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ColoradoFenderBender
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With all the GAS and talk of different gear (I am one of the worst offenders) on the board, I started thinking about what one guitar would be my choice if I could only own one? I am having a hard time deciding: I love my American Strat, my Gibson LPs (x3), my Rickenbacker 360 - heck all of them!

I am thinking I might pick my Strat, since it is very versitile, feels great to play, etc. But, could I live without my favorite LP?!? Sometimes I really envy those players that have found their one and only!

What about you?


   
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Bish
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I already own the one guitar that I would want to own. My Schecter C1EA is incredible for me. It beautiful and sounds great. Its also easier to play and any I have tried.

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I think maybe an LP....although I don't own one, but the Strat would be up there, the only neg about the LPis the weight.

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My Strat. I play the LP from time to time. Probably I played it a half dozen times since I got the Strat.


   
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Ibanez Iceman. Assuming, of course, that they play how I've been told they play... I've never even seen one in the flesh let alone get my grubby little mitts on one, but everything I've ever heard makes it sound like it's been dialled in for me - and they're the coolest looking things I've ever seen too :mrgreen: That'll just inch it out above an original '59 Les Paul.

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Elderberry
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This would have to be my amateurly refinished Ibanez AS73 with retrotrons. It fits my budget, fits my sound, and is now totally unique in its chocolate brown paint.

My 70s strat is fun every once in a while, but it just doesn't have that "holy grail" quality for me.

Off topic, but is there a way to upload pictures straight from one's hard drive here or do all images have to have URLs?

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Misanthrope
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Off topic, but is there a way to upload pictures straight from one's hard drive here or do all images have to have URLs?
Not quite straight here, but as close as makes no odds - just upload them to imageshack/photobucket/etc., (there's a million of them) and you'll usually get a page with a bit of code back that can be pasted straight into your reply...

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Gotta go with Jeff Beck signature Strat, I think. Although if the house was burning down I'd be saving my pops' 2 guitars for sentimental reasons and uff the strat. I really love LP's and don't mind the weight at all, but when you find a Strat that feels comfortable its like finding true love, lol.

For acoustic it has to be the Martin D15 - 8 years of wanting one and I still rate it as my number 1 acoustic guitar. Same goes with the JB strat - I love PRS and really want a CE22 or Soapbar MCCarty, but its the JB strat that wins out every time. If I was given a choice of one free guitar that I couldn't sell on or whatever, it'd be that JB. PRS will simply have to wait.

Though my ex-Chemitry teacher in school had a beautfiul Patrick Eggle that was a dream to ply - so anyone on the lookout for a PRS or similar should really give Patrick Eggles a try (go on Bish, you know you want one :wink: ).

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My USA 50th anni strat, no doubt. i haven't found a tone i can't come at least passibly close to reproducing with it yet,
and no guitar i've ever held feels so natural to me.

but, i will be keeping an open mind.....

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I'm tempted to say my G&L S500 (a really good Strat). But I think that in the long run, some sort of Tele would serve me better ... maybe even my lowly, no-name Beatercaster.

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rparker
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From the ones I own, probably the EPI LP Custom. Not sure about of what's out there. I have not picked up a high dollar guitar in quite some time. Too afraid. :) :)

Roy
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My Yamaha Pacifica. It was once a 112XJ, but I've butchered it several times since it had an accident. Latest mod the other day was a coil tap switch for the bridge humbucker (which is actually a hot rails pickup floating in a hole designed for a normal 'bucker!!). As it stands now, it will do a fairly good impression of strat tones, but will dirty up if I switch in both bridge coils. The vibrato arm gives me a bit of flexibility for using the guitar in styles of music which lend itself to, but the overall tone is pretty good anyway. It's painted in "worn black" . . . it was a satin black but it lives a fairly rough life (it's out all the time and is the guitar I always reach for if I just want to play something on the spur of the moment) so the paint has chipped off here and there, as well as polished where it rests against my clothes. But I love it. :) 8)

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No Question

My '73 Strat has been my go to guitar for 35 years.

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