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What did you name your guitar?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Jelly Roll Horton, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Swiftandbold72

    Swiftandbold72 TDPRI Member

    Jun 10, 2017
    07BCB88E-D2F0-4923-86F0-32D094DCBC3D.jpeg The Range Rover (quo fans will know)
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  2. Fireball519

    Fireball519 Tele-Meister

    Dec 26, 2014
    Walland, Tn

  3. Dennyf

    Dennyf Tele-Holic

    Feb 9, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Only named one. Ex Calibur.

  4. 6BQ5

    6BQ5 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    May 31, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    The two favorites are George and Tom. The rest don't have names.

  5. 41144

    41144 Tele-Holic

    Sep 5, 2017
    West Midlands
    Strat - The red one
    Tele - The other red one
    Jag Bass - That red one
    Epi LP - The red cherry burst
    G&L - Not the red one (it's white ;))

  6. teletimetx

    teletimetx Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Jul 25, 2011
    Houston, TX
    I got along for the better part of 30 years without having to name a guitar - by then I had only owned 4 or 5 guitars and usually had no more than 2 or 3 in the house at any given time.

    Then around 2002, a few more started to accumulate. but still only 3 of them got names.

    An acoustic/electric Takamine got dubbed "Taco" by my bandmates (in 2003?) and it stuck. Taco - Takamine - get it?

    It was during this period that I also developed a serious crush, I'd say out of nowhere, but that's probably inaccurate. My '80's SG then got named "Chavelita" - which was a nickname given to the person of unsolicited affection by her parents. She apparently didn't like the nickname and didn't like me "like that", either. I still have the SG.

    Finally, a little over 3 years ago, I got a Logan custom tele and it was made our of ash with a walnut stripe. So A&W became "Root Beer". I thought that was clever, but now I just call it the Logan tele.

    none of the rest have names. I guess it was just a phase.

  7. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
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  8. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 10, 2009
    I named mine Stevie Ray! Blooze Power!1111!!!

  9. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    Well, you kind of beat the hell out of that guitar...but it really cuts clean!

    Was it still in tune?
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  10. hawkman

    hawkman TDPRI Member

    Dec 9, 2017
    I fully expect some Brit or Aussie here (or some other Monty Python fan) to have ALL their guitars named "Bruce".
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  11. hawkman

    hawkman TDPRI Member

    Dec 9, 2017
    At my old job, I used to name our work truck (always an F350) and it's how I'd refer to which truck a grad student or technician was going to take. "Brown", "Old Blue" and "Big Red", and then "Cold Stone".

    My cheapo Yamaha wasn't worth naming.

  12. hawkman

    hawkman TDPRI Member

    Dec 9, 2017

  13. I see what you did there. :twisted:

  14. DrPepper

    DrPepper Tele-Meister

    Nov 24, 2017

  15. teleplayr

    teleplayr Tele-Holic

    The maker already named them.

  16. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

    Feb 19, 2015
    The Strat-style ones are certainly feminine, and lovely in their slinky, easy way. But I wouldn't date them. No character, when crisis comes. All legs, no kick. Great for gossamer chimes, but wrong for the blues. Payday friends, payday loan day ghosts. So some slinky, suspect names would fit. Vanessa. Veronica. Viviana. Vapor. Vanish.

    The Gretsch baritone? Maybe...Hilda von Cello? Or Sterk Ploegmeisje? Something with knuckles in it.

    The Les Paul? The Les Paul with a Bigsby, and those scorching pickups? Definitely that tautly athletic creature in high school whom you resent for her solid hold on your soul. (Name withheld for fear of lawyers.)

    The Martins? Gotta be smoky, haunted, haunting names. But Martins walk the Adirondacks remembering women. They, themselves, are not women. They are very much men. But ghosts, ones that tell you their own stories, so it's okay to fiddle with them.

    And the Teles? Well, it's gotta be Lucinda 1, Lucinda 2, etc. As in "Only a woman as beat up by life's gravels as Lucinda Williams could be the female version of the workingman's blues-battling guitar."

    Usually, though, I just say this

    and "Thank you for letting me neglect you for far too long." Then I make her a coffee (for me), wait until the amp and my hands are warmed up, and tell us both that she loves me back.

    While the piano casts judgment.
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  17. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    May 9, 2005
    Personally, I think naming instruments is silly, but if you must do it, be a little more creative than Eric Clapton. “Let’s see, I have a black guitar. What should I call it? Think, think it”! Blackie!

  18. homesick345

    homesick345 Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 20, 2012
    Beirut, Lebanon
    Wrong for the blues?.. Nah man.

    Spot on for the blues. With the 335, Strat is the other blue princess.

  19. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 13, 2011
    Brian is named after the late great Brian Glover, former wrestler turned actor (aren't all wrestlers actors?) best known for his debut film "Kes". He once said "You play to your strengths in this game, and my strength is as a bald-headed, rough-looking Yorkshireman". seemed appropriate for my Classic series MIM, and the way I'm going I will fit his description all too soon.


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