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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by PonyB, Sep 14, 2021.
What shape do you think most non-guitarists picture when they think 'electric guitar'?
I don't even think they see a difference in shape... Just like cars, non car people only know 4 wheels and the color.
Strat or Les Paul mainly would be my guess.
If asked to draw an electric guitar, what shape would they choose?
A BC Rich Warlock.
My first thought was Les Paul, but the SG is widely known as well.
I'd say it's equally divided between a Strat and a Les Paul.
Maybe I should have added the Flying V?
A red one.
Just like a car, something close enough to know it's a guitar and to far to associate to an acutal model or brand.
Of course this will vary with the level of "knowledge" they have of instrument. I would say that most will only indicate it's electric by added a cable to it. Others will draw it probably close to their favorite band's guitarist instrument, that's what they saw and that's what their brains will remember.
I don't think that there's a brand that cornered the market on becoming the shape...
I voted Strat...sort of. Strictly from memory, it seems in cartoons an electric guitar is often depicted as sort sort of 2 horned instrument. Based on that I'm going with Strat even though the Passport guy is playing some sort of hybrid.
I'd guess some mashup of strat and LP.
How about we try this?
If you can get someone who doesn't live with electric guitars in their home to draw one, post it here.
Some may have never seen one up close...
I've seen "Dude, your Fender looks fantastic!" when the guitarist had a Gibson Les Paul.
That was funny.
I was asked yesterday, "what kind of guitar do you play?", followed by "bass or lead?"
So clearly, there are only two types!
I asked my girlfriend. Stratocaster.
Well that about covers it.
I would say the Strat also because, to my knowledge, its the most copied shaped ever... although there are a lot of LP copies I still think there's a lot more Strat-shaped guitars on numerous brands.
Yeah, I agree with this.
Just look, for example, at things like birthday cards, cartoons, etc. It's total crapshoot how the guitar is drawn up.
For another example, I remember when I first started doing research on handguns a few years ago when I was moving into bear country, I had no idea there were so many different types and shapes that were all called "pistols". And I didn't know that "Glock" was a brand, I just thought it was like a nickname (because I grew up a casual fan of rap music).
The point being that, until you actually get into the thing, you just don't really care about those details, and nor should you.