#1
I am wondering where the term axe came from for guitars and such.... I know its widely used but I feel like a history lesson.
#3
Lumber jacks = axe weilding maniacs
Lumber jacks then found out that chopping stuff was too much like hard work, so they turned their fallen trees into a nice guitar, which they weilded all the time, and occasionally used to slaughter people.
Lumberjacks are now known as guitarists
and people who love chopping stuff are now known as tree surgeons.

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#4
perhaps vikings?
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#6
Saoxphone players referred to the Saxophone as their 'axe' before the term was used for the guitar. Unfortunately I don't know any more.
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I am wondering where the term axe came from for guitars and such.... I know its widely used but I feel like a history lesson.



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Saoxphone players referred to the Saxophone as their 'axe' before the term was used for the guitar. Unfortunately I don't know any more.
Never heard that one and I hang out with a few sax players. For some reason, they like to call it a horn o_0.

I think the term axe came from the 80's when guitarists had this weird dungeons and dragons and warriors fetish and liked to brandish weapons on stage. I guess they felt their guitar was a weapon (once again, pot+hair metal guys with fetish=?) and what weapon does a guitar look most like? An axe.

Just my two cents.