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(The Chive)   34 of the best guitars that subby wishes he could afford/own/play 'Stairway To Heaven' on as the store owner threatens to kick him out   (thechive.com ) divider line
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2014-04-18 02:47:26 PM  
Sweet merciful crap. No. Here:

www.themusiczoo.com
www.tdpri.com
www.destroyallguitars.com
 
2014-04-18 03:17:06 PM  
That article should be called "Guitars that look like ass".
 
2014-04-18 03:31:16 PM  

Some Bass Playing Guy: That article should be called "Guitars that look like ass".


I disagree.

Ass can look pretty good.

c1.staticflickr.com

www.nbssportfishing.com

i1184.photobucket.com

Those guitars? No redeeming qualities at all.
 
2014-04-18 03:34:38 PM  
I guess those guitars look good to some people.  Me, I like the traditional shapes - Tele, Strat, LP, SG, Rick, PRS.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-04-18 03:34:50 PM  
There is/was a Farker that collected all of the Giger guitars.  IIRC, he had them as pieces of art, and not as instruments, though I'd find it hard to believe he'd have all those and not learn to use them at least a little bit.
 
2014-04-18 03:35:02 PM  
Denied
 
2014-04-18 03:36:10 PM  
Hey, I like funky guitars, how bad could these be? *click*... Aw HELL no!
 
2014-04-18 03:36:59 PM  
I've got mine already. It's a 91 Strat Plus. Goes from Camera Obscura to Siamese Dream. Wouldn't mind playing a Wangcaster, though.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-04-18 03:37:19 PM  
I built this guitar from scratch.  The paint job is not mine, and it's awesome!  I built it to trade for a StudioLogic SL990-XP keyboard.

i192.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-18 03:37:42 PM  
www.celebs.com: CONTAAAAAAAACT!!!
 
2014-04-18 03:41:38 PM  
Hey guys, what's going on in this thread??
/not subby
 
2014-04-18 03:43:38 PM  
A friend of mine worked in a music store for a while, and said that White Stripes "7 Nation Army" had replaced "Stairway" as the song banned from playing in the store.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-04-18 03:43:38 PM  
i192.photobucket.com
'65 Mustang, '78 Musicmaster bass, '73 Mustang
-the '65 is a pre-CBS model, but I prefer the '73 for the most part.

i192.photobucket.com

A custom 12 string, by Kelly Barber of Action Sound, Hawkins, TX.  Uses a '60's era Fender Villager neck.

i192.photobucket.com

Fender gear is swell.
The black jaguar is a baritone.

And that's more than enough showing off.  Way more than enough!
 
2014-04-18 03:45:17 PM  
Pretty sure some of those are from the Rick Nielsen collection.

/could be wrong
//might not be serious
 
2014-04-18 03:46:15 PM  

433: [i192.photobucket.com image 400x225]
'65 Mustang, '78 Musicmaster bass, '73 Mustang
-the '65 is a pre-CBS model, but I prefer the '73 for the most part.

[i192.photobucket.com image 320x240]

A custom 12 string, by Kelly Barber of Action Sound, Hawkins, TX.  Uses a '60's era Fender Villager neck.

[i192.photobucket.com image 640x360]

Fender gear is swell.
The black jaguar is a baritone.

And that's more than enough showing off.  Way more than enough!


That's a nice collection.  I have about a dozen Strats and Tele's.  then I started buying LPs and SGs.
 
2014-04-18 03:46:22 PM  
What a great guitar looks like:

playguitar.com

Many of the ones in TFA don't even look playable. Also, surfboard guitar? Really?
 
2014-04-18 03:46:30 PM  
Coolest I've had the chance to play was Steve Vai's Jem model over at Guitar Center. Obviously out of my price range though, ended up sticking with a reasonable $100 Ibanez model.

/subby
 
2014-04-18 03:46:45 PM  
The lego guitar I'm sure sounds terrible, but I would love to have the Millennium Falcon guitar hanging on my wall.
 
2014-04-18 03:46:46 PM  
I'll stick with my PRS, 80's Japanese Squire Tele (laugh all you want, it's a badass) and 12 string Ric. thank you very much.
 
2014-04-18 03:47:09 PM  
No stairway. Denied.
 
2014-04-18 03:48:47 PM  
bookitymark
 
2014-04-18 03:50:15 PM  
Some of those look like they'd be a pain in the arse to play. I'll stick with my American tele. Good enough for Jeff Beck is good enough for me.
 
2014-04-18 03:51:30 PM  
Every single one of those guitars suck.

EVERY.

SINGLE.

ONE.


(Full Disclosure: '63 Les Paul Junior)
 
2014-04-18 03:53:12 PM  
Yep, way too flashy for me.  My performing guitars are a Strat, a Tele, a Zager 6-string & Ibanez 12-string (acoustics).  I go for a clean, compressed sound with minimal effects use unless necessary.  Oh, and I use an Orange amp.

Me on City Market with my '81 Vintage Remake Stratocaster ('61 model).  It's one of the first 1000 made, it has a 3-digit serial number.  I obviously have my left foot on the Cry Baby (most use their right foot, but I never could stand on my left foot for long)

i1168.photobucket.com
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-04-18 03:53:49 PM  

AeAe: That's a nice collection. I have about a dozen Strats and Tele's. then I started buying LPs and SGs.


I'm a slender guy, and a Les Paul puts my back out quickly.  I don't think I could play one for the bulk of a set.  SG's are beasts, I love them!  I played a '68, and the neck on it was one of the most un-gibson necks I've played.  It felt like it belonged on a 335 - slender, nice radius, and fast.  Many Gibson necks are difficult for me - that's how I wound up gravitating to the short-scale Fender models.  SG's are built to rock, I like the attitude they impart when strapped on.
 
2014-04-18 03:54:12 PM  
List fails without a Wal.
 
2014-04-18 03:55:43 PM  
img.fark.net
/should not take this long
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-04-18 03:56:37 PM  

ristst: Oh, and I use an Orange amp.


What is the appeal of Orange amps?  What is it that they do particularly well over others?  They're neat-looking, for sure, but there must be something about them I am not hearing.
 
2014-04-18 03:57:37 PM  

Craw Fu: The lego guitar I'm sure sounds terrible, but I would love to have the Millennium Falcon guitar hanging on my wall.


This.
 
2014-04-18 03:58:40 PM  
The Josey Wales guitar is ok.
 
2014-04-18 03:58:52 PM  
I've been getting into Schecter Guitars a lot lately. Sturdy, great hardware/electronics, and they look bad ass too. I think it's funny that they say "Crafted in Korea" instead of Made in Korea, but as long as it rocks who cares!
 
2014-04-18 04:01:19 PM  

433: AeAe: That's a nice collection. I have about a dozen Strats and Tele's. then I started buying LPs and SGs.

I'm a slender guy, and a Les Paul puts my back out quickly.  I don't think I could play one for the bulk of a set.  SG's are beasts, I love them!  I played a '68, and the neck on it was one of the most un-gibson necks I've played.  It felt like it belonged on a 335 - slender, nice radius, and fast.  Many Gibson necks are difficult for me - that's how I wound up gravitating to the short-scale Fender models.  SG's are built to rock, I like the attitude they impart when strapped on.


You should check out the 58 and 59 LP Custom Shop Reissues then.  A little pricey, but they specifically pick very light bodies even with the maple cap.  Like 8 or 9 lbs.
 
2014-04-18 04:01:50 PM  

433: ristst: Oh, and I use an Orange amp.

What is the appeal of Orange amps?  What is it that they do particularly well over others?  They're neat-looking, for sure, but there must be something about them I am not hearing.


Well, I really didn't buy it because I had heard it in a store.  I had a few modeling amps (Vox, Line 6, etc) and they all had problems after a few years of gigging...the modeling switch on all of them got very noisy and began to flake out.

I chose the Orange from Musician's Friend based on the user reviews (plus I can't deny the color intrigued me)....and it was a stellar purchase.  It's not a modeling amp, it has one sound.  Plus it has tremendous lows for such a small amp (I have the 10" 35W).  And so far it's a workhorse.
 
2014-04-18 04:02:15 PM  
Here's what they SHOULD have shown

wonderingbrit.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-18 04:04:33 PM  

433: [i192.photobucket.com image 400x225]
'65 Mustang, '78 Musicmaster bass, '73 Mustang
-the '65 is a pre-CBS model, but I prefer the '73 for the most part.

[i192.photobucket.com image 320x240]

A custom 12 string, by Kelly Barber of Action Sound, Hawkins, TX.  Uses a '60's era Fender Villager neck.

[i192.photobucket.com image 640x360]

Fender gear is swell.
The black jaguar is a baritone.

And that's more than enough showing off.  Way more than enough!


Sunburst Jazzmaster?

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-18 04:06:26 PM  
I agree with most posters. Those are ridiculous.
What I own:
www.dolphinmusic.co.ukAnd what I'd like to play just once:
www.oddmusic.com
 
2014-04-18 04:07:57 PM  
Needs fire.

/love mah Tele
 
433 [TotalFark]
2014-04-18 04:09:42 PM  

AeAe: You should check out the 58 and 59 LP Custom Shop Reissues then. A little pricey, but they specifically pick very light bodies even with the maple cap. Like 8 or 9 lbs.


Oh, that's much more agreeable.  If/when I go for an LP, I'll definitely work with the custom shop over nit-picky stuff on the neck.  The Gibson model that appeals to me most, though, is the Flying V.  That's where it's at!  I haven't found a stock neck on them that I like, and the fingerboards have been almost completely flat, which may appeal to some, but it's unusual to me.  But as it is, I'm not at a stage where I think I can't play without one.  Still, I look at them, and gawk.  At one concert, the frontman held his V with one hand, played it with that hand down the neck as it slid down in his hand, and passed the guitar over our heads as he waved and smiled.  If I ever get to half that good, then I'll call up the custom shop!
 
2014-04-18 04:09:45 PM  

xaks: Here's what they SHOULD have shown

[wonderingbrit.files.wordpress.com image 640x480]


That guitar looks old enough to drink alcohol.
 
2014-04-18 04:10:03 PM  

433: ristst: Oh, and I use an Orange amp.

What is the appeal of Orange amps?  What is it that they do particularly well over others?  They're neat-looking, for sure, but there must be something about them I am not hearing.


On the bass side, I use a Tiny Terror 500 with my Bag Ends, and it is superb.  Volume and tone for days from a lunch pail.


i232.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-18 04:13:28 PM  

433: AeAe: You should check out the 58 and 59 LP Custom Shop Reissues then. A little pricey, but they specifically pick very light bodies even with the maple cap. Like 8 or 9 lbs.

Oh, that's much more agreeable.  If/when I go for an LP, I'll definitely work with the custom shop over nit-picky stuff on the neck.  The Gibson model that appeals to me most, though, is the Flying V.  That's where it's at!  I haven't found a stock neck on them that I like, and the fingerboards have been almost completely flat, which may appeal to some, but it's unusual to me.  But as it is, I'm not at a stage where I think I can't play without one.  Still, I look at them, and gawk.  At one concert, the frontman held his V with one hand, played it with that hand down the neck as it slid down in his hand, and passed the guitar over our heads as he waved and smiled.  If I ever get to half that good, then I'll call up the custom shop!


I had a Flying V once,  That is one odd body shape. I couldn't deal with it.  I traded it in for a Taylor 612CE acoustic guitar.
 
2014-04-18 04:16:08 PM  

LegacyDL: xaks: Here's what they SHOULD have shown

[wonderingbrit.files.wordpress.com image 640x480]

That guitar looks old enough to drink alcohol.


It is. Three times over, in fact.
 
2014-04-18 04:19:04 PM  

kling_klang_bed: Coolest I've had the chance to play was Steve Vai's Jem model over at Guitar Center. Obviously out of my price range though, ended up sticking with a reasonable $100 Ibanez model.

/subby


I got my first guitar when I was 14. A cheap Korean Squier by Fender Stratocaster (black and white...still have it and play it on occasion). Anyways, the little shop I bought it from was awesome. Great guys running it, etc. etc. The owner was a Les Paul collector. He was really into 50's Gold Tops. Had his personal collection hung around the perimiter of the show room (all the guitars for sale hung below his impressive collection). At any rate, he eventually hired me to help out around the shop...cleaning up, loading audio gear for shows, unloading/unpacking new inventory, etc. About 8 months after I got my guitar, the cheap solder job on the jack failed, so I brought it in to have it fixed and a new nut installed. Owner was having his coffee and reading the news paper as I talked to the guitar tech. As I was getting ready to leave he calls me over and says "Well I can't rightly let you leave with out a loaner, right?" Uhhhh...okay. He walks around the store and ultimately pulls down a '56 Les Paul Gold Top. Thing was gorgeous (weighed a ton). He sends me home with me, tells me to bring it back when mine is fixed. Played that thing every second I could. The neck on it was incredible. The P90s just howled. The tension of the strings just rang through the body. I loved playing it. Brought it back about a week later and never touched it again. It wouldn't be until many many years later when I would realize just what he had sent me home with (and that wasn't until hearing about what that specific guitar fetched at auction).

CSB: Dude lent me a '56 Les Paul Gold Top; two years ago I bought my very own Custom Shop Les Paul 56 Historic Gold top.
 
2014-04-18 04:19:04 PM  

433: I'm a slender guy, and a Les Paul puts my back out quickly. I don't think I could play one for the bulk of a set.


My first electric was a '74 Les Paul Custom.  I eventually refretted it, the small frets on the Custom just didn't result in a good tone.  I put it away after getting the Strat, and a few years later I started using the LP onstage again.  It only took a few songs for my shoulder to start aching.

Don't have the LP anymore....some years back I decided to only keep the instruments I actually played.  I have a Martin D-28 that never leaves home, but it does get played.

It's been speculated that wooden instruments sound better if they're played regularly.  I saw a documentary some years back where they had two identical violins, and one was played constantly for years and the other was stored.  The one that was played had a somewhat richer tone many years later when compared to the other.  They theorized the vibrations affected the wood, and it could be some other things such as the oils in a person's hands may penetrate and also affect timbre.

Not sure if that's true....but for me I decided to only hang onto the ones I use.  Besides....comic books, GI Joes, slot car sets, recording equipment, surfboards....my wife puts up with a lot from me.
 
2014-04-18 04:22:38 PM  
Why would subby want to play any of them? They look like some very nice props with lovely craftwork, mind you, but actually playing them? Subby is very silly.
 
2014-04-18 04:26:06 PM  

BadJazz: On the bass side, I use a Tiny Terror 500 with my Bag Ends, and it is superb. Volume and tone for days from a lunch pail.


Back in the '80s we had two Bag End speakers we used as stage monitors.  They had no covering, they were stained a dark wood grain color.  Pretty nice IIRC.

These days we don't run a monitor mix anymore. Our single wedge monitor off is just another jump from the mains.  It took a bit of getting used to....but once we got comfortable with it we found it made it a helluva lot easier to mix when you don't have a sound man.
 
2014-04-18 04:28:19 PM  
Those guitars are great if all you want to do is hang them on a wall and look at them.

Anyway, I've owned pretty much every popular style of guitar over the years, and this is the best I've played:

www.musicplayers.com

I'm lucky enough to own three of them.
 
2014-04-18 04:28:41 PM  

Pituophis: CSB: Dude lent me a '56 Les Paul Gold Top; two years ago I bought my very own Custom Shop Les Paul 56 Historic Gold top.


Did the '56 loaner have the tail piece?  Seems like I saw a '57 that had one.
 
2014-04-18 04:30:01 PM  
I love guitars. Wish I was a guitar guy. Have tried 3 times to learn. 14, 23, and 42 y/o. Never had a teacher, self-taught all 3 times. All 3 times I hit a wall and gave up. Envy you guys who stuck with it and can play.
 
2014-04-18 04:30:31 PM  

Pituophis: CSB: Dude lent me a '56 Les Paul Gold Top; two years ago I bought my very own Custom Shop Les Paul 56 Historic Gold top.


Bro, let me just say that is a pretty cool story.
 
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