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Where will the Electric guitar be in 50 years from now ?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Mellencaster, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. BourbonSamurai

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    Probably not, but extremely high quality wood was more readily available in mass production quantities and at prices low enough to make it possible. There was also a degree of hand craftsmanship involved. Those elements of the equation are gone forever.
     
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    +1
     
  3. Nick JD

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    Those elements of the equation are BS. High quality wood (what ever that is) is still available.

    There are less people stupid enough to believe wood within a species dependant on growth parameters affects the tone of an electric guitar.

    I mean, WTF? You cannot hear the difference between Mahogany grown in Fiji and Mahogany grown in Honduras ... are you kidding me?

    You need to give some money to a tropical rainforest saving charity.

    Tell you what I'll send you some Bourbon, and you use some local wood for your guitars.
     
  4. P Thought

    P Thought Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I think by that time the solidbody electric guitar will finally be acknowledged for what it is: the single greatest invention of the twentieth century!
     
  5. Thorby Bislam

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    50 years? According to this documentary from the future, they'll be around a lot longer than that.
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    Sure, the design will have changed but they're still recognisable as instuments.
     
  6. simonsp

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    So did I! But that is Ray Davies, I'd recognise that chin anywhere.
     
  7. Lobomov

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    DAMN you ALL!!!!


    Bad enough to struggle with my current SG GAS .. I wasn't aware that the GR-55 even existed. More to add to the GAS inventory

    DAMN YOU! :)
     
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    Isn't that what solid state was supposed to do to tubes?
     
  9. Thebluesman

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    50 years from now..i'll be 121 yrs old.I might still have enough strength ..in my arms..to reach out for my guitar..and strum a few chords...before visiting time arrives again in the ol peoples home.(Just wish full thinkin...)
     
  10. scantron81

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    Don't know bout you guys but I'm already putting together a deposit on a Gibson Firebird X Tribute Edition
     
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    Spock's got.. wood.. he he he.. ;)
     
  12. Mellencaster

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    Forget that! Start a band at the ol peoples home :lol:
     
  13. Mellencaster

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    Nice Vulcan instrument .:rolleyes:
     
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    you're not half wrong Herbert,

    they are one

     
  15. Mellencaster

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    Charles Napier
     
  16. BourbonSamurai

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    Forget the Bourbon, send me some Brazilian Rosewood.
     
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    Yep, Charles Napier. AKA Tucker McElroy of the Good 'ol Boys. His musical style - matured over the years!

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  18. Nick JD

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    Only if you promise to make an acoustic guitar from it. :D
     
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    I expect all future guitars to have onboard tuners or automatic tuners.

    Graphite will be used a lot more for bodies and nuts. Especially for acoustic bodies.

    Maybe they will have minimal bodies, and only have necks.

    Gibson will be huge in advancing future guitar technology. Min-E-Tune is fairly cheap and can do alternate tunings.
     
  20. RockerDuck

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    In 50 yrs. my great grand kids will want to play like me and it'll be cool again.
     
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