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Do you name your guitars?

Post by misterMagoo » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:31 pm

Well yes or no?

Personally I do.
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Re: Do you name your guitars?

Post by myboss57 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:32 pm

I never have, and don't see anything wrong with it if anyone does. I just never have really thought about it...
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Re: Do you name your guitars?

Post by Ohara » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:33 pm

I name my cars, for instance my 02 monte carlo ss is called Carlos, took me a while to come up with such a complicated name :lol: even the wife calls her car Monique.
But I can honestly say I have never named my guitars.
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Re: Do you name your guitars?

Post by chinese fork tie » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:39 pm

i'm terrible at naming stuff. my cat lived with us for like a week before my mom decided to name her. we settled on lily, after our favorite smashing pumpkins song, but she's killer now.

so. yeah. no. i don't name my guitars. if they had names, i'd probably figure out new ones for them.
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Re: Do you name your guitars?

Post by Borderline Productions » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:59 pm

Cars and pets, yes. Guitars, no.
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Re: Do you name your guitars?

Post by nlimbaugh » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:14 pm

Children, yes. Guitar, no, unless it's misbehaving

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Re: Do you name your guitars?

Post by Randy Bass » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:27 pm

chinese fork tie wrote:i'm terrible at naming stuff. my cat lived with us for like a week before my mom decided to name her. we settled on lily, after our favorite smashing pumpkins song, but she's killer now...
What a coincidence. I once had a cat named Mayonaise :lol: .

I don't think that guitars particularly need nicknames, but B.B. King seems to have a good explanation for his.
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Re: Do you name your guitars?

Post by sidvicious » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:15 pm

no, i never have.
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Re: Do you name your guitars?

Post by dbsens03 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:45 pm

I name my guitars. Not my cars though.
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Re: Do you name your guitars?

Post by Tango » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:32 pm

Name my cars, never had named my guitars though it does get called the Paul :)
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Re: Do you name your guitars?

Post by bclaire » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:42 pm

My '66 Strat is Junior, and my main Esquires are 1, 2, & 3 (for the numbers on the back of the headstock so I can tell them apart), my lefty '78 Strat is Baby Blue, but that's about it. I'd need a lot of names....

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Re: Do you name your guitars?

Post by blenk » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:43 pm

ive thought about it but never come up with anything good. cars, yes my girlfriends mini is called sunny because its bright yellow.
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Re: Do you name your guitars?

Post by Y0UNGBL00D » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:21 am

my SG is Gizmo. a nickname for my girlfriend bc of her amazingly big brown eyes, and it kind of fits the SG's hodge-podge aesthetic.

my strat (now sold :( ) was Joy. my gf's middle name and the feeling i got when played through a good sweetspot on an amp.

my new explorer is Oreo.
see my cat, Oreo, the best cat i have everr known (i have known many), was black and white with a beautiful defined line separating the two colors down the middle of his face. naturally, the black and white explorer was named after him. literally a week after i got it, on st. patricks day, we had to take him to emergency vet because he was obviously sick. a few days of sleeping at the vet and the rest of my money later, the doctors announced that the $6000 surgery they would have to do wouldnt even fix anything, but MAYBE help them find the root cause of his kidney failure and that he was in pain. i had to go to the vet on my lunch break and hold him in my arms while the doctor pumped the poison into his then-narcotically-peacefull veins. you could tell despite all of his pain how much he loved my gf and i when we would walk through the door to the vet he would muster all of his strength to perk up and love on us.
i know, its just a cat, but i miss him so much. he really was special. i have had a lot of special pets but Oreo seemed to have an almost human perosnality and unconditional love and affection.
so the explorer is and always will be named, Oreo.
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Re: Do you name your guitars?

Post by chinese fork tie » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:44 am

Y0UNGBL00D wrote:my SG is Gizmo. a nickname for my girlfriend bc of her amazingly big brown eyes, and it kind of fits the SG's hodge-podge aesthetic.

my strat (now sold :( ) was Joy. my gf's middle name and the feeling i got when played through a good sweetspot on an amp.

my new explorer is Oreo.
see my cat, Oreo, the best cat i have everr known (i have known many), was black and white with a beautiful defined line separating the two colors down the middle of his face. naturally, the black and white explorer was named after him. literally a week after i got it, on st. patricks day, we had to take him to emergency vet because he was obviously sick. a few days of sleeping at the vet and the rest of my money later, the doctors announced that the $6000 surgery they would have to do wouldnt even fix anything, but MAYBE help them find the root cause of his kidney failure and that he was in pain. i had to go to the vet on my lunch break and hold him in my arms while the doctor pumped the poison into his then-narcotically-peacefull veins. you could tell despite all of his pain how much he loved my gf and i when we would walk through the door to the vet he would muster all of his strength to perk up and love on us.
i know, its just a cat, but i miss him so much. he really was special. i have had a lot of special pets but Oreo seemed to have an almost human perosnality and unconditional love and affection.
so the explorer is and always will be named, Oreo.
i'm sorry to hear that. i know i'd be devastated if anything happened to any of my pets. we got killer when she was 3 weeks old and i raised her and bottle fed her and everything like that, and the other two cats i have are her kittens. i'm very attached to all of them, they're one of my favorite bright spots to go to when i have a bad day (besides playing my guitar really loud).
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Re: Do you name your guitars?

Post by mmsb13 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:50 am

Y0UNGBL00D wrote:my SG is Gizmo. a nickname for my girlfriend bc of her amazingly big brown eyes, and it kind of fits the SG's hodge-podge aesthetic.

my strat (now sold :( ) was Joy. my gf's middle name and the feeling i got when played through a good sweetspot on an amp.

my new explorer is Oreo.
see my cat, Oreo, the best cat i have everr known (i have known many), was black and white with a beautiful defined line separating the two colors down the middle of his face. naturally, the black and white explorer was named after him. literally a week after i got it, on st. patricks day, we had to take him to emergency vet because he was obviously sick. a few days of sleeping at the vet and the rest of my money later, the doctors announced that the $6000 surgery they would have to do wouldnt even fix anything, but MAYBE help them find the root cause of his kidney failure and that he was in pain. i had to go to the vet on my lunch break and hold him in my arms while the doctor pumped the poison into his then-narcotically-peacefull veins. you could tell despite all of his pain how much he loved my gf and i when we would walk through the door to the vet he would muster all of his strength to perk up and love on us.
i know, its just a cat, but i miss him so much. he really was special. i have had a lot of special pets but Oreo seemed to have an almost human perosnality and unconditional love and affection.
so the explorer is and always will be named, Oreo.
Man. . . that got me misty eyed and I'm serious. I luv animals. I have dogs (dogs rule :mrgreen: ) and I know how hard it is when you lose a pet, been there also. Hell. . . it bothers me to see roadkill, it's like the wildlife doesn't stand a chance nowadays! Sorry for your loss.

And. . . no, I don't name my guitars.
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