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I'm wondering if the whole "metal" shaped guitars etc. will last. if you take a look back at a lot of older model guitars that just look weird to us now like these

and i wonder if in thirty or fourty years we look back and remember all of the rhoads v-shapes, and all of the bc riches and esp's and what have you and realize that they arent as cool as we thought. there's probably going to be guitars that survive like fender and gibson have. i guess a majority of modern guitars are just fads. I personally dont like the excessively pointy guitars, but to each his own.
also, what do you think will be the iconic guitar of our generation, and what do you think will be forgotten?
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you mean like ALL of michael angelo batio's guitars?
EDIT: in the OP's post, is that a danelectro?
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Personally, I think the telecaster is a really weird shape, if you actually think about it.
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Those guitars don't look weird. They look pretty normal to me. I see les paul shapes, strat shapes, jaguar/jazzmaster shapes, and rickenbacker shapes. The dimensions are just a little different. If anything, the only thing strange about them is the pickups
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are all of those guitars Dano's? because yeh Danelectro made a few trippy body designs.
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Personally, I think the telecaster is a really weird shape, if you actually think about it.

yeah, and firebirds
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Personally, I think the telecaster is a really weird shape, if you actually think about it.

i agree. i prefer the strats and the mustang/ jazzmasters shape more, the tele just looks disproportionate to me

EDIT: i dont personally think those guitars i posted looked too weird, but i know a lot of people would consider them weird if a company like jackson or dean put out a guitar shaped like a jazzmaster.
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Also, I'd like to point out that BC Rich had a lot of the same shapes in the 80's...so you can't really say they're fully recent.
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Personally, I think the telecaster is a really weird shape, if you actually think about it.


Agreed, they're great guitars but after looking at one for a while a few weeks ago I realized how strange the design actually is. It kind of bugs me now.
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Also, I'd like to point out that BC Rich had a lot of the same shapes in the 80's...so you can't really say they're fully recent.


true, it was just one of the first to come to mind. i've actually heard good things about they're higher range guitars, their shapes just arent my cup of tea though.
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true, it was just one of the first to come to mind. i've actually heard good things about they're higher range guitars, their shapes just arent my cup of tea though.


Yeah, I recently moved to having a more folk taste in music (although I still enjoy my metal) and with that change in taste, I'd say I probably wouldn't go for the pointy shape again, but I still love the way my BC rich plays.

I wish people woulnd't judge BC Rich fully on their style, because at the end of the day, if you cut all the points off, it still plays just as well.
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Thing is, those are all models that never became particularly popular. Things like the Rhoads V and B.C. Rich designs all have a foothold on the market. They may lose their popularity, but they won't seem like strange artifacts like those guitars do.
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I wish people woulnd't judge BC Rich fully on their style, because at the end of the day, if you cut all the points off, it still plays just as well.


true again, but i guess theres that aesthetic aspect of a guitar that connects with you and really stands out. everybody has they're own taste, but i also like when people can take a guitar that you wouldnt really consider playing a certain genre with, and doing it anyways. like playing shred with a hollow body or blues with an esp, it's all subjective
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Personally, I think the telecaster is a really weird shape, if you actually think about it.


Tele's have always been weird.
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I like teles!

Anyway, yeah, I think that designs die out and come back a lot with guitars.
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true again, but i guess theres that aesthetic aspect of a guitar that connects with you and really stands out. everybody has they're own taste, but i also like when people can take a guitar that you wouldnt really consider playing a certain genre with, and doing it anyways. like playing shred with a hollow body or blues with an esp, it's all subjective


Yeah, with my lack of funding for a new guitar, (since I just bought an amp, and the money I have is for an acoustic), I've been playing blues, folk, and finger-picking on my BC Rich, and if I recorded it, you'd never know what I had in my hands.
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i say guitars wont last much longer everyone is into rap and all the other pathetic excuses of what is considerd music
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i dont think guitar could ever die out. that's what this whole thread is about, fads in guitar playing that dissolved, and despite them all, people are still playing the guitar one way or the other.
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