Other Guitars

Wrangling My Guitar Herd

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I've been long overdue for a group photo shoot of my guitars, including some that I've not done NGD posts about when I got them (quite a while ago). First, the rundown, then the pics!

From top to bottom, left to right:

  • Gretsch Americana Cowboy acoustics
  • Takamine G Jumbo EG523SC Acoustic-Electric - Spalted Maple
  • Fender Jaguar Bass - Cobalt Blue
  • Squier Vintage (Heavily) Modified Jazzuar - Daphne Blue
  • Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster - Vintage White
  • Fender '62 AVRI Telecaster - Ocean Turquoise
  • Fender '66 RI Jazzmaster - Candy Apple Red
  • Gretsch 6120BS Brian Setzer Hot Rod - Regal Blue
  • Gretsch 6121-1955 Chet Atkins Solid Body - Western Maple Stain
  • Fender Jaguar - Surf Green
  • Fender '52 RI Telecaster - Butterscotch Blonde
  • Fender Jimmie Vaughan Signature Stratocaster - Olympic White
  • Fender Standard Telecaster - Surf Green
  • Fender '57 RI Precision Bass - Daphne Blue

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Magnificent family photo.8-) thank you.

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Somebody else likes blue guitars, I see. Sweet collection, and a nicely thought-out presentation.

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In guitar blue I have an elecord aria in mahogany.

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Thanks, guys! I was running outta room there - I would have liked to get my amps in there, too - that's a photo shoot for another day. :P

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Sweet blue burst, Mister M! Love the decals!

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It is just some cut and stuck paper has the vinyl glue

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Almost an embarrassment of riches you have going there, Snorre! :D :D

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Good lord, I thought you thinned the herd a bit? 8-o

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ANNE!!! Put him to shame, girl. ;-) :D

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There is anything on the chet 6121??

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LOL I did cut down significantly - I had 36 at one point. If I got any new ones in the past 6 months, I made sure I let some go first. I'm down to 10 electric guitars/2 bass guitars. If there is anything I gas for down the road, I gotta let something go first.

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There is anything on the chet 6121??

– Mister M

There is anything on the chet 6121??

– Mister M

That's Duane Eddy's signature - he signed my guitar at the Nashville Roundup a few months back. :)

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This could start something...

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There is anything on the chet 6121??

– Mister M

That's Duane Eddy's signature - he signed my guitar at the Nashville Roundup a few months back. :)

– Snorre

Happy man....8-) Is the guitar is not in a safe :P :D

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Oh, no, it's right by my desk (with the rest) - I play it all the time. Luckily, I have four dogs to watch over them. :P

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There are few people who blow through gear like you do, and I mean that in a fun way. it takes one to know one, always searching....... but this is just beautiful, like a Fender catalog of goodness

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Nice collection, Steve.

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There are few people who blow through gear like you do, and I mean that in a fun way. it takes one to know one, always searching....... but this is just beautiful, like a Fender catalog of goodness

– David Yingling

It has been a fun but costly ride, figuring out what worked for me in regards to tone, playability, comfort and to an admitted extent, style/taste. I'm quite satisfied with all of these guitars (barring some modifications for some). I finally have the 2 Gretsch guitars I've long sought after (but I did enjoy trying so many kinds), I'm all set on my Fenders (Teles, Jazzmaster, Jaguar, Strat). I'm definitely happy with my two bass guitars.

There will always be a guitar or two that I'll be interested in getting down the road, but I'll give up something if I do. I could certainly let go of the Squiers and standard Tele to thin the herd further (and possibly make room for a TV Jones Spectra-Sonic Supreme, a Ric 360, or a Gibson 50s or 60s Tribute). No rush for any new guitars for sure - I say that now but Fender or Gretsch may put something new and fantastic that I may be hard-pressed to resist (I'm only human!). :P

My focus for this year will be on two guitars that I'm putting together. My Gretsch Astro Jet and a Fender '72 RI Thinline body I bought last summer. I haven't decided on what pickups I want to buy from TV Jones for the Astro Jet. Most likely P90s in the Tele.

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Nice collection, Steve.

– Bear

Nice collection, Steve.

– Bear

Thanks, Steve! I'm still going to do my best to thin the herd a bit - my cousin's young daughter is taking a strong interest in guitars so I'll probably give her one of mine to help her on her way.

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Great photo, excellent collection I really like that red jazzmaster

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Thanks! The '66 RI Jazzmaster (MIJ) is my primary guitar - just plays fantastic, all stock, too.

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Nice collection Snorre!

Love those candy red 66 big block Jazzmasters,i never did get around to getting one though.

That Ocean Turquoise 62 Tele custom is lovely also.8-)


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