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post Jan 9 2018, 08:59 AM
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Inspired by this video by John Browne from Monuments:



...I ran through my own history and replied with this:

"I enjoyed watching this video! My first guitar back in 2002 was an acoustic Fender Sierra Vista. Had a pickup in it, and I did a few recordings, but I think they've been lost in time. Luckily. Then at christmas that year, I believe, I got a Hohner Stratocaster, that my parents bought from a set of friends. In 2003, when I was 14 I got a Yamaha AES800. This guitar was A DREAM to play, though the price was sort of lower midrange, I suppose. The action was fantastic and it was poribably the first guitar I got that made me feel I could play faster stuff (for better or worse). In 2005 at some point I wanted to play Dream Theater's A Change of Season, and I got myself a demo model of the Schecter C7 diamond series that came out in 1999, but this was apparently made before that. That's the information I've been able to get at least. It came with a Floyd Rose, which none of the other models at the time did. Then a few years of no new guitars, as far as I remember, untill I bought a "Wolf"/HK guitar on Ebay for very little money. It played alright, but it was what it was, nothing special. At the time I also got a 6 string bass from the same company. That was actually surprisingly good. In 2009 I bought an American Stratocaster in olympic white. Played and sounded like one. Sold it to afford an 8 string Iron Label. Sold that to venture into the land of Prestige Ibanez' with a lazer blue RG3570. That was my first sort of expensive or higher end guitar, and I don't think I'll ever sell it unless absolutely necesary. I think in the meanwhile I owned a few different VERY cheap guitars that I got for almost free. Samick, korean Hamer, you name it. Those have been sold again. Basically all my guitars to this point, except for the Schecter and RG3570Z had been sold again. Eventually bought myself a really nice Ibanez 7 string. The RG752MFS-VFD. Beauty. 39 made world wide as far as I know. Limited run. Lovely to play, my favorite guitar. Then just a week ago or so I sold my Schecter C7, which had actually been listed for almost 3 years. I had changed the pickups for a D-sonic and Air Norton (Petrucci style), and changed the licensed under FR bridge for an original. Basically that alone must have been around $500, plus the guitar of course, and I ended up getting about $250 for the whole thing. Bit disappointing, but I was getting sick of the sight of the guitar, given that it had been for sale for so long. I put the money towards an RGA8, which arrived yesterday.

If you don't know it, check out the RG752MFS-VFD on pictures at least. Killer guitar!"

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post Jan 9 2018, 05:13 PM
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Too long to document but here's the main arc ...

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post Jan 9 2018, 09:45 PM
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I've owned so many I don't know if I could even remember them all. I think I could make a short vid with a pic of each in sequence. I'm pretty sure I have pics of all of them.


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post Jan 9 2018, 10:45 PM
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My first electric was one of these:-

Next was one of these:-

Then came 'Gadget':-

Followed by several of these Deans as a short-lived Endorsee!!!
In the years since there has been a steady procession of different guitars including several Teles (still have my 72 Thinline, a TC 90 and my G&L Asat), loads of Strats (many Signature models etc, still own my 73, a Warmoth Bodied Custom Shop Neck, The Pink Plankster, a plethora of Yamaha Electrics and Acoustics, still have my RGX, a Palm Bay, a Patrick Eggle Berlin Pro, a few basses and quite a few Home Builds. A couple of Ibanez's still have an RG350. Sure I've forgotten a few! I'l add more as I remember!!!!
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post Aug 3 2018, 10:37 AM
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My guitar history (I wish I would have taken notes through the years...).
I don't have any pictures atm, but I'll provide them if there's anything in particular you want to see.
Anyway, here goes (hopefully my memory is good today):

My very first guitar back in 1993 was a Fender Squier Stratocaster my parents bought me.
It came with a Fender 10w solid state amp and this was my entrypoint into the world of GAS.
I played that for about a few months, learned to play some powerchords and started playing in a local punkrock band.
Fast forward about 1.5-2 years and I had saved up some money, by working weekends in a bookstore, to buy a Epiphone Les Paul in cherry sunburst. What a glorious day :-)

After thrashing that guitar for many years I got my hands on a Epiphone Tony Iommi back in 1999.
Yes, Gibson and Epiphone had Tony Iommi signature SGs back in the day as well. I still have this guitar (borrowing it from a friend that took it off my hands way back) and it's better than many of the Gibson I've played. I got lucky I guess, great guitar.

After that I bought a Edwards Explorer in mahogany (maybe 2003), great guitar but it got sold when I bought my first Gibson Standard model in 2005. Around that time I also bought a wonderful Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite in trans-red with ebony fretboard. One of the best guitars I've owned and I regret I ever sold it. I sold the Standard and the Studio Lite (and quite a few amps) to buy my first Nik Huber guitars around 2008/2009. Now we're getting somewhere :-)

Nik Huber is friggin' a m a z i n g, people. I bought a Nik Huber Redwood and a Nik Huber Special Korina, and I can't express in words how beautiful and great those guitars are. I've never beheld anything quite like the Hubers, and I've played my fair share of custom built guitars. Best guitars ever, but the cost a small fortune, hehe..

In 2012 I got in touch with a woman in the USA that were selling a Epiphone Masterbilt Acoustic (Japan model) on Ebay. I didn't win the auction, but we had been talking quite a bit so she asked me if I was interested in a Martin Custom Shop 00-15M with top grade mahogany body/neck, ebony fretboard, bridge, pins and peg-heads +++
I was like; YEAH!!!! But no... That's too expensive.
She worked at Elderly Instruments and gave me an offer I couldn't refuse (I got it "cheap") :-)
So I got it, best acoustic I ever played and is still with me to this day.

I also bought a Gibson Custom Shop, a Gibson Recording guitar (oldie but goldie) and a Gibson ES335 (I think it was a 335 but it might be a 337). I tired of them quite fast to be honest. I wanted something else, something new, something better.
So I sold all my Gibsons and bought two Fender Custom Shop guitars, a Tele Deluxe and a Jazzmaster.
These were amazing, really really good guitars that I hoped would stay with me for the rest of my life. But...

Every now and then life takes a turn you're not prepared for and you have to make some choices.
My fiancée got pregnant back in 2014 and gave birth to my beautiful daughter, Ida.
At the time we were living in a small apartment, so we decided to move to get some space.
We sold the apartment, I sold all my guitars (except one, the Martin CS 0015-M), the rest of my amps and all of my acquired studio gear and we bought a house and made sure our daughter had everything she needed (and probably a bit more than that).
The choice to sell all the guitars, amps and studio equipment was very easy for me, as they're just... things.

Now she's looking towards her 4th birthday and I just bought my first electric guitar in many years.
I had been out of the game for a while and did quite a lot of research, tried a bunch of different guitars before i finally landed on a John Page Classic Ashburn Special. Featuring a blond translucent finished ash body, maple neck and headstock with tinted amber finish, and a tortoise pickguard. With Bloodline® by John Page pickups.
I've played a ton of guitars, but the playability and sound of this thing... I have missed my Hubers and Fender Custom Shops since the day they got away, but not anymore. The John Page Classic might not have the most special finish, custom options and stuff like that, but it plays (and sounds) just as well (if not even better). Check them out, I highly reccomend them.

So now I've been playing again for the last two months, practicing and getting my fingers up to speed.
I have bought a soundcard so I can start recording again, slowly getting back into the game.
Life is good :-)

If you have any questions about any of this, give me a shout.
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post Aug 3 2018, 05:19 PM
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I mostly date guitars instead of getting married to them smile.gif So I run through a bunch. I will keep my two vintage MIJ Ibbys so
that I can be buried with them smile.gif

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