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(@coleclark)
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21/02/2008 9:06 pm  

i was just thinking of BB king and Clapton naming their guitars...

people seem to love to name things...pets, cars, instruments

i have a guitar iv had for quite a while and never thought seriously about giving it a name....after a while i came across the name 'josie' and it REALLY seemed to click with what characteristics the guitar had...so now its called josie :) but i dont use the name openly.... :P

so yeah...now you may laugh at me!

the question is: who has named an instrument and whats the story behind the name?


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(@scrybe)
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21/02/2008 9:42 pm  

yup.....

my Epi LP is called Eppo after the aussie bodyboarder Eppo. Kinda hoped I'd be able to do musical backflips..I guess.......lame, I know, lol.

my Martin is called Martin. simply because I've spoken about 'my martin' so much prior to getting it, anythin else seemed odd.

my classical is called Pops. Inherited from my pops, so......

my Ovation is called Queen. again, inherited from my Pops and a term he used a lot.

the Ibanez deserves a name..there's no way I'm gonna keep saying Ibanez EW20NWE - not as catchy as 'strat' or 'les paul' is it? that one's now called Padfoot.

my stat is nameless, for now....that might change.

and my Spear also desperately needs a name, the model name is Tomcat and I'm not having a bloody sharing names with celebrity scientologists...........but that one only arrived todya, so I'm still working on it.........

and I'm gonna have to name my tele too, once it arrives and provided its a keeper

(yeah, I never sell guitars)

Ra Er Ga.Ninjazz have SuperChops.http://www.blipfoto.com/Scrybe


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(@elecktrablue)
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21/02/2008 9:45 pm  

All 8 of my instruments have names (and they all have different personalities, too)!! :D

..· ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.·´ .·´¨¨))((¸¸.·´ .·´-:¦:- ((¸¸.·´ -:¦:- Elecktrablue -:¦:-"Don't wanna ride no shootin' star. Just wanna play on the rhythm guitar." Emmylou Harris, "Rhythm Guitar" from "The Ballad of Sally Rose"


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(@coleclark)
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21/02/2008 11:59 pm  

thats awesome electrablue thanks for sharing all your 8 names..... :lol:

:roll:

i have.....um...5 guitars

strat, tele, ibanez, greg bennet... (haha a super dodgey travellers guitar. stay well clear of greg bennet guitars, they may be made by samick buy theyre CR@P!!) and a cole clark fat lady 1

of all these only the fat lady has a name....shes special :P


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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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22/02/2008 12:29 am  

Mine are called "The Tele" "The Squier" and "The Acoustic"....of course should there be other guitarists present who own a Tele, Squier or acoustic, I'd refer to them as "My Tele" "My Squier" and My Acoustic."

Not very original, but I'm not one for naming guitars....

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


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(@ricochet)
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22/02/2008 1:28 am  

only the fat lady has a name....shes special :P
You'd better not let her hear you call her that.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


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 Mike
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22/02/2008 2:08 am  

people seem to love to name things...pets, cars, instruments

My uncle named his cat, A. Yup, just A. I asked him why and he said is was easier when yelling at it. "A, get outta there!".

He named his birds B and E, cause they were always behind bars.

My uncle is strange.........


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(@ricochet)
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22/02/2008 2:40 am  

And you can pronounce it differently when you tell people you're a lead guitarist.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


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(@kent_eh)
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22/02/2008 2:45 am  

and my Spear also desperately needs a name, the model name is Tomcat and I'm not having a bloody sharing names with celebrity scientologists...........but that one only arrived todya, so I'm still working on it.........
Would Bearcat fit?

I wrapped a newspaper ’round my headSo I looked like I was deep


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(@coleclark)
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22/02/2008 2:49 am  

sadly everytime i get the fat lady out and play it band practice is over....

apparently the shows over when the fat lady sings! :lol:

oooooh so bad..... :oops:


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(@gnease)
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22/02/2008 2:56 am  

Some of mine are named, and mostly for physical characteristics:

Fugly, a Burns Steer only a mother could love
Bugeye, a Reverend Slingshot with a laminated chrome bugeye top
5190, a Squier '51 with a neck P90
Blackie, a Taylor T5 Custom in trans black
Beatercaster, my very-beat-up-on-purpose kit Tele

names I'm trying out:

Doris for my G&L S500
Lizzie for my current Squier '51 that's getting some add'l retro treatments

-=tension & release=-


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 Mike
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22/02/2008 3:13 am  

Fugly

LMAO, I thought that was just a Rhode Island word.

Oh yeah, names..... for a couple anyway......

"Serenity" - Taylor 310CE - Its sound puts me in a tranquil mood.
"Midnight Rain" - Schecter C-1 Classic - Awesome Trans Blue finish.
"Cut-throat" - Epi Spirit - Double cut-away.


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(@abcxyz)
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22/02/2008 4:56 am  

I would love to have a 'Blackie' or a 'Lucile' someday. 8)


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(@gnease)
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22/02/2008 10:02 am  

Fugly

LMAO, I thought that was just a Rhode Island word.

Plenty o' Fugly to go around in NJ too.

-=tension & release=-


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(@kent_eh)
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22/02/2008 1:55 pm  

Fugly

LMAO, I thought that was just a Rhode Island word.

Plenty o' Fugly to go around in NJ too.
And up here in the Great White North.

Thanks to the internet, there is no such thing as regional slang any more. :?

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