For you bassists with a soft spot for guitar

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Figjam, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    How many of you dont play guitar a whole lot but wouldnt mind owning a nice guitar some day? I do a good amount of the song writing (guitar parts) for my band , i come up with a lot of the ideas, and i dream of having a nice guitar someday.

    So, what type of guitar do you dream about?

    I think an Ernieball Musicman Axis Super sport, HH standard, in black/maple would be my pick

  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Old telecasters are my thing. I spent a year building a 'stock' to spec 1964 telecaster.

    I'd also like an old LP Junior or Special, or a P-90 goldtop LP, but only a real 50's one.
  3. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    I don't play guitar very well, but i still got gas for: EB Axis of some sort, Gibby LP black w/white binding, and a Fender Strat in Candy Apple Red/Chrome Red with a maple board.

    Doubt i'll ever buy any of the above-thought about buying the closest thing from Rondo, but eh, i can't play well enough to warrant it.

    That's all
  4. My favorites:
  5. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I do need a new guitar, I've for some reason had my eye on this:


    Ibanez Artcore AFS75T Electric Guitar

    Mostly because I like the title "Artcore." Ha... but mostly because I like the look, and I like hollowbody and vintage tremolo. Plus, it's under 400, so that's a reachable goal for sure.
  6. I always loved the look and tone of the Fender Jaguar.

    In seafoam green, please..... :hyper:
  7. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Fender Strats and Teles.

    I have a guitar (a franken-Fender made from a Fender Duo-Sonic body and Tele neck, and DiMarzio Virtual Vintage Strat pickups... looks a little odd but plays and sounds nice), but I'd like a good Strat and Tele go to along with it. After I get a good Jazz and P! I seem to be on a Fender kick lately.
  8. I'm having trouble getting used to the new username. "Who's the jerk that stole southpaw's avatar..." ;)

    How's your back doing?
  9. I do also write songs on guitar, and at some point of my life, i want to own a Fender Jazzmaster in sunburst.
  10. :D I'm well on the mend thanks! Just thought I'd use my real name for something different - I'll change the avatar later.....

    BTW- is that second beast the one you were playing in the "Show Yourself" thread? Nice axe!
  11. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

  12. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    I own a nice Heritage solid body, but I'd love to have a really nice big box carved archtop for some jazz happiness. Prolly a Gibson or Hofner, although another Heritage would be fine too.
  13. A really nice($2,000+)classical.
  14. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I want an explorer, a black telecaster, and one of those silverburst Les Paul like Adam Jones plays...

  15. Rocinante_x1

    Rocinante_x1 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

    Aug 22, 2004
    Washington State
    Ive got a 1992 Squire Strat that ive refurbished with all fender parts minus the neck and body(black, white pg, and nickel hw)... IT SOUNDS GREAT!, ive got a Gibson Les Paul Studio(Vintage Sunburst with chrome hw), and a Hofner Acoustic.
    They are my babies!

    My bass is better though... shes a 1984 Fender Precision-Jazz All black with ebony FB and Black harware.

    The ONE guitar i would kill for would be a White Gibson ES-355 with a Black PG and Gold hardware. :D

    I dont have 2500.00 to spend on it.... im only 15.... no job..... :(
  16. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I've already got the guitars I want...mostly.

    I have a Taylor 355ce 12-string that I play more than anything else.

    I have a '89 MIJ Fender Strat that matches my fretless. I upgraded it to where it is a serious machine now. Lace Sensors, custom wiring/switching, GraphTech saddles and nut, a new black pearl pickguard to make it match my fretless again...It's awesome.

    I got a Hamer archtop import when GC had them for such a great price. Only later did I learn that GC bought that big load of Korean-made Hamers after Hamer refused the shipment on quality control grounds. Mine had no issues with wooden parts. But electronically was less than I desired. So it is getting upgraded like the Strat did. New pots and switch, new TonePros hardware, WCR Goodwoods p'ups. I might do some extra electronic stuff. I haven't decided. It's not done yet. But it's already a Les Paul-slayer.
  17. Yup, that about sums it up...except change the 64 Tele to a 72 Deluxe Tele.

    And they're off!

  18. xshawnxearthx


    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    i would like to own a guitar one day, considering the one i have now is in like a millon peices.

    dream guitar, gibson sg RI.

    or, i just wanna get a viper ltd
  19. Gard

    Gard Commercial User

    Mar 31, 2000
    Greensboro, NC, USA
    General Manager, Roscoe Guitars
    Well, as I _am_ a "reformed guitarist" (I used to be a guitarist, but I got better! ;) ), I do own a few of our skinny-stringed little brothers.

    I have a very nice student level late 70's Takamine Classical (which played and sounded better than the 2K+ models that were in the shop that day!), and a Fender Strat of dubious heritage (it has "Made In USA" on a STICKER on the heel of the neck...:eek: ). The Strat is white, maple fingerboard, EMG S pickups (the silver lettering, very "Strat-ty" sounding, but not noisy) and the EMG active midrange control installed. It's a killer guitar, despite it's iffy pedigree....

    I still want to add one, for sentimental reasons. My first "real" guitar was a 1966 Gibson ES-335, Cherry Red. I WANT another early 60's ES-335 again...but I'll never be able to afford it. :( I'd settle for one of the good 80's Ibanez copies, the one that John Scofield used to play...