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Which specific articles of music gear (guitar, amp, pedal...whatever) have given you the most enjoyment over the longest duration?

It doesn't have to be something you presently own (maybe you sold it) and it certainly does not have to be based on/related to the cost of the item.

For me, the Henriksen Blu amp and Epi. Casino Coupe have been very special and enjoyable for the past several years.
 

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A late 70's Fender F80-12 acoustic. Made in Japan, I bought it new and played it for just over 20 years, almost exclusively. Rock solid, sounded great. I only replaced it because I wanted a cut-away 12 string Acoustic
 

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To date........my Hughes and Kettner TM36. I love the clarity and cleanliness to it's tone. Only made better recently by adding a set of matching JJ EL84 and some Raytheon JAN-CRP-5751 tubes. That was a tonal upgrade to what I already enjoyed. After that is my 1983 Strat 2 knob.
 

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A late 70's Fender F80-12 acoustic. Made in Japan, I bought it new and played it for just over 20 years, almost exclusively. Rock solid, sounded great. I only replaced it because I wanted a cut-away 12 string Acoustic
I have a late 70’s F65 and everytime I go to replace it I can’t find anything I like better.
 

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Blackstar HT-1RH. I bought it new eight years ago. It has been played pretty much daily for the whole eight years. I need silent practice and this amp delivers tube saturation with a decent cab sim through headphones.
 

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@Wardo that is cool.

My PRS S2 singlecut has been nothing but good to me since I took it out of the box at l&m in 2015? 2016?
That is my wife’s classical guitar; it was made for her when she was about eight years of age. She was a very good player and had great timing, could sight read all that complex classical music but had to practice quite a bit to maintain that level and it always kinda irked her that some red neck like me could stop playing for six months and be back to where he was before after about three weeks… lol

Two guitars I’m really happy with are the 335 that I got a few months ago; it’s a 2020. And also the 70th Ann broadcaster that I got about this time last year. Those two are really all I would ever need.
 

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For stressless easy enjoyment, it’s my super cheap plywood nylon-string Yamaha. Getting out the Strat, LP, Tele, SG, or Taylor, Is serious business. It means practicing, woodshedding, performing etc. it means standing or sitting up in an armless chair. It means paying attention to stands, cables, sobriety, and other things that might lead to damage.
With the C40, I slouch on the couch or in a muskoka chair on the deck, comfortable, but always bashing it into the arms eventually. I can open beer cans without fearing the spray. i can slop salsa. I can lean it against a table as I fiddle with the YouTube search on my iPad.
Sure it sounds crappy. Sure I can’t do some grips on it. Sure scales are slow and sloppy. But it’s so very very easy to enjoy.
 

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That is my wife’s classical guitar; it was made for her when she was about eight years of age. She was a very good player and had great timing, could sight read all that complex classical music but had to practice quite a bit to maintain that level and it always kinda irked her that some red neck like me could stop playing for six months and be back to where he was before after about three weeks… lol

Two guitars I’m really happy with are the 335 that I got a few months ago; it’s a 2020. And also the 70th Ann broadcaster that I got about this time last year. Those two are really all I would ever need.
Are there any CDs/recordings with your wife playing that guitar? Wonderful looking instrument!

Many thanks for all of the pics!

A close friend's father (he taught music) gave me a fork that looked exactly like that while I was in England in the early 70s.
Somehow, I misplaced it a few years ago after all these years...DAMN!

The wooden winder is very extremely impressive.

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What is this called and what is it used for? Thanks.
Output device Peripheral Rectangle Table Gadget
 
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