Modern guitars and their players

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  1. BigDaddyLH

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    Define "modern guitar" and "modern guitarist".
     
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    that's still casual acquisition level
     
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    That is a Large guitar. And I thought he played a tele. Or maybe he will now be known for playing his sig Collings.
     
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    John Mayer, Allen Holdsworth, Tom Morello aren;t half bad either. Taylor is not at thier level as a player but if anyone is moving the guitar market, its probably her.
     
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    Mr Vai and EVO. He has sold a few JEMS in the last 30 years not to mention the RG's that basically stripped down Jems
     
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    Probably not guitar players, but bassists like Flea and Les Claypool.
     
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    I agree with bgmacaw on the sheer volume of it all I say Taylor Swift got many people buying Taylor guitars.
     
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    The only modern guitarist who is closely linked to a specific guitar that I can think of is Jack White and his Airline. He flogged that thing for years until the White Stripes broke up, and IMO he's the closest thing to a guitar hero I have seen in a long time. He's not a technician like so many are these days, but he's a great stylist IMO.

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    Not to mention, several other Reverend players/signature models eg Reeves Gabrels, Billy Corgan, Greg Koch, Mike Watt, Pete Anderson ...

    Then there's Trey Anastasio and his Languedocs ....

    Not to say that I think any of these will necessarily have the impact or wide-spread usage as the old classics.
     
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    There are a few things at play. Classic rock/Boomer artists came up at a unique time, with a huge audience hungry for whatever they put out. Those days are gone, and modern guitarists have less exposure, especially to your typical middle-aged TDPRIer. Also, I think it was harder back in the 60's-70's to find a pro quality guitar, and your options were pretty much limited to Fender/Gibson/Rickenbacher. These days there are plenty of companies making excellent instruments.
     
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    I was going to post the collings, but then couldn't resist the tk smith.
     
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    I LOVE BABY BOOMERS AND SUNBURST LES PAULS
     
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    I was at 5, until a few weeks ago when a Harley Benton SC550 arrived. Ripped out the electrics and dropped CTS pots and a gibson switch and some Toneriders in there, and now I'm hooked! My Epiphone Les Paul 60s Standard Iced Tea 2020 arrives thursday too :(
     
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    Page played a Telecaster through a small wattage amp on the first few LZ albums.
     
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    Correct. As was the solo for Stairway IIRC
     
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