What guitar defined the 1980's.

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  1. Randell scott

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    Which guitar defined the 1980's more than any other guitar? Which model did a lot of people use? Lets say If you saw the guitar today it would have the 1980's written all over it?
     
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    Ibanez & Hamer were big 80's guitars.
     
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    Ibanez RG550
    Kramer Baretta/Pacer
     
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    Jackson Soloist maybe.
     
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    Jackson......they were on every stage
     
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    Early 80s: Charvel. Late 80s: Ibanez Jem/RG. IMHO.

    Kramer could be in the mix too.
     
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    Fender off sets in the hands of indie, noise and dream pop bands
     
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    I'd have to say Eddie Van Halen's striped parts-caster.
     
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    BC Rich was also popular with the metal crowd.
     
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    The most popular guitar in the 80s was the regular stratocaster. Strats were everywhere. But of course the design doesn't scream 1980s like some of those mentioned up thread
     
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    Generically, the "Super Strat": Some kind of Strat variant with at least one humbucker and a locking trem, be it a Kramer, Charvel, Jackson, B.C. Rich, or modded Fender.
     
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    Lots of point stuff - but many of us were still playing Les Pauls and Strat from yesteryear.

    Even a few of my friends butchered Starts & LP to install Floyd Rose systems...
     
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    The Superstrat.

    Charvel, Jackson and Kramer were killing Fender and Gibson in the early to mid 80's. BC Rich, ESP and Ibanez were also big brands.

    Slash almost single-handedly re-popularized the Les Paul at the end of the decade. Yngwie and SRV kept the Strat cool.
     
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    other than VH and a few others it was mostly processed ******** you could do with an decent guitar, a pedal board, and the knowledge to use that pedal board.
     
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    winner!
     
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    Exactly!

    Any Strat style guitar w/ Floyd or Kahler!
     

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