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Old 07-05-2023, 09:15 AM
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"Great blues guitar".
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Old 07-05-2023, 09:16 AM
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Cannon
Particularly annoying when spelled "canon".

And the phrase: "For that price, you may as well get a Martin".
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Old 07-05-2023, 09:33 AM
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"stunning"
"holy grail"
"sounds like (fill-in) on steroids!"
sustain: "when I take it out of the case it's still ringing!"
"it's a cannon!" often misspelled as 'canon'...

And I'm just getting started.
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Old 07-05-2023, 09:41 AM
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This is the nicest sounding best playing guitar I have ever owned, but I have to sell it to fund another one.
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Old 07-05-2023, 09:52 AM
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I used to get bugged by the term “arsenal” when folks are referring to their collection of guitars. Then Tony Polecastro started saying “guitarsenal” and I liked that term a whole lot better though I don’t use either term. :-)
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Old 07-05-2023, 10:00 AM
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I know what you mean but having been a full time guitar tech/builder for almost a decade, I'm constantly amazed at how many cheap guitars sound great and how many $5000 guitars don't. I mean, the odds are in your favor that a brand new $5000 guitar will sound better than a brand new $500 guitar but at this point, with so many so/so custom builders and lots of pretty mediocre "vintage" guitars hitting the $5000 range coupled with some very well made affordable imports, it's just no longer a given that an expensive guitar will out preform a cheap one.
It is a little-discussed fact that amongst the cherished '59 Les Pauls that you will pay $250,000 for there are a number of dogs. The most well-known collector of '58-'60 LPs, Joe Bonamassa, has gone through several. You'll never see an advertisement that says, "'59 Les Paul. $250,000. This one is a dog so I'm moving it on." The vintage crowd will admit that there are dogs but they will never name any particular one.

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Old 07-05-2023, 10:04 AM
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How ‘bout “Dread-slayer” or “Ax” ?
- somehow the mental picture of someone with an ax chasing a dread with intent to kill is not at all pleasing —-
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Old 07-05-2023, 10:06 AM
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As a beginner I have to admit to wincing whenever my guitar teacher utters the phrase “barre chord.”
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Old 07-05-2023, 10:08 AM
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With no intention to offend anyone, there are several words frequently used here that drive me bonkers:[LIST][*]Calling a 12 string guitar a “12er”;[*]Same for a 6 string…”6er”;
As if it so much effort type four more letters...

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[*]“Scratch plate”
Then shouldn't it cover the whole guitar? Since they seem to acquire scratches everywhere?

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[*]And, of course, “Hog” when referencing mahogany
I eat hogs.
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Old 07-05-2023, 10:12 AM
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The phrase "My [insert the name/model of a guitar costing <$200] blows a [insert the name/model of a guitar costing >$2000] out of the water." Listen, I'm glad that you're happy with your new inexpensive guitar, but such hyperbole is hard to believe and often hard to take...
I am particularly amused by the fact that it is extremely unlikely the poster has ever actually played my >$2000 guitar that they are so blithely comparing their <$200 one too.

But if it makes you feel better...
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Old 07-05-2023, 10:15 AM
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“Piano-like”
“Sounds like a choir of angels…”

Both utter and complete over-romanticised nonsense - a guitar sounds like a guitar, nothing more and nothing less. And, FWIW, there isn’t a single person alive on this Earth who knows what a ‘choir of angels’ sounds like.
Actually I understand the piano-like analogy. I have always taken it to mean that it is heavy on the harmonics. Like when you make a 10 fingered chord on a piano.
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Sorry to say it but.... herd (very often misspelled as heard).
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Old 07-05-2023, 10:17 AM
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Ax...a guitar is not an ax
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Old 07-05-2023, 10:19 AM
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Fingerstyle. So how come there is no plectrum style.
I have also found the term to come across as a bit pretentious. I have always had a hard time thinking of someone fingerpicking old-time folk, country or blues as "Fingerstyle."


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Also its a "cannon". Might be applicable if you are talking about a Les Paul plugged into a Marshall stack.
As if sheer volume is the only thing that makes a good guitar.
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Old 07-05-2023, 10:21 AM
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"minty" is the most obnoxious term.
Spearminty or pepperminty?
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