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Old 08-06-2008, 02:12 PM
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I think whatever its origins, "axe" for guitar is one of those words which denotes attitude and (maybe) age. For a mild-mannered guy in his 40s who plays acoustic guitars at home, the word "axe" would sound kind of ridiculous from my mouth.
I've wielded an axe for a long, long time. I'm 54, and it sounds just fine to me!
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:18 PM
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Great research, guys.

I'll bet the "woodshedding" thing was a follow-on to the use of "axe" once that became known slang.

I never thought about it before.
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Why are they called axes? Check out the following instructional video on how to wield your axe:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ydhd17A5Jec

Warning: this video is not for the faint of heart.
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I don't call them that because to me that makes no sense--and I'm a guitar player.

So why do some guitar players call their collection of "axes" a "herd?"

How did these undescriptive analogies about chopping and groups of animals come to be applied to beautiful instruments?
I prefer "harem" to "herd" ...
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Old 08-06-2008, 05:32 PM
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In Polish we call it a paddle !
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I prefer "harem" to "herd" ...
Good. I think I'm going to use that from now on. Its easier for me to think of my guitars as women than horses or sheep or buffalo.
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:12 PM
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I've wielded an axe for a long, long time. I'm 54, and it sounds just fine to me!
Mmmm, do I detect a Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton complex?
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Look at all this wonderful information.

It reminds me of the old addage

"Ax and thy shall receive."
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Look at all this wonderful information.

It reminds me of the old addage

"Ax and thy shall receive."
OK strangeman. When you start to make light of a serious topic I think you are starting to wear out you welcome
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I thought it was because back in the ‘30s – ‘40s Mussolini, Hirohito and Hitler had a little combo, they all played early Gibson electrics, so the group was called "Axis” but over time the spelling changed. Of course I could be wrong on one or two points.
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