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(@purrchi)
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Hi, everyone. :)

I thinkis its about time that my guitars get a beutiful names, ! I got a stratocaster (Aged cherry burst, MN) and a Taylor Big Baby.

Would you PLEASE help me brainstorm?! It could be as serious or non-serious as you like! I mean gearmanndudes "sissy" or "bloody mary" is like just.. perfect, haha!

Thanks guys, lets brainstorm!


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(@moonrider)
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Hi, everyone. :)

I thinkis its about time that my guitars get a beutiful names, ! I got a stratocaster (Aged cherry burst, MN) and a Taylor Big Baby.

Would you PLEASE help me brainstorm?! It could be as serious or non-serious as you like! I mean gearmanndudes "sissy" or "bloody mary" is like just.. perfect, haha!

Thanks guys, lets brainstorm!

Mine told me what their names were. Yours haven't????

Ivory, Crystal, Nicotine, Juanita, Twiggy, Snow, Mini-me, and Tarnation all think you might not be bonding properly with them.

Playing guitar and never playing for others is like studying medicine and never working in a clinic.

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(@hobson)
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If you name them, it's too hard to give them up. I've never named any of my guitars. A friend named one of them for me. He calls her Elsie. That's my Gibson LC-1.

Renee


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(@chrisc)
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I considered calling my guitar Maude, because, well, it's not quite as sexy as B.B. King's Lucille. Please don't tell her I said that, tho....


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 Ande
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My travel guitar is called Woody. (And he kills fascists.)

My other guitar hasn't got a name. (And it's the one I've had longest, the one I play most and play out.) Somehow, it would be weird to name it- like naming a part of my body. (I know, some do. But it's weird.) It's just my guitar. MY guitar. My GUITAR.

It's probably odd that the guitar doesn't have a name, since I do have sort of a weird habit of naming things. (the coffee machine is called Russell.)

But somehow the guitar is nameless.

I say, if nothing comes to mind, don't name it. Maybe it's just the platonic ideal of your guitar.

Best,
Ande


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(@dogbite)
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I think my guitar has a name for me! especially when I play very poorly.
thank goodness I am always forgiven when I open the case the next time.
it seems pleased to see me. and I it.
I really don't name my guitars with formal names. I have names for them, like straty, teley, lap one, Ricky lap ( lap steels).

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(@imalone)
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It's also a good luck thing. It was stolen one time and it came back It's kind of a lucky charm; the guitar is a part of me. BB King might have several Lucilles, but I've only got the one Strat. I don't even call it a woman's name. It's what it is. I still play it every day, I just love playing it. - Rory Gallagher
http://www.roryon.com/spotlight.html (warning, seriously bad web design...)

I don't really name things, except my computers which have to have them, so I have Prometheus and Atlas. If you wanted a classical theme then Eurydice might be appropriate (final 'e' is not silent) or the patron saint of music, Cecilia. Don't think that's what you're after though.


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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Mine are called "The Tele," "The Squier Tele" and "The Acoustic." Easy to remember which is which that way.

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


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 Nuno
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Another forum member (CitizenNoir) named the last guitar I bought. It is a Strat like the Clapton's Brownie. He called it Layla.


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(@blue-jay)
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Names for guitars are good, IMO. I use them for favourites. Sometimes they work or just fit, and sometimes they don't.

I'd call the Strat Zippo, Torch or Monterey... and then there's the Taylor, I just see it as a Big Baby!

My most recent are "Spider" for a custom Tele, from Split Rock Guitars; "Dr. Pepper" for my Candy Cola Tele, but I think she will eventually be "Rosie" 'cause I'm so fond of her (just built, with parts) from a lot of places, so there's nicknames?

Like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.


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