Requesting name suggestions.

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by jamesgpobog, May 22, 2020.

  1. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-Meister

    Feb 18, 2020
    First, I want to thank the 2 gentlemen who commented on a teak guitar with a couple of quick names, the most important one being "BattleCaster">

    I cannot go into any detail because the details ain't worked out yet, but it looks like the ship is going for the deck teak guitars as high dollar fundraisers.

    So what I'm asking for is some suggestions for names for the guitars. One strat, one telecaster. I really like 'Battlecaster" but I'd like to see what others can come up with. This is not a done deal yet, but is looking very good.

    Factors to consider:
    Battleship Iowa, BB61
    USS Iowa
    Teak wood from the main deck
    A strat
    A telecaster

    I made a stupid little concept jpg of the tele. The circles are plugs that cover the hold down bolts, and the black is the rubber caulking between the boards. Obviously, that would not be the case on a guitar, so it's simulated with ebony inlay.

    Battlecaster mockup.jpg
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  2. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    Hard to beat battlecaster imo
    What ever you do with the name, I think the models should have a number similar to the ship.

    Battlecaster BC61 tele
    Battlecaster BC62 strat

    Or swap the names/numbers

  3. RetiredNSquired

    RetiredNSquired Squier-holic

    Jun 20, 2018
    Canton, Ga
    Iwo Jamma?
    Last edited: May 22, 2020
  4. fuelish

    fuelish Squier-Nut

    Ya beat me to it...LOL How about Teaky, kind of a play on the name given to the crappy lil SS amp that John Deacon built and Brian May used with great success for certain tones - the Deacy. Made from parts Deacon allegedly found in a dumpster/trashcan, and integral to certain tones May used.
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  5. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    Telly McTellface and Stratty McStratface
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    DADGAD Squier-Meister

    Nov 1, 2017

    Met his widow in their Palm Springs home in the 70’s. An incredible experience.
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  7. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-Nut

    Jul 4, 2019
    Ohio, United States
    It is a Battlecaster, models BB61T, and BB61S.

    The inlays on the fretboard should be the shape of the shells.

    I would like to see an outline of the Battleship with official logo on the headstock.
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  8. metalmerchant

    metalmerchant Squier-Meister

    Mar 25, 2011
    cornwall UK
    Plenty of shells cast from a battleship.
    Last edited: May 22, 2020
  9. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-holic

    Jan 28, 2016
    NC Piedmont
    I like the use of the ebony to suggest the caulking between boards. There's another wood that you might consider as well, is used for ornamental purposes and I know it is used in guitars sometimes. Might be significant to many. Peltogyne purpurea, or Purpleheart.
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  10. John L Rose

    John L Rose Squier-Nut

    Mar 16, 2016
    Sackville, NB, Canada
    My $0.02 worth:
    Instead of a black PG, get a piece of real brass kick-plate salvaged from a door, and cut one out of that.
    Don't get a cheap modern one, because they're usually brass-coloured anodized aluminum.

    It'll be shiny at first, and then age into a dignified patina.

    I dunno... to me, Purpleheart wood always looks like something that's been stained with grape Kool-Aid. Just too un-natural, even if it is naturally that colour.
    I think alluding to the medal would not be enough to make up for the way it would detract from the overall appearance.
    But ... if you went and made a brass and Purpleheart inlay, even an abstracted rendering of it, that would be pretty cool.

    A Telecaster seems more appropriate than a Strat, because it has a no-nonsense "git 'er done" sort look to it. Strats are too pretty to be compared to a battleship.
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  11. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

    Sep 2, 2015
    Battlecaster is excellent.

    I submit Stratoblaster and Shellecaster for your consideration.
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  12. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-Meister

    Feb 18, 2020
    Iowa was Halsey's flagship I think for 1 day right around the surrender time.
  13. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-Meister

    Feb 18, 2020
    I like that brass idea. There's brass bar stock on board, don't know about sheet, but maybe...
  14. SubSailer671

    SubSailer671 Squier-Nut

    Jul 4, 2019
    Ohio, United States
    You could even sell a bag of powdered bug juice to polish the brass. The red works best!
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