#1
I was just wondering if its normal to name a guitar? My daughter is getting her first guitar, a translucent red Johnson fat strat. She insists on naming it Cerberus. I forgot why she wanted to name it that, but it has something to do with Orpheus and a guardian. Just wondering if other people do that too? Thanks!!
#2
kids might do.
and metalheads I guess.
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
#4
only fags and queers name their musical instruments. It's a ****ing piece of wood with strings. It doesn't need a name god dammit.
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only fags and queers name their musical instruments. It's a ****ing piece of wood with strings. It doesn't need a name god dammit.


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kids might do.
and metalheads I guess.



I find it's completely the opposite. Mostly old blues farts name their stupid guitars.
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#7
Tonight, you pukes will sleep with your rifles. You will give your rifle a girl's name because this is the only pussy you people are going to get. Your days of finger-banging ol' Mary-Jane Rottencrotch through her pretty pink panties are over! You're married to this piece. This weapon of iron and wood. And you will be faithful. Port, hut!


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#9
Naming your guitars is geeeey.

Mine are named Maria, Bam and Eliot
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I find it's completely the opposite. Mostly old blues farts name their stupid guitars.


perhaps.

it's obnoxious as **** anyway.
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
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perhaps.

it's obnoxious as **** anyway.



I agree, but very rarely does your typical kid name his guitar. I'd be more willing to bet that they would think naming guitars is 'totes gheeeey meng'
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#15
Don't care about whether other people do it too. Your daugher wants to do it, and it's perfectly normal because even if others don't do it, it's perfectly normal to be different.
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only fags and queers name their musical instruments. It's a ****ing piece of wood with strings. It doesn't need a name god dammit.

I've actually found that asking someone their guitar's name is a good way of weeding out who actually gives a shit about playing it. If they don't have a name for their guitar, I assume they bought it at a pawn shop for ten bucks in hopes that it'll help them get laid.

Edit: I didn't realize that this was a new user asking a genuine question. Naming your guitars is not weird. I've named most of mine and know plenty of people who do it.
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I've actually found that asking someone their guitar's name is a good way of weeding out who actually gives a shit about playing it. If they don't have a name for their guitar, I assume they bought it at a pawn shop for ten bucks in hopes that it'll help them get laid.


many legendary guitarists bought their guitars from pawn shop for 10 bucks. clapton, rory gallagher, kurt cobain, vaughan, alvin lee......
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I've actually found that asking someone their guitar's name is a good way of weeding out who actually gives a shit about playing it. If they don't have a name for their guitar, I assume they bought it at a pawn shop for ten bucks in hopes that it'll help them get laid.



Maybe they care more about playing then taking time out of their day to come up with a name for an inanimate object.


I get it though, I call my fridge Lucy.
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#19
Sorry that the other users are obnoxious, Shanda. Its definitely not unheard of for people to name their guitars, if that answers your question.
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many legendary guitarists bought their guitars from pawn shop for 10 bucks. clapton, rory gallagher, kurt cobain, vaughan, alvin lee......

Ten bucks was a lot more money when those guys were kids, though.

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#22
1. Totally fine to name a guitar, as many people do it not only with guitars, but other inanimate objects they own. Weird? Sometimes. Who cares.

2. Life is easier when you have multiple guitars and some have names. I've got 8 or 9 and only a few have names, they seemed to be the ones who suited having names and it's easier to say "pass me thunderslut" than trying to describe the guitar to someone who doesn't otherwise know the difference.
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it's easier to say "pass me thunderslut" than trying to describe the guitar to someone who doesn't otherwise know the difference.

I would think that explaining why you named a guitar Thunderslut would be more of a challenge than just pointing to a guitar and saying, "Give me that one."
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I would think that explaining why you named a guitar Thunderslut would be more of a challenge than just pointing to a guitar and saying, "Give me that one."


It's still a more fun conversation than "Durr what's a PRS?" :p
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it's easier to say "pass me thunderslut" than trying to describe the guitar to someone who doesn't otherwise know the difference.

And then, they're gonna be like, "Which one is 'thunderslut'? Let me know so I can bash you over the head with it!!"
#26
My silverburst les paul is simply called Sylvester just for the obvious lol's, It's hardly important but can be harmless fun, it's very rare I'll even remember I gave it a name to be honest
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#27
I name all my instruments. People name their cars and chicks will often name their boobs... I don't see anything wrong with naming an instrument that has sentimental value to you.
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People name their cars and chicks will often name their boobs... .


I have never heard of this. Ever.
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
#31
I don't have a name for my guitar although if someone asks me if I do I jus say "Oh, it's name is Blanco the white strat"
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#32
TS your daughter sounds hawt. How's about you hook me up wit dem digits?
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TS your daughter sounds hawt. How's about you hook me up wit dem digits?


needed to be said
#34
The majority of you in this thread are terrible people
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#35
I think naming things is a recipe for teh heart pains. What if "Thunderslut" broke?

Anyway, if I named a guitar I'd call it "Shanda R.Bucy".
#36
I only name fretted instruments after people who are personally important or symbolic to me: Laura, Georgia, Jessica, Brianna.

Edit: Cerberus was the three-headed dog guardian of the underworld in Greek mythology, Orpheus was a Greek poet & musician who went to the underworld to retrieve his wife. Offenbach wrote an opera about it which contained 'The Infernal Gallop" a.k.a. The Can-Can.
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