Do You Ever Just Look At Your Guitars?

sax4blues

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I do. The “Bird Hate” thread made me realize I really like the look of each all my guitars, which includes a Silver Sky (I chose maple because the way the birds look). Every time I play I’ll flip the guitar over and just admire the one I’m playing.
 
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As much as guitars are instruments for making music, I also see them as a piece of art. Of course they are beautiful and sometimes I take some time just looking at them and feeling thankful for all the guitars I have 🎸😎
 

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My Mule lives on the couch in the living room. I claim it's so I can play it whenever I have a moment, but it's really so I can look at it.

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I usually do not have the space, time, or reason to spend much time looking at my guitars, particularly more than one at a time, but I always admire them when I do. I do love to study them after a restring and polish, though, because they look stunning glistening in the light, ready to be played.
 

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Yup!
I like the way all of my guitars look.
If I don’t at first, I mod them till I do.
I even buy guitars I like the look of, for that shallow reason only.
It’s as close as I’ll ever come to art collecting, I suppose.
Gibson SGs, 335s, Firebirds, and Fender Strats and Jazzmasters all look fantastic.
I like the way Firebirds sound, too.
The others, less so.
 

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Maybe I’m the odd man out here but no. Even when everything was hung on the wall and getting a lot of play time I can’t remember a time I just stared at them as a whole or individually

If they didn’t have an appealing aesthetic I wouldn’t own them
 

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It started when I was a kid and got my first Fender, an Oly White Mustang. I leaned it up against the nightstand by my bed so it would be the last thing I saw before I went to sleep and the first thing I saw when I woke up.

I always have a small amp rig set up in my office, with a single guitar stand. As I bring out different guitars to practice on, I'll leave them on the stand so I can catch an occasional glance at them in between whatever else it is I'm doing that day.

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Larry F

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I do what I can to make my environment lure me to my studio. Being able to look at my guitars upstairs is still a bit of s thrill. I remember certain rock and roll photos that had a Strat, Tele, Les Paul Custom, and 335. Sometimes the look of an instrument takes on an iconic role in some photos, but not necessarily ads.
 

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I leaned it up against the nightstand by my bed so it would be the last thing I saw before I went to sleep and the first thing I saw when I woke up.

Les Paul (P.B.U.H.) used to tell an identical story.

A guitar is functional art. It is not only a cultural icon--it's an object filled with unlimited possibilities. A guitar's look gives me the same feeling I get when I'm walking through an industrial tool store or a lumber yard: think of the possibilities!
 




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