What is your archetypal blues guitar?

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Blues Guitars

This poll will close on Aug 12, 2020 at 5:33 PM.
  1. Stratocaster

    32.0%
  2. Les Paul

    9.9%
  3. Telecaster

    5.2%
  4. Acoustic

    10.5%
  5. Semi-Hollowbody (ES335..etc.)

    32.0%
  6. Flying V

    0.6%
  7. SG

    1.7%
  8. Other

    7.0%
  9. Gretsch something or other.

    1.2%
  1. ThebiggestJerk

    ThebiggestJerk Strat-O-Master

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    When you think about or imagine BLUES, what guitar immediately comes to mind?
     
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  2. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Jaguar Convert Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Semi-Hollow.
     
  3. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Gold Member

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    Acoustic - electricity could be an issue
     
  4. Ebidis

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

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    Didn't we just have a similar thread last week?

    Anyway, I voted "other" because I don't think there is an archetypal blues guitar. I think any guitar can be used for anything you want to use it for. And I don't think of any particular guitar when I think of "blues" (quotations, because there are just about an infinite variety of blues styles), because I have seen "blues" played on just about everything.

    It is the player, not the gear.
     
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  5. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Acoustic...

    Bukka White
    Or
    Son House
     
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  6. Tsjackson

    Tsjackson Strat-O-Master

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    Playing the guitar association game in my head it’s probably a 335 or a les Paul.

    But I agree with @Ebidis

    I’m the lead guitar player in a blues band and I play a sparkly blue jazzmaster.
     
  7. Rudedawg

    Rudedawg Strat-Talker

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  8. Seamus OReally

    Seamus OReally Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I think of Robben Ford’s Epiphone.
     
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  9. Ebidis

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

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    So you play jazzy sparkly blues?:D
     
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  10. Stratoholic

    Stratoholic Senior Stratmaster

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    The worst guitars imaginable.
     
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  11. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I voted for the Strat, because that is what I use for blues:thumb:
     
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  12. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    the one in your hands. It's just not that hard......
     
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  13. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    When I think Delta Blues I think acoustic .
     
  14. stormsedge

    stormsedge Strat-Talker

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    Hollow or semi-hollow...or whatever you have.
     
  15. ThebiggestJerk

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    That wasn’t the question.
     
  16. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Out of mine I'd say this one. It's my most versatile guitar 159546081663716447431569421251.jpg
     
  17. OldGuitarPlayer

    OldGuitarPlayer Senior Stratmaster

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    I voted Stratocaster because some of my electric blues heroes played them like Buddy Guy, Pee Wee Crayton & Guitar Slim. Not to mention Jimmie Vaughan.
    My second choice would be a Telecaster because of Albert Collins. I've owned an Epi Dot 335 and for me (I'm a small person) most hollow and semi hollow body guitars are too big and awkward for me to play.
     
  18. CigBurn

    CigBurn You should see the other guy. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Either one of these two...

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  19. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Have you tried a 339 ? The 335 little brother. About the size of a LP
     
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    Stratafied Senior Stratmaster

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    Ohhhh look at us gettin all fancy with the words.!!!
     
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