Popular Guitars That Do Not Please Your Eye

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by Velokki, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. Lemonbaby

    Lemonbaby SS.org Regular

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    Interesting thread. It seems to me that literally ALL guitars ever designed seem to be categorised as "popular models". Could anyone tell me what "unpopular guitars" are? :shrug:
     
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  2. Pat

    Pat SS.org Regular

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    I used to hate goldtops and silver burst guitars, now I'm GASing for both!

    One thing I think never works well is rosewood/light brown fretboards on black guitars - maple or ebony looks so much better. The new black charvel dk24 would be my perfect guitar but the fretboard just looks crap!
     
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  3. Demiurge

    Demiurge Intrepid Jackass

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    Yeah, I think after you BBQ the sacred cows (Gibson or Fender-styles) there aren't a whole lot of hot takes left.

    How about this- what ugly guitars do people like?
     
  4. Frostbite

    Frostbite Periphery Shill

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    I mean I love some cock as much as the next guy but still... wait...
     
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  5. Tuned

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    I love browsing this thread! Wonder if the moderators could mock up a visual file of a variety of guitars and options that would be crossed out once anyone claims he hates them. It would be really really curious to see what we will have left

    Please do!

    As of all the commentors, please go on!


    EDIT: errr, wait. I didn't mean to be 'the next guy'. Not in the way the previous guy coined it
     
  6. Nicki

    Nicki SS.org Regular

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    I like pointy headstocks too, but only when they point down. If they point up, ew.
     
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  7. TimmyPage

    TimmyPage SS.org Regular

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    You might be overthinking this.
     
  8. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Those that didn't sell and that, therefore, we don't know about.
     
  9. BornToLooze

    BornToLooze SS.org Regular

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  10. BenjaminW

    BenjaminW SS.org Regular

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    Hot take: Warmoth VIP bodies look nicer than PRS bodies.
     
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  11. Musiscience

    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    That almost makes me regret posting the Kiesel.
     
  12. BornToLooze

    BornToLooze SS.org Regular

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    Honestly some of the features on it seem like a good idea. Apparently it has 1000 different pickup choices and a bunch of on board effects.

    Maybe if it was a little more normal like the Dark Fire, or made by somebody else, like if Fractal wanted to make an AxeFX guitar.:shrug:
     
  13. FILTHnFEAR

    FILTHnFEAR Dread it, run from it....

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    Jagstangs and Jaguars are ridiculous looking. Way too busy and gangly.

    Vintage Lp's and Tele's. I realized it's not the shape but the fugly tobacco burst whatever burst vintage finish and hardware that really turn me away. Now modern takes with modern hardware and features though, I'd really like a 7 string Tele.

    Anything with gold hardware is instantly deducted massive points. Looks tacky af. The gold on that new K7 absolutely kills that guitar.

    Any Schecter with bat, cross, or Roman numeral inlays.

    And last but certainly not least, headless guitars are just plain dumb looking. A headstock is a big part of the aesthetic for a guitar and without one they're just...gross and awkward. lol Strandberg Bodens would look amazing with a fitting headstock.

    Different strokes.
     
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    lurè Fake Shredder

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    I've come to the conclusion that I hate everything with 3+3 headstock.
    It's a 6 inline or fire.
     
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    Pat SS.org Regular

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    Angel Vivaldi's signature looks stupid with a reverse headstock.

    I dislike most matte finish guitars, I think gloss looks so much sleeker
     
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  17. littlebadboy

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    PRS Silver Sky

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    Still looks like a Fender Strat with a PRS neck. Bit, I'm sure it's a great guitar.
     
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  18. Amenthea

    Amenthea SS.org Regular

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    If the people on the PRS FB group heard it was in this thread they would burn you on a pole. They ADORE the SS over there, and it can do no wrong. It IS a Strat with a PRS neck though and a missing trem backplate lol
     
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  19. mbardu

    mbardu SS.org Regular

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    Thats because it is :lol:
     
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  20. Nicki

    Nicki SS.org Regular

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    I think the VIP is very vague recreation of a PRS body but to me, it just doesn't look close enough to it to call it a copy. Maybe that's why you think it looks better than the PRS bodies, but for me, I prefer the PRS body.
     

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