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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Jelly Roll Horton, Nov 11, 2017.
The Range Rover (quo fans will know)
my strat Lorena
Only named one. Ex Calibur.
The two favorites are George and Tom. The rest don't have names.
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 )
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.
Betty. Because she is the bomb.
I am not usually a fan of relics, but hummina-hummina-hummina!
I named mine Stevie Ray! Blooze Power!1111!!!
Well, you kind of beat the hell out of that guitar...but it really cuts clean!
Was it still in tune?
I fully expect some Brit or Aussie here (or some other Monty Python fan) to have ALL their guitars named "Bruce".
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.
The color really makes those cherries pop!
I see what you did there.
The maker already named them.
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.
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 think.....got it”! Blackie!
Wrong for the blues?.. Nah man.
Spot on for the blues. With the 335, Strat is the other blue princess.
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.