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Phil_aka_PipPhil_aka_Pip Frets: 9780
As an antidote to what you hate ...

I like:

Natural wood finishes
Sunbursts (Vintage, Tobacco, Red)
Mirror scratchplates (on black guitars)
Wooden tuner pegs, wooden control knobs (on the right kind of guitar)
Ebony fretboards (on most guitars)
Maple necks on Strats
"Working" software has only unobserved bugs. (Parroty Error: Pieces of Nine! Pieces of Nine!)
Seriously: If you value it, take/fetch it yourself
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  • LixartoLixarto Frets: 1614
    Bigsby :D
    "I can see you for what you are; an idiot barely in control of your own life. And smoking weed doesn't make you cool; it just makes you more of an idiot."
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  • mike_lmike_l Frets: 5679

    Floyds.

    And humbuckers.

    Ringleader of the Cambridge cartel, pedal champ and king of the dirt boxes (down to 21) 

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  • Slide switches
    Satin Necks
    Matching Headstocks (Same colour as body)
    Maple Fretboards
    Single Coils
    The Bigsby was the first successful design of what is now called a whammy bar or tremolo arm, although vibrato is the technically correct term for the musical effect it produces. In standard usage, tremolo is a rapid fluctuation of the volume of a note, while vibrato is a fluctuation in pitch. The origin of this nonstandard usage of the term by electric guitarists is attributed to Leo Fender, who also used the term “vibrato” to refer to what is really a tremolo effect.
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  • JookyChapJookyChap Frets: 4211
    Paisley, Bigsby, flatwound strings, rust or general corrosion, big strap pins, proper red tortie scratchplates,  split Kluson tuners, plain wood, thin finishes,  low output pickups, inappropriate knobs, dripping paint, pet hair, ciggie ash...

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  • equalsqlequalsql Frets: 4220
    Glossy Maple fretboards with 7.25" radius and skinny frets.
    Warm honey-burst, glossy natural or sea-foam green.
    Thin nitro finishes
    Volutes!
    Smoky binding



    (pronounced: equal-sequel)   "I suffered for my art.. now it's your turn"
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  • guitargeek62guitargeek62 Frets: 2122
    edited March 2014
    • Heavily-figured, birdseye maple tops.
    • Chunky V-neck profiles
    • Staggered tuners (no string tree required)
    • Offset designs
    • Body contours
    • Neck binding
    • Hollowbodies + feedback
    • PRS' Private Stock finishes
    • Suhr drip finishes
    • Candy/Sparkle finishes... basically, anything garish.
    • Open-gear tuners
    • Slightly overwound pickups
    • TV Jones Super'Trons
    • Gretsch Sparkle Binding
    • Gretsch
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  • SkippedSkipped Frets: 2238
    Little details:
    Removing the switch surround on a Les Paul GT is a nice touch.
    I am finally coming around to the idea of an uncovered Bridge pickup   - probably influenced by the book Beauty of the Burst.
    But I am still firmly: Pick Guard On.

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  • Black guitars
    Grey guitars
    blue guitars
    purple guitars
    green guitars
    yellow guitars
    mini switches
    LOCKING TUNERS.  DEMS DE BEST.
    Posh fingerboards
    posh figured woods (I know, I know...)



    But most of all, I love swamp ash.  It just looks the bees knees, my jazzmaster gets a lot of attention for its looks and I'm sure it's more the swamp ash than the one piece flamed maple neck.

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  • TrotterTrotter Frets: 509

    Blood,

     

    that's what mine are covered with half the time....

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  • photekphotek Frets: 1086
    Trotter said:

    Blood,

     

    that's what mine are covered with half the time....

    I will post the pic later if you don't have one available.
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  • TrotterTrotter Frets: 509
    photek said:
    Trotter said:

    Blood,

     

    that's what mine are covered with half the time....

    I will post the pic later if you don't have one available.
     
    If you could darling :) x
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  • jd0272jd0272 Frets: 3863
    Dark rosewood boards
    Big non-V necks
    Cellulose lacquer
    Nice sunbursts
    Dakota red
    Candy finishes
    Figured maple incl necks
    Nickel hardware
    Traditional Fender radii on Fender's
    P90's
    Vintage Hot pickups
    Bigsby's on Gretsch's
    Parts-a-caster putting together
    Cellulose aerosol tins
    Swamp ash that somebody else has filled
    "You do all the 'widdly widdly' bits, and just leave the hard stuff to me."
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  • SkippedSkipped Frets: 2238
    jd0272 said:
    Dark rosewood boards
    Big non-V necks
    Cellulose lacquer
    Nice sunbursts
    Dakota red
    Candy finishes
    Figured maple incl necks
    Nickel hardware
    Traditional Fender radii on Fender's
    P90's
    Vintage Hot pickups
    Bigsby's on Gretsch's
    Parts-a-caster putting together
    Cellulose aerosol tins
    Swamp ash that somebody else has filled

      "Vintage Hot pickups and Bigsby's on Gretsch's

    That has a nice rhythm to it.......   
    :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wDj4gH10ak


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  • My dirty mitts.

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  • mike_lmike_l Frets: 5679
    My dirty mitts.

    I wash mine first.......

    Ringleader of the Cambridge cartel, pedal champ and king of the dirt boxes (down to 21) 

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  • Phil_aka_PipPhil_aka_Pip Frets: 9780
    mike_l said:
    My dirty mitts.

    I wash mine first.......
    same here
    "Working" software has only unobserved bugs. (Parroty Error: Pieces of Nine! Pieces of Nine!)
    Seriously: If you value it, take/fetch it yourself
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  • maltingsaudiomaltingsaudio Frets: 1420
    edited March 2014
    Monkey Bar
    Locking Bigsby
    Relic'd body
    Bolt on neck with e string hanging over the edge
    Jack That falls out everytime you plug it in
    Missing selector tip
    Selector which only works when you ram it
    Miss matched volume/tone pots
    Badly cut nuts
    Sharp saddles
    Marlin on the headstock
    Strap Buttons which pull out
    Missing machine head buttons

    Yeah I like a challenge!
    www.maltingsaudio.co.uk
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  • Adam_MDAdam_MD Frets: 3416
    guitargeek62;179617" said:
    Heavily-figured, birdseye maple tops.

    Chunky V-neck profilesStaggered tuners (no string tree required)Offset designsBody contoursNeck bindingHollowbodies + feedbackPRS' Private Stock finishesSuhr drip finishesCandy/Sparkle finishes... basically, anything garish.Open-gear tunersSlightly overwound pickupsTV Jones Super'TronsGretsch Sparkle BindingGretsch
    @guitargeek62 sometimes I think you read my mind. :D The only thing I have to add to that list is Goldtop finished les Pauls and PRS double cuts. Goldtop DGT = WIN :ar!
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  • guitargeek62guitargeek62 Frets: 2122
    edited March 2014
     sometimes I think you read my mind. :D The only thing I have to add to that list is Goldtop finished les Pauls and PRS double cuts. Goldtop DGT = WIN 

    Agreed! Although goldtop LP's should have a wraparound bridge & P-90s! DGT's are easily my favourite production guitar that I've tried B-)
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  • BucketBucket Frets: 7740
    edited March 2014
    24 frets (or more - and they have to be BIG frets)
    Neck heels with really good top-fret access
    Green (I like pink and orange too - if there's a highlighter pen that colour, chances are it's good on a guitar)
    A flat-mounted Floyd Rose is always nice
    Sustainers
    Killswitches
    P90s
    Ebony boards
    Block inlays
    Volutes, especially on Gibson-style guitars
    Cream-coloured humbuckers look great on most things IMO
    CBS-style headstocks on Fenders

    - "I'm going to write a very stiff letter. A VERY stiff letter. On cardboard."
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  • Adam_MDAdam_MD Frets: 3416
    guitargeek62;179852" said:
    @Adam_MD;179812" said: sometimes I think you read my mind. :D The only thing I have to add to that list is Goldtop finished les Pauls and PRS double cuts. Goldtop DGT = WIN 

    Agreed! Although goldtop LP's should have a wraparound bridge & P-90s! DGT's are easily my favourite production guitar that I've tried B-)
    I wouldn't say no to an R4, R6 or R7. Also wouldn't mind all 3 \m/
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  • underdogunderdog Frets: 6847
    maltingsaudio;179752" said:
    Monkey BarLocking BigsbyRelic'd bodyBolt on neck with e string hanging over the edgeJack That falls out everytime you plug it inMissing selector tipSelector which only works when you ram itMiss matched volume/tone potsBadly cut nutsSharp saddlesMarlin on the headstockStrap Buttons which pull outMissing machine head buttons

    Yeah I like a challenge!
    I know an eBay seller who may be of use to you :D
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  • BogwhoppitBogwhoppit Frets: 2748
    Strings.


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  • usedtobeusedtobe Frets: 2700
    I like natural wood finishes. Big strap buttons. Controls that are out of the way, when I'm trying to play. Understated looks.
     so if you fancy a reissue of a guitar they never made in a colour they never used then it probably isn't too overpriced.

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  • BellycasterBellycaster Frets: 4230
    Susanna Hoffs

    Nancy Wilson

    Lita Ford


    :D
    "It's a big club, and you ain't in it"
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  • DrJazzTapDrJazzTap Frets: 1423
    • Big strap buttons
    • Strap Locks
    • Coil Splits
    • Decent vibrato/tremolo systems
    • Kluson tuning pegs
    • Locking tuners
    • Flamey tops (I'm a tart)
    • Easy straight forward controls
    • 6 strings :P
    I would love to change my username, but I fully understand the T&C's (it was an old band nickname). So please feel free to call me Dave.
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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 15087
    • TV Jones pickups
    • Goldtops
    • Blacktops
    • Bigsbys (Bigsbies?) :p
    • Flame and grain at the same time
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  • mike_l said:
    My dirty mitts.

    I wash mine first.......
    same here

    Think of all that mojo you're washing down the sink!

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  • jd0272jd0272 Frets: 3863
    RocknRollDave;180117" said:
    Phil_aka_Pip said:



    mike_l said:



    RocknRollDave said:

    My dirty mitts.



    I wash mine first.......





    same here
















    Think of all that mojo you're washing down the sink!


    It'll be DNA being washed down the sink, mojo doesn't come into it.
    "You do all the 'widdly widdly' bits, and just leave the hard stuff to me."
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  • mike_lmike_l Frets: 5679
    Think of all that mojo you're washing down the sink!
    I never had any.......
    @-)

    Ringleader of the Cambridge cartel, pedal champ and king of the dirt boxes (down to 21) 

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