Post up your 80's guitars.

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Luthier-Atlanta, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    50
    Dec 14, 2009
    Philadelphia
    small body is cool, hey it was a 40 dolla guitar, I dont blame you for making it your own
     
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  2. SquieRick

    SquieRick Squier Talker

    54
    Oct 24, 2015
    1981 Alvarez 5013 - The Iron Horse.[​IMG]
     
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  3. Jim Belaye

    Jim Belaye Squier-holic

    Age:
    55
    Jul 25, 2015
    Montréal, Canada
    Gibson S-1, it's a 1980 model that I bought in 1981. She is still with me.
    I don't play with it because of the rising value and she's heavy as hell.

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  4. psp742

    psp742 Squier-holic

    Sep 17, 2011
    Morganville, NJ
    84' Washburn Wing Series T-bird Vibrato made in Japan by Matsumaku, If my research is correct, in the Wing Series line, the T-bird is the only one that has mahogany body.
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    Upgraded Jescar Evo Gold frets and brass nut
     
  5. Luthier-Atlanta

    Luthier-Atlanta Dr. Squier

    Jul 19, 2012
    Marietta, Ga.
    Absolutely love the W series!
     
  6. FretYeNot

    FretYeNot Squier-Nut

    573
    Jan 8, 2015
    UK
    Aria Pro II Straycat. Bought this at Baileys Crossroads, DC suburbs, northern VA, late '80s. The store had a choice of red or white (this was before my irrational prejudice against red guitars had developed.) Couple of months later I saw a weird-looking Fender Performer guitar in Crystal City, Alexandria, VA, and toyed with the idea of PX trade. Didn't follow through and been kicking myself ever since.

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  7. fett

    fett Squier-holic

    Jun 10, 2015
    Lynnwood, WA
    Yikes!!! Westone. I have a few. And Electra.
     
  8. csotolongo

    csotolongo Squier Talker

    72
    Apr 15, 2014
    Los Angeles
  9. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    50
    Dec 14, 2009
    Philadelphia
    My only 80's guitar is a Squier, imagine that ...
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  10. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities

    That is GORGEOUS! Is it Walnut? How heavy is it? droooooooooool!
     
  11. Hotrodleroy

    Hotrodleroy Squier-holic

    Dec 7, 2011
    USA
    1981 Vantage Avenger 012.JPG 010.JPG
     
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  12. csotolongo

    csotolongo Squier Talker

    72
    Apr 15, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Thank you! It's entirely made of Shadua wood (african tree) and yes, very heavy.
     
  13. Luthier-Atlanta

    Luthier-Atlanta Dr. Squier

    Jul 19, 2012
    Marietta, Ga.
    New 80's for me Epiphone EA-250 5102TE

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  14. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    Feb 16, 2018
    North Central NC
    My only '80s guitar is this Hondo oddball. It wasn't a Christmas present, I just took the photo around that time. It turns out to be a really nice playing and sounding guitar.

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  15. Luthier-Atlanta

    Luthier-Atlanta Dr. Squier

    Jul 19, 2012
    Marietta, Ga.
    Those were some great copies!
     
  16. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    Feb 16, 2018
    North Central NC
    Thanks, although I'm not sure what it's a copy of. :) As I understand it, it was made off the books, from hardware that was supposed to be used for Mark Erlewine's Lazers. The Lazers had through-body necks and the distinctive Lazer body shape. This one has a bolt-on neck and its own shape. That was handy when I installed the neck pickup, because it made it easy to take the neck off and bolt the body to my milling machine's table to do the cavity for it.

    I'd like to know more details, but it seems to be a sore spot for Mark, so I don't want to bug him about it.
     
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  17. Redwhiteandblues

    Redwhiteandblues Squier-Meister

    Age:
    27
    452
    Mar 28, 2018
    North idaho
    E serial MIJ mint condition 100% original.
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  18. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

    Dec 18, 2009
    Fort Morgan, CO
    1981 Kramer USA Voyager.

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