Funniest guitar misconception you've heard?

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  1. CowSauce

    CowSauce Junior Member

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    I was at my local guitar shop the other day testing out some amps when all of a sudden, a lady walks in with a look on her face that meant business. She walked right up to the person working the register and said, "I know there is no difference between a $2000 guitar and a $200 guitar, so don't give me any of your salesman bullshit. What's the least expensive guitar you have?"

    Do you guys have any stories like these?
     
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  2. River

    River Senior Member

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    That's a funny misconception? I don't get it as such.

    I ain't posting mine, as I'd be drawn and quartered within 24 hours.
     
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  3. Thundergod

    Thundergod Senior Member

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    I've heard lots of folks say electric guitars are made of metal and not wood. Even people that don't play guitar and have never held one (especially them) and even knowing I play, repair, and sell guitars.

    The comment often goes like "wtf, an electric guitar made of wood? Must be Chinese or really really cheap" or "everyone knows wooden guitars are made of wood (referring to acoustics) and electrics are made of metal".

    If I had a dime for every time I've heard those, I'd buy me two more guitars right now.
     
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  4. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Senior Member

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    Jimmy Page was good.
     
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  5. leftyguitarman

    leftyguitarman Senior Member

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    Rosewood has a warmer tone than maple.
     
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    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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  7. Thundergod

    Thundergod Senior Member

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    You gotta learn to play classical first and when you are good at it you can move to electric. :rolleyes:
     
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  8. troyad

    troyad Senior Member

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    Tone is in the hands!!
     
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  9. 5-0 phonebooth

    5-0 phonebooth Senior Member

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    That black guitars don't sound better. :wave:
     
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  10. Pinkie

    Pinkie Senior Member

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    Hear that one a lot.
    Here is a good one. A one pick up guitar can't be as loud as one with 3 pick ups.
     
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  11. Lord High Warlock

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  12. Thundergod

    Thundergod Senior Member

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    Tone IS in the fingers/hands. Rally.
     
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  13. rockstar232007

    rockstar232007 Senior Member

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    Not a "misconception". A simple tap-tone test, will clear that right up!:thumb:

    As for the ones I've heard? There are too many to mention. But, I will say this, most of them came from salespeople (three guesses as to from where).
     
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  14. Pinkie

    Pinkie Senior Member

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    I agree.
     
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    zontar Senior Member

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    When I taught guitar I often brought my Mustang along due to it's size & weight making it easier to transport to work with me.

    On day my Mustang was on a stand as a student was putting his stuff away after his lesson-his mother & younger brother came in to wait for him-the younger brother thought the vibrato bar was a crank and I had to crank it up so I could play it through an amp (His brother had an acoustic guitar)

    I thought that was funny, and a misconception.
     
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  16. Thundergod

    Thundergod Senior Member

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    I've heard guys call the tremolo arm / vibrato arm a distortion whammy.

    True story.

    In fact I've heard the most weird stuff, but I teach to play, repair, and sell guitars so it's all part of the job.
     
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  17. Brians Evil Twin

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    That expensive "tonewoods" are required to build archtops.

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    ed1996 Senior Member

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    People refering to acoustic guitars as "classic" guitars.
     
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    That's NOT a "misconception" !!

    :laugh2:
     
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  20. CowSauce

    CowSauce Junior Member

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    :laugh2: As much as I love Led Zep, I have to agree. His consistency when he played live just wasn't there.
     
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