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    What was your first guitar and do you still have it?

    Hi all. Just wonderin what your first guitar was.
    Mine wasn't an EBMM (although now I am a dedicated Ball man). My first "real" guitar was an Ampeg Burns of London Wild Dog. I was 14 years old and was with my father in an antiques store (I am 41 now). I don't remember why we were there, but I do remember seeing this big rectangular case covered in what I now know to be the blue diamond tolex Ampeg made famous in the 1960's. I curiously opened the case and wow! I was stunned by this beautiful guitar. That Christmas, I got the guitar as a gift. My father said he coudn't not get it for me, after seeing the look on my face when I first saw the guitar. I played the sh#t out of that guitar and owe my inspiration and playing ability to it. I would spend long hours, sometimes as many as ten a day, playing it. What a great guitar that was and still is to this day. I have it hanging in my music room. It doesn't share the same corner as my Balls, but it has a special place in the room and in my heart. If it weren't for that guitar, I wouldn't have become the person, player and teacher I am today, and I surely wouldn't have discovered the Ernie Ball Music Man guitars (which I also love and adore).

    Music is a great gift and we are all fortunate to be able to enjoy it on whatever level that may be for each of us.
    John

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    my first axe was an epiphone flying V...everybody knows that i dont have it

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    My first guitar was a Celebrity acoustic. No, I do not have it.

    I do, however, have my first electric, but I very nearly sold it.
    JP6 Pearl Redburst; 20th Anniversary Silhouette; Silhouette Special Las Vegas Gold; 2007 LE Bongo 4H; BFR JP6 Trans Ruby; AL MM90 Pacific Blue Burst; 2006 LE AL; 25th Anniversary Guitar Quilt, Maple Fretboard, Hardtail; 25th Anniversary Guitar Quilt, Rosewood Fretboard, Tremolo; DD2 BFR JP6; DD2 BFR GR; AL HH Black; Luke with Piezo, Black Sugar Roasted Maple; Steve Morse Y2D Darklord; Steve Morse Y2D, 2012 PDN; Armada, Black/Gold; Silhouette Special, Vintage Burst; JP13, 7-String

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    My first guitar is an old beat up Squier. I got it for a birthday present when I turned 10. I still have, but I don't play it a whole lot. I would never get rid of it, there's something special about your first guitar.
    Guitars
    JP 6 Fully Loaded 5/21/07

    Amps
    JSX Head
    Genz Benz 2x12 cab
    Roland 15 (practice amp)
    Boss Pedals

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    My first guitar was a no-name acoustic, built as a classical but sold with steel strings, that my parents bought me at a department store (Metropolitan) that used to be on Danforth Avenue in Toronto back in the....well let's just say quite a few years ago. And I still have it - although there is no way that it can ever be played. My first electric was a Dana, a F*nd*r knockoff basically. My first "real" acoustic was an Ovation, and my first "real" electric was a 1971 SG Special, complete with plastic covered mini-humbuckers. Wow, a lot of guitars have passed through my hands since those ones.....frightening.
    John
    1994 Pinkburst AL
    2000 Amber AXIS
    2004 Graphite SUB 5
    2007 Red AXIS

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    First acoustic: my uncle's Estrella or Estella (can't remember) nylon string---an el cheapo ---No longer have

    First Electric: Epiphone Les Paul sunburst----still have for memory sake.
    Black Luke II

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    My first guitar is Maya Les Paul, bought it 23 years ago. Still with me today.But I don't play this one anymore, I've got 3 EBMM (2 more next month). What else do I need?

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    super thin ibanez s series in blue, Owned her for about 2 weeks.
    Blessed be the LORD, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle
    Psalms 144:1

    http://tuningforkd.blogspot.com/

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    My first was a Squier, cheap thing, sold it to someone at work for there kid, went through a lot of others until I became a dedicated Ball man

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    First guitar I owned was/is my OLP JP.
    The guitar I really started on was my friend's POS Samick guitar. It was, like, worth 100$
    2003 Petrucci 7 - White
    2005 Petrucci 7 - Radiance Red
    2006 Petrucci 6 - Desert Gold
    2007 Petrucci 7 - Dargie Delight
    2013 JP12 7 - Cherry Sugar
    2014 JP13 6 - Cardinal Red Sparkle

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    Kramer Areostar !!! Totally cheap, totally fun, and tailor made for balls-out hair band 80's metal.
    Ahh the good old days.....great thread, brings back good memories.

    Stolen at a gig in Vancouver
    20th Anniversary Silo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck1 View Post
    Stolen at a gig in Vancouver
    God, I hate thieves I recently had my 48-CD wallet stolen, ALL my Dream Theater was in it, along with like, 30 other prog CDs that any average (radio/MTV)person wouldn't listen to anyway!

    Hope you get it back, man...
    2003 Petrucci 7 - White
    2005 Petrucci 7 - Radiance Red
    2006 Petrucci 6 - Desert Gold
    2007 Petrucci 7 - Dargie Delight
    2013 JP12 7 - Cherry Sugar
    2014 JP13 6 - Cardinal Red Sparkle

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    First guitar was an Ibanez Roadstar - 2 hums with a crappy trem. Wore the frets out and had it refretted (poorly) so I sold it for $200 a few years back.
    Brett

    www.gilaguitars.com

    Always buying clean Musicman EVH signature guitars!!!

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    I was a Kramer guy as well, think it was a pacer? it was red and it was a superstrat style guitar, hockeystick headstock! A few years later and a few les pauls and a real superstrat I found the EBMM EVH, guess it was around 95 or so, from there on I went to the silo, then to the Luke and so on, Today I dont own anything that is not EBMM, I have 2 axi and a silo special, looking for an AL or a maple board silo special soon, at one point in my life I was with a band that had a deal with Ibanez, and they sent us a few Korean made guitars, Yuk! Me and the bass player both used EB live and when we recorded the album, we gave the Ibanez guitars to a school in the bronx as part of little kids rock foundation who our mgmt was on the board of, viva EB!

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    My Dad bought me a Gibson ES 125 when I was 5. I wish I still had it!

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