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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. davidKOS

    davidKOS Retired Performer Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California
    I have an ES-175, use it a lot, too - but I've also played 335's, SG's, Strats, Teles!
     
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  2. RnR Nolan

    RnR Nolan Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    18
    20
    Sep 5, 2017
    Chandler, AZ
    Ha! Ain't that the truth... o_O
     

  3. ocean

    ocean Most Honored Senior Member

    Apr 14, 2015
    In a house
    My guitar isn't part of my image.. but playing guitar is part of my image..
    Really don't know how but that's the case with me. And I can't even play. Lol
     
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  4. anderz

    anderz Strat-O-Master

    759
    May 4, 2014
    Denmark
    Well yes!

    Being short haired with my Jackson Rhoads custom does not feel right so it is. I still got hair being 43 years old so in a bald tattooed, bearded world it is great to be different.

    Partscaster Blackie looks better with gold hardware to match the Schecter brass bridge and since the back plate was white the pickguard got to be white. Now it looks like a guitar!
     

  5. mjark

    mjark Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 15, 2015
    Maryland
    My idea of who I am is guitar player...others maybe, maybe not.
     
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  6. s5tuart

    s5tuart ...... Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    73
    Aug 8, 2011
    Bedford, UK
    I'm too grumpy to have an image...unless that IS my image! :eek:

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  7. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    If I ever get to play original music, it will be with crappy ass looking guitars, nothing iconic, just thrown together out of spare parts.
     
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  8. Count Glockula®

    Count Glockula® Strat-Talker

    Age:
    106
    169
    Aug 16, 2009
    Fenderland, CA
    My image doesn't define me, but my convictions.

    But if an image is the case, then I have a black strat...so I'm melancholy and passive.
     
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  9. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    May 21, 2010
    In my own little world
    If you don't mention your convictions, no one can hold them against you. ;)
     
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  10. Jason D

    Jason D Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    42
    Jan 30, 2016
    Fulton MO
    I am a welder and usually have on bib overalls. So, my "image" is more of a work-a-day hillbilly that a rocking guitar player.
     

  11. fezz parka

    fezz parka The Wiggler of Sticks Strat-Talk Supporter

    I've played guitar since I was five years old. Image? It's part of me. Like my arm or leg...
     

  12. Ebidis

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

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    I hear ya. I may not have started that young, but I've been plying well over 50% of my years on this planet. I don't think I actually have an "image", but It's like breathing to me.
     

  13. ProSonicLive

    ProSonicLive Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    33
    Sep 4, 2016
    Texas

  14. jimyjazz

    jimyjazz Senior Stratmaster

    May 15, 2015
    New Zealand
    Not part of an image but guitars and making music (noise :eek:) are a part of who I am. A release and a way of letting my inner feelings out.
     

  15. RaySachs

    RaySachs Strat-Talker

    Age:
    58
    266
    Jun 25, 2017
    Philly area
    I’ve been playing guitar a lot or a little since I was 18, 40 years ago (a LOT for the first 10 of those years, very little for most of the past 30). My world has thankfully gotten small enough lately that I really don’t have an image anymore except to myself and those who’ve known me really well for a loooong time. And I think to them I’m a guy who’s always obsessively into SOME activity, whether photography, cycling, espresso, guitar, computer fiddling, cataloging Grateful Dead tapes, etc. At the moment Guitar is my overwhelming obsession again, but I don’t know if they pick up on the again part as much as the overwhelming obsession part. I know it’s a lifelong pursuit down at the molecular level - nobody else knows that about me like I know it about myself. To most who know me it’s probably just “Ray’s latest thing”. So it’s definitely part of my SELF image, but that’s probably about as far as it goes.
     

  16. maqcatt

    maqcatt Strat-Talker

    Age:
    69
    407
    Sep 25, 2008
    silverdale wa
    I don't know. You tell me.
    I get pegged as a player every where I go.

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  17. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Sweden

  18. ToneRanger

    ToneRanger Most Honored Senior Member

    Jun 8, 2009
    Area 51
    My image is a "non-image" I guess.
    First few years I played in bands I had an "image" - when people would find out I was a musician they would think, "Well that figures..."
    Long hair, earring, cowboy boots, tight jeans, vests with puffy shirts (pre-Seinfeld.)
    I finally got tired of keeping that whole thing up - it was a lot of work, to be honest.
    I got a haircut, started dressing more comfortably - and then when people would find out I was a musician, it was like, "Wait, what? I thought you worked at a bank!"
    My wife calls me the Clark Kent of the electric guitar...
     
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  19. ocean

    ocean Most Honored Senior Member

    Apr 14, 2015
    In a house
    We are all rock stars in the eyes of people who don't play a musical instrument.
     
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  20. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 28, 2016
    Netherlands
    No, we are not. My family keeps reminding me...