What guitar that you still own has been in your possession the longest?

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  1. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    Mid 60's Gibson SG custom purchased used
    ("Vintage" was about wine back then.)
    on Feb. 1, 1969 from a store in Manhattan.
    The guitar has been heavily modified over the years.
    (The store is no longer there.)

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  2. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    Hey!
    I finally figured out how to get pictures into here!
    My computer illiteracy is diminishing.
    :)
     
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  3. Hotblack Desiato

    Hotblack Desiato New Member

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    PRS Classic Electric - over 30yrs and counting. It's one of the first 80 made so it has the gold signature decal on the headstock rather than the black PRS logo used on the rest. Plays and sounds great, it's a keeper.
     
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  4. Shreve

    Shreve Katzenjammer Kid

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    Had since 1972. Purchased from a Sunday newspaper ad when it was 16 years old. Like a family member now.

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  5. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan DGT Player

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    '88 Am Std, '89 Am Std, '87 MIJ Squier, '90 360/12.

    This picture was taken in '91. I had already installed a left handed trem on my red Strat and began the Relic process - note the cigarette burn (parents weren't happy with me).

    I wish I had someway of proving or taking credit for the relic thing. As a child of Star Wars, the idea of Lucas' "used universe" made me happy. I started hanging out of Southworth Guitars near American University in DC when I was a teenager and became crazed over the look of a Pre-CBS Fender. Being too poor to swing a '61 Strat for $2K, I created my own - this picture of a picture barely touches on the dumb stuff I did to that poor guitar.

    New and clean is boring and lifeless.
     
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  6. mark cassidy

    mark cassidy New Member

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    I'm relatively new to PRS so, first electric was / is an 87 Strat. Also an 80 Ibanez AM200.
     
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  7. Big Mike

    Big Mike This space for rent

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    02 custom 22
     
  8. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 New Member

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    Mine is the MUCH HATED Fender Antigua Strat.

    To be fair, this was my 1st "REAL" guitar I ever owned.

    I'd been learning guitar and to pretty good on the cheap guitars, so my Dad said it was time to get a good guitar.

    I really knew nothing about different models, necks, pickups etc.

    I wanted a guitar that looked cool to me.

    I walked in and checked out all the guitars on the racks and I spotted the Antiqua, which to me look like Shark skin in it's new form.

    Told my dad this was the one, and it became my go to for about 12+ years.

    I really didn't know how much the Antigua colored guitars were abhorred on guitar forums.

    It doesn't bother me at all because this guitar has A LOT of sentimental value to me because my father bought it for me.

    It's the oldest guitar in my collection

    MY 1979 Fender Antigua Strat.

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  9. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 What Would Evel Knievel Do?

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    Today is my oldest guitar's birthday!
    11/11/2011
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  10. Outlier22

    Outlier22 New Member

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    I don't have my first guitar I purchased any more. But this is currently the one I've had the longest (1995 Taylor 812)

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/fTNmFhGZ35dfDaCq8

    edit - been using tinypic for image hosting but seems they are gone now. I can't figure out how to show the pic now.
     
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  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Postimage is pretty user friendly.
     
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  12. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    79 Ibanez Artist that is so old that I have only real pictures of it, and no digital ones.
     
  13. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    My first PRS, a '91 Special that I ordered half way through my very short military 'career'

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    I put $250 down and paid off 250/month for another 6 months which was my whole paycheck at the time, but I didn't care about anything else at the time and had free room and board. In classic PRS style, it still took months after that for it to finally show up. I put at least 10,000 hours on her when I was a professional musician after my tour, the frets are ready to be replaced, the nut has been shimmed at least twice now, and the volume knob has gone all stiff. I should send her off to the PTC, but I'd kinda rather let her relax in retirement than put in a box and mailed clear across the country.

    Still plays great though, and has that early 90's PRS all-hog sound.
     
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  14. Mark Ray

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    '95 CU22. Bought it in March of '95. A damn workhorse of a guitar!
     
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  15. Bill-in-Tampa

    Bill-in-Tampa New Member

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    Mine is a 1980 Ovation Custom Balladeer. Still in pretty mint condition.
     

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