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LP1951
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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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Most iconic?

Clapton's Blackie
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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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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
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Add

Keefs Tele
Corgans Bat Strat
Morellos Tele

To your list!
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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....

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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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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.

brian may with his home made guitar
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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

That is all
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Me and my Rockster.

(Awful guitars, awesome designs!)
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Has anyone mentioned Harrison's Custom Rosewood Tele that he played on the Apple Rooftop Recordings?
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I was wondering how long before someone mentioned May's Homemade, definitely iconic.


Especially considering that as well known as some of the guys and their guitars are, there's numerous people known for playing Strats, Teles, Les Pauls, SGs, 355s, etc, but Brian May's guitar is completely synonymous with him, and no one else.
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Has anyone mentioned Harrison's Custom Rosewood Tele that he played on the Apple Rooftop Recordings?


Yep.

I did. Had to correct your misinformation about Page playing one.
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Oh boy, this thread can't possibly go awry

Clapton's Strat (most people wouldn't know it by name or as anything other than "that black and white one"), Brian May's Red Special (again, most people would just call it "that one Brian May has") and a faded burst/amber Les Paul ("that thing Slash plays"). Angus Young and the SG would probably count, too, though I think the school cap and shorts probably overshadow the guitar.

Most of the people mentioned so far aren't even names that Joe Public would think of, let alone guitars that they would know.

Guess what, most people in the world don't know the difference between valve amps and solid state, active and passive pickups, woods, body shapes or brands. I've lost count of how many itmes I've had to tell people that no, electric guitars don't have to be plugged into the mains, they don't make a sound by themselves and that distortion comes from the amp or pedals and isn't the natural sound of an electric guitar signal. You think anybody is really familiar with what the **** Randy Rhodes plays? Most people don't have the slightest clue who Randy Rhodes is in the first place.

The idea of guitars being "iconic" is bizarre and ridiculous. There are a small, very small number of players who are "iconic", and their guitars are largely irrelevant.
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There's a storm coming!

I've never seen misinformation from Tom. But then again, I wouldn't know. I would've been misinformed...
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What about this thang!
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Prince....

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I've never seen misinformation from Tom. But then again, I wouldn't know. I would've been misinformed...



Pfffft what do I know?
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Keith Richards Tele
Roy Rogers Martin & CO.
Dick Dale Strat
Lemmy Rickenbacker
Geddy Lee Fender Jazz
Nicky Sixx Gibson T-Bird
Joe Satrianni Ibanez S-series
Joey Ramone Mosrite
Jerry Cantrell G&L Rampage
Richie Blackmore Strat
Ace Frehley LP
Dime Bag Dean ML
George Lynch ESP
Waylon Jennings Tele
Brad Paisley Tele
Paul Stanley Ibanez Iceman


Definitely some iconics there!
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.....Not really.

Though this is probably one of the most iconic guitars, if not the most important strat ever....

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I really hope your joking...
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I love Weezer.
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...

Also when you post a thread, its customary for you to allow other people to post and not just spam it up yourself.

Pfftt! 6 threads since joining less than a month ago. LP1951 is quite the prolific thread starter, yea?
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What about this thang!



Love Symbol #2 was iconic as ****.

Still not nearly as iconic as Slash's LP, or Clapton's Blackie.

But Vai's JEM is a pretty iconic guitar, at least to me.

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Pfftt! 6 threads since joining less than a month ago. LP1951 is quite the prolific thread starter, yea?


Sure is. Great spammer too.

Seriously, it seems he makes a thread when people disagree with him. Or he just gets mad and spams the thread that's open in his browser.
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What about this thang!
You know what, no.

But the white version of his 'cloud guitar'? Absolutely.



Though, as with many of these, it's easily arguable that other elements are far more "iconic"; with Prince it's really more the complete look and sound, rather than simply what lump of wood he is holding.
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You know what, no.

But the white version of his 'cloud guitar'? Absolutely.



Though, as with many of these, it's easily arguable that other elements are far more "iconic"; with Prince it's really more the complete look and sound, rather than simply what lump of wood he is holding.


His Love Symbol guitar was Iconic, in name form at least

The white cloud guitar is bossssss.

When I saw two years ago he played his Hohner tele. Sexy as hell. He's iconic on his own, really.
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Uli Jon Roth's sky guitar
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Has anyone mentioned Wolfgang?
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