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So, what guitars are you guys playing these days? Electric Guitar
Old 5 days ago
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I've been playing both a Tele and a JM... the privilege of being about 60.
Old 5 days ago
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why 30 and under? this is age discrimination.
From a guy called "eternal."
Old 5 days ago
  #33
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I m stuck on my 92 Epiphone Sheraton right now..nothing stock except the bridge...frets, electronics, pickups and tuners all redone. the pickups are Duncan Antiquities and sou8nd incredible with this guitar.. the fret job was a major point in this guitar's rebirth,...i haven't picked any of my other guitars for months..this happens though..im sure to everyone...if i was under 30 i'd be playing whatever she brought that night.
Old 5 days ago
  #34
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These days it is mostly my acoustic Eastman String Archtop guitar. Violin+nitro finish with a beautiful sunburst. 17 inches non-cut simlar to this one:



Or my American strat deluxe HSS crimson red transparent. From 2001, I think, noiseles pick-up. Similar to this one:




Very happy wih my guitar!!

Dan
Old 5 days ago
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Another older guy here (40+) -- sorry your thread got hijacked. Been playing a Classic Player Baja Tele almost exclusively the past year, but still also play my trusty '91 Strat Plus retrofitted with Lollar pickups. I have to say the Baja is a stupidly versatile guitar and for the $600 or so they go for used is the best value buy going these days.

As for the under 30 crowd, I see a lot of Fenders, particularly offset Fenders, being played by the indie rock crowd. That makes sense given the resurgence of post-punk and 80s flavored pop in the indie scene. These things tend to be cyclical, and I wouldn't be surprised to see LP/SGs make a comeback of sorts in the next 5-10 years, if anyone is still playing guitar! At the end of the day, play whatcha' like.
Old 5 days ago
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My #1 is a Music Man, with a scalloped neck and 2 Duncan humbuckers. My #2 is a Godin Montreal Premiere semi hollow (like a chunky LP with F holes). Two very different guitars, but I love the ergonomics, weight, and sound of both.
Old 5 days ago
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Another older guy here (40+) -- sorry your thread got hijacked. Been playing a Classic Player Baja Tele almost exclusively the past year, but still also play my trusty '91 Strat Plus retrofitted with Lollar pickups. I have to say the Baja is a stupidly versatile guitar and for the $600 or so they go for used is the best value buy going these days.

As for the under 30 crowd, I see a lot of Fenders, particularly offset Fenders, being played by the indie rock crowd. That makes sense given the resurgence of post-punk and 80s flavored pop in the indie scene. These things tend to be cyclical, and I wouldn't be surprised to see LP/SGs make a comeback of sorts in the next 5-10 years, if anyone is still playing guitar! At the end of the day, play whatcha' like.
Nobody invited you, old man!! JK - I'm older than you, I think.

Thanks for the input!
Old 5 days ago
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I m stuck on my 92 Epiphone Sheraton right now..nothing stock except the bridge...frets, electronics, pickups and tuners all redone. the pickups are Duncan Antiquities and sou8nd incredible with this guitar.. the fret job was a major point in this guitar's rebirth,...i haven't picked any of my other guitars for months..this happens though..im sure to everyone...if i was under 30 i'd be playing whatever she brought that night.
I have a 90's Epi Sheraton myself, and like you I got rid of the electronics , I put in a monotone harness which was a pita on that guitar and like you Duncan Antiquities, they are a good match . I haven't done frets yet though.
Old 5 days ago
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Eric Clapton Signature Strat. It's a great gigging guitar. So much so I have two of them.
Old 5 days ago
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One under-30 is my son, who's back in the house after graduating from college. I haven't seen my Martin parlor guitar in months. But I hear it all the time.
Old 5 days ago
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One under-30 is my son, who's back in the house after graduating from college. I haven't seen my Martin parlor guitar in months. But I hear it all the time.
You ARE an indulgent dad! But it's for a good cause. I mean, he might have wanted to play a guitar shaped like an executioner's axe or something.
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One under-30 is my son, who's back in the house after graduating from college. I haven't seen my Martin parlor guitar in months. But I hear it all the time.
He sold it to your next door neighbor? That's rough.
Old 5 days ago
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He sold it to your next door neighbor? That's rough.
No. He comes out of his room to go to work and raid the fridge and pee, and that's about it.
Old 5 days ago
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... he might have wanted to play a guitar shaped like an executioner's axe or something.
That's the other son.
Old 5 days ago
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We're all different. More power to him!

(I'm thinking 500w peak ought to be about right to drive dad and bro out of the house.)
Old 5 days ago
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From a guy called "eternal."
eternalsound, actually. Did you think the specification of 'eternal' was in relation to my age? I can see that would be very easy to confuse. ??
Old 5 days ago
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All Lefty
Musicman Silo HSS
Hagstrom Viking P
Epi Casino
1990 Japanese Strat (original Fender 1969/70 pick ups)
Couple of Revelation.. a Jazzmaster Thin-line and a Tele Thin-line.

Acoustic
LAG Tramontane Jumbo T200J
Ibanez Hog AC2040
Hudson Little Wing, Parlour Guitar
Taylor Mini Spruce top
Yamaha FG420 early 90`s
Aria 12 string.

I,m as young as my tongue but older than my teeth
Old 4 days ago
  #48
Out of the bunch I gravitate towards the Ric 360, Tele elite, Strat Plus, Schecter Shredmaster and a Les Paul.
Yamaha FG12 string, a Stonebridge D22 and a Taylor GSmini

The Strat Plus and D22 if there's a fire.
Old 4 days ago
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The Strat Plus and D22 if there's a fire.
I hate the fire question. Should I grab the two most expensive ( the 65 Fender and 66 Rickenbacker basses); the one with the most sentimental value (my beat up 72 Les Paul Deluxe); the one that doesn't actually belong to me (the Blueshawk); or just avoid dangerous stuff like saving guitars from a burning building and take the insurance ?
Old 4 days ago
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One under-30 is my son, who's back in the house after graduating from college. I haven't seen my Martin parlor guitar in months. But I hear it all the time.
I’m a lot older than your son, but have been obsessed with small bodied Martins for the last couple years. No idea why I thought I had to play dreads for so long.
Old 4 days ago
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I’m a lot older than your son, but have been obsessed with small bodied Martins for the last couple years. No idea why I thought I had to play dreads for so long.
For him, it means more room on the bed for his laptop, phone, Thai leftovers and the dog.
Old 4 days ago
  #52
The D22 because it's the best sounding acoustic and the Strat Plus because me and 'Candy' are still in love.
Old 4 days ago
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I just got this yesterday and I'm REALLY curious what all the "young'ins" (once again, under 30), think of it. ??

Now, all you grampa's ...silence ..we can't ruin the 'fresh snow' opinions.

Old 4 days ago
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When I was under 30 I played fenders....now I play fenders, much nicer fenders....55 tele, custom shop strat and AM Std Tele are my regulars. Also have a nice 60's P bass. These guitars were around when I was 30, but someone else was playing them.
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When I was under 30 I played fenders....now I play fenders, much nicer fenders....55 tele, custom shop strat and AM Std Tele are my regulars. Also have a nice 60's P bass. These guitars were around when I was 30, but someone else was playing them.
So... an entire life without a P90 pickup?
You should really have one, trust me.
Old 4 days ago
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I just got this yesterday and I'm REALLY curious what all the "young'ins" (once again, under 30), think of it. ??

Now, all you grampa's ...silence ..we can't ruin the 'fresh snow' opinions.
You realize your exclusions are talking to a large number of Boomer's yes ? you know the ones that took "disregarding directives" to an entirely new level .. and in no small part put Guitars on the map.

So IMO (well seasoned as it is ) . that guitar is so ugly it's cute
But my wisdom tells me it is how it sounds, that matters

here is what I play

Old 4 days ago
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From a guy called "eternal."
The irony is palpable
Old 4 days ago
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Judging by the dearth of replies that fit the OPs parameters, it's beginning to look like there are no under 30s playing guitar......
Old 4 days ago
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Judging by the dearth of replies that fit the OPs parameters, it's beginning to look like there are no under 30s playing guitar......
They spend too much time with whatsapp and playstation.
Old 4 days ago
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You can also shred with a Gibson Les Paul
Goto 1:58
That is not shredding. That is bucketheading. Completly different thing.

I am spaciously around thirty and I am sure, I dont count into the target-group... anyway... playing colse to always a Brian May Red Special in white and black, one and only of its kind.
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