What are the iconic guitars in your opinion?

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

  1. GodShifter

    GodShifter \m/®

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    So people are mentioning Telecasters, Strats, and Les Pauls now? I thought the idea was to mention unusual or off brand guitars that musicians used regularly. I guess I don’t get it :confused:
     
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  2. ponkine

    ponkine Forum Resident

    Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee with their double necks

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  3. mdent

    mdent Forum Resident

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    Certainly. Though the guitar he tracked so many great tunes was somewhat unique that it had a P90 pickup in neck and Dimarzio Super Distortion in the bridge.

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  4. Wombat Reynolds

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

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    I encouraged everyone to post whatever they wanted

    However I also mentioned I would NOT be categorizing straight ahead guitars like strats, teles, les pauls... unless they were very unusual in some way.

    But, whatever you wanna post, go for it. "Iconic" is a subjective term. In my subjective opinion.
     
  5. Wombat Reynolds

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

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    OK.... except he doesnt play Epiphones, does he? Isnt he always either a Gibson or custom guy?

    still the cross fret markers are unusual, I'd vote for that.
     
  6. Wombat Reynolds

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

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    which reminds me of this album I had in college - same guitar builder, I think Rex Bogue? or different?

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  7. GodShifter

    GodShifter \m/®

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    Tony uses Jaydee custom SG guitars.
     
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  8. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

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    yes, that's correct. :righton:
     
  9. GodShifter

    GodShifter \m/®

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    Here’s Jack’s bass from the 2005 reunion. It looks a bit like Paul’s Hofner but it’s obviously a different make and model.
     
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  10. I was only 8 at the beginning of the 60s but...
    As I understand it 1959 was a bad year for rock'n'roll. Chuck Berry in jail. Elvis in the Army. DJ Allan Freed convicted of payola. Buddy Holly. Richie Valens. Dead.
    And yes, the rise of Elvis wannabes like Fabian and a bunch of guys named Bobby.
    And the death of JFK in 63. Then The Beatles hit Ed Sullivan in Feb. 64, and it felt good to be alive again.
    So people want to remember it as a low period for rock. But The Beach Boys were releasing albums. Four Seasons too. Motown.
    And in jazz you had great albums by Miles and Coltrane. Blues was happening with Freddie King, B.B. and Muddy.
    So the early 60s were probably better than some remember.

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  11. mmars982

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    Yeah, the Epiphone is his 'custom model' that you can buy that I am sure is lower quality than what he really plays. I just thought the photo looked cool.
     
  12. Wombat Reynolds

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

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    thats an old Gibson EB-something... I think. I have seen pics of him using one in Cream.
     
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  13. Wombat Reynolds

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

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    and I always think of the Allman Brothers.

    Duane had one he used all the time in the very early days, and Dickie famously played a gold top all the time in the Brothers.

    I did see the Scholtz gold top in concert. And Dickie on a gold top.
     
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  14. danasgoodstuff

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  15. AugustWest22

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    Peter Greens 1959 Les Paul
     
  16. Carl Steward

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    Haven't seen Cliff Gallup's mid-50s Gretsch mentioned. Ask Jeff Beck what he thinks of it. He dedicated an entire album (Crazy Legs) to Gallup's style and the tone of his guitar.
     
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  17. danasgoodstuff

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    Grant Green, used several different guitars but always had that mess of strings 'cause he refused to clipe 'em - claimed it affected the sound.
     
  18. Claus

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    Many guitars in this thread are no iconic guitars! What is an iconic guitar? The Les Paul or Strat are iconic guitars. Rare guitars... played by xy are no iconic guitars IMO.
     
  19. drbryant

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    Joan Jett - white Gibson Melody Maker. Originally purchased from Eric Carmen, who had used it on the Raspberries’ hits, and used by Joan on “I Love Rock And Roll” and her other mid-80’s hits. Still in Joan’s possession and retired.

    George Harrison - “Lucy”, a gloss red Gibson Les Paul. Originally a gold top finish, owned by John Sebastian, traded to Rick Derringer, who had it refinished in red by Gibson and then sold it to a guitar shop in NY, where it was purchased by Eric Clapton, who then gifted it to Harrison, who named it “Lucy” (after redhead Lucille Ball). Used on the white album, including on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” played by Clapton. Later stolen from Harrison’s home in Los Angeles and reacquired many years later by Harrison from a collector in Mexico.
     
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  20. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan Born in the '50's

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    Johnny Ramone's white Mosrite, "the cheapest guitar on 48th St."

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  21. Carl Steward

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    Charlie Christian's Gibson ES-150. The first electric guitar of significance. Freddie Green played an electric earlier with Count Basie but Christian established it as a solo instrument with Benny Goodman.
     
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  22. Wombat Reynolds

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

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    ok. that is "just a les paul"... except its not. Perhaps that is an icon.

    theres also this.

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  23. Wombat Reynolds

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

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    as much as I loved the Ramones.... these days, when I think of Mosrite, I think of the Ventures
     
  24. Carl Steward

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    Buck Owens and Don Rich did more amazing things with Telecasters before any rock folks.
     
  25. Wombat Reynolds

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

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    they also had cool glitter sparkle teles before anybody else

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    iconic? I dont know. But a lot of fun and Don Rich was a certified tele-master.
     
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