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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by brookdalebill, Jan 3, 2018.
...and maybe a bit of unhygienic 'mojo' worked into the fretboard.
Blackie, John Denver's old Yammie, Waylon's Tele.
I'm goin' generic
A '51 Nocaster
A '52 Telecaster
A '53 Telecaster/white guard
I wanna hear and feel the difference between each
Neil Young's Old Black
Jimmy Page's Dragon tele
One of Pete Townshend's '60s SG Specials, provided I can play it through three Hiwatt full stacks.
The only individual guitarist's instrument that really fascinates me is Brian May's Red Special.
Just three 'generic' iconic guitars I like:
Es335 type (I've got Ibanez's version, and very happy with it)
Tele thinline type (I've got a DIY in progress; playable now just needs an expert setup, minor wiring change, and final buffing)
Martin OO type - would like to do the StewMac kit for this, but it's a big undertaking
Jerry Garcia's Tele
Duane Allman's Burst
I've played one iconic guitar: the earliest verified New York Martin known to exist from the Martin museum collection. It was a wonderful instrument, not loud but very sweet and easy to play. Here's me with it:
They also let me play a D18 belonging to Mary Lou Lord that had been extensively used by Kurt Cobain and Elliott Smith - I couldn't resist playing a few bars of Alameda on that one.
Aside from Martin I'm a huge fan of Gibson ES355s and I'd love to play the Johnny Marr and Bernard Butler guitars. No 3 would probably be Old Black but it's apparently a beast to play and Neil likes to play rusty strings (because hey, rust never sleeps, right?), so how pleasant a paying experience it would be is another matter...
With my learner ability, I could make any guitar (iconic or otherwise) sound pretty cheap but the ones I'd love to experience, if not "play", would be:
1. Steve Morse's MusicMan signature
3. Richie Kotzen's Tele
1. GE Smith's personal signature Telecaster
2. Paul McCartney's original Hofner violin bass
3. Peter Frampton's black (burn-damaged) Gibson Les Paul Custom
There is only one truly iconic guitar.
All hail The Kitty.
1. Jeff Beck’s Esquire
3. Pearly Gates
Peter Frampton's 1954 Black LP Custom (3 pickups).
Green/Gary Moore’s 1959 Les Paul.
Carlos Santana's 1976 Yamaha SG2000.
George Harrison's Rosewood Tele
Mike Campbell's broadcaster
David Rawlings' 1935 Epiphone Archtop
Nels Cline's black jazzmaster
John Lennon's Epiphone Casino
Duane Allman's 1959 Les Paul "Heritage Cherry Sunburst"
Billy Gibbon's 1959 Les Paul Standard aka "Pearly Gates"
I would probably be too nervous to actually touch any of them, but maybe to stand in their presence and feel the mojo.
These are fun lists to read through!
Keith Richards' 1953 Telecaster - five string - G tuning
Buddy Miller's Wandre Guitar - not sure it's iconic but it sounds cool to me
One of Richard Thompson's Lowden Acoustic guitars
Joe Strummer’s Tele
Peter Green’s Les Paul
Be even better, to get to play with them what played them best.
I'd play this three times.
-Page's '59 Les Paul
-Angus' 70/71 SG (his old one from the good records)
-Campbell's 660/12 (or 625/12, whatever the hell it was)
In no particular order, preferably not at the same time