Pro Guitar must be beautiful to gain respect?

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  1. 66musicmaster

    66musicmaster Senior Stratmaster

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    Umm, Rory Gallagher? When my son used to go to a guitar workshop in Clarksdale MS with other blues paying teens, they all had these beautiful guitars, strats, LPs, 335s. He showed up with his trusty old Squier Affinity tele with stickers, autographs, etc. This photo was early, before he added even more stickers and autographs when we'd play at a Blues festival. He was into Green Day, so damage and stuff on guitar wasn't a big deal to him. I told him it was his, to do whatever he wanted to it. He also learned to buy his own gear early.

    I keep mine nice as I can, but don't worry about dings and such. Hope when they happen they have a good story, but not usually.

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  2. henderman

    henderman Most Honored Senior Member

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    i used to think a persons financial status was their "grade" as a person and if you made more than i you were "better" than i but that is a crock - i now understand their are some people who are "better at making money than i" and that is real, but that is all that is. most people here probably play guitar better than i but i am still having a good time with mine and enjoy members input.

    then there is the guy i know who could buy almost all of us a rolex but he wears a timex. he told me he looked at bentley's but did not want that kind of attention. his wife who makes more than he does drove the same ford from 2007 until last month...she bought another ford...

    i also know people who drive mercedes and wear rolex who are gonna have to hide the car and sell the watch if they loose their job !

    image matters but it is not much if that is all one has imo.
     
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    rocknrollrich Most Honored Senior Member

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    This guy saunters?
    Who still saunters around in 2021?
     
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    Freud was most likely correct, your “friend of a friend” probably had potty training issues.:D Sounds like an extreme case of anal retention, super picky and everything around him has to be perfectly in order or he gets upset. That’s a hard way to go through life.
     
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    fezz parka fezz parka

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    The player makes the sound.

    Talk...is cheap.

    If you can play and make pleasing music...that's everything.

    The rest is a fashion show...with a bunch of people who shouldn't be in a fashion show.

    And people's opinions are worth what you pay for them.

    DILLIGAF? :D
     
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    rafasounds Senior Stratmaster

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    Not sure about a shiny or dinged up guitar, but.. some people will say that only those with a 10K+ guitar can be taken seriously.
     
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    lammie200 Senior Stratmaster

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    My guess is that he looks like Fabio or thinks that he does.
     
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    Yep, parents should have done a deal and kept the stork.
     
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    Did he utter the word ‘mojo’?
     
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    Nope. He was/is not a poser or cork sniffer at all. I just liked his grimy old LP grimy.
     
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    soulman969 Senior Stratmaster

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    I swear.....some people on this planet get weirder by the minute. They believe some really crazy stuff.

    Time for this ET to phone home before interplanetary fares increase and you know they will. :D
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.............that’s why people buy relics
     
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    Depending on the impression that they want to give at the gig they’re playing?
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    And they’re the people who couldn’t tell a £10k CS relic from a beaten up £150 Bullet
     
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    My opinion is that if you are playing a good crusty blues show, or some rock and roll then a relic guitar helps visually bring the audience into the music better than a pristine one. Like a prop in a play.
     
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    Lighten up dude! No one really said that person should not exist. I only shared this story because it is comical. Maybe a good laxative will brighten your day?:rolleyes:
     
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    People who find it's much easier than typing "Strolled or walked leisurely, with no apparent aim or reason". Why did they break the the dictionary in 2020, and start a new one for 2021?
     
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    I’ve never thought of a Rolex as that great a watch. When I was a kid, Omega went to the moon, and that was the ticket (and they still have some nice stuff). TAG Heuer made watches that matched me more than Rolex. After reading some early Clive Cussler novels, I was rather smitten with Doxa. Doxa led me to Panerai. Doing research on that led me to IWC. When I was in Korea, Piaget Moon Phase watches were all the rage in Hong Kong. These days the big rage is in multi tourbillion watches. If someone showed up wearing a Thomas Prescher triple axis tourbillion, I’d be impressed in the same way as if someone appeared wearing the hope diamond. I’d be looking for the body guards and try to make sure they were comfortable with me.

    I’ve had several nice mechanical watches because I like mechanical watches and the movement fascinate me. And a couple of them were pretty big because they were dive watches (yes I wore them diving) and I like big numbers. But a watch, much like a guitar, is a tool. The main function is to provide the owner with the time of day and maybe some other information. Everything else is in the perception.
     
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    Ssshhhhh

    No one tell Ritchie Blackmore!!
    He's only an Icon, Legend, Entrepreneur,
    etc

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    I mean just look at those strings in the tuners, and a few dings and the worn area by the bridge.
     
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    What guutar is this? Who owned/played it?
     
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