The public's perception of 'electric guitar'

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by PonyB, Sep 14, 2021.

Pick the most common shape.

  1. Stratocaster

    77 vote(s)
    82.8%
  2. Les Paul

    9 vote(s)
    9.7%
  3. SG

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Telecaster

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  5. other

    6 vote(s)
    6.5%
  1. LawFlow

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  2. StratoMutt

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    Sounds about right.

    Maybe a Les Paul or a semi hollow with F holes are old timey and a shredder is new and modern. Maybe.
     
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    Mostly it'll be the difference between single cutaway and double cutaway.
     
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    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    I'd guess many do not consciously know the difference. It might come down to their favorite artists or bands. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    I made that point earlier... I believe if you are a big fan of Gilmour, you`d draw something close to a Strat, if you`re a big G`N`R / Slash fan, you`re likely to be close to an LP, etc...

    Now if you`re a Prince fan, well you better be good at drawing cuz that peronal guitar shaped in his symbol was one F%& up design ! :D
     
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    ibdrkn1 Senior Stratmaster

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    Generic blend?
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    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    I have not read every post here. :oops:
     
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    Are you kidding me... there`s nothing generic about a Godin.....

    Of course, I`m bias :)
     
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    No offense... I guess I could have just said.... I agree :D
     
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    ibdrkn1 Senior Stratmaster

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    Lol. I just bought that one today as my birthday gift to myself.

    I think it's sexy but it's definitely like a Tele had a baby with a Les Paul and it was raised by PRS.
     
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    Happy birthday, I think you will like the Godin.
     
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    No offense taken. :)

    I skim read too often. I skim type too. I'll go back and see missing words I intended.
     
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    Thank you.

    I had one of these in the late 90's. As a guitar addict I'm constantly going through them but this model has stood out as one I had wished I'd kept.

    So I jumped on the opportunity to have another. The bonus is that this one is also synth ready and has an Ebony board.
     
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    If I think back to my childhood before I cared about guitars I would say a Les Paul-ish shape would likely come to mind.

    If ever thinking about Rock and Roll guitars then it would have be SG shaped.
     
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    John Q. Public is Suss...
     
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    Handsome McClane Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Strat by a mile. I was a Gibson guy for many years; the Strat was always everywhere and there were times it irked me.

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    The asker was a fan of Guitar Hero
     
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    My granddaughter's doodle of choice.
     
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    I thought it was lead and rhythm?
     
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    There are two factors in this, if the incident was at night.

    Different types of lighting completely change the colour spectrum. Under sodium street lighting, most cars look 'light' or 'dark'. Saying whether a vehicle was black, blue, or even red is remarkably hard.

    The other factor is that human eyes see mostly in monochrome in low lighting conditions. This is because the sensors on the back of your eyes that can see in the dark are evolved to spot predators. They are not the same as the sensors your eyes use in daylight. During the day, being able to see whether or not food looks bad is important to survival. At night, the priority switches to how visible any potential threat is, and colour is not important.