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Is your guitar part of your image?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Guy Named Sue, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Limbo
    That's to say that you have an image. Most people we look up to in this guitar gassing world of ours have an image, and there's always a guitar that goes along with it. So I'm interested in hearing if you got any.

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  2. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA

  3. CaseCandy

    CaseCandy Senior Stratmaster

    May 9, 2015
    UK/Ireland
    Not me. I have loads of guitars, they are mostly different from each other and I rarely get them out in public.
     

  4. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va
    Not really. People know I play but I don't make it a focal point
     
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  5. BallisticSquid

    BallisticSquid Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 12, 2016
    US
    I tend to use a particular guitar when I gig. For my duo gig, it's my PRS CE24. For my 5 piece band gig, this is shaping up to be my LP Standard. I have a series of Beatles T-Shirts I wear at gigs. In the summer, it's billowy "fat old man" shirts.

    I guess you'd call that an image :).

    This kind of begs another question, which @Stratoman10 touched on...how much does the fact that you play guitar and are a musician define you? For myself, in the past 4 years it's started to define me. I broke through some barriers and it's just taking off for me...a life's dream come true.
     
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  6. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Mar 11, 2010
    Norman, OK
    Oh. I got an image alright, but I don't think it involves guitars. :D

    My wife seems to think it has to do with being a man-child. She could be right. :whistling:
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  7. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 26, 2010
    Scott La.

  8. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    45
    Feb 17, 2016
    New Zealand
    Kind of I guess, people are forever asking me why I have longer fingernails on one hand.
     

  9. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Limbo
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  10. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    I have no image other than the one in my own mind. Apparently it is much cooler than the real me.
     
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  11. conehead

    conehead Strat-Talker

    Age:
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    319
    Apr 12, 2017
    way out there
    It really depends on the gig.

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  12. Stark

    Stark Ghost of Johnny Thunders Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    48
    Jul 16, 2011
    Richmond Annex, CA
    I don't think I have an image per sé, but I am kinda sorta known as the goofus/oddball Flying V guy around certain parts, and that's fine with me because it's true!

    :D
     

  13. BuddyGuy

    BuddyGuy Strat-Talker

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    216
    Sep 8, 2017
    Cleveland

  14. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 10, 2012
    stamford, CT
    Me and my wife....she used to be a bookworm
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  15. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 26, 2010
    Scott La.
    @BuddyGuy
    Who's Papa Chubby?
     
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  16. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 19, 2014
    Up a lazy river
    Part of my avatar image. Yep.
     
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  17. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK

  18. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Strat-Talker

    Age:
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    440
    Jun 30, 2016
    meridianam altum centralis
    I tend to like the classic, old school look, like something from 40+ years ago. I'm sure its not a coincidence with my age. Dress the same way too, Chuck Taylors, cap, plaid shirt - I'm comfortable being the stuck-in-time 70's teen at 52 years old. If you think about the 70's, guitar players (and gear) were never more revered.
     
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