what’s the LEAST versatile guitar?

Six_string_belief

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So, I’ve seen the question posed, what is the most versatile guitar? But I started thinking, what is the least versatile guitar? I mean that guitar that really only does one thing well. My vote is for the Kramer Beretta special pictured here. Other than some type of high gain 80’s rock, I can’t imagine this guitar being used for anything else. So let’s hear your submission for least versatile guitar and include a picture if you’re so inclined!!

*disclaimer - This post is all in good fun so please no one get angry, just keep it enjoyable!

 

derekd

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Add a Floyd to it and I would agree.

I play too many types of music to be interested in a bridge only pickup guitar.

However, there are plenty who are only playing rock/metal and never use a neck pickup, so I can see it. Probably the TGP litmus test is EVH only used a bridge pickup.
 

PRW

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On one of the Smiths records, Johnny Marr actually jangled on a '60 LP Standard.

And I remember a quote from Keith Richards from some years back: "It doesn't matter if you give me a Gretsch Country Gentleman or a Japanese Strat copy, in 10 minutes I'll make it sound like me."
 

jackson

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what do you mean by 'versatile'? some are thinking that it means a guitar can sound like other guitars (the Strat comments). I'm thinking that 'versatile' means that the guitar can be used to make a lot of good, usable sounds. In that case, a strat is the most versatile guitar.
 

Thwap

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So instead of overall, since we all know that it's the player not the guitar...

For ME, it's the telecaster.
There is not a sound I want to hear that comes out of that guitar (not only when I play it, but for anyone else playing one either).
 

71strat

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Telecaster with only a neck pickup, and a .1uf cap. Add in the bridge pup though, and all bets are off.
 

Yer Blues

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For me it would be a guitar without a tone and volume knobs. I've never owned a superstrat and the 80s were before I started playing... I've always wondered how so many guys played guitars without tone knobs. That being said, there's a ton of cool songs out there played on guitars without tone knobs and some of my favorites were recorded on guitars without tone knobs.
 

ned7flat5

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I’d generally subscribe to the view that versatility rests within the player ... until it occurred to me that I’d rarely seen anyone playing a Rickenbacker live outside of its limited relevance to Beatles or CCR tribute acts.

Even the only guy I know who owns one never plays it or takes it anywhere.

Never at a blooze or jazz jam - even Gretsch makes the odd appearance.

(Edit: just remembered I saw the Smithereens in ‘90 or thereabouts playing Rickys through walls of Marshall.)
 
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PRW

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I’d generally subscribe to the view that versatility rests within the player ... until it occurred to me that I’d rarely seen anyone playing a Rickenbacker live outside of its limited relevance to Beatles or CCR tribute acts.

Even the only guy I know who owns one never plays it or takes it anywhere.

Never at a blooze or jazz jam - even Gretsch makes the odd appearance.

(Edit: just remembered I saw the Smithereens in ‘90 or thereabouts playing Rickys through walls of Marshall.)
Peter Buck says "Hey" ...

 




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