Naming Guitars

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  1. Crotch

    Crotch Members Only Premium Member

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  2. bilbarstow

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    I have many guitars (14) and they are all (mostly) different. They have names, but I'm pretty unimaginative, so most of the names are simply descriptive. I have a Chet Atkins style nylon string SST - named Chester. My first LP was of course named Lester. (Duh, Chester and Lester). My blond Tele is named Bruce (because I bought it because of Springsteen). My Strat is simply "the strat". My Sheraton is Sherry. The exception to that is my '15 Jr. that I got recently. It's name is Leo Baulioo, because of the scribble on the headstock. Mostly they are just a joke based upon the "idea" of naming guitars, but I still feel compelled to come up with one for each guitar (the Strat being the exception).
     
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  3. Ed B

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    I've named a couple, but never used their names in that context. Sometimes, some people, name things that they're attached to. If that's still confusing you, I'm out of ideas. :laugh2:
     
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    I'll take this as a poll and say I don't name mine.
    I'll stop there and not make any further comments that would be upsetting to too many people on this forum.
     
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    Tobin1634 Senior Member

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    Ok - this is basically name dropping without actually name dropping! give up the goods!
     
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    I'll ask him if it's OK to reveal....
     
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    Only if they suggest themselves.

    Consequently some of them do, some don't.

    It's not something I've ever done deliberately though.

    My current main squeeze is a Strat...I call it "this one here" or occasionally "that white one over there".
     
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    I named mine "Custom", "Trad", "V", and "Strat".
     
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    BB King named his guitar. Eric Clapton named his guitar. George Harrison's red Les Paul received a name.

    When I name my guitars, you guys can deal with it however you like.
     
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    So.
    Karma just kicked me in the ass.

    After I placed that truss rod cover on the headstock just to take a pic for this thread, I picked up the guitar 10 minutes later...forgetting that the TRC was just loose (I haven't drilled holes for the mounting screws yet) and the cover fell off.
    I didn't notice that the cover was on the floor as I must have stepped on it and walked over it. Now the face is scratched to shit.
    I'm going to try to fix it. He's coming in 4 hours. :doh:
     
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    I have never named guitar, but this makes sense. Naming it after a very special woman in your life. I get that.
     
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    As a white, non-bluesman, naming a guitar seems dumb.
    But I could name my Strat and LP “Julius” and “Vincent” (respectively) and make myself giggle every time I picked one up.
    Whenever I throw them both in the van together, I could do the voice of the Strat: “I hahv a tween brahtha??!”
    :)
     
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    I don't give guitar human names, and while I respect that this works for some people, it's not for me. Something that I solder, restring, etc. is it's own thing. I don't even like the idea of humanizing an instrument, but that's just me. On the other hand, I refer to my wife as Les Paul Traditional.
     
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    Don't name mine, I'm the only one that would get it anyway and it's one less thing to remember.

    Best boat name I ever heard was Laniru - urinal in reverse
     
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    Personally I don't name any of my possessions. I call them the white strat, the black tele etc....
    Although I have a client with a beautiful R9 who had his wife's name inked on the headstock under the serial number.
    Then he got divorced.
    His new squeeze noticed the name and sort of complained......I suppose thinking he would rename the guitar. He didn't.... he bought a new one and had her name inked on it!
     
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    Does not caring count?
     
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    Great...now I want some chicken.... :laugh2:
     
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    Love that scene. Arya is such a badass!
     
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