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Daniel
02-12-2013, 10:43 PM
What was the first guitar you owned?
Do you still have it?
Would you buy it back if you had the chance?

LSchefman
02-12-2013, 10:51 PM
http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/lschefman/DavyCrockettGe-tar1_zps5b5bf481.jpg

Edited: Earlier attempt at humor removed. But I really did have one of these when I was 5.

geese_com
02-12-2013, 11:01 PM
Some cheapo Samick Strat copy that I still have. Replaced the switch and volume knob, and it still sounds great.

Gnal
02-12-2013, 11:36 PM
My first Guitar was a Peavy Predator when they had maple boards... I want to say 1994 or 1995. It was a nice strat clone (usa made to boot, IIRC) and much better then the similarly priced Strat > Squire > Bullet Series of the time. I didn't get on too well with the single coils nor the trem and thus, if I recall correctly, sold it to fund a 4 string bass which I kept until about perhaps 3 years ago.

As to weather or not if I saw it today would I buy it back? Maybe, quite honestly I didn't really have any attachment to it but I also did not have as diverse of musical interest either. I suppose if the price was right I'd consider it.

Right now, the few PRS I own completely trump any previous guitar I've ever owned so even the ones I used to miss I don't even think about anymore, outside of threads specifically asking about such things.

Twinfan
02-13-2013, 03:23 AM
I saved up my paper round/Christmas/Birthday money for about a year and bought a 1983 JV Squier Strat in 1989 and I still have it. Unfortunately I'm not a Strat man so I never play it, but I wouldn't part with it.

It's had a few mods - new electrics, replacement pickups and a Callaham trem (as the original stripped) - plus the black plastics I added as I liked the look of the Fender USA "International" series of guitars from the late 70s.

I still have the original strap I bought with it, and the really dodgy/cheap hard case I got for it at the time:

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/junkacct/Guitar%20stuff/2011-07-07170328.jpg

bluefade
02-13-2013, 04:40 AM
What was the first guitar you owned?
Do you still have it?
Would you buy it back if you had the chance?

tiesco del ray...sold it many moons ago...my buy back would only be for use as a kitchen sliceing tool or as a bow for deer hunting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It did have four pickups. Lots of switches of all flavors. And golly gee batman! A metal pickguard with a sunburst finish!!!

CoreyT
02-13-2013, 05:16 AM
A Teisco electric I got for Christmas when I was around 13, so that was back around '70.
Do not have it anymore.
After I got a Univox Les Paul copy in gold for my 15th birthday, I took the Teisco to school and stipped it down in woodshop to refinish it.
Some punk took a chisel to it when it was stored there overnight and destroyed it.

It was very similar to this one I found with Google.
Same color too.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ur1Ta2uqWWY/UIp_955KslI/AAAAAAAADGo/U3ynBix1BtU/s1600/teisco1.JPG

Mikegarveyblues
02-13-2013, 05:58 AM
It was a Sunburst Squier Standard back in 1995 (I think). I had it maybe 6 weeks and never learned how to tune it or even play any basic chords on it. Sold it and immediately regretted not giving it a chance. Got a Yamaha Pacifica a few months later and did the same thing but I at least put some effort in that time!

Wouldn't buy any of my first few guitars back except a British Racing Green Squier Strat that I played in bands through college. Shite guitar but I realised it meant more to me than I thought once it had been sold.

jfine
02-13-2013, 06:11 AM
I started on acoustic in the fall of 1962 at 12 years old. That first guitar was a Mexican-made flamenco model with blonde sides and back--thankfully, it had geared tuners rather than friction pegs! Sounded pretty good, as I recall. I tripped over a stool backstage at my junior-high (they call it "middle-school" now) talent show in '65 and landed on the poor thing--smashed it beyond repair. It's tough to get a 14-year-old boy to cry, but I sure did then.
I talked my dad into getting me an electric guitar for my 14th birthday in '64. I got a St. George solidbody, probably made by Teisco or Kawai--two pickups, vibrato--and a little red Melody amp to run it through. In '67 I gave it to a kid at school. He wanted an electric guitar, his family had no money, it had some wiring problems by then, and I'd replaced it with a Vox Phantom 12-string. The kid knew a bit about electronics, and I told him that if he could fix it he could have it. Just a couple of years ago I ran into an identical guitar at a vintage guitar show, same finish and hardware, including the nuclear-yellow tuner buttons, and I hadn't seen a guitar with that exact combination of features since I got rid of mine. For all I know it could have been mine--the vibrato bar and the nameplate were missing, but you could see where the old plate had been, and it was the right shape. I'd have bought it if the guy hadn't wanted too much for it. He wanted $250, for a cheap guitar that was $85 new, and it hadn't improved any between '67 and 2010. Sorry, but nostalgia's not worth that much!

veinbuster
02-13-2013, 06:32 AM
Gunn classical. The headstock snapped off when a daughter fell off the couch onto it - but we patched it up so she wouldn't be depressed and still have it, though it isn't really playable.

WEDGE
02-13-2013, 06:37 AM
3/4 size nylon string classical. Still have it and it is playable. Every once in a while I plink around on it.

11top
02-13-2013, 07:08 AM
In (the summer of *) 1969, after badgering my mother incessantly, we went to a music store where I picked a blingy royal blue Magnatone over a Fender strat. I haven't owned that Mag for decades, but man I sure wish I still had that strat I didn't choose.










"I got my first real six-string, bought it at the five-and-dime." :cool::rock:

RedGuitars
02-13-2013, 08:39 AM
First guitar was an acoustic Sigma by Martin - by cousin's son still has it.

It looked something like this:

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Sigma-by-Martin-Acoustic-DR-1ST-with-Hardshell-Case-/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/$T2eC16RHJHIE9nyseIKbBQhu44p)Nw~~60_35.JPG

First electric was an Electra MPC Les Paul clone. Sold it after ~20 years, shortly after my PRS experience began...

Not mine - but it looked just like this (maybe this is my old one):

http://cdn1.gbase.com/usercontent/gear/2867712/p1_u1o5hdfll_so.jpg

markie
02-13-2013, 08:56 AM
A Fender Acoustic. Can't remember the model number. Pretty sure it was an import model though. No longer have it & don't want it back....


After I got to the point where I still couldn't play it ........... I treated myself to a Squire Strat & a box that made really /cool sounds.

John Beef
02-13-2013, 09:58 AM
Hondo 2 bolt on neck Les Paul copy. Got it for $45 in 1988. I don't think I have a picture of it, but it looked like this:

http://0.tqn.com/w/experts/Electric-Guitars-3419/2011/12/hondo-ii-les.jpg

ezkahuna
02-13-2013, 10:56 AM
A Teisco electric I got for Christmas when I was around 13, so that was back around '70.
Do not have it anymore.
After I got a Univox Les Paul copy in gold for my 15th birthday, I took the Teisco to school and stipped it down in woodshop to refinish it.
Some punk took a chisel to it when it was stored there overnight and destroyed it.

It was very similar to this one I found with Google.
Same color too.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ur1Ta2uqWWY/UIp_955KslI/AAAAAAAADGo/U3ynBix1BtU/s1600/teisco1.JPG


Me too! I remember going to the store (anyone remember Gemco) and looking at this Teisco guitar for months before my mom let me get it. Probably around 1974 or so. Mine came with a small amp with an 8" speaker. Here it is in all it's glory (I'm the one on the left) at my Jr. High School Talent Show as we played Takin' Care of Business!

http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd499/ThatShotsHot/facebook_-324611294.jpg

sergiodeblanc
02-13-2013, 12:37 PM
A Silvertone Mosrite copy made by Kawai.

Sekunda
02-13-2013, 12:48 PM
My first was a mid 80's Hondo Strat copy in black with a white pick guard. I no longer have it...

My second was a 1984 Takamine GX-100 electric with a destroyer/explorer type body. It is turquoise and black burst. These were one of three models made for about one year I believe and are very rare (So the tech at Takamine tells me.) It is a mahogany neck-through body axe that plays like a dream. I will try to get a pic of it and post it. I sold it a few times and always bought it back. This was one my mom bought me so it will be staying with me from now on.

Here is a pic from Google, mine has a Les Paul bridge on it with a Seymour Duncan JB4 or JB5

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g86/sekunda2003/Gear/gx-100_zps9bdf7e38.jpg

carpincowboy
02-13-2013, 01:29 PM
Mine was a Axe strat copy. Bought it as a starter kit way back in 1986 with my first wage. 78. Plywood body. I got rid of that thing years ago.

Steph
02-13-2013, 01:46 PM
When I was 5 or 6 yrs, I got a mini plastic made acoustic guitar that I wish I still had.
Got my first real guitar at 15 yr. It was a japan made fake stratocaster, black lacker finish on a laminated body of unkown wood type. The previous owner had a original german Floyd Rose and a Seymour Duncan humbucker fitted. I changed the neck for a 22 frets and renewed the electonics. I still have it.

JMintzer
02-13-2013, 02:16 PM
Harmony Dreadnaught Acoustic. No longer have it. Wouldn't want it on a bet...


Jamie

tiboy
02-13-2013, 02:17 PM
My first guitar was purchased circa 1968 from the local Two Guys store. It was a no name guitar. I remember that the guitar and amp cost $30 total. I had to deliver a lot of newspapers to afford them. I soon formed my first and only band with two friends. Our set list consisted of playing the opening riff of 25 or 6 to 4. I played on the high e string and my buddy played on the low e string with his thumb over the top. We graduated the 4 note Twilight Zone riff before disbanding. Forty-five years later, I'm not much better.

Desperado
02-14-2013, 02:59 AM
My first guitar was an old and battered acoustic. There was an old school punk that lived in a flat across the hallway, he'd had for around 15 yrs. He never played it and was having a clear out and was about to throw it on the tip. I asked to have it and he was happy for me to take it.

A friend of mine helped me to get it strung and playing ok. I used that beast for about 3 years before buying one of my own. What a difference it made to my playing when I actually had a decent instrument to play!

WishICouldPlay
02-18-2013, 01:09 AM
There is a long backstory to this which I shall expunge in the interests of brevity and everone's sanity.
Back when I was about 15, my Dad got this notion in his head that he should learn to play the mandolin. So were sitting chatting one day when he pipes up and says "Son, I want you to teach me how to play the mandolin." Now, I wasn't any Jesse McReynolds or Bobby Osborne, but I could play a bit so I said "OK Dad, I'll try". So we started. Now, I have to give him credit, he did work at it and really made a legitimate effort. After about a month, when he had progressed to the point where he could kinda hold the pick and make some kind of scratching noise across the open strings that made the dog howl, I looked at him and said "You know Dad, this isn't going very well, maybe we should do something different". Looking incredibly relieved he said "Well I don't really want to give this up, what do you have in mind". Trying to look contemplative (as best a 15 year could do), I said "Why don't you and I build me an electric guitar".
He pondered for about two seconds and said "Yes, I think we could do that". So we did ... ergo my first electric guitar. 'Course I didn't do any of the work and it turned out quite well. LP clone. Played it for years.

cjmwrx
02-18-2013, 02:52 AM
An Early 80s Gibson SG faded I got in 89. Walnut with a repaired headstock break. I sold stuff during lunch breaks in highschool to buy it for 200.00. I was a bit of a hot head when I was a kid, and it had the neck and the headstock broken off again when it went against my brothers head a few years later.

sergiodeblanc
02-18-2013, 04:08 AM
I sold stuff during lunch breaks in highschool to buy it for 200.00.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiX2Aj76OIM


Bhangin'

Albrecht Smuten
02-18-2013, 05:03 AM
Encore strat copy:

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/$T2eC16d,!ygE9s7HKLOkBQ,+gpk,0g~~48_79.JPG

And eventually a 20kW B.C Rich combo...

Neither the guitar nor the hair nor the stripped sweater made me Kurt Cobain surprisingly...

enigma
02-18-2013, 06:09 AM
My first guitar was an Ibanez Artist that I bought from Sam Goody in 1979. Here's my 2nd guitar that I still have from 1984: Guild S281 w/ Kahler tremolo that was replaced with a Gibson hardtail and currently loaded with Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l199/mergetrio/Guild_S281_SeymourDuncan/S281-3.jpg

Mike Duncan
02-18-2013, 06:32 AM
1987 Squier Stratocaster MIJ in Dakota Red - basically a '62 RI with Gotoh tuners. I did terrible things to that guitar. I used to go Southworth Guitars in '88 or so, I was 16, and wanted a real 60s Strat. I loved how they looked - all beaten up - loved it and loved SRV. So, again in '88, I began the relic process. I bought a lefty trem and installed it myself (bought it from Brian Meader in '88), burned cigarettes in the headstock (my parents smelled the cigarette smoke and thought I was being a rebelous teen and smoking, I had come clean and tell them I was a hardcore guitar nerd and was aging my guitar!!), began denting / scrapping the body up...I was a teenager, but I knew what I wanted, a Strat that appeared to be vintage. I wish we had the Internet back then. My Dad though I was nuts. Sadly, about 10 years ago I thought I'd refinish the guitar. I used a chemical stripper on a hot day, left the body on my deck too long, and the glue seams popped. I still have everything, just in pieces in the case.

Mikegarveyblues
02-18-2013, 06:51 AM
Encore strat copy:

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/$T2eC16d,!ygE9s7HKLOkBQ,+gpk,0g~~48_79.JPG

And eventually a 20kW B.C Rich combo...



Neither the guitar nor the hair nor the stripped sweater made me Kurt Cobain surprisingly...

I had an Encore Strat. By far and away the worst guitar I ever owned. After a week or so the neck seperated from the body and I had to glue it in.

Albrecht Smuten
02-18-2013, 07:06 AM
I had an Encore Strat. By far and away the worst guitar I ever owned. After a week or so the neck seperated from the body and I had to glue it in.

Same here, bro. No problem with the neck, but the switch and the bridge started to fall apart very quickly. Not that I cared back then (I was 14 and played the electric guitar!) ;)

rugerpc
02-18-2013, 07:40 AM
Ambitiously, this:

http://altomusic.com/shop/images/product/0961522021-f7d0ba6cbbe928a0f75494ca9c47a22e.jpg

I had high aspirations.

The next one was this:

http://guitarcleaning.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/cherryburst_fender_strat.jpg

I still have both.

AP515
02-18-2013, 08:06 AM
My mom's 58 Martin parlor guitar. Still have it. All opriginal except for the bridge.
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii126/Pecospup/TheFamily-1.jpg

RickO
02-18-2013, 11:55 PM
I received this "amp-in-the case" Danelectro/Silvertone July 5th, 1966, (traded it for a ES-330TD in '68).

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn16/dumbleods/silvertone_may_67darka1_zps969270fd.jpg

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T !
02-19-2013, 12:09 AM
I received this "amp-in-the case" Danelectro/Silvertone July 5th, 1966, (traded it for a ES-330TD in '68).
I want one of those!

Hopeful Sinner
02-19-2013, 12:18 AM
My first was a blue Harmony something or other... I remember it being in really bad condition and the highest action EVER! I do not miss it, but I am thankful for the fire it lit...

Texas_minor_blues
02-19-2013, 03:57 PM
An Aria Pro II
Don't recall the model
It was ugly but it played really nice

gush
02-19-2013, 08:10 PM
I didnt own my first guitar. It belonged to my uncle but my dad had it. It was disassembled in its case kept under mom and dads bed. I was 15 and had started learning guitar on my dads POS acoustic when I found it. I put it together and started playing it. It was a fender duo-sonic with a very very short scale.

I purchased an old fender amp that was a combo but somebody had built a cabinet to put the amp section into. speaker cab was a music man 4x12 that I still wish I had. I was on top of the world I was. My mom told me not to buy that amp because it was just a phase,hmmmmmm.

Texsunburst59
03-09-2013, 08:33 AM
Here's my very 1st "Real" guitar my dad bought for me in '79. It's was gigged to hell for over 20 yrs.
I still have it and will never sell it.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/Texsunburst59/DSC00322.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/Texsunburst59/DSC00323.jpg

vchizzle
03-09-2013, 02:17 PM
A National LP copy, black w/gold hardware that belonged to some dude in prison that traded it in to a local store - I hope that thing was sanitized before I got it:vroam:
At any rate, I didn't catch anything from it:p

No, I don't have it and wouldn't want it back...although it seemed pretty solid and well built for what it was.

Texsunburst59
03-09-2013, 08:13 PM
A National LP copy, black w/gold hardware that belonged to some dude in prison that traded it in to a local store - I hope that thing was sanitized before I got it:vroam:
At any rate, I didn't catch anything from it:p

No, I don't have it and wouldn't want it back...although it seemed pretty solid and well built for what it was.

Did it look something like this? I picked this up at a pawnshop about a year ago for $65 w/ OHSC

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/Texsunburst59/DSC00385.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/Texsunburst59/DSC00386.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7/Texsunburst59/DSC00387.jpg

LSchefman
03-09-2013, 09:31 PM
In truth, this was my first guitar; my brother's '65 SG Special, bought new. I got it in 1967. Still have it.

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i332/lschefman/photo-5.jpg

daa2202
03-10-2013, 05:19 PM
My first guitar was a crappy "Univox" Les Paul goldtop copy, with a bolt-on neck. I think it was 1976 when I got it - I was 15. $90 if I recall, with a chipboard case.

After a year or so it was replaced by a Gibson L6-S, which was an enormous step forward (even if they aren't all that great in absolute terms.) But it had pretty good action and played easily. I wore out the frets on the thing in about three years, and traded it for a 1979 Hamer Sunburst which I still have. But that's another story.

johnnyflame
01-05-2014, 02:19 PM
1962 Fender Jaguar Sunburst - ok that was my second axe. First guitar was a US Black Strat made in mid 90's

Jazzedout
01-05-2014, 02:55 PM
It was a white Epiphone super strat H-S-S with a strat type trem. Bought new around 1987 IIRC. I had put a Dimarzio Super Distortion in there and sold it in 1990 in order to buy my Ibanez RG550 which I still have!

RedGuitars
01-05-2014, 04:56 PM
My first guitar was an acoustic. Sigma imported by Martin. Had it for many years. My cousin's kid still has it. First electric was an Electra Les Paul clone (see my journey thread). I would probably buy it back for sentimental value.

prsrocker1988
01-05-2014, 05:39 PM
Gibson SG

Bill SAS 513
01-05-2014, 08:05 PM
Early 70's Hagstrom HB II. ...loved it...my version of an SG...actually really nice guitar.

gball
01-06-2014, 04:08 PM
First guitar? It was a fairly horrible "Global" SG copy from Montgomery Ward. 1977.
First "real" guitar? '77 Les Paul Custom that I got new (NOS?) in '79

garrett
01-07-2014, 10:40 AM
My first Guitar was a Peavy Predator when they had maple boards... I want to say 1994 or 1995. It was a nice strat clone (usa made to boot, IIRC) and much better then the similarly priced Strat > Squire > Bullet Series of the time. I didn't get on too well with the single coils nor the trem and thus, if I recall correctly, sold it to fund a 4 string bass which I kept until about perhaps 3 years ago.

As to weather or not if I saw it today would I buy it back? Maybe, quite honestly I didn't really have any attachment to it but I also did not have as diverse of musical interest either. I suppose if the price was right I'd consider it.

Right now, the few PRS I own completely trump any previous guitar I've ever owned so even the ones I used to miss I don't even think about anymore, outside of threads specifically asking about such things.

Same here! Except mine would've been a '93. I did pretty much the same thing and chose it over a Squier since it was USA made and I though a little nicer quality. I wouldn't want it back, even though it was a good guitar for the money.

I traded up to an Ibanez Talman in '94 and still have it. I'm too attached to that one to let it go. I'm actually doing some upgrades and will have it refretted this year for our 20th Anniversary. :top:

thatsuthernkid
01-14-2014, 10:59 PM
This is a cool thread, lol.....brings back some horrible memories of my first "guitar." A VERY unplayable Strat knockoff in tobacco sunburst with a tremolo bar that would make the guitar go out of tune if you looked at it. Heck the thing didn't even have a name on it from what I remember. The company was most likely too embarassed to put their name on that junk! I do not have it anymore, nor would I ever want it back in my house! Haha.......dern I sure thought I was cool standing in front of the mirror holding that junk-tar listeneing to Motley Crue lol.......must have been around 14, circa 1983.

GTRMAV
01-14-2014, 11:11 PM
In 1972, I went to Clawson's music in Corpus Christi to pick up a 12 string Yamaha guitar. I was 15 years old, and quickly found out I needed a bigger budget to buy guitars! I left that day with a YAMAKI 12 string. It was $200 cheaper than the Yamaha, and all I could afford. I kept that guitar for 12 years and ended up selling to my boss to give to his son for Christmas. Funny he still has it as uses it for Church gigs ...
actually I never bought a Yamaha, but saved for an Ovation,.. Never got that one either....

andy474x
01-15-2014, 12:24 AM
I found my dad's old dimestore acoustic in my grandmother's attic when I was 14. The action was a mile high and it hurt like heck to fret notes with the 30 year old strings on it, so I tuned it so I could play the Star Spangled Banner and only have to fret about 4 notes the whole song (LOL!!!!) My dad took one look at what I was doing, and I think that scared him into getting me a tutorial book. 6 months or so later, when I had gotten decent at playing that old beast, they realized I was somewhat serious and got me a Yamaha electric starter pack, which made my fingers a LOT happier. Great guitar to learn on!

sergiodeblanc
01-15-2014, 12:35 AM
so I tuned it so I could play the Star Spangled Banner and only have to fret about 4 notes the whole song (LOL!!!!)

WORD! I totally did that sh!t too! I wasn't playing TSSB but I was soooo clueless starting out that I would just tune the stings randomly to where it sounded like a chord (not that I had any concept of what a chord was).

I'm so psyched for beginners these days with the advent of Youtube and internet guitar lessons.

FennRx
01-15-2014, 06:53 AM
This is a cool thread, lol.....brings back some horrible memories of my first "guitar." A VERY unplayable Strat knockoff in tobacco sunburst with a tremolo bar that would make the guitar go out of tune if you looked at it.

same here- Samick strat copy. I ended up selling it to a buddy.....wonder if he still has it?

CoreyT
01-15-2014, 07:05 AM
I know I already posted in this thread about my Teisco, but I have no pics of it.
It was a crappy beginners guitar I got when I was in grade school.

My second one that really got me playing more since it was better quality was a '71 or '72 Univox Les Paul copy.
Soda straw thin neck, and it played fairly well.
Here is a pic of it and me around '72 or '73 (film date says processed July of '73) so I would have been 16 at the time.
I got a '73 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe for my 16th birthday in May, so not sure why I was not playing it, so I think then this pic was actually from July of '72 when I was 15.
We were on top of a semi trailer in West Seattle at the Hi-Yu parade that is about one week before Sea Fair when the hydros and Blue Angels show up.

http://pnw4runners.com/guitar_stuff/Corey%20rockin-70s.jpg

Spikedog007
01-15-2014, 07:29 AM
My first guitar was a 61 or 62 Les Paul Jr. It was acqtually my dads who bought it from a guy he worked with for $100 back around 1987. I kind of took ownership of it for many years, carrying it around without a case and basically treating it like it was a $100 guitar. Wish I would have known that it was collectible, I would have taken better care of it. My dad still owns it and I did finally buy him a case for it.

dadoffive
01-15-2014, 09:30 AM
My first was a 1970's Epiphone ET-270. Has two single coil p/us that are very similar to P90s. Has a bass boost (actually more like a bass cut) slider switch. Still have it. Recently saw one on ebay going for around $450... I know (back then) my parents didn't spend more than $50-$100 initiatlly. Actually made me smile to see one still out in circulation.

beas
01-15-2014, 12:46 PM
My first guitar back in 1978 was a black Les Paul Custom copy by Custom Kraft--essentially a Kay guitar from what I understand. It was made in Japan and served me well for many years until I could afford better instruments. No, I do not have it any longer--sold it at a garage sale. And, no, I do not want it back!

jimistephen
01-15-2014, 03:26 PM
Yes, I still have my first guitar, a Supertone from the 50's that was bought by my Great Grandmother for my Great Grandfather new some time in the 50's. It's a hollowbody with "F" holes.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Wz6tMabW0Po/Utb6qUZ_bVI/AAAAAAAAApU/etGSYnMLzf4/w317-h562-no/IMG_20140115_150723_201.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pVKWVl1__XI/Utb6gi3A6qI/AAAAAAAAAoc/7zT_2OWZVRg/w346-h614/IMG_20140115_150748_794.jpg

The top is caving in where the fretboard meets the top...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-IqmYR29P1Tg/Utb6tfuRcXI/AAAAAAAAAps/qDzT_ifjv48/w346-h195/IMG_20140115_150830_835.jpg

And the Fretboard is cracked up to the 9th Fret...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MQAEBYwJKug/Utb4tpqJ3kI/AAAAAAAAAoE/fMF3CxK9_T4/w702-h396-no/IMG_20140115_150810_595.jpg

Despite all that it still has a great rich warm tone. Also if anyone knows any thing about these let me know. What I've told you is all I know about these guitars.

EDIT: Upon some research I found out it's made by Harmony and sold by Sears. All the musical things, i.e. instruments, record players etc., sold by sears was branded Supertone. It seems that it's a bit older than we thought as it seems the Supertone name gave way to the Silvertone name in the late 1910's and early 1920's.

EDIT 2: I found another on online that says it's a 38 so I'm not sure when the dropped the supertone name but it seems they were running both the supertone and the silvertone.

EDIT #;Last one sorry, as if anyone cares, I found out how to tell what year it is and it's a 40. Stamped inside is S-40.

Coop
01-16-2014, 07:40 PM
A National LP copy, black w/gold hardware that belonged to some dude in prison that traded it in to a local store - I hope that thing was sanitized before I got it:vroam:
At any rate, I didn't catch anything from it:p

No, I don't have it and wouldn't want it back...although it seemed pretty solid and well built for what it was.

Let's not forget the Silvertone strat copy that you sold me that I sold back to you before we knew how to play anything. :biggrin:

maxtuna26
01-17-2014, 01:57 AM
My first guitar is a dreadnought given to me by my uncle. It's just about 5 or 6 years ago. It's from a brand called Norman, under Godin. Not very famous or popular at all, but they were very affordable for Canadian-made guitars. Cedar top and wild cherry back and sides with some really sick grain. The Mine was in satin natural, so it was all well worn in. All my clumsy first strums contributed to the light relic. Looks beautiful and sounds awesome. I don't think I've picked up any other acoustics that sound better than it. I still have it and I can safely say it's a keeper for sure.

My first electric? A 2009 PRS SE Custom 24. :laugh:

glenjohnson44
01-24-2014, 03:11 AM
I was fifteen years old when I was able to find the real guitar. The same can be referred to as a Japan made from Stratocaster, as well.

Orange Tiger
01-24-2014, 05:31 AM
The first guitar I had was lent to me by an uncle of mine. It was a les paul gold top copy, no idea who it was made by but this would've been about 25 years ago. The first one that actually belonged to me was a christmas present from my parents and it was a black telecaster copy with a maple neck. Sadly some piece of sh*t burgled the family home and it was stolen. That was replaced by a Squire Strat and the collection started to grow from there......

Jester
01-25-2014, 09:39 PM
Cortez LP, no and no.

Texas_minor_blues
01-25-2014, 10:12 PM
Black Aria Pro II.
I kept it for about 3 years. I went to my 1st real guitar lesson and my guitar teacher took 1 look at it, asked me where I got it and said, "yeah you won't be keeping this for long"
He let me play his Tom Anderson Strat (which at the time felt terrible to me) and then worked with me on what to look for in a guitar as far as what felt comfortable/good to me.

Radioactive Man
01-26-2014, 09:55 AM
The first one was in the late 80's. It was a black Washburn electric. I don't remember a model name. At that time I had no idea what I was doing.
A few years later I sold it and picked up a 3 tone burst Am. Std. Strat. Several years later I had to pawn it to pay bills during a rough patch. I still miss it.
About 3 or 4 years ago I decided to start again, and got a Strat Am. Special.
Then last year an S2 Custom 24. Best one yet!

PlayPRSs
01-26-2014, 06:23 PM
A 1975 Gibson Les Paul that I still have to this day and its staying in the family.

Steve59
01-28-2014, 10:53 AM
My first guitar was a Washburn acoustic dreadnaught. I don't remember the model right now but it was a basic non-electric, non-cutaway. It actually has very good sound for a starter and I do still have it. My son keeps wanting to take it in fact even though I've already bought him several others that he still has. I mess with it occasionally but the neck is too narrow for my fat fingers now that I've gotten used to playing wider necks.

ghochan
01-28-2014, 11:54 AM
My parents gave me a guitar when I was 14 or 15, around 1978-79. I have no idea what brand it was, but it had nylon strings and a very wide neck that I could never get started with. I lost interest and the guitar vanished into history. Fast forward to 2010 when I decided it was finally time to get started in earnest at the tender age of 46. Keeping my previous experience in mind, I was determined to buy a decent reasonably-priced guitar that sounded and felt good so I wouldn't get (too) discouraged. I ended up buying a Seagull (made by Godin) Original Series S-6 dreadnaught, which I absolutely love. 6 months later I started thinking it would be fun (and good for the ego) to get an electric guitar to mess around with. My guitar teacher, who has the most astounding collection of random musical flotsam in his shop, had a cheap guitar with the name "Ofria" on it that was apparently assembled by some guy (named Ofria, surprisingly) who lived in my area. It's a solid body guitar shaped a bit like a Music Man with the rounded "horn" on top, really crappy humbucker pickups, but a wonderful bolt-on neck. I still have it but it hasn't gotten much love since I joined the PRS family last November. I'm thinking about setting it up for slide playing when I have time to start learning that.