Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by TNJ, Feb 8, 2015.
Gotta be able to see the timber, nice bindings, attractive inlays on the neck, and good proportions.
Does being at the Dean booth at NAMM count?
Only if you think his guitars are sexy!
I think this qualifies ...
to me it has to have curves.
I take it that's the thinline/weight relieved model?
I think the instruments that qualify can be broken down to two categories: The curvy and the muscle types. The curvy are everything from the strat to the Fly or Xox Handle - generally characterized by flowing lines. Then there are the ones that are clunky, but in a good way like a good power tool. they may not be pretty but they look like business - I think the Tele is the classic design of that kind
^ F yea.......
And the manual on how is this
Made me pick up the guitar
The way they reflect light on stage....sexy.....and, of course "curvasive" baby,,,
To me it's mostly a "feel" thing - more than looks. Smaller and lighter is generally better, and it has to fit comfortably against me on a strap or in the lap. And of course the neck has to be fast and smooth, with generous size frets. Then comes sound... gotta sound good. A good Strat type guitar or a Soloist can make the cut. My Warmoth build 7/8 S type is sexy, to me:
when nita strauss plays them
Any guitar with a strat shape is great. Even better are guitars that are affected by starts(jazzmaster, mustang, jaguar, jagstang).
just like with women, it's the curves that appeal. Beyond that, I like to see that an instrument has a cohesive design, like all the parts work together aesthetically. Simplicity is nice as well. Too many switches and knobs ruins it for me.
I think Collings guitars are some of the best looking. Or course, nothing will ever beat a good Les Paul either.
The curves, and in particular, the dish. A Les Paul is the only guitar I ever thought was sexy.
I'm not sure.
I find my Klein and my Ibanez Meshuggah 8-string
both "sexy", for different reasons obviously.
Has to look and feel solid. Same as womenz.
I am prone to approach my love more conservatively if something feels fragile. That just ain't fulfilling.
For me, alot of it comes from which of my heroes uses which guitar.
A Les Paul Goldtop or Burst is WAY up there...sexy enough on its own, but look at the history, and it's time for another life partner!
I feel the exact same way about a beat up, 3 tone burst Telecaster Custom with the rosewood board, '60 specs. Damn sexy...
Finally...335, Cherry Dot Neck, stop tail...'59 or '60...not LC's specs, but I love a Cherry 335!