What was your 1st Guitar?

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What was your 1st Guitar?

Post by VictorTom » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:58 am

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Post by HAMAMATSU » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:12 pm

8) mine was a fender-japan ST72 in black/maple-neck w/usa pus. it was in 1987 and was about $700 back then. i was then only 15 and played that black angel for a while til i bought next one. it was heavy but a good one i guess. hard to believe its been more than 30 years since then. i m about 50 now. didnt think my life became this way but it did! i wonder where is that black angel now and who has it. hope they are happy together now and then! thanks my black angel!

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What was your 1st Guitar?

Post by guitar hiro » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:23 pm

My first guitar was a 'no brand' nylon string classical guitar purchased NEW, for me, when I was eight, maybe nine years old.
The guitar had the typical double slotted peg head that classical guitars have, the neck was so thick I could barely wrap my hand around the neck to fret a single note, and the nylon strings were bigger than the typical tendon in your elbow. Talk about unplayable. :lol:
I believe the guitar co$t $14 brand new @ the local 'dime' store & it was likely MIJ but it could have been made on Mars. :lol:
I recall my orchestra instructor really liked it. :-?
A = Alnico :lol:

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Post by marcusnieman » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:00 am

Harmony Ukulele - circa 1968
First real guitar was a MIJ Univox Les Paul in 73. Think there was a cheap no brand acoustic in between.

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Post by carl300367 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:40 pm

A Hondo II les paul style(ish) made from what looked like plywood in a kind of see through turd brown

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Re: What was your 1st Guitar?

Post by brokentoes » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:25 pm

A Made in Korea Epiphone Dot circa 1997. I knew nothing about guitars but i lucked out buying this one. I still have it to this day.

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Re: What was your 1st Guitar?

Post by mdvineng » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:11 am

In 67 a Hofner violin bass with god awful nylon strings (pocket money wouldn't stretch to replace them) first Saturday job eventually bagged me a Fender P bass, that wasn't a looker, from A1 music in Manchester.
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