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GUEST,Songster Bob BS: what event caused your guitar preference (41) RE: BS: what event caused your guitar preference 23 Aug 01

Preference? Who has a preference? I grew up around guitars, in particular my uncle Buddy's Gibson archtop, but my first "decent" steel-string was a Harmony Sovereign (the non-dreadnought model). Then I happened across a Guild F-20, so early that it had a Gibson-style decal for its logo. Then I got a D-28, and later an 0-18 Martin from 1932.

But I also played and owned 12-string guitars (Harmony Stella) and classicals (a German one -- Hopf, maybe; can't remembger). Later I ran across a National style O that I fixed up and thought about keeping, but instead sold to Dave Olive.

So over the years, I've played and coveted and sometimes owned many kinds of guitar. I'd never owned one of the newer hand-made custom guitars till NEFFA two years ago, when I found myself in a hostage situation with a Running Dog (Rick Davis of Vermont), and had to take it with me (I was the hostage, of course, and still am).

Of late, it's been various electrical thingies, from strats to LPs to teles to a couple of 335s to a 12 string and old archtop electrics.

I recently completed an inventory of all of my musical goods, and I have something like 24 guitars -- AND I LOVE 'EM ALL!

Preference!? Who needs it?

Bob Clayton

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