Does Anyone Have a "Garage Guitar"

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by RegularJim, May 9, 2018.

  1. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

    Nov 21, 2014
    North America
    My ‘51 was my shop guitar for a long time. Now I'm using my Ugly Stick.

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    Last edited: May 9, 2018
  2. nobucks

    nobucks Squier-Meister

    Mar 9, 2017
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Canadians... :p The AK is the answer to the worldwide quest for a rifle that can do whatever is asked of it, even when it's dragged through the mud, run over by an SUV, or left in the garage overnight... ;)
  3. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    That would be a SKS - less moving parts !
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  4. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    I don't have a garage. :(
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  5. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
  6. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic

    Jan 19, 2014
    image.jpeg Porch, garage, and sometimes the basement of the bakery where I work.
  7. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    My garage guitar is a bass:


    It's going to be a 60's "Firemist Gold" Precision with ivory pick guard, black pickup / thumb rest, flat domed knobs and maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. It's going to my cousin's jam shack and I'm not going to worry about who plays it or what happens to it.
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  8. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    That’s going to look cool. My son wants me to do a gold guitar. Might have to start planning one. :)
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  9. eaglesgift

    eaglesgift Squier-Nut

    Apr 18, 2014
    I don't have a garage but this seems like a great excuse to get another guitar. I'm in!
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  10. dtsreiuqs

    dtsreiuqs Squier-Nut

    Oct 18, 2015
    Well, if I was given a guitar in such a poor condition, and if this condition is not the result of an artificial relic'ing job but true years of use and negligence, then yes, I would preserve, use, and take care of her as is - with a good setup and in perfect working order aside. And she would integrate my collection, of course.

  11. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable Squier-holic

    Apr 4, 2015
    Since I won't pay more than $200.00 for a guitar, all my stuff is "junk". I treat all my stuff well, because I'm happy to have guitars at all. So my answer is "no". I won't beat a beater.
  12. cool gouhl

    cool gouhl Squier-Meister

    Dec 4, 2014
    I have a Washburn acoustic I bought at Aldi 10 years ago or so for $50, it plays and sounds great but Ive always abused it. Even let my daughter play it in her school talent show and when I went to pick her up after a rehearsal the kids were sliding it back and forth on the gym floor. Still plays and sounds great, best bang for the buck I ever got.
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  13. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Jan 13, 2011
    Chertsey Canada.
    My Old 1976 Fender F-15 spends most of its life in the work shop.
    When something springs up on the radio while I work, (that I like of course)
    she's always the first one to try it.
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  14. Lonn

    Lonn Administrator Staff Member

    Dec 19, 2009
    Carmel IN
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    I do now. I picked up a Gibson hard case yesterday and the guy tossed in an old Washburn acoustic. Plays just fine.

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  15. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Feb 10, 2010
    I have a list of guitars that don't really go outside or leave the house, way too valuable. But there are a few that I have no trouble taking outside to play, be in the sun, etc. My garage is a storage area so there's no need to leave something out there.

    I just have to be mindful of sun screens and bug sprays which can just wipe off the finish of a certain guitars.
  16. edchavez

    edchavez Squier-Meister

    May 2, 2013
    Here's my shop rig... cracked bandana.JPG crate.JPG
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  17. Stratlover84

    Stratlover84 Squier-Nut

    Jun 16, 2016

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  18. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
    “Embrace the Suck, Bang a Beater!”
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  19. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    More progress today. I think I need to take some height off the nut but not supremely confident about doing that evenly / correctly. Anyway... ready for a cheapo set of strings (I always do that first to check setup / neck alignment / string spacing). If everything is okay, it'll probably get flats...

  20. willhowl

    willhowl Squier-holic

    Dec 19, 2011
    Houston Texas
    I've got a First Act 222 AL4042 That qualifies, paid < $30 for it, pawn shop.....Neck is kinda weird, but OK....plays alright, need to revisit it, to tighten it up.........

    I don't care if it gets dinged, or whatever....there are Zillions of these floating around, for cheap........a little adjustment, and....Hey!!!!..................I love the phrase........Embrace the Suck!!!!!!!!......willhowl

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