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Old 01-23-2015, 12:02 PM
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Old 01-23-2015, 12:12 PM
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Manly.

I remember this Taylor guitar.....
Bob Taylor was making a point when they came up with the idea for this guitar made from a common wood pallet (at least the back and sides... and maybe more). It turned out to be a pretty good guitar, if I recall correctly. His goal was to show that the builder of the guitar has as much influence over the tone of the guitar, as the wood combinations. Maybe we don't need those ultra expensive tone woods after all.....?
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Old 01-23-2015, 12:38 PM
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Well stated, Willie. I guess NASCAR, Harley Davidson, and WWF have been blind to an obvious marketing strategy to stake their brand on an entire line of "made in China" acoustic (or Les Paul clone) guitars...

I say bring back the "Marboro Man" guitar!

Can't. The model died of lung cancer...
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Old 01-23-2015, 12:48 PM
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Honestly folks, this is a family show...........lets clean it up a bit.........!!!
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:05 PM
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Am all about the power of choice, but I am not looking to escape gender stereotypes but rather embrace them. Why must we escape gender stereotypes especially when they are based on true differences between men and women. There are real differences between the genders. Check under your shorts and shirts for starters. Although about cognition and emotion, "Men are from Venus, women are from Mars" highlights more subtle but fairly generalizable differences between the sexs. Yes some men like traditionally feminine things and visa versa but that there are exceptions to the rule doesn't negate that there is "the rule."

Not trying to be offensive, but am trying to be gender biased here as there is such a thing. How often do you see a guitar blinged out in ways suggested in my original post. Not often despite, many of us having other toys that are masculine in their decoration or appearance.

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I agree with that - that we should embrace true differences between men and women. But I often find that stereotypical "masculine" toys to me seem to be more of a compensation for the lack of manliness than actual attributes thereof.

"Truck nuts" are my favorite (google it if you don't know what I'm talking about). Feeling the need to endow a vehicle with balls suggests a high level of insecurity about the owner's masculine identity, in my opinion. Same goes for noisy Harleys – I don't know about anyone else, but I outgrew the phase where I had to assert my manliness by noisy means of transportation when I was in my late teens.

I, for example, have no problems associating my manliness with stereotypically feminine attributes, such as nature's beauty, for example. With regard to guitars, I'd love to have this one (if it only didn't sound so crappy):

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Old 01-23-2015, 01:12 PM
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Honestly folks, this is a family show...........lets clean it up a bit.........!!!
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Huh? I scanned this thread but could not find anything that would not be family-friendly. Did I miss anything?
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:17 PM
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"Truck nuts" are my favorite (google it if you don't know what I'm talking about). Feeling the need to endow a vehicle with balls suggests a high level of insecurity about the owner's masculine identity, in my opinion. Same goes for noisy Harleys – I don't know about anyone else, but I outgrew the phase where I had to assert my manliness by noisy means of transportation when I was in my late teens.
The last truck I saw adorned with the donks was being driven by a woman! Take that any direction you like.
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:32 PM
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Huh? I scanned this thread but could not find anything that would not be family-friendly. Did I miss anything?
Not that I've seen... but some folks still think families are in the '50s. Hard to say what goes on there.
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:33 PM
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What makes a model like this ambivalent is that the people who played it and its kind typically wore skin-tight spandex and make-up, and sported huge and expensive hairstyles!
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:35 PM
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Would a frilly panties motif be construed as manly, one asks oneself ... ?
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:43 PM
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I say bring back the "Marboro Man" guitar!
The original model died of lung cancer. Truth.
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:45 PM
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When I first saw this thread, this is the first thing that came to mind... From Joel Stehr's website...




I really love this.

I have a favorite photograph from when my son was around 2, and it's of his and my footprints in the snow. This reminds me of that.

I'm a real sucker for anything that invokes the love of father and son.
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I think wood is manly. Keep it simple.
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:46 PM
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Can't get muchmore manly than barbed wire:
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I think wood is manly. Keep it simple.
Solid pun, there. Nice one!
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