Joined: 10 Dec 2010 Posts: 4102 Location: San Diego
Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:20 pm Post subject:
I wanted a Jazzmaster for ages because of Robert Smith and Kevin Shields.
Turns out I like the Vista Jagmaster much better. That purchase was influenced by you all (Dots' Jag HH, Robroe's Excalibur, the Jagmaster thread). My Jag-Stang purchase was also inspired by you lot, obviously.
Joined: 24 Oct 2012 Posts: 8728 Location: happiest town in america
Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:07 pm Post subject:
Les Paul for Marc bolan and billy fucking gibbons.. Strat because that's what the dude that sold it to me had.. Then I just kept getting them. Tele for too many list and jaguar cause of Kurt. Yes I went there. Sheraton 2 for john Lee hooker and josh homme/lots of cool alt guitarists use them and they sound great for blues. _________________
I need it to be smaller or I get shitty messages from mezz telling me my junk's too big.
Gilad Hekselman is a huge influence of mine, so my guitar is pretty close to his, there a few alterations, the largest being the neck shape and the depth of the body. _________________ www.gabrielwareing.com
Joined: 03 Jun 2007 Posts: 3998 Location: London, England
Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:49 pm Post subject:
US Standard Strat I got in 1998 as I was really in Smashing Pumpkins.
I had 2 Jazzmasters due to my love of Sonic Youth, but realised I much prefer the sound of a Tele.
US Standard and Mex Standard Tele because, although none of them used them, in my head I can get sounds kind of like Duane Denison, John McGeoch and John McKay. Plus they sound like I always wanted my Jazzmasters to sound like, but they never could.
My first electric guitar was a Squier Affinity Telecaster. I wanted a Tele because at the time I was obsessed with the Toy Dolls (I know right - is there a worse band to be obsessed with?) and Olga always played one.
Then I bought a Jagmaster because (similar to Noirie) Josh from The Horrors played a Jaguar and it was the closest thing I could afford.
Otherwise since then, my guitar purchases haven't often been influenced by specific people. Although the white SG200 was definitely inspired by ShortScale (equal parts Fran and Stewart, I'd say). _________________ BEIGE PALACE | THANK
Joined: 20 Apr 2006 Posts: 8269 Location: Albany, NY
Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:56 am Post subject:
My love of Rickenbackers traces back to my teenage discovery of this photo
Although it was Johnny Marr that influenced the black 330. If I had bought a midnight blue 4003 you could blame FLCL but I bought a fireglo one so blame Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim
Even though many guitar players I listen to used mustangs, it was Ty Segall's that inspired my sonic blue mustang
None of my other current guitars were purchased with anyone in mind. I fact there's only several in my history that I could trace back to an inspiration. That Vox 12 string I had was due to BJM, and if it wasn't for our own Timhulio I might not have known to snatch up that Hagstrom Viking way back when. _________________ https://hauntedcat.bandcamp.com/album/haunted-cat-3
Only a few of them have any clear influence I can remember.
Burns Batwing: Gaz Coombes, supergrass. He actually played a Marquee and I think a Bison every now and then. So I guess he inspired the Marquee I owned before the Batwing, but that for stolen. So I got the Batwing which had a big Bison-style headstock.
Not entirely sure there were any specific influences after that...
The Epiphone Riviera P93 was a kind of nod the bands like BRMC and Jesus Mary Chain stuff, always loved the image of those bands. But I don't listen to them much and I use the guitar differently.
The Jaguar I bought because I'd never had one. I hadn't listened to Nirvana or Sonic Youth for a very long time but I guess they're still the reason that I like Jags, so I should probably still go with them. _________________
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