Have you ever bought a guitar because your hero plays one?

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  1. saneff

    saneff Gold Supporting Member

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    And if so, what guitar and who inspired you to buy it?

    I realize hero might be a strong word, but you know what I mean. The dude whose playing inspires you or that type of thing. I have to admit I have done it several times. In fact, I've bought guitars simply because one of my favorite players used it in a song I like.
    • Taylor 614CE because it's the acoustic Myles Kennedy most often played in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR4_chcwvoM
    • Gibson J45 because of Darius Rucker
    • Les Paul like the ones used by Mike McCready of Pearl Jam
    I know we've done it with pedals and amps too.
     
  2. crzyfngers

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    white strat because of jimi at woodstock. i'm sure i was the only one.:D
     
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    My first good electric was a 57 AVRI strat that I bought because it looked just like Clapton's brownie. Good sounding and well made strat but I never was entirely comfortable with the small frets and 7.25 reissue. lesson learned. It sure was beautiful though
     
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    tapeworm Supporting Member

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    335 style because I wanted to be cool like Otis Rush!
     
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    Jimi Jamison played guitar at woodstock? LOL
     
  6. mfitz804

    mfitz804 Member

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    I sold my very first guitar (early MIM Fender Strat) to get a Les Paul...because everyone I listened to was playing one.
     
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    Mike Duncan Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Absolutely. All about marketing.
     
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    My first, second, third and fourth '59R (2011) Les Paul - Dickey Betts and Duane - in that order.

    My first Strat - white with maple neck - Hendrix
     
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    Help!I'maRock! Member

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    i've looked into brands that i didn't know because of my influences, but i've never said "that guy plays X and i have to also". it's not the gear, it's how you use it.
     
  10. Soul Man

    Soul Man Local 83 Supporting Member

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    Guitars, pedals, amps, strings............

    And I still don't sound like any of them.

    SHOCKER!
     
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    tonegangster Silver Supporting Member

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    Ist guitar was an Ibanez Destroyer just like Phil Collin of Def Leppard
     
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    I got a Suhr because Landau and Henderson played them.
     
  13. batsbrew

    batsbrew Member

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    never.
    i've always gone for specific guitars that had a certain sound, that's the primary goal.

    then secondly, i always wanted to be different, so i gravitated away from the common choices, and found choices i believe are superior.

    but it takes a long time to really know what you want, and it helps to play all the 'classics' and 'commons' along the way, to learn what you like.
     
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    I did a reverse - When the Joe Bonamassa studio came out I had barely heard of him, but loved the guitar and ended up with 1. Then I got into Joe and really enjoy his music and I LOVE Black Country Communion.:bonk
     
  15. greyman

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    I bought a ES339 because one of my icons played a 336. Not exactly the same, but I like that body size.
     
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    timrocks311 Member

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    absolutely! i own a PRS Standard 24 in vintage cherry, with stoptail and birds and OM truss rod cover...just like the one Tim Mahoney of 311 has.

    and I'd buy this in a heartbeat if they released it as a model.

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    You tell me, bro:

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    Trey... pretty much the whole chain. I cant afford a Languedoc, so I did what I could...

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  19. John Vasco

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    No, but if I can find a lefty Les Paul Junior, a la Leslie West, I would pick that one up!
     
  20. CA$H FLOW

    CA$H FLOW Member

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    Yeah definitely. I play a strat just like Hendrix, clapton, Knopfler, Blackmore, Gilmore, SRV, etc.
     

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