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The Essential Guitars Are..............

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  1. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    If a Gibson ES 335 or Fender Telecaster are not on your list, go home.
     
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    Obi Plexi-nobi Well-Known Member

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    Strat, Tele, SG, Les Paul, 335, ES-175, Explorer, Vee... Classic Classics!!

    Charvel Super-Strats, Jackson Soloist, Steinberger, Ibanez RG-570... Modern Classics!!
     
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    Obi Plexi-nobi Well-Known Member

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    Jazz Bass, Precision Bass, & Jazzmaster too..!!
     
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    AlvisX Garage Guerrilla Gold Supporting Member

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    Remember when Guitar Player Magazine used to sell prints of guitar-centric pen & ink drawings ?
    About 75-76 they offered one called Super Axe Heaven , I wish I'd got the resources together to buy it back then , but I was a kid ...pre internet , pre checkbook , pre drivers license , pre puberty (?)
    The drawing featured (and I dont remember the exact order) a Tele, Strat, SG, Les Paul and a Flyin V . They were lined up one behind the other ,as if in formation , suspended in the cosmos :lol:

    THIS became my life's goal at age 12 . I DONE IT ! I ascended to Super Axe Heaven ! My life has been a success !! :applause:
     
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    tallcoolone Well-Known Member

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    For me? 2 Les Pauls, a Strat and an acoustic/electric.
     
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    TXOldRedRocker Elucidation Sufferer Gold Supporting Member

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    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Silver Supporting Member

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    Firebird should be an essential requirement.
    I guess I still need a real Strat & a 335.
    If I could only keep one, it would be my magic mojo Hondo.
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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

     
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    I think a Strat and a Les Paul are a must have for electric guitarist. I'd say beyond those two a ES-335 for a hollow body option and you're set.

    I don't view any other guitars as essential besides those 3 imho. I'm sure many might substitute the Strat for a Tele but I personally think Strats are essential.
     
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    Wildeman Well-Known Member

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    Kay, Stella, National, Regal, Harmony......you know, the essential's. Screenshot_2021-06-12-20-28-01-1.png
     
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    Trumpet Rider Well-Known Member

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    Brand and model are optional according to taste and playing style.

    But every guitarist should have a six string acoustic guitar and an electric guitar.
     
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    JeffMcLeod Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    1. A Gibson
    2. A Fender
    3. An acoustic

    :jam:
     
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    Humbucker
    Single coils
    P90s
    Lipsticks
    Body's optional
     
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    The relative validity of this argument comes down to how seriously one contends their studio/basement must be littered with (at least) 3 different Marshalls and Fenders, an Orange, a Hiwatt, and a Vox before giving this any credibility... and amps figure far more prominently than guitars once you achieve a certain build quality across the board.

    That you can astound newbs with the fact that Jimmy used a tele exclusively during the formation of LZ 1 and intermittently throughout is as much an argument of the Tele’s superfluousness in later rock as it is an endorsement of its versatility.

    how essential is nuance?

    John 5 could play Industrial on a tele and Some Nashville guitar shop asshole did a pretentious albeit compelling chicken pickin on a Norlin era V in his stupid video sales ad.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    strat, tele, acoustic, 12 acoustic, les paul. and a super strat.
    possible a 335. the top iconic line up.
    there are others as favorites but they arent iconic essentials.
     
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    Wildeman Well-Known Member

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    All i need is some tasty waves, a cool buzz and I'm fine....
     
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    I’m going kind of minimalist, so my big 3:

    Gibson Les Paul
    Fender Stratocaster
    Martin dreadnought
     
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