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Old 02-09-2018, 09:26 AM
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Sounds kind of sad.

My guitars have names. I spend a lot of time expressing myself on them. They're just wood, but they're personal.

My track cars have names. I spent a lot of scary time in them, trying to feel how the tires are doing. They're metal, but they're personal.

Nothing wrong with feeling close to a well built Santa Cruz or Porsche. You're ultimately relating to the passionate builders of those inanimate objects.
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I have a Gibson J15 I bought a few weeks after my mum died, aged 99. I decided that one would get her name, Nell, and had a special truss rod cover made. It's the only guitar I have that does have a name other than the model name, of course.
Wow man...Thanks for sharing. That's really something.


It is all in fun, for those of you who are too tightly wrapped.
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:38 AM
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Okay, so now I am seriously considering 'Pretty Polly' for my new Alvarez maple jumbo, because she is a big, beautiful, blonde!

Tonight I'll have to ask her what she thinks of that name...

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Old 02-09-2018, 09:40 AM
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Okay, so now I am seriously considering 'Pretty Polly' for my new Alvarez maple jumbo, because she is a big, beautiful, blonde!

Tonight I'll have to ask her what she thinks of that name...

I had one just like her. Scored a great deal in a pawn shop a few years ago. Fine guitar. I should have kept it.
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Only when they won’t stay in tune or I stab my finger on the sharp end of a string!
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Yes, here are a few:
Mel Gibson
Ben Gurian
Ok, those are good.
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:47 AM
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I call my Taylor "Peaches" and my Gibson is "Poopsie".
Anyone else do this?
I have several guitars but only my Guild Mahogany 12 has a name, that being, "Handsome Dan."
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:01 AM
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^^This guy gets it.



Wow man...Thanks for sharing. That's really something.


It is all in fun, for those of you who are too tightly wrapped.
Not tightly wrapped at all. Just pointing out the silliness of it. But if it works for you, by all means carry on.

Personally I could not call my guitar by a persons name with a straight face, but that's just me.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:10 AM
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"Scarface"

It's an early 90's Seagull Spruce Deluxe. Which is basically an S6 with a spruce top instead of cedar. This is named for the huge bear claw figure that goes across the whole face of the guitar. For the life of me I dont know why Seagull didn't reject this piece of wood, but i'm glad they didn't. I adore this guitar.

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Old 02-09-2018, 10:12 AM
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no names for gits here, I call the gibby the gibby the gretsch the gretsch and the h the h, no objection to those who do tho
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Personally I could not call my guitar by a persons name with a straight face, but that's just me.
Me too. It would be the same as calling the TV 'Dave'.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:16 AM
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The Wingert was Gigi.

The Kinnaird was Smoky.

My Santa Cruz is Old 97.

The Brondel is The Wengenator.

The Franklin was Don’t Scratch It!

The Mustapick was Too Pretty To Play.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:24 AM
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I named my Wingert E after my grandmother who used to sing to me as a child - Isabelle. But more often than not I refer to it as my E.

My Wingert 00 was purchased used and had already acquired the name Old Smoky by Matt Sarad - a forum member here who played it and thought it had a smoky voice. But more often than not, I refer to it as my 00.

And my newest guitar is a Prairie Grass model by Sparky Kramer so I think of that guitar as Sparky, though more often than not, I just refer to it as my Prairie Grass.

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Old 02-09-2018, 10:33 AM
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no names for gits here, I call the gibby the gibby the gretsch the gretsch and the h the h, no objection to those who do tho
"Gibby" is a pet name.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:38 AM
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I have a retired ‘73 j45. I’d pick it up and tell my wife I was off to the backyard to jump on my jumbo. That turned to jump on Bo which named that guitar “Bo”

I replaced that with a j45custom rosewood. Her name is “Rosie”

I have a few other names for things.

My 3/4 ton Chevy 454 pickup was “Big Brown”. My Remington shotgun is “Old Betsie”
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I used to refer to my main natural finished telecaster as "woody," back when I owned multiple teles, but I haven't done that in years.

My first new car was called Moonchild. Big King Crimson phase, and the factory paint color (dark blue) was some silly name like "opulent moon" or something.

I haven't named any inanimate objects since. Don't really know why, I think it's fun.
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