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Naming your guitar(s)

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My Stratocaster is Frosty. It's white, pretty and I think sounds pretty cool.

My Blueridge is Maggie after the song Maggie Mae. It's the guitar that sucked me into playing regularly. It aggravated me at times but I kept coming back for more. It's also got mahogany back and sides.

and the newest one, the J-45 I call Trigger. It's the guitar I always wanted and it just took me forever to "pull the trigger" and get one.

 

I used to have an old 68 Epi that I just called "the hog"

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Well I'll confess I called my Hummingbird Akhenaten for a time while I was in an ancient Egypt phase (the sunburst on the guitar does have a bit of a Sun God look) but it felt silly to me so now it's just "guitar". People have names, dogs & cats have names......and some of those will even come when you call to them. Guitars never come when called......they just lay there. Now pick one up and strike it.....that's a call!

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Bettie Page....

 

 

My black Les Paul is Bettie Page. The black reminds of Bettie's jet black hair, the curves remind me of Bettie, the sweet sound reminds me of Bettie. Also...I cant keep my hands of of it, which if Bettie were here(in her younger days of course) I wouldn't keep my hands of her either!

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Bettie Page....

 

 

My black Les Paul is Bettie Page. The black reminds of Bettie's jet black hair, the curves remind me of Bettie, the sweet sound reminds me of Bettie. Also...I cant keep my hands of of it, which if Bettie were here(in her younger days of course) I wouldn't keep my hands of her either!

 

Kaptain Krunch, this is a whole theme for a song!!! Love this, man!

What you got left - old hands touching a beautiful black guitar...

Should it be sad or not?

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I want to name all my Gibson acoustics, but I cant settle on any names right now. I know I want an appropriate name for my J45. [confused]

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I got THREE names for all my guitars.

 

THIS ONE (that's the one i currently have in my hand and am playing)

 

THAT ONE (that's the one i am NOT playing and is either on my guitar stand or in my case)

 

and then theirs SHERYL [flapper]

 

Harmonics101

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I name all my guitars after attractive women I've met throughout my life. But, I've never named one after a woman I dated.

Smart man.

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Mine are all named. Magic is named because I completely fell in love with the tone of that guitar while it hung on the wall at the shop. I pined for weeks until I finally got it. Lily is named after a character in ELH's song Red Dirt Girl. Jonathan is the name of my Seagull guitar (Jonathan Seagull). Elmo..... I have no idea why I called the Epi Elmo. He's a bit smaller and it just fit.

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I named my Hummingbird "HONEY" because of the sweet honey tone and the honey burst finish. I also found it fitting as a true term of endearment.

Great name for that one.

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I want to name my J45, but to me, it just cant be some random name. It has to have meaning from an experience, or certain person, or whatever. It has to be more personal to me to really give it a good name. Much like you guys have done.

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I would love the name to have a story behind it. That would be cool. So if anyone asked why did you name it that name, I could say well, because, blah blah blah....

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My Hummingbird I named "Me Bessie" after my Beautiful Wife {a Sappony Indian} They both Look & Sound Beautiful [wub] My other Guitars have not been with me long enough to get a name {They have to earn it} [omg]

'Enjoy that Gibson'

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Sampson & Delilah! My SongBird is Sampson 'cause of the big and strong rosewood tone, while my SJTV is Delilah for her sweet, soft and dark tone! [thumbup]

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I sometimes call my '48 J-45 "Jackson", because I bought her for $50 in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1966.

 

My cherry '59 Historic ES 335 is called "The Unicorn", because Gibson theoretically did not build any cherry ES 335's in 1959.

 

No names for my other guitars, although I sometimes think of my '68 ES 335-12 as "The Chestnut Mare" after the wonderful McGuinn riff on the Ric 12 in that particular Byrds' tune. Suppose I could have called her "Eight Miles High" or "It Won't Be Wrong", but those don't really sound like proper names for a lady.

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Not very original I know, but...

 

J45

Strat

Tele

J-Bass

etc...

etc...

 

is as far as I have got with this

 

and I might add a colour as well, black / white for example

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I have Matt Sear to thank for naming this one.

 

After I posted a soundclip of my 1940's G-J, Matt described her tone as "jangly" so, naturally, she became known as 'Djangly'...

 

Lo-resIMG_2413framedv2.jpg

 

P.

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