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#1
I was trying really hard to hate some guy today because I thought his guitar was stupid looking, but it just wouldn't come out. I started thinking about all of the possible incorrect assumptions people could make about my own guitar and I decided that, excluding really ****ty guitars, you can't really figure too much out about a person by the guitars they choose. That sense of taste seems to be very independent.

But then I realized I'd never met a Telecaster owner who was a real douche bag, so I rethought the whole thing and decided to make this thread.
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#2
You can't tell anything about a person by the guitar that they own.

Any correct assumptions you make are simply coincidence.
#3
You were trying your best to hate someone just because you didn't like his guitar? Seriously,WTF is wrong with you?

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#4
Worry less about what the TYPE of guitar says about someone, and worry more about what they can DO with the guitar. That will REALY tell you about them.
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Yes u can!!!!

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#6
13 year old with white gibson les paul bought by parents playing on youtube = probably a prick

other than that, i can't really say the guitar says much about a persons personality
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so.....you think that a squires owner is a poor, cheapo? you dont take into account that that person couldve bought it to put awesome pups in and whatnot..and that they are actually an okay individual..
#8
I don't think it does very much.

A person always looks normal playing any solid body guitar, but if you see someone playing a B.C. Rich, the chances are they think in the "metal" way.
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You were trying your best to hate someone just because you didn't like his guitar? Seriously,WTF is wrong with you?


Well, to clarify, I already hate him. It's just that I've found new fodder, but it doesn't seem fair. It's just not working properly as a legitimate support for my theory that this man is a douche bag.

It's not really relevant to the discussion anyway. :p
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#10
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13 year old with white gibson les paul bought by parents playing on youtube = probably a prick

other than that, i can't really say the guitar says much about a persons personality


i know a guy who (now 19) is in this position he's a really nice guy and someone im happy to call a friend.
he's a fantastic guitarist and is playing carling academy soon, also a producer.

sometimes i want to kill him and steal his face.
#11
Well, I think it depends on how the guitar is presented...I have a B.C.. Rich Warbeast. Looking at it, you would auto matically assume, "Metal head aggressive guy." But then you also have to figure I covered the entire thing with stickers. Which also says more about how I don't want it to look like every other guy out there with a war beast. Now...Also figuring the stickers they are...>=D It is covered with hello kitty and strawberry shortcake stickers as long as a slayer sticker, the price tag from the very first Metallica Album I ever bought, Shure Mic System Sticker...So, by that you can also get that I am not just pure aggressiveness. (Also obviously a horrible speller. =D) So I think in order to get something from it, you should also take a look at how it is presented.
#12
I don't know, really. If I see someone playing an SG, I'd probably assume hard rock.
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I don't know, really. If I see someone playing an SG, I'd probably assume hard rock.

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I was trying really hard to hate some guy today.

Wat? Why would you ever try to hate someone? You need serious help man.

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Well, to clarify, I already hate him. It's just that I've found new fodder, but it doesn't seem fair. It's just not working properly as a legitimate support for my theory that this man is a douche bag.

So you hate him but you need to find a reason to? And you still can't find a reason to hate him?

Are you certain you don't love this person and are struggling with it internally?
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I don't know, really. If I see someone playing an SG, I'd probably assume hard rock.



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#16
It depends overall.

Some guitars are too broad to make any assumptions. Someone with a Fender Stratocaster could be playing nearly any style of music, so it's hard to guess anything about the person.

But, if I see a person with an ESP or a B.C. Rich, I tend to assume that they enjoy playing metal.
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I don't know, really. If I see someone playing an SG, I'd probably assume hard rock.




My post has Jerry Garcia. Your argument is invalid.

Anyway, frankly you can't learn much about people from their guitars. How they play them, possibly, but what they are, no.
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#18
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But then I realized I'd never met a Telecaster owner who was a real douche bag...


Thanks it means a lot.
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I was trying really hard to hate some guy today because I thought his guitar was stupid looking, but it just wouldn't come out. I started thinking about all of the possible incorrect assumptions people could make about my own guitar and I decided that, excluding really ****ty guitars, you can't really figure too much out about a person by the guitars they choose. That sense of taste seems to be very independent.

But then I realized I'd never met a Telecaster owner who was a real douche bag, so I rethought the whole thing and decided to make this thread.


I have. It was a sexy as hell Telecaster too, an original '72 standard Tele in blue (lol rhymes). He doesn't deserve that guitar...he just doesn't deserve that sexy, sexy guitar...

I have a bullseye Jackson Dinky with an FR. According to your logic I listen to metal and nothing else. Wrong. I also like bands such as Sublime and Bob Marley.

Your logic is wrong.
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It depends overall.

Some guitars are too broad to make any assumptions. Someone with a Fender Stratocaster could be playing nearly any style of music, so it's hard to guess anything about the person.

But, if I see a person with an ESP or a B.C. Rich, I tend to assume that they enjoy playing metal.

That is so true,case point, a friend of mine i met about 5 years ago plays a tele he,s played for the last 30 years. all i've ever seen him play is country in a cover band.Come to find out,he played the tele ina rock band during the 70's and 80's, recorded several albums and toured Canada. Had the chance to see him and the band do a reunion show a couple of months ago and it deffinetly changed my opinion of what type of music he preferrs.
#21
Everyone assumes I'm a snobby, pretentious, obnoxious **** because I have a Gibson Custom Shop model.

It's so wrong. They should wait until they've actually met me. Then they can know for sure I'm a snobby, pretentious, obnoxous ****.
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#22
Well, I have a Gretsch Anniversary, A Gibson SG, and Epiphone Les Paul, a Fender Telecaster...etc. So, If people saw my playing different guitars at different times, they would form different opinions of the kind of person I am. Which would be wrong.
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Wat? Why would you ever try to hate someone? You need serious help man.

So you hate him but you need to find a reason to? And you still can't find a reason to hate him?

Are you certain you don't love this person and are struggling with it internally?
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#24
Trying to judge someone by their guitar is kinda like musician prejudice. You may be right a lot of the time, but it's never guaranteed.
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You were trying your best to hate someone just because you didn't like his guitar? Seriously,WTF is wrong with you?


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#26
I'd love this theory to have some basis in truth.
I mean,
Fender Strat = knob
Copy strat = hard-up knob
LP = show off
Copy LP = Wannabe show-off
SG = Honest guy
Tele = country bumkin
Ibby GR = 'nker
and so on.
But a good pal of mine, years ago gigged around London pubs with a '54 LP Goldtop which ya gotta respect. When he went on tour he used a standard Tele. (The band ceased to exist soon after)
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#29
I think it makes more sense when you look at it like this
A guitar can tell about a person's music styles and influences
and that in turn can tell a lot more about a person :P
#30
I'd say you can get a vague idea of what somebody is like from a combined observation of their guitar(s) (If they chose it/them themselves) and what music they play.

Both parts being equally important in the judgement.

Every posession a person owns that was their will to obtain relflects on their personality in some way (usually quite vaguely), whether it be a physical posession or a skill.

This obviously isn't exact as with most things in life...

And don't expect to figure out a full "picture" of somebody's personality anytime soon with it.
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But then I realized I'd never met a Telecaster owner who was a real douche bag, so I rethought the whole thing and decided to make this thread.


I've met a few one who's are ignorant idiots musically.


"If it aint straight up blues or 60's c*** rock it aint music"

"metal guitars can't handle cleans and blues"

"people who play metal aren't versatile guitar players"


I LOL'd thrice.
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#32
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I'd love this theory to have some basis in truth.
I mean,
Fender Strat = knob
Copy strat = hard-up knob
LP = show off
Copy LP = Wannabe show-off
SG = Honest guy
Tele = country bumkin
Ibby GR = 'nker
and so on.
But a good pal of mine, years ago gigged around London pubs with a '54 LP Goldtop which ya gotta respect. When he went on tour he used a standard Tele. (The band ceased to exist soon after)


Since when were door knobs anything to do with this thread?
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#33
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I'd love this theory to have some basis in truth.
I mean,
Fender Strat = knob
Copy strat = hard-up knob
LP = show off
Copy LP = Wannabe show-off
SG = Honest guy
Tele = country bumkin
Ibby GR = 'nker
and so on.
But a good pal of mine, years ago gigged around London pubs with a '54 LP Goldtop which ya gotta respect. When he went on tour he used a standard Tele. (The band ceased to exist soon after)

I don't know... none of that makes sense, 'cept for the tele one.
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I don't know... none of that makes sense, 'cept for the tele one.


This from the guy that says

"Fact: Bears eat beats. Bears beats Battlestar Galactica."

LOL What's that all about?
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#35
there is some sense ti this theory, but it is more of a deduction than an induction.

for example:
if you see some guy playing on a Dean ML, logically, you can come to two conclusions:
a)seeing as a Jazz, Country or Blues player probably wouldn't play an ML, he plays Harder stuff like Rock, Metal, ETC.

b) dimebag fanboy who got duped into an ML by the salesman.

it can work with certain guitars, but when you look at a guitar like a Les Paul or a Strat, which are used from most every genre from Metal to Country to Jazz, you cant look at one and say that there is a definite genre that a person plays based on said guitar.

Exception: Zakk Wylde Les Paul - No one but fanboys play this guitar.

Seems like this would be a good time to teach you guys about the ancient philosophy and reasoning technique of Syllogisms.

a syllogism is where you start with two premises and come to a conclusion. for example:
"Cats are not allowed inside the house
Sophie is my cat
Therefore, Sophie is not allowed inside the house."

but you can have "Fallacies", which are faults in logic. for example:
"All Jackson players who are dicks
Jim plays a Jackson
therefore, he is a dick."

the fault is in the first premise, stating that all Jackson players are dicks. though this is your opinion, it is not fact and therefore an invalid premise. lets try again:
"i have met some Jackson players that are dicks
Jim plays a Jackson
therefore, Jim maybe a dick."

now, many, MANY fallacies appear on UG everyday. for example, the Famous spider/MG discussions:
"Line 6 Makes the spider amps
Spider amps suck
Therefore, all Line 6 amps suck"

"my amp broke down
my amp is a Line6 Spider III/Marshall MG
therefore, all Spider IIIs suck/Marshall MGs suck"

"i heard Dickey Betts say that No pros use Transistor amps
therefore, no Pros use transistor amps."

"you tell me that your amp is good
you are poor
therefore, you statement is invalid."

the problem with Fallacies are that they become used by some person with authority, and they become a fact, or a Paradigm (remember people, until Copernicus came 'round, we believed that we were the centre of the universe.)

so next time you post something, try and think: does this make sense? does my logic work, or is is faulty?
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#36
probably what type of music they play. e.x. esp ibanez, b.c. rich=metal
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This from the guy that says

"Fact: Bears eat beats. Bears beats Battlestar Galactica."

LOL What's that all about?

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#38
Quote by Jhachey22
there is some sense ti this theory, but it is more of a deduction than an induction.

for example:
if you see some guy playing on a Dean ML, logically, you can come to two conclusions:
a)seeing as a Jazz, Country or Blues player probably wouldn't play an ML, he plays Harder stuff like Rock, Metal, ETC.

b) dimebag fanboy who got duped into an ML by the salesman.

it can work with certain guitars, but when you look at a guitar like a Les Paulor a Strat, which are used from most every genre from Metal to Country to Jazz, you cant look at one and say that there is a definite genre that a person plays based on said guitar.

Exeption: Zakk Wylde Les Paul - No one but fanboys play this guitar.


Yup, I would say an all single coil strat (stock coils) is not any where near as versatile now as it has always been however, just because of the limitations of singles at high gain, which a heap of genres use now, as opposed to earlier in the strat's history.

So you could then narrow a view down a lil farther if they own one, however it wouldn't give you much info still.
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#39
Eh, I don't think it's as exact as judging a person by how they keep their car. That'll really tell you a lot about a person. Especially if the car is owned by their parents.


But guitars... I dunno, I myself play an Ibanez PGM301. Do I play Paul Gilbert/Racer X stuff? No. Would I if I were actually capable? Yes. But my picking sucks.

What do I play then, you ask? Interpol, The Darkness type stuff, Megadeth (I love Marty Friedman), Alice In Chains, Rammstein riffs and all sorts of random stuff.
#40
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I don't think it does very much.

A person always looks normal playing any solid body guitar, but if you see someone playing a B.C. Rich, the chances are they think in the "metal" way.


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