Why so many black Guitars?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Bluzy, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    Depends on the guitar contours, and pickguard color as well. To me, and not just because its mine, it just seems to fit this guitar.
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  2. squierTony

    squierTony Dr. Squier

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    20190208_155922.jpg I got 1 and when I had a black one in the past I refinished it. The one I have now is a Epi LPC and I'll leave It black.
     
  3. tarZen

    tarZen Squier Talker

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    The general argument here is that black guitars are bought because they are the most numerous and readily available. But that’s backwards reasoning, it makes more sense that they are more numerous because they are indeed most preferred.

    At my church, out of 8 electric and bass players, 5 of them play black guitars. I’ve asked around and they simply wanted a black guitar. For most people who only own one axe, black is the neutral and safe choice.

    When I was much younger I only ever wanted a black or white guitar and that’s what my first two electrics are. As I get older I prefer more variety, usually leaning towards pastel colours, then metallics.

    I own a black Strat, black acoustic and a trans-black Variax, and would never buy a black guitar again.
     
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  4. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    I like white guitars. But prefer darker cars. I don't like white cars.
     
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  5. Chubbles

    Chubbles Squier Talker

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    Color doesn't matter much to me. But check out GC, used Squires. The cheapest are all black.
     
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  6. porkpie

    porkpie Squier-Nut

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    The only black guitar that I have is my 95 MIK standard squier strat, only for sentimental reasons. I like yellow, white, red, and the list goes on.
     
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  7. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    Yes, I prefer a bit of variation also.

    Maybe a yellow or an orange one in my future. :)
     
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  8. techowiz

    techowiz Squier-Nut

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    I like my teeth white, and my coffee black. ;)
     
  9. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    Too funny. Did you get the Player Series yet? I'm hankering to try it out. :)
     
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  10. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    IMG_20171222_163241.JPG I liked this Black 96 mik Squier ,but so did my nephew , so it now resides in Tucson,AZ :0)

    It was rough when I got it ,but it cleaned up well !



    2018-10-14 16.19.02.jpg sold this black ESP LTD on here to help fund the next one . Didn't sell it because it was black though :)




    20181102_175119.jpg Now this black one is a keeper and the 5 way switch makes this super Strat a freakin tone machine !
     
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  11. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-Meister

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    This Squier SE is my only black guitar. I hesitated to do any upgrades to it because it was black. But after I replaced the white pickguard and plastic parts I found it worthy of a full upgrade. Tex Mex pickups, MIM bridge, new electronics, a Tusq nut and a blender pot. It turned out to be one of my favorites.

    I do like black Teles and Les Pauls more than black Strats for some reason.

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  12. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

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    Black guitars are nice, but I like a variety of colors!

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  13. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-Nut

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    A lot of you have nice black guitars !!!! :D
     
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  14. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-Nut

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    Nice Rack!!
     
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  15. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable Squier-holic

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    I do not own any black guitars. It's my last choice. I just prefer, oh, anything but black!

    However, on a Les Paul Custom I think it looks nice:

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  16. JohnnyMac

    JohnnyMac Squier-Meister

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    I think the ebony Standards are classy looking too.

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  17. IronSchef

    IronSchef Squier-holic

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    Flew here on my Dragonfly
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  18. LOSTVENTURE

    LOSTVENTURE Squier-Nut

    The only black guitars I have are Les Paul Customs. To my traditionalist eye, that's the color a Custom should be. That's just my thinking though.
     
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  19. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    I love the cream pickguard and rings on a black LP. Every time I see one, I want it. But I must always remind myself i have a Goldtop and no justification to own 2 LP's. That's the only thing holding me back!
     
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  20. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    I have close to 50 guitars and basses. First Squier I bought in 1983, black. Then in 2014 a black VM Jaguar bass special. Then an used ‘10 Cyclone. So 3 out of 50? Eh
     
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