What are the iconic guitars in your opinion?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Wombat Reynolds, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. dumangl

    dumangl Senior Member

    Brian May's Red Special
    Clarence White's (and now Marty Stuart's) Parsons/White B-bender
    Junior Brown's Guit-steel
    Tony Hick's Banjitar

    Not just played by unique guitarists but also unique instruments in their own right.
     
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  2. AugustWest22

    AugustWest22 Forum Resident

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    Clarence White's Telecaster
     
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  3. Humbuster

    Humbuster Big hat, no cattle

    first one that comes to mind.

    Along with:

    Entwistle's "Fenderbird" and Buzzard

    Danny Gatton's Telecaster with Bardens pickups

    Michael Hedges - Martin D28

    Mike Nesmith's - White Gretsch 12 string
     
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  4. Limopard

    Limopard National Dex #143

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    How about this (slightly) plus-size axe?

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  5. Lonecat

    Lonecat Forum Resident

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    Roy Buchanan- "Nancy" 1953 Telecaster
    Brian Setzer-1959 Gretsch 6120
    Johnny Thunders-Les Paul TV model
    Jeff Lynne-Gibson Les Paul Goldtop with P90's
    Link Wray-Danelectro Guitarlin "Longhorn"
    Dick Dale-Gold Fender strat
    Mike Ness - 1976 Gibson Deluxe with P90's installed in place of mini-humbuckers
    Steve Jones-White Les Paul Custom
    Chris Whitley-National steel guitar
     
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  6. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan Born in the '50's

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    No one has yet mentioned Peter Green's famous 1959 Les Paul, "Greeny", with the out-of-phase wired pickups which was later owned by Gary Moore, and is now owned by Kirk Hammett of Metallica. I think I read he paid a million for it.
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  7. Wombat Reynolds

    Wombat Reynolds Jimmy Page stole all my best riffs. Thread Starter

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    those are all great, forgot about them
     
  8. Wombat Reynolds

    Wombat Reynolds Jimmy Page stole all my best riffs. Thread Starter

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  9. Wombat Reynolds

    Wombat Reynolds Jimmy Page stole all my best riffs. Thread Starter

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    I just saw Marty Stuart play it last month.

    That one is so unusual, with the crazy added early B Bender thing happening, I might list it as an icon.
     
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  10. heathen

    heathen Forum Resident

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    How about Pat Metheny's Picasso 42-string acoustic?
     
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  11. Wombat Reynolds

    Wombat Reynolds Jimmy Page stole all my best riffs. Thread Starter

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    another great one, thats one of a kind to be sure.

    I saw him play that too.... out of 5 necks, he used one.

    I wonder how much it weighs....
     
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  12. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    To most guitarists, most of these have some kind of iconic value.
    To joe public, probably the strat
     
  13. heathen

    heathen Forum Resident

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    Also Trey Anastasio made the Languedoc guitar pretty iconic (it even has its own emoticon).
     
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  14. heathen

    heathen Forum Resident

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    Kurt Cobain's Jaguar

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  15. johnod

    johnod Forum Resident

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  16. katieinthecoconut

    katieinthecoconut Forum Resident

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    A model that's not been mentioned yet:

    Fender Mustang - Kurt Cobain

    As well as the aforementioned Jaguar and the JagStang, which only really existed briefly because he wanted it, even though he died before it was released.
     
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  17. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan Born in the '50's

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    Rev. Gary Davis' Gibson J-200
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  18. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

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  19. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

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    Many of my favorite guitar solos were played on this guitar.
     
  20. mr. steak

    mr. steak Forum Resident

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    One of my favorites is the Paul Weller Rickenbacker.

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  21. mr. steak

    mr. steak Forum Resident

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    And because of Lemmy, Mike Mills and Rick Foxton I had to get me (more than) one of those Rickenbacker basses.

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  22. sunking101

    sunking101 Forum Resident

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    Clapton Blackie
    Hendrix white strat, upturned headstock
    EVH Frankenstrat
    Jimmy Page double neck SG
    Brian May honemade Red Special
    Prince Cloud/Symbol guitars
    There are many, many famous Les Paul players but is anyone more associated with the model than Slash?
     
  23. heathen

    heathen Forum Resident

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    On the subject of basses...

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  24. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

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    Jerry Garcia -for me it's the Wolf
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    But most people seem to think of the Tiger:
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    Neither one were made by Alembic, though Doug Irwin once worked for them, he was in business on his own by the time he started making guitars for Garcia.

    Garcia had at least 4 with the Tiger shape, Tiger and its successor Rosebud were made by Irwin, another luthier from Florida named Steve Cripe made 2 with similar shape (though the horns a bit pointier,) which Garcia played in later years.

    The main innovation of those guitars was the on-board effects loop, which Garcia and Irwin seem to have invented together.
     
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  25. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

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    Once owned by Eric Clapton.
     

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