Show us your favorite guitar and tell us why.

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by fadetoz, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. wickedtools

    wickedtools Squier-holic

    May 16, 2010
    west texas
    The ‘56 Tele, because it has that sound and I try to match that sound with my other Teles:)
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  2. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic

    Age:
    46
    Jun 29, 2011
    IA
    That pair is so sweet.. Bet it sounds good through that amp too...
     
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  3. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Age:
    51
    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    Ok.. So I have quite a few guitars and basses so like most of you, it’s a changing thing, it’s a mood thing. Ask me now, then ask me later. I put some fences around the question. I kept it to Squiers and then eliminated the basses. Then which always seems to be out, gets the most play either plugged in or not. That is easily the Squier Blue Sparkle HH.

    I *think* these were a run for Guitar Center, also in silver and red. Why say a sentence when a paragraph will do:

    These were on a blow out at GC around the new year a few years back for $99. I grabbed one on a whim and thought wow.. this is kinda cool and I couldn’t swing it, but 8 months later was jonesing for one. They were all gone, but found one on eBay “used” for $120; the one I got for free from UPS because of the hairline crack at the neck cutaway. I dressed the nut, did a setup, changed the strings, got a free trem bar from GC. It looks like the previous owner fouled up the trem mounting holes so I filled and redrilled them and all is right with the world. I can see the Jack Pearson attraction to this. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Cyclone. You can’t bet a Jaguar for tones and hot rod style. I have the old SQ that I had bought new, the Tele, my daughters Mustang…. (ask me again later…)

    But even last night before I had seen this thread this morning. I sit on the couch and strum as we watch TV and I said to my wife, “Funny how this inexpensive guitar is really my favorite…” The slim neck, stays in tune for days, superb intonation and fretwork, nice range of tones, light as a feather -zero heft! It’s extremely resonant with a rich sound. If I were going to grab a guitar to meet up with people, heck. Maybe even if I were back to playing guitar in a band -this would be it.


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  4. IronSchef

    IronSchef Squier-holic

    Age:
    56
    Jun 18, 2012
    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    So, I think I have been denying this for a couple of months - but this Mustang has become the guitar I play most (dropping my SRV Strat to #2) -- and I think the main reason is the JB Humbucker -- Fantastic tone on clean channels as well as dirt channels. I also really like the neck on this one, seems to fit me perfectly :)

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  5. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable Squier-holic

    Age:
    51
    Apr 4, 2015
    Wisconsin
    It may be because it's my most recent, but "Merle" is everything I've ever wanted in a Tele (swoons)...

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  6. wildelectric

    wildelectric Squier-Meister

    Age:
    40
    166
    Sep 23, 2016
    Moline, IL
    A 1985 Heritage H-170 has been my favorite for many years now.

    The tuners cashed out and were replaced with Pings, and I've gone with a TOM bridge by personal preference.

    It has that "X" factor that comes with a guitar built with high quality wood, components, and care by folks carrying on a guitar making pedigree that works well.
     

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  7. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    Damn that flame and burst is perfect.
    Really nice guitar. They are made in US, no?
     
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  8. VealCutlet

    VealCutlet Squier-Nut

    722
    Aug 9, 2011
    Brookyn, NYC
    1544039479884.jpg My Sonic Blue VM JM. Heavily modded. Staytrem, hum canceling pups, AV vibrato, Mint pg and new electronics. Probably spent $800 on it by now, but it just plays and sounds great to me. I love offsets and played my first gig with this last week. Literally my first gig playing electric guitar. I probably used every setting at one point during the show. I like complicated things. This JM is now exactly what I need. I just got a VM Jag, and I think I will upgrade the trem, as I'd lo vfc e top love the Jag a's much as this JM.
     
  9. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    Real hard to bring it down to one.

    From left to right:

    Epi Special 1. Really fun toy and crazy tone torque from its Tyson Tone '57s.

    Epi LP Ultra 1. What every LP should feel like. Love the heavily chambered body, it gives it a fabulous warm tone and light weight. Happy about the belly cut too.

    The PRS for its fat neck and all around feel. That is a solid player.

    Epi G400 SG Vintage. How can you not have a SG ? It's hosting Tyson Tone PAFs and sounds just like a real SG should. It's got teeth ... no, fangs.

    But if I was to only keep one ? Probably the PRS with the Special 1 pups in it.

    Sorry Squier aficionados, but the Aff Tele is a side note. Fun from time to time.

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  10. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Jan 13, 2011
    Chertsey Canada.
    My favorite axe is still my 2004 Dion Schofield (Nova Scotia luthier), it's great all Canadian guitar hand made to my specs, I've been beating the hell out of it for years and it still feels
    like heaven, the pups have been changed more than once since back then but in my hands
    it is still as good to play as my JV 1983 Squier Telecaster 2004 Schofield Tele.JPG Squier_RI52 002.jpg
     
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  11. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic

    Age:
    46
    Jun 29, 2011
    IA
    Thought about you when I saw this guys Telecaster
     
  12. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable Squier-holic

    Age:
    51
    Apr 4, 2015
    Wisconsin
    Love it!
     
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  13. I can't afford my favorite guitar … without being served divorce papers :D. Cheers, Barrie.:)
     
  14. "100 ms … like a pube split five times" LOL !
    Great video for tips & simplifying country sounds. Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  15. dadams18

    dadams18 Squier-Meister

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    Made a Nashville out of my CV BSB Tele. Amazing guitar to start with, but made better with Rose pickups: Bourbon in A5 for the neck, a Robusta in the middle (A2), and a Buckaroo (A2) in the bridge. 7-way switching with push pull switch giving me neck/bridge and all three in addition to the traditional Strat arrangement. Reversed the control plate too. Now this does EVERYTHING I wanted.
     
  16. dadams18

    dadams18 Squier-Meister

    Thanks Las Palmas Norte -- fellow Canadian to boot!
     
  17. Gloveberg

    Gloveberg Squier-holic

    Aug 30, 2015
    West Texas
    I can never pick a favorite because it always changes. This week it's this one....
     

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  18. NewStrings

    NewStrings Squier Talker

    Age:
    62
    12
    Nov 23, 2018
    Summerside, PEI Canada
    Wow, what a fine bunch of guitars ---- this thread is killin;' me!!! So much guitar porn!!!! Well, let me add to it I guess!!! Here is my favourite (at least for today as it changes frequently!!) It's my new (used) Gibson ES-339 in a Sunset Burst. You will also see a Fender American Professional strat along side it --- tomorrow it may be my favourite as I am very fickle!!
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  19. archetype

    archetype Squier-Meister

    486
    Oct 24, 2017
    Williamsville, NY USA
    That's cool, but are you sure it's a CP? Fender made a Classic 50s in Shell Pink, but I don't know that they ever made a Classic Player in that color. I do really like Shell Pink.
     
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