Naming Guitars

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  1. I Break Things

    I Break Things Senior Member

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    I've never named objects like that. It just doesn't click for me. I just call them the silver one (silverburst LP) and the red one (cherry plus top Strat). Makes it easy for my wife to know which one I'm talking about if I ask her to hand me one. :laugh2:
     
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  2. Platte City Paul

    Platte City Paul Senior Member

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    That's how I do it. I have The Red One (actually a burst), the Black One (an '08 Trad, and arguably the best gee-tar ever made anywhere. ;) ), The Epi, The Strat, and the One I Made.

    Not very clever, but it works.

    (Of Course I have named my amps. The Fender is called "That Mistake was YOUR Fault" and the Vox is named "If The Rest of The Guys Don't Look Over, That Mistake Didn't Happen.")
     
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  3. Al Walker

    Al Walker Senior Member

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    Only named one . It's basically a discription. The Dragontele. Because of the dragon woodburned on it by my wife.

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  4. EasyAce

    EasyAce Senior Member

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    I'll tell that to Lucille's main man . . .

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    . . . and Lucy's (he named it thus because he was a huge fan of Lucille Ball, incidentally) . . .

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  5. GuitarMechanic

    GuitarMechanic Senior Member

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    If you like naming them then that's great, if not, don't do it. As simple as that.
    I have some guitars, bikes, cars and things that picked up a name and some that don't, it's just random
    Even my cats their name usually changes after their actual personality comes through :)
    But naming seems pretty normal to me, think about it, have you ever seen a boat without a name? In fact isn't it supposed to be bad luck to have an unnamed boat?
    $0.02
     
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  6. artis_xe

    artis_xe Christopher Premium Member

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    wow :eek2:
    I like Dorothy

    ( where did you find a red sparkle Les Paul ? )
     
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  7. RedSkwirrell

    RedSkwirrell Senior Member

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    Same;
    I tried it.
    Didn't work.

    Still call my Jag', "Elsie" though.
    Her licence plate starts "LC" and I figure that just works.

    :D
     
  8. RedSkwirrell

    RedSkwirrell Senior Member

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    You cad!

    ;)
     
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  9. 2manyGuitars

    2manyGuitars Senior Member

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    Here.
    I put an ad in the Member Classifieds looking for "Sparkle finish Gibsons". Within 24 to 48 hours, I had 2 replies and the red one was located about a 20 minute drive from my place.
     
  10. Malikon

    Malikon Skreeeeee-ONK! V.I.P. Member

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    Sometimes they name themselves.
    Most times they don't.
     
  11. artis_xe

    artis_xe Christopher Premium Member

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    didn't take my wife too long to figure out , that I was naming them after actresses


    and porn stars :laugh2:
     
  12. Tone deaf

    Tone deaf Senior Member

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    Mine come from the factory with names: "Les Paul," "Telecaster," "Stratorcaster," etc.
     
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  13. 2manyGuitars

    2manyGuitars Senior Member

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    Strat-or-caster?
    Is that on of those "transfendered" guitars that can't make up its mind? :dunno:
     
  14. Tone deaf

    Tone deaf Senior Member

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    I get those from China.
     
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  15. Malikon

    Malikon Skreeeeee-ONK! V.I.P. Member

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  16. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason

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    So, are we outraged because people name their guitars, or because they don't? Are we supposed to care or not care?

    I'm confused.
     
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  17. dsmcl77

    dsmcl77 Senior Member

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    All have a number in acquired order .

    A few have a name.
     
  18. Les Paul Newb

    Les Paul Newb Senior Member

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    You guys talking about boats having names got me curious...

    Why do we name boats? I mean every boat has a name. This can't be said for cars & aircraft, who use numbers. Here's what I found:

    "Historically, ships were given a name for purely logistical regions. People needed to make sure they were talking about the same thing. A boat with a specific name would ensure passengers and crew were talking about the same voyage.

    We do the same thing today, we’ve just taken all the fun out of it.

    Currently, you might tell your friend, ‘I’m departing from Atlanta, tomorrow afternoon on Delta, Flight #543.’

    But back in the days of piracy, you’d simply say, ‘I’ll be setting sail tonight on the Jolly Roger.’

    That told your friend everything they needed to know. There was only one Jolly Roger, and anyone who was interested could see it was docked up in the harbor and ready to depart on the outgoing tide.

    It is no longer a logistical requirement for boats to bear a colorful name. They could be referred to using their registration number. This would be similar to using a license plate number to talk about a specific car. Yet, nobody uses a registration number to refer to a boat.

    Every single boat has a name. If you need some witty examples, here’s our excellent list of funny names for boats.

    So, aside from tradition, why hasn’t this ritual of naming a boat lost any steam?

    In my opinion, the answer has a lot to do with ego. Boaters, in general, have a grand sense of self. It’s not often that you’ll encounter a quiet and introverted skipper.

    And each type of boater has a different reason for their inflated sense of self.

    Sailors love the fact that they’ve mastered sailing and don’t need an engine.

    Fishermen see themselves as brave hunters pulling trophy after trophy from a vast ocean.

    Speedy power boaters ride up on hydroplane and fly insanely fast across an otherwise placid lake or bay.

    None of these activities seem to attract shy or humble personalities.

    Truth be told, no one really knows why a boat needs a name, it just does."
     
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  19. Malikon

    Malikon Skreeeeee-ONK! V.I.P. Member

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    it blesses the boat with Kami (a spirit) and helps it be a guardian protector against the evil Kaiju of the deep blue.

    :thumb:

    hey it could happen! You don't know man!
     
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  20. LP121

    LP121 Senior Member

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    My boat didn't have a name. Unless you consider Lowe 1730 a name. Seemed a little too formal for me.

    I don't name my guitars either, except for my SG. I call it Blackie. Not sure why. It just seems to fit.
     

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