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Sometimes we can spend a good deal on a very good guitar. It can have great reviews from other owners, look great and sound great to most people but it may not be your favourite guitar to play. You like playing it but a guitar that cost less and sometimes far less is your favourite player. So is your most expensive guitar your favourite to play?

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Define "favourite". Like you'd choose it first based on how good it is, or how sentimental you are about it, or...?
 

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No, though my favourites change from time to time. But my most expensive is a 1973 P Bass, that is never ever in the #1 position.

It's pretty much irrelevant.
 

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Define "favourite". Like you'd choose it first based on how good it is, or how sentimental you are about it, or...?
I was speaking about players and playable guitars, so it is the one you like playing the most.
 

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The Thorn that I traded for is probably the most expensive, but my R8 is still a favorite.
The Thorn is a beautiful guitar though and no slouch.
 

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The Thorn that I traded for is probably the most expensive, but my R8 is still a favorite.
The Thorn is a beautiful guitar though and no slouch.
Funny, I was thinking of you when I was making up the thread and I thought you would say the R8 was your favourite since you have commented on it a number of times here on GC.
 

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My favourite, sometimes, is my Epiphone Casino Coupe with Vineham Bluesdog pickups. I love the 339 sized hollowbody. My most expensive is a Gibson SG with Ox4 pickups, which is also, sometimes, my favourite. I like my small bodied double cut guitars.
 

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Funny, I was thinking of you when I was making up the thread and I thought you would say the R8 was your favourite since you have commented on it a number of times here on GC.
Ha!

It's the neck mainly but just feels great overall, nice top and burst don't hurt either.
It's chambered model and that sure feels a lot nicer on this old spine. :)

I did vote "sometimes" though, as there are many others with different options.
So, it's what's there when the mood hits a lot of times.
 

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Right now, my overall favorite of the season is the Epi Bonamassa Firebird I. Can't seem to put it down, as with any and all new guitars. Overall long-term favorite is probably my Oxblood, which I love even more than my R8 (2000, so very flamey too). It's my go-to Gibby. Go-to Strat is a 95 ocean turquoise '57 AV reissue which I dearly love, more so than the other Strats at home. Preferred Tele is actually a Telegib (yes, I'm a huge Jeff fan) I assembled as a Beck repro using top-drawer components. This screams.
 

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Best? That's pretty subjective. My favourite is probably my most expensive, yes. My J-45 True Vintage. But it depends on what sort of a streak I'm on as to whether it's my most played. Lately, it's been my Warmoth Tele.
 

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My favorite electric is my "79 LP Deluxe, which I suppose is also my most expensive because of its tenure. And all the Mods that have been done to it (SD Custom Custom, SD Antiquity Firebird mini), fretjob years ago etc etc. That'll never ever change in my lifetime guaranteed. But I've been given my new Squier CVC quite a bit of attention lately as well, and not just because it's new. It's a player. I expect to add a number of Mods at sometime, so it'll be my alternative depending on the sound I want. Same goes for my 2 acoustics. They are both cheap ass guitars in the grand scheme of guitar pricing. 1991 Seagull S6 +Cedar that was bought new in 1991 for $350, and my $220 Pawn shop special A&L that just oozes character. I like the A&L best because of the neck and play ability, but for flat picking mainly. S6 has a wider neck, so it's my favorite for finger picking style.

So basically I don't really have a favorite guitar except for the Gibby. Because it was my first guitar. I don't have any expensive guitars. They all get me by.
 

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My two favorites I play fairly evenly, and they are also the last 2 guitars I bought. The tv yellow les paul jr with the p90 sounds so nice, and my greco ultrathin with the screamin 52's sounds killer as well. I still pick up my strat once in a while but lately its the jr or the ultrathin
 

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My desert island guitar is my Bloomfield R9 & it is the one that I paid the most for, however a couple of others may be more costly to replace.

This being said, all of my other favourites ('55 LP & '65 SG Jrs., CS Korina Explorer, VOS SG Std., CS ash/RW Tele & an absolutely deadly Underwood Strat), have survived a cull of the 100+ guitars that have passed through my hands in the last few years, so I think that they would all be difficult to replace from a tonal POV.

In theory finding a great Strat would probably be the easiest thing to do from the above list, but definitely not at the price I paid for the Underwood as "the Chad" has more than held its' own with umpteen CS & a few pre-CBS guitars.

P.S. Many thanks to @bluehugh2 for the Chad, Bloomy & 55 Les Paul Jr.
 

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My favourite is my 1996 ES336 which has risen up in value the last year to the point that it's almost as much as my most expensive guitar which is a 1978 Ibanez GB10.
 

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Based on the following assumptions: Favourite = longest held and Expensive = current market value then, yes, my '62 SG Special meets both criteria. I also happen to enjoy playing it more than any other so I guess it would meet another definition of Favourite as well.
 
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Electric guitar?

Not sure if I have a favourite, though I generally prefer a Tele and my current ones are a slightly modified CV and a Mexican Thinline. There are days when the Godin LG or Progression would rise to the top as well. The Gretsch has a cool vibe but not so much as to eclipse the others regularly.

Frankly, my electric guitar dreams have yet to be realized.
 

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Are there any psychologists on this site? We really need to get to the bottom of why the OP is so worked up about the price of guitars, his and everyone else's. It seems to be, ummmm, OCD-ish. Dude, if guitar is too expensive, perhaps switch to uke?

I bet he's fun at a dinner party. "How much was your watch? How much was that wine? You much did your house cost?" :confused:
 

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You caused me to re-read the OP. I feel compelled to add that the Epi Firebird I is by far the least expensive guitar in my crowded home.
 
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