#1
I was wondering how many people here break the laws of guitarsmenship here. What I mean is who here uses the wrong guitar for the wrong genre. This might infuriate some but of all of my guitars (probably 10 or so) my EVH striped series plays the best blues! XD
#2
I play death metal with a encore stratocaster copy that cost me £50. Don't judge me, I'm poor
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Maybe I'd cringe if I was 15 tho
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#5
I play Dokken-riffs on my SSS Strat all day long. Just like the dynamics of single coils better than humbuckers.

Sue me.

In all seriousness, I understand what TS means and I think it is quite an interesting question to be honest. Standard gear for typical genre needs is considered that for a reason, but it's interesting to compare that with less conventional choices - brilliance, quirkyness or just plain stupidity? A hollowbody for extreme metal would perhaps belong to the latter... (But I'd love being convinced otherwise!)
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#7
tfw amp and pedals have a way bigger effect on genre-appropriateness than guitar
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#9
As long as the sound is right and the visual aesthetic isn't antithetical to the genre/audience/venue- say, playing a guitar with satanic or pornographic iconography in a Christian rock group- I say go for it. I play jazz riffs on my Dean Cadillac. I know one of Parliament/Funkadelic's number of guitarists uses BC Rich guitars.
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#10
It does make me cringe to see some of the pros play br00tal stuff and show up with some Crapocaster.

But for regular folk I understand that there are financial considerations, limited choices available, and so on... and then I guess some must even like lame-shaped guitars
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It does make me cringe to see some of the pros play br00tal stuff and show up with some Crapocaster.

Maybe they just actually know what they're doing and chose the guitar that best suits the sound they want.
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#12
Looks arnt everything my fernandes retrorocket looked like a strat and was one of the most metal guitars iv ever played.

Right now I use p90s for everything I play and it dose bug some of the people I play with. But it's only because I'm waiting on a new build.
#13
I think that a lot of "genre-appropriate" guitars qualify mostly under the "cosmetic" laws of the universe. And users are sold on that by manufacturers (and their marketing arms) intent on pulling money out of your wallet.
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I think that a lot of "genre-appropriate" guitars qualify mostly under the "cosmetic" laws of the universe. And users are sold on that by manufacturers (and their marketing arms) intent on pulling money out of your wallet.

No question. Unless I was playing djent, I'd happily do just about anything with the right set of pickups on a Strat. There are features of certain guitars - neck joints, neck profiles, numbers of strings, types of pickups and bridge etc. - that make them more suitable for certain genres, or occasionally preclude their use for others, but the reason certain shapes are considered "for" certain genres is twofold:
1. Guitar manufacturers think we're gullible.
2. We are.
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#15
K33 is right. Guitar manufacturers are the worst at trying to associate a guitar with a certain genre of music and it changes as soon as the next thing comes along. How many players use a Les Paul style guitar for rock/metal whatever. Les Paul himself designed it to be a jazz guitar. Gibson made the hollow body Byrdland to be a jazz guitar and Ted Nugent cranks it up on stage as loud as possible. The Telecaster is usually heavily associated with country music but Jeff Beck played one with the Yardbirds and gave one to Jimmy Page who used on entire 1st Led Zep album and on many other Led Zep tracks after that. The list goes on and on. The only people who associate certain guitars with certain styles are us guitarded players who get suckered into that way of thinking. K33 is right.
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No question. Unless I was playing djent, I'd happily do just about anything with the right set of pickups on a Strat. There are features of certain guitars - neck joints, neck profiles, numbers of strings, types of pickups and bridge etc. - that make them more suitable for certain genres, or occasionally preclude their use for others, but the reason certain shapes are considered "for" certain genres is twofold:
1. Guitar manufacturers think we're gullible.
2. We are.


Agreed. You can turn a Stratocaster into a djent machine with the right mods.
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Just my EVH with blues.

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