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If you could have anybody's guitar,whose would you choose?

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Gchord
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Me,I'd take Brian May's Red Special. No ,not the Burns model,the orginal one.It is truely on of a kind guitar.You don't see hardly any homemade guitars that had stood the test of time,yet that on has.Willlie Nelson's Trigger comes second,but I'd be afraid to play it.It would make some good wall art some day and no doubt it be worth a million when he passes on.Can't say there would be a whole lot of the artists guitars I would really want,since most are normal guitars,it's the players that made them special.Anyway,which artists guitar would you want,if you could buy it?


   
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Michael Hedges, "Barbara"....only problem is, it really belongs in a museum now.


   
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Is that the harp guitar? You can get them for $2500.I was shocked as well when I read that somehere.


   
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No, that was his trusty D-28


   
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Ok.I guess it's because I bought his first album "Aerial Boundries" that featured a picture of the harp guitar.That's the one I would've chose.


   
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Gilmour's (disputed) Serial #1 strat...

As amazing as that guitar would be... "the black strat" would probably be at the top of my list.

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pretty much my own. and I'd rather play with those unique or exceptional guitarists/musicians/songwriters than their "famous" guitars.

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Agreed. Although I hope it'll be several more years before I get to see Stevie in person. :lol:

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If I remember correctly, Grease has a G & L Strat that sounds like it might be something special. :-)

Seriously- it's the player that makes the guitar, not the other way around. I'm happy with the instruments I have. Just wish I could play as well as some of those guys!

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Seriously- it's the player that makes the guitar, not the other way around. I'm happy with the instruments I have. Just wish I could play as well as some of those guys!
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Yes,I agree 100%.I was talking about those special custom or homemade guitars you don't see very often.Now you couldn't give me Prince's symbol guitar,that thing is down right ugly.Several years ago I saw one production guitar I wished I had.It belonged to an older gentlemen down the road from us,a orginal '51 Telecaster.The fretboard was colored and worn where fingers had made a dent in the fretboard.Coolest guitar I've ever seen.The Re-Issues don't even come close.So at least I got to play it,big flatwound strings and all.


   
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I'd choose Ry Cooder's Strat, the one with the Oahu and Teisco pickups. Regardless of whether I could make it sound the way Cooder makes it sound.

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For me, it would not be owning the guitar because of the way it sounds or that it would make me play better or different.

I interpreted the original post to be asking more in a collectible point of view... which guitar would you want to OWN - kind of like "If you could chose to own any hockey card... which one?"

As I said above... for me it has to be The Black Strat

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I interpreted the original post to be asking more in a collectible point of view...

I don't "collect." Collectors are the reason that '59 Les Pauls and vintage Fender tweedies are priced the way they are. Fie upon them. :evil: Guitars are meant to be played.
As I said above... for me it has to be The Black Strat

I'd be afraid to touch the thing, much less play it. Pass.

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