I'm Michael, and I'm currently living near Savannah, GA. My work takes me all around the country, but I'm hoping to stay here, as my family and l like it here a lot. By most counts, I'm an 'old fart,' having played a VOX Super Lynx through a blonde Fender Tremolux amp in my band in the early 60s and 70s. It helped me with income while going to college. Many of you probably don't even know what a VOX Super Lynx is, and you may have never even seen a true blonde Fender amp. Unfortunately, I sold the guitar many years ago. I wished I still had it - both for the sentimental value, as well as the fact that it was a nice playing guitar with nice tonal range.
I've been playing off and on for the last 30+ years, and have owned a few guitars... two Tele's, a Strat, an LP, plus some different amps... Fender, Peavy, Rogue, and Marshall. I don't really care about performing anymore, but I do like jamming with a few friends, and making some recordings and so on.
For some reason, my musical button recently got pushed again, and I'm finding myself wanting to collect some 'favorite' guitars (as well as playing them, of course!). I'm selling my LP, as it's just not a "right" guitar for me. A keyboard friend in our group is buying it from me, as he's wanting to learn some guitar. It will be replaced right away with a new Ibanez SZ520QM, as after much research, I think will be a honey - giving me the chunk, sustain, and playability that I'm after. Down the road, I have my sights set on a Gibson Faded SG, a MusicMan Silhouette Non-Temelo, and of course, a JEM7V, just to name a few. I've played the first two, but never had the privledge to play a JEM.
I want the SG just for the all-mahogany tone, and the looks, feel and smell of unpainted wood. I want the MM cause they are fine-playing, well-balanced little guitars. I want the Jem, well, because it's a JEM! It's probably the epitomy of guitars, and the prize jewel of any player/collector.
This is probably like asking a Harley guy which bike he thinks you should by first, but here goes anyway! So, which of the three do you think I should go for first? lol Yes, money IS an issue, but I'm 'relatively' patient.
Anyway, I'm glad to have found this site, and I look forward to talking with many of you in the future. Keep playin'!