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What's your #1 desert island guitar? (any model of Gibson)

Icandrive55

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I'm curious what everyone's #1 in their collection is! What's the guitar you're bringing to a desert island where monetary value isn't a factor?

There's not a guitar I'd trade on the planet for the 55' Special I picked up some time back. Even though it has a number of changes and a headstock repair, it's easily my #1. It sounds unreal, plays like butter, and I don't think could look any cooler.

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LyleGorch

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No electricity? No amp hopping. My L5C would be the one.
 
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Icandrive55

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No electricity? No amp hopping. My L5C would be the one (by the way nice guitar, now I want one)
I would love an arch top myself. Still on the bucket list. And for the purposes of this discussion, I'm pretending electricity and an amp are easily accessible haha. (And thanks!)
 

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My #1 is my 1980 Firebrand SG (center on my avatar.) |I'd live naked on the streets before selling that guitar.
Though if it was a case that it would be a short trip, and I know the end date, |I'd just bring my junker acoustic. |I don't want sand getting in all the crevices and eating the fretboard of #1.
 

Icandrive55

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I've somehow never managed to play an SG. But I love the sound of them. I was at Joe B's show last night and that was one of my favorite sounding guitars in the set. They kind of have a Flying V thing but not quite. And they definitely don't sound like Les Paul's either. I was watching a video on how the pickup placement is different and I'm sure the body style has a big effect on that as well.
 

Icandrive55

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my red ...beat up ...61 SG...with the old low power PAFs........no amp????? i'd plug it into a coconut!!!!!...after lunch...of course!!!!:cool:
:LOL: I think it would still sound killer through some island coconuts. Especially, the old vintage ones that have had time for the shells to settle.
 
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Ed Driscoll

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If there's power on this mythical desert island, then my 2000 R9. If it's an "unplugged" venue, then my 2003 Music Machine Stinger-Series Hummingbird:

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no amp? 1940 j-35. with amp? . a real faded 60 lp jnr. the old guy that had it was letting me play it to see if i wanted to buy it, he forgot i was there and left for an hour and came back i was still sitting in his living room playing it! that junior plays itself, its hard to set down, that night i got home and sat on the bed playing the junior, i turned on saturday night live and the guest band came out and the dude was playing a 60 junior!
 

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Icandrive55

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no amp? 1940 j-35. with amp? . a real faded 60 lp jnr. the old guy that had it was letting me play it to see if i wanted to buy it, he forgot i was there and left for an hour and came back i was still sitting in his living room playing it! that junior plays itself, its hard to set down, that night i got home and sat on the bed playing the junior, i turned on saturday night live and the guest band came out and the dude was playing a 60 junior!
That is a stunning guitar. I need a vintage Gibson acoustic in my life! My 55 Special feels just like that. I thought it was going to be a challenge to play being old with low vintage frets, but it's the easiest guitar I have to play on.

I've had coincidences just like yours. I never know what to make of them but they're too strange to not have some kind of meaning!
 
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