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WHAT Was Your FAVORITE Guitar Purchase of 2018?
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Sus4add11


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd have to say it is this recent one:

'81 1 piece ST80


This thing is just a beauty. Best strat I've ever played, it just sounds and plays so good!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:21 am    Post subject: Re: WHAT Was Your FAVORITE Guitar Purchase of 2018? Reply with quote

guitar hiro wrote:
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


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?



Lots of very nice guitars in this thread


I was tempted & purchased a Bacchus Strat; the price point was just too good IMO.
It's a Vintage Series example that looks like the 'Charley' Strat that SRV got from Charley Wirz.
This one looks all original & in excellent condition, just from looking at the photos.
It has white body & head stock face, lipstick pickups, hard tail bridge (no tremolo) and it looks like the fingerboard is Madagascar rosewood.

Will it be my favorite for 2018? Probably not because my wallet just got a bit lighter.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wulfman wrote:
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.


"likely an 1800 model...with a Super Real hard case...for the cost of a new effect pedal."


Wulfman for the win on who got the best deal in 2018!
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guitar hiro
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

_JDZ wrote:
wulfman wrote:
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.


"likely an 1800 model...with a Super Real hard case...for the cost of a new effect pedal."


Wulfman for the win
on who got the best deal in 2018!


LOL I didn't know this was a competition but rather thought it would be nice for folks to share their experiences for 2018.

IMO every guitar here is the 'winner'

I like Harold's 1800; very interesting top on that example. Looks like it could be a 'blister' top

I wish it had the original Dry Z pups; I'm so sorry Harold
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

time to revisit this thread

So, I purchased only six guitars in 2018 which for me is not that many.
The last one I purchased in late December but I did not have it in my hands until February 2019.
The Bacchus Classic Series BLP-STD FM Relic is no doubt a great guitar in many respects but I think my last purchase of 2018 may have out done the flame top relic.

So, the last guitar I purchased in 2018, that didn't arrive until February this year, certainly seems to be getting ALL of the playing time; and for good reason. What is that guitar?
My NEW favorite for 2018 acquisitions is a circa 2004 Bacchus (Vintage Series) BLS-54 GO-NB.
No fancy wood grain in the top, just some cheesy gold paint but this thing just kicks ass & takes names.

It aint always about looks; an ugly ole dog can be just as great as a porn star.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bacchus LP Junior double cut.... belonged at one time to Wulfman, Guitar Hiro and Whelanator. Keeping it in the family
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

felixcatus wrote:
Not one so far, only got rid of some!
I do have something in the pipeline, maybe just before the end of this year, patience guys!


Promise is guilt , I got myself a New Tokai Hummingbird (THB200S); https://youtu.be/zk24VjVeXnQ

And some pics;


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The nicest purchase from last year is probably this crazy ESP potbelly from 2004. Great light guitar with a fat Navigator style neck. List price from the tag in the case was 1 million yen , but it was priced like a used plaintop potbelly.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow... that inlay work is spectacular
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's some bling right there. Wow.

Congrats.

Maybe we should start a 2019 thread.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brokentoes wrote:
That's some bling right there. Wow.

Congrats.

Maybe we should start a 2019 thread.


You bought something new recently?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2019 Has come with a few. It was my 50th in Feb so i said screw it i'm not gonna live forever.

Godin Ultra A6

https://ibb.co/c8jNtGH

Greco EJR-82

https://ibb.co/HNVxqxS

Yamaha Revstar 720B Grey ash

https://ibb.co/p14mSpk

All used but in pretty much new condition.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wasn't planning to purchase a guitar in 2019 but I did buy one, by accident.

1981 Tokai LS-60 (OS) Love Rock Model, in 'crazy clean' condition. No dings into the lumber anywhere.
No clear coat dings on the maple top.
To locate the very few tiny dings it has you have to look extremely close to find them.
The bridge & the tail piece could pass for new.
The maple top look$ like a million buck$.

It really is 'crazy clean' & it's 38 years old. I could have done worse.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might be better to have a shot of that LS-60 up here.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

brokentoes wrote:
2019 Has come with a few. It was my 50th in Feb so i said screw it i'm not gonna live forever.

Godin Ultra A6

https://ibb.co/c8jNtGH

Greco EJR-82

https://ibb.co/HNVxqxS

Yamaha Revstar 720B Grey ash

https://ibb.co/p14mSpk

All used but in pretty much new condition.



congrats on the guitars and a belated happy 50thiest!
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