I read peoples threads raving about "whatever" vintage guitar, and how its so amazing, and how nothing modern can compare to it. Or the "This Custom shop Gibson/Fender/Jackson/Charvel/etc.. Was the most amazing thing EVER!" Going on and on about how its they're own personal holy grail. The typical GAS threads. But I've never been able to really relate...
I've played a number of true vintage guitars myself, some that some of you would probably soil yourself just being in the same room with them (like the 58 LP custom my Cousins husband has). I've Gotten to play peoples one of a kind Gibson Custom shoppe Murphy aged LP, with artificial Jimmy page sweat or whatever on it. I've gotten to play a couple of the EVH Art series guitars...etc..
But I've never had one of those moments with any Vintage/Custom/one of a kind guitar. These guitars that everyone else considers to be the be all end all of guitar, I've NEVER played one of those and thought "I MUST HAVE THIS, THIS IS THE GREATEST THING EVER!!!" Its just never happened. I've never had that moment of "this is what its all about."
I mean Playing a 58 LP Custom is definitely alot different than a 57 LP custom reissue. A real 53 telecaster definitely sounds and feels different than a 52 Reissue. Theres definitely something special about a Gibson Custom shoppe Murphy aged LP, something a production line LP doesn't have.
I see the virtues everyone else See's in these guitars, I just...I dunno...I've never actually wanted one for myself. If I had the money right now, I'm pretty positive I wouldn't buy a vintage telecaster, or 335, or whatever. I just don't think I would. While they're definitely special, and different than a new guitar. I just don't feel like I even want to own one. I have no idea why, no real reasoning. I've just never been inclined to lust after vintage/custom/one of a kind Guitars.
I'm sure this makes me totally weird. Don't get me wrong I DO understand the reasons why people do Lust after them, I really do. I've just never really lusted after any myself, and I seriously have no idea why.
I think old gold top Lp's are beautiful, I Love the sound of an original late 50's LP special, or the feel of a '61 Strats neck. I do love all the same things everyone always talks about. But I have honestly never even thought about ever wanting to own a vintage guitar.
So, am I the only one? Haha. Am I the only person that looks at/plays a vintage guitar and goes "wow thats a nice guitar, I love (insert whatever) about it." And then Thats it? I can't be the only person that digs em, but really doesn't want one no matter how good it is. Or am I? haha