1 and ONLY 1...forever......

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  1. eS.G.

    eS.G. Well-Known Member

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    As you all know I am a cheap bastard----get some popcorn or something this is gonna be a long walk---pack a sammich, something.....I'll wait......READY????
    HERE goes, I am cheap....and (for instance) I drive a Subaru Forester (99 model) because its "functional, reliable, inexpensive,(its paid for) and can go ANYWHERE" its like an old grey mule.

    My motorcycle....same theory Triumph Tiger--quick, light,tall, fast corners like stink and can go off raod with the best of em......if you are going round the globe get one of these bullet proof beasts

    SO, the QUESTION........1 guitar. YOU get 1 guitar and 1 only. WHAT would that 1 and only one be.......to achieve everything you want.......(this is Leadfingers Fault for buying that damn Nighthawk!!!!!)

    SO ....lets hear it whats your desert island 1 and only geetar??? No more GAS, you get one........whats it gonna be?!?!?!?!?!
     
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    Easy one...
    An SG Junior, perhaps a 62...

    Eden.
     
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    The one I've owned since February 1, 1969.

    DUH!
     
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    Sorry this is a SG forum, but the only one is my old Tele...

    Cool in the night
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    Wild in the day
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    And you can crush heads :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:
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    Yes, the Nighthawk, lol. I can see how some would pick a tele, or an LP, and SG, since in the right hands they are all super versatile.

    I'd say two guitars, then: The Nighthawk so you're never completely missing anything, plus the one guitar that speaks best for most of the things you love to play.

    One other thing about the Nighthawk: it's easy to play. You don't have to coax as much as with a Strat or Tele, to get some of those sounds you'd normally go after with those. User friendly you might say.
     
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    An Ibanez AS-73 semi-hollowbody. It's inexpensive (not cheap) and can handle any style of music you throw at it.
     
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    Can't do it. Either they all come, or I don't go!
    ;>)/
     
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    I'm taking Pearly Gates then. My apologies to the Reverend Willie G.
     
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    I'm surprised you guys are choosing electrics on a deserted island. Where's the electricity?

    I'll take my steel bodied National and a brass slide!
     
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    Because an electric can double as a sturdy rudder/paddle once you build your coconut raft.

    And, if it's a tele, you can use it to battle the visiting headhunters. Or the Lord of the Flies kids, etc.
     
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    Not a problem. The professor on Gilligan's island built batteries out of coconuts and I will, too.
     
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    Haha!! I was coming back to post a similar Gilligan's Island joke.

    Given all the things that the professor could build with coconuts, how come it took him so long to fix the damn hole in boat?

    If it was only a three hour tour, why did they have so much luggage?
     
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    ES 335, please. Sunburst, DOT, 50's neck, brown case with pink lining. 57 Classics, or vintage, or boutique, or Seth Lovers even, please.

    Where do I turn in my other guitars? :hmm: :fingersx:

    Wrap it up, I'll take it.

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    I think it was a conspiracy. I haven't figured out who the culprit is, but I think it was preplanned and the island was pre-supplied with what they would need.

    I'm thinking it was Mary Ann. It's always the quiet ones.

    Hey, I just realized, this thread got derailed sooner than usual. I guess it's true...practice makes perfect!

    As for the one guitar...


    ...Assuming electricity...it would be a Fat Strat.

    Why a Fat Strat and not an SG or Les Paul?

    Well, the Strat is less likely to break. I'd want a Fat Strat because that would allow me to get some humbuckery goodness, even if it is just on the bridge.
     
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    the one thats been with me the longest, about 18yrs now...my '74 standard.
     
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    The guitar I chose feels great and sounds good acoustically.
    I need very little volume sinc6e I will be alone there.
     
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    If I'm on Desert Island there's probably no electricity. So I'll take my GS Mini with a pile of extra string sets :naughty:
    Built like a tank, great projection, comfortable to play and sounds especially good in open tuning:
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    o.k. I didn't LITERALLY mean a desert island.......but this thread has sure taken some twists :-) Keep 'em coming!!!
    (I especially think El Marin is a brave man for popping the Tele-cherry ;-)

    Mdubya, I think I am with you, if she just had a Bigsby she would be perfection :-)
     
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    I'm not participating. I've lived on an island. I'll take landlocked and multiple guitars to suit my mood any day.
     
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    Helena's the one. The main reason I bought her was because she sounded so good unplugged! I can play any style of music my fingers know on her- country style, jazzish, blues-like and heavy heavy rock (those are the styles my fingers kind of know).
    As we speak she is the only functioning guitar I own right now anyway.
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