Iconic Guitar Models You Can Do Without?

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  1. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    I'd never say 'never' on anything but,

    1- Les Paul's are beautiful, but really heavy and awkward ergonomically for me, and I play sitting down. ( and I don't even want to carry one around-have owned before...)

    2- pretty much any 12-string- it's really a reflection of the music and style I play, but I think to myself:
    " If I got a 12-string, what would I do with it after 1/2 hour?!"
     
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    PRS, they are beautiful well made instruments. I just dont personally like them.
     
  3. Wallaby

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    I'm with @Norris Vulcan , I'll play anything at least once. You never know!

    I can't see me actually paying for any kind of V or Explorer, or anything from Dean or BC Rich, or any kind of Super-Strat. They just don't appeal to me.

    The Ibanez non-pointy guitars maybe. PRS is on the bubble.

    As ever, Mosrite, Rickenbacker and National guitars are out there on my radar for "someday".
     
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    metal guitars which may be pointy and other odd shapes
     
  5. scooteraz

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    Almost anything Gibson. Everything pointy.

    In guitars, I like Strats, Teles and PRS Customn 22s. I might soften for a Collings 335 clone....

    Now, I’ve had the opportunity to play two or three Gibson mandolins, and one of those would be nice.....
     
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    I have big paws, so mandolins and ukuleles are pretty un-possible for me to play, something like a LP Jr 3/4 or 22” Musicmaster/DuoSonic would be hard, and the “A” and “B” width Fenders aren’t for me.

    Categorically, though, guitars are tools and I like tools.

    I guess Vai’s splatter-paint-with-his-blood-in-it, tree-of-life-inlay sig models are a BIT much. But if he’s happy with them I’m happy for him.
     
  7. Norris Vulcan

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    This. I can definitely do without this.

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    Allan Holdsworth played one.
     
  8. Norris Vulcan

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    And dare I say, for practicality's sake, this:

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  9. rand z

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    Parker Fly.

    (What he heck are they?)


    And...

    Just about any Rickenbacker.

    My buddy had one many years ago and I played it a bit... never liked it much.

    Kinda seemed somewhat toy-like.

    And, it sounded anemic and weak... and the neck was strange.

    Imo, they are rather expensive for those qualities.
     
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  10. hemingway

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    Strats. I only keep mine because I built it.

    Les pauls. Ergonomic disaster.

    Pointy crap.

    Rics. Look silly.

    12 strings. Put em all in a field and bomb the ba$tards.
     
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  11. Joshtheguitarguy

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    Ibanez Jem. Way too gaudy for me, plus, I'm not cool enough to play one.
     
  12. 985plowboy

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    Guitars I’ve wanted to like but can’t; SG, V, firebird.
     
  13. LostTheTone

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    It's interesting to see so many people saying they aren't interested in "metal" guitars, because Flying Vs and Explorers were invented before metal was.

    Don't get me wrong, I have zero interest in owning a flying V, but it's funny how later use has coloured so many people's perceptions.

    As I recall, Gibson was making them both in the 50s, as another riff on the "two humbuckers plus some wood" school of design. They aren't necessarily ergonomic, and aren't to everyone's taste but their lineage is as long as the Les Paul.

    Also, for those keeping count, the most common guitars played in metal are super strats. The most common Jackson and ESP and Ibanez and even BC Rich guitars are thinned strats with 2 humbuckers and a Floyd rose. It's not a mad thing. It's fine. It's not exciting, and and I don't ever intend to own another one either, but if you look at what guitars people actually play in the metal world, that's what you get.
     
  14. StevesBoogie

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    It's worth noting that tastes could change over time, I am the perfect example.

    I never saw myself as a hollow or semi-hollow guitar guy, including the Fender Thinlines. Me loves all the Teles, Strats, and Les Paul styles.

    Really been playing so much blues lately even as I am trying to force myself to branch out with country and mastering some cool 80's rock licks. But I keep coming back to blues, learning some Josh Smith and Matt Schofield.

    For some reason or another, came across an Epiphone Lucille demo on YouTube. Then a second demo.

    And now.....yours truly is salivating for an Epi hollow-body, be it the Lucille or Sheraton or 339 or whatevs.

    Man, I can clearly see that type of guitar in my arsenal. And probably would be my main axe in short time.

    But getting one would be completely financially irresponsible and total 'want' not 'need'.

    But I can guarantee that my next trip to fiddle with guitars in a music store I will be all over the Epi hollow bodies.

    This thread actually might lead me to create a new thread, albeit related. "What made you buy a hollow/semi hollow guitar if it was not your first guitar?" .... I bet the responses would be pretty interesting.
     
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  15. StevesBoogie

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    That's really an excellent point about the Flying V. Albert King had a Flying V named 'Lucy'.
     
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    SG
    Firebird
    PRS
    Jazzmaster
    Jaguar
    Mustang
    ML
    B.C. Rich
     
  17. Andy B

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    SG. One was more than enough to last a lifetime.
    ES 335. Had an Epiphone ES 360 Riviera for too many years. Longer I owned it the less it was played.
    Jazzmaster. What an abomination. I have always felt this guitar was assembled from all rejected parts used to build a better playing example. Along the way I refinished it when the white over sunburst finish turned to chalk. Built in 1963, I bought it in the 80’s for $100 and 2 years ago traded it for a pristine 1999 Les Paul Classic. I guess that made it a great investment of sorts.
    PRS. Can’t deal with the birds.
    I could go on about lots of guitars I’ve worked on but I think I have said enough for now.
     
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  18. aging_rocker

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    Ric's. Always seems to me to feel like playing a piece of cheap furniture.

    Danelectro's, Vox guitars. Never been interested.

    Otherwise, I'll try anything at least once :twisted:
     
  19. Mr. Lumbergh

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    I can do without a Lester. I have a Guild Bluesbird that scratches that particular itch. Same with a 335, I have Gretsches so obviously not a true apples-apples comparison there, but they suit me just fine. If I were to get another semi or hollow, it'd probably be a Guild Starfire XII.
     
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  20. Mr. Lumbergh

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    I can say with a great deal of certainty that I've never felt the urge to strum a grand piano or fingerpick a brass section.
    Yuck.
    If I want synth, I'll get a synth; I'm actually in the market for a particular 80's-vintage one right now.
     
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