Last week I asked the following community question: “What’s the oldest piece of music gear you own/play? I’m talking the physical age of it” and I wanted to post the responses.. since they were quite interesting. I’d also like to thank everyone for becoming a fan on Facebook… EffectsBay broke the 1000 fan mark. Thanks so much everyone!
Raleighsband @effectsbay the oldest piece of musical gear I play is a strange and unidentified japanese electric guitar from the 60s. It’s awesome, dudes anthony chang
pelossus @effectsbay probably my old school white squier 2 strat..by the production codes it’s from the late eighties i think..gonna fix it up soon!
Kenben @effectsbay I’s got a 1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom.
PeterBerki @effectsbay oldest piece of gear is my charvel guitar. It’s an early 90’s model
markgrundhoefer @effectsbay a Mutron Phase II. My grandfather was the original owner and I started using it in the late 90’s.
zaphryn @effectsbay oldest instrument i played … could be this autoharp that must be at least over 30 to 40 years old
JROCKS42 @effectsbay: i have a 1980’s ibanez TS-9 tubescreamer and an ’86 @Fender Squier Super-Bullet Strat… I play them all the time !
thomas4th @effectsbay I’ve got an Ibanez FL9 Flanger from the ’80s that might be older than I am.
tsworthin @effectsbay 1972 Guild Dreadnought 12 string. Its the one pictured in my tshirt shop. (shameless Plug) http://bit.ly/9Ymq2Y
Josh_Kampa @effectsbay I play a 37 year old Gibson Ripper quite a bit.
cordinatedcable @effectsbay My GIbson EB0 Bass is 15 years older than I am. It was born in 1967 🙂
stubish @effectsbay oldest piece for me is a 25 year old Seagull S6. Sounds nicer than most new high end acoustics I play. Time is magic on Cedar.
AustinRemington @effectsbay i have a boss ds-1 from the mid 80’s as well as a DOD icebox from around the same time
gmiddleb @effectsbay Probably my Yamaha FG340 acoustic. Just about 30 yrs old.
madboxsully @effectsbay 65 gibson sg jr.
DoktreBeardly @effectsbay 1963 Gibson ES-120T, though there’s the more impressive 1965 Gibson Reverse Firebird
Matthew McGowan 197X Gibson L6-S. Two of them… 🙂
Matt Streit 1985 Limited Edition Ovation Celebrity acoustic guitar
Muhammad Fahri 1982 Roland Juno 6 polyphonic synthesizer
Steve Gerlach1934 Martin OOO-17 (Acoustic-wise), 1957 Gibson LP jr (Electric-wise), Early-70’s Maestro Phase (Effects-wise)
Ryan Lang 1977 Gibson LP Custom w/ custom Tremolo
Mark Young 1967 Fender Bass man head
Neal Bushaw 1957 Martin D18
Matt Cheezem 1972 Fender Rhodes Stage Piano
Dean Tompkins mmm have a ’63 Guild M-20 that was my uncles.looks like satan, but plays like a dream…and an Ampeg GeminiVI that i think is ’65
David Verdugo 1996 Peavey guitar pic (my first one!)
Jeremy T Grunstra 1932 bacon banjo company acoustic guitar
Joe Harley heheeh…i probably got this one 8) cello made by unknown builder, dated between 1880 and 1900 8)
Eduardo Poetasinmonóculo Viramontes My piano was made around 1890 (haven’t found the actual date), from my grandfather to my mother to me (though it’s at my parent’s home right now)…other than that, my 1977 Ibanez Musician
Christian Lembach 1965 Fender Mustang.
Daniel Wesolowski 83 American Strat.
Michael Hubbard 50’s National Lap Steel 40’s Regal Lap Guitar
Eric Hansen 1975 Strat
Ben Jones oldest instrument:50’s fender lap steel oldest effect: maestro fuzz tone
Matt ‘Bass Demon’ Wagg 1989 boss delay
Sammy Binder 1902 Boston Piano Company upright, 1970’s Shure Vocalmaster PA, 1960’s Teisco guitar with detuner – er, whammy bar, 1977 small stone
Joshua Fernandez a home built ibanez/Jackson guitar that i built. the body is pretty old (i think it was from the 80s not really sure) and beat up and the neck is barely new
Ronald Neely II I have an early 1900’s parlor guitar that’s awaiting repair. I also have a 1918 Gibson L-1 acoustic.
Walter A 198X fender lead II electric guitar. 198X peavey renown 400 amp
Omar Everett Findlay I have two vintage Japanese-made guitars, both in need of some TLC before they’re back to 100% original spec. I think they date back to the late 70s or possibly the early/mid 80s.
Patrick Flanary ’74 tele that was left to me by my uncle when he passed in ’95.
Andy Nichols German violin from the late 18th century. After that, a 1923 Vega tenor banjo.
Thomas Chang Turn of the century Chicago Bush & Gerts Upright Grand Piano.
Matt Drozdeck mxr filter from the 70s
Jared Singleton Used to own a 1964 Teisco Del Ray. Trying to purchase another one, if someone could point me in the right direction.
Ben Brandt I have a Yamaha acoustic from the early 70’s I inherited from my mother-in-law that I play every once in a while.
Andrew Mondi Gibson A-style mandolin from the late 20’s-30’s is being restored right now. Also have an old Danelectro convertible from the 70’s as a daily pick-up-and-play guitar.
Dan O’Grady 1973 Roland RE-201 Space Echo
Dave Warren 1977 Les Paul Standard
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