What type of guitar owner are you?

What type of guitar owner are you?

  • The Tom Morello: You own (or want) one or two workhorse guitars, and you're good with that.

    Votes: 245 32.3%
  • The Tim Pierce: You own (or want) a variety of guitars, so you're prepared for anything.

    Votes: 399 52.6%
  • The John 5: You have one kind of guitar you like, and you own (or want) a sh*tload of them.

    Votes: 52 6.9%
  • The Joe Bonamassa: You indiscriminately buy everything.

    Votes: 62 8.2%

  • Total voters
    758

theRagman

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I thought this might be fun to ask, since I've watched my own predilections change over the years. For a long time I wanted to be the Tim Pierce (aka The Session Guy), but I slowly realized I only gravitate to a couple of different sounds and the rest don't suit me. These days, I'm aspiring be the Tom Morello. I do have a couple of guitars that have sentimental value but I don't play much, so I'm not sure I'm willing to get the collection down below five (counting the acoustic, of course).

(Poll options are somewhat tongue-in-cheek, obviously. I doubt, for example, that Joe B. "indiscriiminately" buys everything, but it was funnier written that way.)
 
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I’m not sure where I fit here. I tend to like Gibson style guitars with 2 hum buckets and most of my electrics are Les Pauls and ES-335s, except for the Firebird and the Special with P90s. So that’s kind of the John 5 pattern.

But now we have to also consider the 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, the bass and the mandolin, so I have no idea how to answer this.
 

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I've been a Pierce-type of player most of my life, but I would re-name it a Tedesco-type player, as Tommy was, and still is a big influence on how I think and play, especially when I was doing session work back in the day.

I've tried a lot of different guitars and companies to make sure I was happy playing what I was playing. In the end I came back to the four basic food groups of guitars and added, for seasoning, the guitar in my avatar, which is a personal design I had done when I was endorsed. It is just different enough from the basic four food groups.
 

theRagman

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I've been a Pierce-type of player most of my life, but I would re-name it a Tedesco-type player, as Tommy was, and still is a big influence on how I think and play, especially when I was doing session work back in the day.

I've tried a lot of different guitars and companies to make sure I was happy playing what I was playing. In the end I came back to the four basic food groups of guitars and added, for seasoning, the guitar in my avatar, which is a personal design I had done when I was endorsed. It is just different enough from the basic four food groups.
I gotta ask... In your mind, what are the four basic food groups?
 

theRagman

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I’m not sure where I fit here. I tend to like Gibson style guitars with 2 hum buckets and most of my electrics are Les Pauls and ES-335s, except for the Firebird and the Special with P90s. So that’s kind of the John 5 pattern.

But now we have to also consider the 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, the bass and the mandolin, so I have no idea how to answer this.
Ah, well. Life rarely conforms to perfect categories. :) I left the bass, the acoustic, and the synth stuff (dear God) out of my self-assessment.
 

tjontheroad

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I’m both. I have two workhorse guitars for live stuff. Plus, a variety guitars for recording.

It’d be funny to come up with more types:

The Malcolm: only one guitar, for life, for everything
The Angus: hundreds of the same guitar, sounds great on all

What else y’all got?
The Townshend: Don’t remember... I smashed them all.

 

theRagman

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It’d be funny to come up with more types:

The Malcolm: only one guitar, for life, for everything
The Angus: hundreds of the same guitar, sounds great on all

What else y’all got?
I love this idea! Gonna have to give it some thought.

Arguably, The Morello is simply a less-evolved variant of The Malcolm. The Willie Nelson is, of course, the paragon of the form: You have one guitar, for everything, for life, and it is inextricably bound to your life force. When you die, it will collapse into ash.
 

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In my mind I'm John 5 because I clearly favor a Les Paul and play one most of the time.

In reality I'm Tim Pierce because I recognize the utility in diversity.

2 Strats
2 335s
3 Les Pauls
 
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Xkcdfan

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I have a Hamer(HSS) and a Fender(SSS) strat, an EBMM Luke II(EMG HSS) and a Les Paul. Guess i'm a Tom with a slight inclination towards Tim.
 




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