Naming Guitars

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by CamiTampa, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Feb 10, 2010
    I got so many, I'm sure I'd have a few duplicate names. Ever work with someone named Mike, Emiliy, Jessica, or Jim?
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  2. Smith357

    Smith357 Squier-Meister

    Apr 30, 2017
    Most of my guitars were named at the factory. Tele, Strat, Ibby, Electra, Paul....
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  3. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
    Nope never, I think that is reserved for guitar gods and legends.
  4. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    That's my practice as well. It saves me the trouble of having to come up with names.
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  5. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    Yes, but some of them named their guitars before they became I’m optimistic
  6. Ace38

    Ace38 Squier-Nut

    Jul 19, 2016
    Tulsa, OK.
    Name mine after ladies I've known that were particularly appealing to me or celebs.....except for 2.

    Fender FSR Powerhouse Strat - Caroline
    Squier standard Strat cherryburst - Ally
    Squier standard Strat BRG - Christina
    Squier standard Strat Reverse Silverburst - Nancy
    Squier Avril Lavigne Telecaster - Avril
    Squier Hello Kitty Strat - Kitty
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  7. Taurus

    Taurus Squier-Nut

    Sep 8, 2018
    Liverpool, United Kingdom

    I know a lot of people (my old guitar teacher for one) call their guitars “she” and how BB King called his Lucille, but my favourite guutarist of all time, Rory Gallagher said in an interview that he calls his strat what it was, a strat and I go by that
  8. Treynor

    Treynor Squier-holic

    Jun 22, 2016
    Dallas, Texas
    I've named about 1/3 of mine. And oddly enough, no real rhyme or reason. Definitely not that they are my top 1/3. Think I'll go name a few more.....
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  9. Oops … I'd best stand down on those names then.
    Cheers, Barrie.
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  10. Any named "Pirate" or "Buccaneer" in your line-up? :D
    Cheers, Barrie.
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  11. Treynor

    Treynor Squier-holic

    Jun 22, 2016
    Dallas, Texas
    Hmmm...haven't tried that naming convention. Maybe Patch, Hook, Plank, Sparrow, Ahhhhrrrrr?
  12. Toddcaster64

    Toddcaster64 Squier-holic

    Apr 1, 2013
    No and none of my cars either for that matter. I think if I did, though, I’d go a different direction. “That’s not ‘Red,’ that’s the ‘Sonic Transducer!’ And in a way, Leo was of the same mindset - Stratocaster? Sounds pretty damn badass!
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  13. Taurus

    Taurus Squier-Nut

    Sep 8, 2018
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Those are some really cool names :):):)
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  14. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    If you name them, you wife will know that you have more than 1.
  15. fuelish

    fuelish Squier-Nut

    LOL …. My wife knows.....of my current stable, she bought me my first and my last.... she doesn't understand amps, though - she thought an amp head and a speaker cab were 2 amps …. she knos better, now. I feel I'm pretty set with my "tonal" pallete with my several guitars and a few decent amps, no need to buy or want for more, barring I hit the Powerball, or something :)
  16. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Jan 13, 2011
    Chertsey Canada.
    I only name the guitars I make
  17. Mister Noonan

    Mister Noonan Squier-Nut

    Jun 28, 2018
    For the most part I do not name guitars. I had acoustics before becoming a squier dude - named none of them (including my first guitar that was my grandmother's).

    Strats are a bit different because they do have a certain personality, and working on them is part of the bonding experience.

    So I've named two Strats. My NK4 black bullet (and my first electric) is named "X" because the white bridge pickup and white volume knob form an exclamation point - completely by accident because I broke a pot / knob when replacing electronics because it was superglued on.

    Recently I named this one "Mellow Yellow" - my first refin - badly done but it still brought out the character of the guitar. But it was a nice experience and is something different than the black SE it started out as. It is a keeper, just today I rolled the fretboard edges and took the finish off the back of the neck. "Mellow" because I used the weakest Alnicos I have on hand ranging from 5.6 - 5.8k.

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  18. Tele-kitty

    Tele-kitty Squier-Meister

    Dec 12, 2016
    I’m not too original. My Squier Jim Root is..Jim. Lol
    The VM deluxe is just the tele. :cool:
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  19. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    My guitars are like my kids. It doesn't matter what their names are, they never come when I call them.
  20. TomL

    TomL Squier-Nut

    Can’t say I’ve ever been inclined to name them. I just refer to them as what they are make, model, colour etc
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