I always look at what guitar someone is playing as well. But that is just curiosity, it really does not matter that they are playing if it works well for them. We all have a choice for a favorite guitar, mine is the Les Paul, where both Gibson and Epiphone are knocking it out of the park.Haha... I notice every guitar's brand name when I am watching any guitar player. But... I am probably not in the 99% of normal people!