Why do all guitars look like their straight out of the 50s or are gaudy shit? Is there good contemporary guitar design?
All guitars look like gaudy 50s shit because once they were made in the 1950s, we just stuck with it. Now the word "traditional" is a virtue for a guitar to possess
the latter part of the video discusses this. i gotchu if u meant how the fuck the start relates
This is going to be my next.
Haven't decided yet if I'm going to keep my Strat as well or sell it to cover the cost of the G&L.
well i wouldnt say you reach the electronic ceiling with squiers. i dont think any of them come with nice caps but they are really solid in most cases. nothing to shake a stick at maybe save the bullet and the affinity line
If youre talking about body design, there are people doing their own thing, but honestly they either look cool or complete shit.
about tone woods, for me it more about the difference in feel. a neck and fretboard made of maple feels different than mahogany and rosewood/ebony.
my les paul is a lot more darker sounding than my strat with humbuckers and there are reasons.
in the end, its your money, buy whatever the fuck you want.
Second question piggybacking off the op. Why don't guitar companies integrate more tech into guitars? I doubt it would be hard to add something like a resonant multimode filter onto a guitar.
because this has never taken off. companies have been adding effects or other things into guitars since the 60s and its always failed comercially. i guess most recently theres that moog guitar and those ibanez ones with built in kaoss pads.
Im that Squier owner. And i am a bit butthurt
Let me explain to you why I love it
I am poor. I dont have alot of money. That is a valid reason for not owning a 2015 Fender Custom Shop
And anyways, my Squier is a MIM, which means Made in Mexico if you dont know. Most modern Squiers are made in the far east. This Squier was made with higher quality parts, better pickups, and the neck is phenomenal. I know many people search for these Squiers, take off the neck, and put them onto parts guitars.
Its silly to laugh at a guitarist for what they can afford
J Mascis, when he went to buy his first electric, could only afford a Jazzmaster, not a strat.
but you "i bought a $200 reverb from guitar center for christmas) fukcbois herald them as great guitars, the BEST guitars for a specific tone
Yet, those original musicians used them because they were shiffordable
And the old blues guys from the Delta. They didn't have shit, but EVERY rock/blues/metal musician owes them respect for revolutionizing guitar music
I LOVE my squier. It is great
Heel design. Awkward size, no body contours. Headstock construction.
>Les Paul, Telecaster
Heel design. No contours for body when sitting down. Bad headstock construction for Les Paul
Volume knob and pickup selector placement. Also a bad heel design.
There's other problems, but these are what I can remember
I know, but I'm just saying that these aren't "perfect guitars"
Im old as fuck and i have tons of guitars and some are 40 years and older. The best sounding guitars have the oldest pickups and by far sound the best and it ain't the wood. Design is entirely another thing. I have a parker fly and a few v's and an explorer designed in the 50's and i think they're of a radical design. Ive never broken and of my gibson headstocks and i toss them around quite a lot. One of my best sounding and playing guitars is my Hondo strat from the early 80's. Go figure. It's made of plywood! Just sayin'
Not to mention Mac Demarco bought the worst piece of shit he could find for $30 when he was 16, fixed it up a bit and still uses it.
And people think his tone is great.
i don't see what's wrong
pic related i own this cutie, japanese fender stratocaster
Actually Stratocasters (I don't know if jags and jazzmasters too) are made to perfectly fits bellow your chest. It's your problem you are dumb and you want your guitar to hang under the belt because you are big macho prick.
Because the guitarists in the bands you listen to are "muh vintage" hipsters. Look at metal, especially djent bands if you want to see new designs, which are actually mid-80s designs. The "powerstrat" or whatever you call it, I mean your standard ibanez/esp model, was the latest innovation in guitar design, since then nothing new and popular came up
Why do all "metal" guitars look like shit? The only exception I can think of is the Iceman.
B.C. Rich Mockingbird looks good to me
Wow, I totally forgot PRS. But they also haven't changed since the 80s. Never associated them with metalcore, they're more a classic/hard/prog rock and sometimes buttrock guitar. Metalcore bands use mostly Ibanez or ESP and Les Pauls
My new baby.. Schecter makes wonderful guitars, great design (bc rich are just awful, and i'm a metalhead)
So far all these designs suck. Dumping my shit.
you got all these from probably MIsha Mansor's facebook page or a related metalcore artist, didnt you anon? Its about time you act your age isnt it?
>good contemporary guitar design
there are lots, but if you think Fenders look dated, why don't you think that orchestral instruments, saxophones, etc. also look dated?
anyway, here's a modern rock guitar that would make industrial designers proud
It's a Mayones.
The Strandberg shape is objectively better, considering it's ergonomically designed.
Couldn't find a GG thread so I guess I'll ask my fellow guitar enthusiasts here.
In your opinion what's the best TRUE BYPASS Wah out there for around $150? If not less. Sick of my wah literally sucking the tone out of my rig 24/7.
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Better question is why the shape hasn't changed at all in almost 200 years. A strat is just one of these with a double cutaway. It's not very ergonomic and has no impact on the sound.