Gibson or Martin?

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  1. Bendix

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    just for fun- what do you prefer :?: what do you have :?: what do you wish you had :?:
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    All Ive got now is a late 90s Mexican made Fender Telecaster, it suits me fine and i dont have to worry about being too kind. Sold most of my stuff when I got married though it wasnt much better :lol: Also kept an old Fender flat top my grandpa got for me. I've got a good friend with several Les Paul's and hes always glad to let me play if I really want to.

    I used to go over to a friends house in high school all the time, his dad had (guessing 60's) blonde Fender Thinline with a Bigsby tremelo on it, I envied that guitar sooooo badly.

    Forgive me, I started off playing bass on a Fender P and the brand just kind of stuck :lol:
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    Gibson electric(want...) Martin acoustic (want)
    Funny Martin story, when my wife and I first met, she had an old Martin Uke that belonged to her Grandfather.It was string-less and a little rough. One day I saw it sittin in the garbage. I dug it out and stashed it away. Years later I looked it up on ebay and they were going for crazy money. It then became hers again and she listed and it sold for like $380.00 or somethin nuts.... so I dont throw anything away now!!!!

    I play BC Rich's mainly...dig those pointy guitars...have 5 now!
    Currently blastin 'em thru a Randall head and Mesa cab.
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    I play a Gibson Les Paul studio (black and chrome) with a Marshall Valvestate100v 1/2 stack. But for an acustic i have a Mexican Fender. The Gibson i bought in 1990 right before my first kid was born i figured that having a kid i would never be able to afford anything again, as it turns out after 2 more kids i was right.
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    I don't get to play nearly as much as I'd like. But my fave is an Eastwood Mosrite style, white w/black P-90 type pickups. Picked it up on ebay for around $200. :) Also have a real Gibson, reissue SG 62. Unfortunately, I stepped on it with a cord plugged in & broke the wood around it. :( (future project) There's a '63 SG junior that's been half stripped and apart for a long time. The cool looking one is a 1964 Gretsch sunburst Double Anniversary model! The original pickups went bad, stuck some strat pickups under the chrome rings. Someday, I'll get some repop filter tron pickups, and the bigsby that once was on it! Plus, an 80s Fender P Bass (Japan), a Squire Jazz Bass, and a mongrel strat (apart too). And two funky 60s imports, I forget what name they are. Got drums too, though they've been apart since we moved. Geez, I forgot how much stuff I has! ~Adam
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    dont know much about guitars but i do play bass and heres my preferences out of what i own....
    1: rickenbacker 4003
    2: fender(standard) pbass
    3: ibanez edb 400
    and the only guitar i have is a 80's ventura (gibson es 335) law suit model......but has really good action and sound
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    I think we're heading towards a show your guitar/bass/drums thread!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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    I've got an f-hole Alvarez and a Telecaster, but I actually prefer playing my el cheapo Pignose. :lol: My cousin paid something like $2500.00 for his old Martin, apparently considered a bargain. :shock: It's nice, but it's not THAT nice.
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    I have a reissue 57 Gibson Les Paul Special, TV yellow, with the dual cutaways. Looks like the Jr. that Johnny Thunders played, and it's definitely my favorite. Also an Epiphone Casino in cherry red with P90s and a cheapo fender acoustic. I play through a Fender Hot Rod DeVille 4x10 combo. I also have a Mexico made Fender P Bass, and I sold my doghouse right before I moved to Texas. I'm trying to teach myself banjo now, with very little success.
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    Oh man my brother is tryin the banjo with little luck. I think ya need 6 fingers or maybe 7 to play it right :lol:
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    ive also got a goodtime openback banjo ive been playing for a few years (i love playing banjo :D ), i can play it fair but get too fast and im lost lol. also been meaning to build a cigarbox uke too, got the parts just havent set down to make it yet :|
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    Aww, sweet! I was going to buy a single cut LP Spl. reissue for $500, but when I walked in the music store with the cash, it was sold. :( That's when I ended up finding the SG 62 at another store. ~Adam
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    I haven't played in over 25 years I suppose. My Ibanez is screwed to the basement wall for decoration. I had thought about picking it up again a while back. Went to Guitar Center to look at amps. The one I wanted was sold out and I've since talked myself out of it.
    It was the wife's first time in a music store. She fell in love with the guitars and even mentioned collecting them just for their looks.
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    if you can run across one get a sovtek mig 100 for a head and run through the cab of your choice....
    one of the best heads i ever played through was a sovtek and they can be had fairly cheap since most prefer names to sound :wink:
    now get that off the wall!
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    CCR & Maddogrider, I love trying to play the banjo. I think it's actually harder to learn if you're already familiar with guitar, because all the tuning and chording is so different.
    Rustinkerer, too bad you missed out on that! Great price for that guitar. Mine is by far the most fun to play of any guitar I've ever tried. SGs are awesome though, you really can't go wrong.
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    well, i really surprised there weren't any vocal martin fans chiming in! apparently gibson's are another thing rrb folks have in common! i know i love my L-00, and without a doubt the finest feeling guitar i ever sat down with was an a new/retro '1936 advanced jumbo'. it was on the wall in a big box guitar store, i don't even know if it was well tuned, but the first impression it left was just amazing 8)





    i just wish my playing was better- some days i feel like a 3 legged cat trying to bury a turd....... :mrgreen:
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    oh dont get me wrong, i love the sound of a Martin flat top. 2 of my buddys have had Martin Big Baby's and some of the best bluegrass/blues Ive heard have been on them too. I dont really think it matters as long as the person playing can play what theyve got. But some of the finer guitars in the right hands sound untouchable. :shock:
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    Well my fav is my 84 or so orange sunburst 360 Rickenbacker. My dad gave me a copy of one back in the 60's and I had it forever and always wanted a real one. I had a collection that was getting to big for our small house so I loaded up my guitars and went to the only shop that had them and traded every one I had and 70 bucks to get mine. Ditched a Gibson Explorer Fender P bass a yamaha something and 70 bucks cash. Used it was 1400 at the time. I hardly play it anymore and it lives under the foot of my bed where I have always had one since I can remember....but now I have THE one...
    Later Terry
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    Three years later this post is back from the dead. Much love for the Gibbys:
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