What makes a guitar sexy to you?

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  1. TNJ

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    You first!

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    Gotta be able to see the timber, nice bindings, attractive inlays on the neck, and good proportions.
     
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    Does being at the Dean booth at NAMM count?
     
  4. TNJ

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    Only if you think his guitars are sexy! :dude

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    I think this qualifies ...

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    to me it has to have curves.
     
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    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

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    ^ F yea.......
     
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    The player....

    And the manual on how is this



    Made me pick up the guitar
     
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    The way they reflect light on stage....sexy.....and, of course "curvasive" baby,,,

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    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:

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    when nita strauss plays them
     
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    Any guitar with a strat shape is great. Even better are guitars that are affected by starts(jazzmaster, mustang, jaguar, jagstang).
     
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    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.
     
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    The curves, and in particular, the dish. A Les Paul is the only guitar I ever thought was sexy.
     
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    I'm not sure.
    I find my Klein and my Ibanez Meshuggah 8-string
    both "sexy", for different reasons obviously.
     
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    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.
     
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    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!
    Done...


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