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Old 02-08-2018, 05:25 PM
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Default Do any of your guitars have names?

I call my Taylor "Peaches" and my Gibson is "Poopsie".
Anyone else do this?
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:40 PM
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Yes, here are a few:

Andy Taylor
Opie Taylor
Mel Gibson
Hoot Gibson (1951 LG3 so a "vintage" name)
Ben Gurian
Larry Larivee

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Old 02-08-2018, 05:45 PM
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No. I respect everyone's preference to do what they want, but I don't get the idea.

I call people names (when I can remember them), I call places by the names they have been given centuries before I was born, and I call pets by the name given by the breeder or last owner (although all the cats I've ever had answered best to the word "food"), and I call inanimate objects like musical instruments by the make and model given to them by the makers.
Frinstance - I call my car a Honda CRV and I call the guitar I was playing tonight my Collings DS1.

OK, I confess that I do sometimes call the female voice of the sat nav "Wanda the Honda!"
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:50 PM
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3 of my guitars have names
ennie, meanie , and miney,, BECAUSE THERE AINT GONNA BE NO MOE
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:53 PM
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Yes, but I lack all imagination, so my Larrivee is Larry and my Yamaha is Yammy. My wife is pregnant; too bad she's already vetoed Sonny...
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Yes .......see signature below....There is Buck, Bonnie, and my next Guitar will
be Clyde......i.e. "The Barrow Gang"
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Old 02-08-2018, 06:00 PM
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This question seems to come up every couple of months. I respond the same way each time: I only give names to people and pets. Guitars are tools to me. Think of them as paint brushes that help to produce art. Artists don't give names to their brushes.
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Yes, see signature.
My two most recently acquired guitars (the Taylor and the Alvarez) haven't yet told me their names.
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My favourite is called 0-16NY. Others include 650D and 330/12, not to mention good old J12SNA.
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For years I didn't but friends named my guitars for me. What do you do about that?

Finally my wife gave me a sort of "guitar of a lifetime" and I named it after her, ie. "Ms. Right." I just about never use the name though.

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They all come with names don't they?
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My Taylor DN3: Big Brown
My Taylor 414CE: Blondie
My Elme Classical: Bori Bori
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They all come with names don't they?
Slave names.
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I've only named 1 of 9 guitars.

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