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Old 01-16-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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Iconic Guitars & their Iconic Players

IMO the most Iconic guitar is EVH's FrankenStrat & 5150. When I see that guitar EVH is the only guitarist that I think of.

For me the second most iconic guitar is Jimmy Page's Red Gibson 1275 Doubleneck. When I see that guitar I immediately think of Page. Also when I see a Sunburst LP, I think of Page, although there are many others who played that guitar.

Although there are several other guitars that IMO are iconic, I'll stop there for now.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:55 PM   #2
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Most iconic?

Clapton's Blackie
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:58 PM   #3
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To you it is, and that's cool.

But the most popular guitar design is the Strat. Therefore, the Strat.

Which Strat is the most iconic though? I would say Blackie or Hendrix's white Strat.

I think it would be interesting to see what the guitar communities most iconic guitar is. Mine would be a Tele. First guitar design I ever loved, luckily they sound great too!
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:01 PM   #4
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Jimi Hendrix upside down strat
When I think Page, I think 1959 LP standard and Esquier
Angus Young SG
Bruce Springstein Telecaster
Carlos Santana LP/PRS
Slash LP
Jeff Beck Strat
Paul Mccartney Hoffner bass
George Harrison Rickenbacker
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:10 PM   #5
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Morellos Tele

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Jimi Hendrix upside down strat
When I think Page, I think 1959 LP standard and Esquier
Angus Young SG
Bruce Springstein Telecaster
Carlos Santana LP/PRS
Slash LP
Jeff Beck Strat
Paul Mccartney Hoffner bass
George Harrison Rickenbacker
John Lenon Epi Casino
Peter Frampton LP
Randy Rhodes Jackson Concord (RR V)
Tim Mahoney PRS Standard 24
SRV Strat
Zakk Wylde LP
David Gillmore Strat
Pete Townsend SG
Joan Jett Gibson Melody Maker
Joe Strumer Telecaster
Chet Atkins Gretsch Electromatic
Brian Setzer Gretsch Electromatic
Kurt Cobain Strat/Jaguar
CC Devile BC Rich
Jerry Garcia BC Rich



I agree but for the Tele. I associate the Rosewood fretboard Tele with Page also and IMO Page's Dragoncaster is the most Iconic Tele.

I know BB stopped using 335s a long time ago but I think of him, Chuck Berry and Larry Carlton when I think of 335.
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Clapton was Johnny-come-Lately to Strats. Hendrix is the player who pops in my mind when I think of the quintessential Strat Player.
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BB never played a 335 extensively. He played Lucille, his custom guitar.


The Rosewood Tele is probably more associated with a Beatle....

Also when you post a thread, its customary for you to allow other people to post and not just spam it up yourself.
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Most of the more obvious ones have already been named, but here's a few:

Alex Lifeson's white ES 355
Steve Morse's blue Music Man
Steve Vai's EVO.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:21 PM   #11
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BB never played a 335 extensively. He played Lucille, his custom guitar.


There you go again posting misinformation! The Lucille Signature was not produced until 1980! BB started playing professionally 40 years before the first Lucille was ever made.

I bet you don't know what guitar BB first used on his recordings in the 50s either.
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John Frusicantes Strat.

He's just a genius. Such a beautiful player.

Where are the pics? I'm on my tablet and it's a mission to do it, someone chuck some up!
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brian setzer with his gretsch 6120.

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There you go again posting misinformation! The Lucille Signature was not produced until 1980! BB started playing professionally 40 years before the first Lucille was ever made.

I bet you don't know what guitar BB first used on his recordings in the 50s either.



I couldn't care less. People associate him with Lucille. Not a 335.

......you are also aware he called 'any' guitar he was playing at any given time 'Lucille' after some girl he feel in love with at a gig he played.

But hey iconic equals whatever guitar you remember people playing... Not the famous instruments they played.
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brian setzer with his gretsch 6120.

brian may with his home made guitar



I feel so stupid, how could've the Red Special not have entered my mind. Personally, I think that's as iconic of a guitar as any of the others mentioned in this thread.
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brian may with his home made guitar


I was wondering how long before someone mentioned May's Homemade, definitely iconic.
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James Hetfield's explorer
George harrison's Gretch
Buckethead and his white LP

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