love a good strat and tele but they are relatively easy to find but good les pauls that are chimey and ring arent all that common.
 

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I acquired my 1982 Gibson Black Les Paul Cusstom at the frown of my wife.

I had (which I'd like to have again at the $150.00 I paid) a 1955 Gretsch Cadillac Green Country Club and it was used as an even up trade for the '82 LP Custom.

Brian Setzer wanted it but was a day too late with his offer.

The '82 LP Custom was a custom order extra dished out top...........I wish I had the order papers but don't.

I kept the original chain saw case but later bought a fuzzy cat case for it.

It has a SD JB in the bridge and a SD Jazz in the neck.

The tuners are the stock flip top quick tune tuners.

I have a faded 1982 Alpine White Gibson Les Paul too.

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You can see some original Alpine White spots.

The knobs and p/u's were changed.

I have the originals .

I traded for it because of Randy Rhoads.

The original p/u's on the black Custom are gone.

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I feel lucky that when the succession of EVH, Rhoads ,pointy guitars and shred happened , I was in my very early twenties . Les Pauls ,of all varieties, were not out of reach AND were not very popular .....until the end of the 80s ,when Saul Hudson brought 'em back to life

So I was able to score a couple good ones .....which I don't even have anymore ....BUT , I GOT SOME MORE !!!!
They're great pieces of furniture !
Guitars everyone should have...."pointy shredders", leave all the old dad guitars to us🤘👹
 

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This thread is not just for electric guitars.

I tried this Montana Gibson J 185 in the store and I felt and heard this panoramic voice.

It was right.

I had to have it.

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I'm not a jazzer.

I wish I still had my blonde Gibson ES-175.

I was the poor man's Joe Pass at best.

It's one of the many departed.

Anyway, it seems that I've had this guitar forever.

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This '97 Tal Farlow has a 1 piece top and back.

I didn't realize this til I got it home.

It's magic in my mitts.

It'll sound like God in a jazzers hands.

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It's strung with .012 flats.

Lucky mofo.
 
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OK.

The hoarder has arrived....................

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Strung with .012 round wounds.
 

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