You know you're probably not going to like the music when the guitar they're holding looks like...

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  1. audiopablo

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    me first: some medieval axe. When it has all sorts of strange, ornate looping in the horns, etc., it's gonna be some talented shredder and that's respectable, but not for me.

    How about you? Without naming brands or models, what looks are usually indicators that the music about to be played is not your cup of tea?

    Is this guitar stereotyping? Yes.
    Are there exceptions: Certainly.
    Is this subjective? Of course.
    Do I care? nah.

    Let's hear about the looks of the guitars that make tingle your spidey sense.
     
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    Rectangular, since Bo died.
     
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    Torren61 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    seven strings
     
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    Not so much a guitar, but when I see a white or brown household extension cord powering a pile of unmounted pedals and a tangle of wall warts I know I am in for some sort of aural assault played poorly. Are there exceptions, certainly...
     
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    Strings are like boobies. I'm always going to enjoy a few extra, but please, not on the same body.
     
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    but that my friend, is a tell. you're very likely not gonna hear anything fresh or original here
     
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    In general, if a performer is at least playing a guitar, I am more inclined to like the music.

    Much more so than when they are holding a microphone in one hand, and their sagging trousers up with the other.

    Just sayin'.......

    ;)
     
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    Sharp pointy Guitars
     
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    But i did like the music
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    A Telecaster.

    Man those things suck so bad. :(
     
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    no, I don't suffer from this anymore ... too many guitarists have proved me wrong over the years.
     
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    Jazzmaster/Jaguar/Mustang/Musicmaster/Duo-Sonic

    Pointies

    Superstrats (Charvel, Jackson, Ibanez, etc.)

    PRSs.

    Those ugly, expensive basses that look like abortions, with natural finishes, often with extra strings

    Five, six, eight, etc. string basses

    Seven, eight, etc string guitars

    Graphics (e.g. EVH, many Deans, etc.)

    I love offsets and pointies myself, but I don’t play the stereotypical types of music that is played on them. In other words, I don’t play them because they’re the “right” guitars for a specific genre that I play.
     
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    Unless it’s wielded by Lenny Breau, George Van Eps of Bucky Pizzarelli.
    Of course, those gentlemen are no longer with us.
    I guess it’s up to John Pizzarelli to carry the torch.
     
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    are 2 strings enough D-A-D
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    Wow, so judgemental.

    Honestly, if I see someone with a BSB tele I will become instantly skeptical; chances are they will soon be regurgitating the same tired old licks people have been playing since 1953 with little to no originality mixed in. Same with a goldtop LP or any of the other 'classics'. Get out of your comfort zone a little, it can't hurt that much.

    If someone has an unusual guitar, chances are better that they'll play something different and interesting rather than just retreading the same old ground. Well...either that or they're a pretentious moron looking for attention. Depends on the player.
     
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    any fool w/ money can get a license - donna mean tha fool know howta drive, mon. . .

    If somebody shows up w/ something pointy or extra-stringed or "seriously road-worn" they better be able to deliver the goods.
    Same prob applies to the person w/ a vintage Super 400 or Snakehead.

    Peace - Deeve
     
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