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WHAT Was Your FAVORITE Guitar Purchase of 2018?

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:40 am
by guitar hiro
My guitar buying has slowed quite a bit over the past few years.
I have purchased only four guitars this year and not intending to purchase any more.
Of course if the right guitar popped up I might be tempted and there are still about 10 weeks left to the year :lol:


My favorite for 2018 is my (2011) Bacchus Classic Series BLP-FM Relic.
The weight is so very close to perfect, the lumber is amazing, and the neck is perfect for my playing. This was a great purchase for me, for a Les Paul. :)


So, what cha got? What guitar is your most favorite guitar you purchased in 2108? :D

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:24 am
by HAMAMATSU
8) i bought 2 guitars in 2018. one is tokai LS188S goldtop and another is fender-mexico classic series 50s strat in fiesta-red w/gold parts. my fav is this strat lately. its got fine usa pickups and all. it even comes w/tweed case! i only paid $900 new in tokyo. very happy since !!!!!

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:53 am
by guitar hiro
HAMAMATSU wrote:8) i bought 2 guitars in 2018. one is tokai LS188S goldtop and another is fender-mexico classic series 50s strat in fiesta-red w/gold parts. my fav is this strat lately. its got fine usa pickups and all. it even comes w/tweed case! i only paid $900 new in tokyo. very happy since !!!!!
Man, those both sound like great guitars!! Congrats 8)

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:29 pm
by marcusnieman
1959 Gibson ES125T

Not this one but in equally nice shape and no issues:
https://www.12fret.com/sold-archive/195 ... ic-guitar/

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:52 pm
by aroomstudios
I bought way too many guitars in 2018. The two favorite probably are History GH-LCV. Made by Fujigen in 2011. I bought one them liked it so much. Saw another one a few months later for a really good deal and could not turn it down. From a totally different seller. Both happened to be 2011 models. Looks at the SN's of each of them. They are sequential. What is the chance of that? In the first on I put Throbak 101+ pickups. 525k CTS pots, Faber bridge, Gotoh locking tuners and Luxe Bumblebee caps. The thing just smokes now. I am still working on the 2nd one but I am putting in humbucker sized p90 from throbak.

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Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:40 am
by felixcatus
Not one so far, only got rid of some! :o
I do have something in the pipeline, maybe just before the end of this year, patience guys! :D

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:46 am
by Max The Dog
This is my latest Patrick Eggle Vienna from 1993. Going for a Paul Reed Smith Mira from 2008 this weekend.
https://image.ibb.co/c5Gzff/PEG-4.jpg

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:33 pm
by brokentoes
I wish !!! Alas nothing this year because of the exchange rates. I'm pretty lucky to own the axes i have so i can't complain.

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:26 am
by Max The Dog

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:39 am
by felixcatus
Max The Dog wrote:Got it yesterday.


8) Congrats.

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:41 am
by felixcatus
brokentoes wrote:I wish !!! Alas nothing this year because of the exchange rates. I'm pretty lucky to own the axes i have so i can't complain.
Year's not over yet! :D :wink:

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:07 am
by Max The Dog
Far from it and there are plenty of nice things to be had yet.

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:10 am
by wulfman
I just got this yesterday and still need to wire it up with 2 non-EMG humbuckers but I think this will be the one for 2018. 1981 Super Real, likely an 1800 model. Got it from the Usednet booth at the Tokyo Musical Instrument Fair yesterday with a Super Real hard case, all for the cost of a new effect pedal.

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Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:35 am
by brokentoes
felixcatus wrote:
brokentoes wrote:I wish !!! Alas nothing this year because of the exchange rates. I'm pretty lucky to own the axes i have so i can't complain.
Year's not over yet! :D :wink:

I like the way you think !! When you lose .30 cents off every dollar it takes the wind out of ones sails. I'll have to save up for one of wulfman's special deals lol.

Some tasty guitars so far. Congrats

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:33 pm
by 3rdstone
I've only bought one guitar this year (well, so far): A Tokai LS80 1984. When stuff like that pops up in my parts of the world, you got to act fast.