#1
Hi all,

I'm compiling a list of the 25 most iconic guitars ever designed. Any suggestions? I'll be posting again with the final list once I've taken your comments into account...

Thanks,

Clifton.
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#5
Gibson Les Paul, Gibson SG, Fender Strat, Fender Tele.
Those have to be in the top 4. I just dont see it working any other way.
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Gibson Les Paul, Gibson SG, Fender Strat, Fender Tele.
Those have to be in the top 4. I just dont see it working any other way.

pretty much this.
strat is by far the most iconic guitar created.
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(in no particular order) Les Paul, SG, Strat, Flying V, Explorer, 335, maybe a Tele. I've seen the same shapes everywhere from t-shirts to smerf figures. I used to have a picture of a smerf with a leather jacket on holding a 335, I called him Punky Smerf.
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Gibson Les Paul, Gibson SG, Fender Strat, Fender Tele.
Those have to be in the top 4. I just dont see it working any other way.

+1, pretty much every single guitar that has ever been made since, came from these designs.
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Um why? Gibson Les Paul, Fender Strat, Fender Tele, Epiphone Casino, PRS Custom 24, Ibanez RG

Add to that the SG, the 335, Jackson soloist, Flying V, Explorer, and the Rhoads V.
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As far as im concerned its still just a custom SG(anyone with me?!), even if it has its own name. I had the epi version of it and it was really heavy, lol.
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#16
Les Paul, Strat, Tele, SG, Flying V (possibly including rhoads Vs), Explorer, ML/Razorvback, Super Strat
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As far as im concerned its still just a custom SG(anyone with me?!), even if it has its own name. I had the epi version of it and it was really heavy, lol.

I had the Ibanez Artist equivalent but I'm carrying too many motorbike injuries to play it now so i sold it. It was like carrying around a mahogany dining table.
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Quote by teamhex
As far as im concerned its still just a custom SG(anyone with me?!), even if it has its own name. I had the epi version of it and it was really heavy, lol.

Ya that's just an SG. Just about every style of guitar has been made into a double neck at some point, by someone.
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Are we talking individual guitars, or just guitar models? Like, for example, Lenny, Frankenstrat, Red Special, Blackie, Page's doubleneck, etc etc etc or just Les Paul, SG, Strat, Tele?
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Are we talking individual guitars, or just guitar models? Like, for example, Lenny, Frankenstrat, Red Special, Blackie, Page's doubleneck, etc etc etc or just Les Paul, SG, Strat, Tele?

Latter.
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The most obvious 5 in my opinion would be:

Strat
Tele
Les Paul
SG
Flying V
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#23
I would add Fender Mustang. A lot of great guitar players played it at one point or another.
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Quote by teamhex
As far as im concerned its still just a custom SG(anyone with me?!), even if it has its own name. I had the epi version of it and it was really heavy, lol.


yeah it's pretty much and SG with another neck and more body so it may sound/sustain differently then a single neck SG. iconic? not as much as a Les Paul, Strat and Tele, but certainly up there

also the randy V
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#27
there aren't even 25 iconic shapes. there are maybe ten that are recognisable, maybe four or five that are actually iconic. To be an icon is to be completely new and revolutionary. Strats, Teles, ES-335s, Les Pauls, those would be iconic in the sense that they each brought something new to the table.

RGs, PRS and RR-Vs are just old shapes with modified dimensions. Other models, like Firebirds, Explorers, Rics, are all different looking, but they're certainly not iconic. maybe the Ric shape, but even then it hasn't been a mainstay in pop culture since the 60's.
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there aren't even 25 iconic shapes. there are maybe ten that are recognisable, maybe four or five that are actually iconic. To be an icon is to be completely new and revolutionary. Strats, Teles, ES-335s, Les Pauls, those would be iconic in the sense that they each brought something new to the table.

RGs, PRS and RR-Vs are just old shapes with modified dimensions. Other models, like Firebirds, Explorers, Rics, are all different looking, but they're certainly not iconic. maybe the Ric shape, but even then it hasn't been a mainstay in pop culture since the 60's.

In that case, i'll mention the BC Rich Warlock. sure its got a notoriously bad reputation but it is very recognisable.
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#29
PRS guitars are nothing more then bastardizations of Gibson and Fenders designs.
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#30
Besides the obvious like Strat, LP etc....

In the 80's it was the Kramer Baretta!
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#31
Sigh. Why no recognition of history? There was the acoustic, then the arch-top. Why is the L5 not iconic? Then there were the jazz boxes. Why is the White Falcon not iconic?

Nobody here seems to be over the advanced age of 17.