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What is the best guitar design?

►Cesar◄ 2008/03/03 20:19:07
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  • EVH 2009/03/22 17:08:32
    None of the above
    EVH
    Eddie Van Halen Guitar
  • ►Cesar◄ EVH 2009/03/23 18:51:42
  • EVH EVH 2009/04/03 04:03:10
    EVH
    EVH GUITAR beets all
  • EVH EVH 2009/04/03 04:03:51
  • ►Cesar◄ EVH 2009/04/03 06:02:08
    ►Cesar◄
    it's a great one
  • RandomHero 2008/12/10 09:10:25
    None of the above
    RandomHero
    Schecter "House Of 1000 Corpses" schecter house 1000 corpses
  • ►Cesar◄ RandomHero 2008/12/10 20:10:07
    ►Cesar◄
    ok

    cool
  • Kazekami 2008/12/09 21:49:24 (edited)
    None of the above
    Kazekami
    Well... if we're talking the shape, things like "Tom Morello Guitar" and "Kirk Hammett guitar" or the "Joe Satriani Guitar" are the same shape... it's usually known as the "super strat" or the "soloist," in other words, a variation on the classic Fender body shape. Same for the "Zakk Wylde Guitar" and the "Slash Guitar," thats the classic Gibson-style single-cut.

    However, if we're talking design in a more total sense, then shape is only a small part. The other important aspects then become things like pickups, i.e.humbuckers or single coils, and their combinations. On that note, every guitar listed here is a two humbucker pickup design. Another important feature is bridge, whether this is a fixed bridge (like on the Gibsons) or a floating tremolo bridge (the Floyd Rose, for example, on the Morello guitar and the Hammetts) makes a big difference to sound and playing option. Guitar necks are also important, whether the neck profile is a D shape, C, or V, thin, round, wide at the nut, and of course, 24 fret or 22 fret. Let's not forget the extremely vital issue of construction options, neck-through body, bolt on, or set neck. And then there are issues of wood choices...

    Guitar design is pretty complex, and goes far beyond which artist is using what. As there are a million and one factors involved, ...""

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    Well... if we're talking the shape, things like "Tom Morello Guitar" and "Kirk Hammett guitar" or the "Joe Satriani Guitar" are the same shape... it's usually known as the "super strat" or the "soloist," in other words, a variation on the classic Fender body shape. Same for the "Zakk Wylde Guitar" and the "Slash Guitar," thats the classic Gibson-style single-cut.

    However, if we're talking design in a more total sense, then shape is only a small part. The other important aspects then become things like pickups, i.e.humbuckers or single coils, and their combinations. On that note, every guitar listed here is a two humbucker pickup design. Another important feature is bridge, whether this is a fixed bridge (like on the Gibsons) or a floating tremolo bridge (the Floyd Rose, for example, on the Morello guitar and the Hammetts) makes a big difference to sound and playing option. Guitar necks are also important, whether the neck profile is a D shape, C, or V, thin, round, wide at the nut, and of course, 24 fret or 22 fret. Let's not forget the extremely vital issue of construction options, neck-through body, bolt on, or set neck. And then there are issues of wood choices...

    Guitar design is pretty complex, and goes far beyond which artist is using what. As there are a million and one factors involved, picking the "best" design is extremely subjective.

    In the end, it kinda comes a lot down to whether you just pick up and play one, or get into the science and art of it. If you just pick one up, none of it really matters beyond what works for you, but if you're after a certain sound and set of things you can do specifically with your guitar, then the answer is usually totally different.
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  • ►Cesar◄ Kazekami 2008/12/09 23:27:16
  • Kazekami ►Cesar◄ 2008/12/10 18:06:28
    Kazekami
    Pft more of the super strats. Tone on strats tends to be weak to my reckoning. Especially any strat with a floyd rose or floating bridge. They murder your tone by taking lots of wood out of the body, and strat bodies are thin to begin with, so you dont have much to lose.

    Les Paul's are nice, single-cuts have great tone... but... there are things WAY better than these as well. If you think someone's signature is the best, well... try to find some cool ones.

    Let me show you the true path. I'd say the best design ever made for both balance and playability, with totally unrestricted access to the highest frets is the Flying V. Not only is the design badass, but its tone is insane and the playability godly.

    And of all guitar companies, Dean makes some of the best V's period.

    Here's a real signature, Michael Schenker's.
    playability godly guitar companies dean period real signature michael schenkers

    This is also a great monster if you must have a floyd. I have two Razorback V's and I love both. dean period real signature michael schenkers monster floyd razorback love

    Or the most awesome graphic version out there (USA Custom only T,T):
    monster floyd razorback love awesome graphic version usa custom tt
  • ►Cesar◄ Kazekami 2008/12/10 20:19:01
    ►Cesar◄
    cool

    thanks
  • jay 2008/11/20 01:45:53
    Kirk Hammett Guitar
    jay
    Its pretty dang cool. kirk hammett guitar pretty dang cool
  • ►Cesar◄ jay 2008/11/20 16:46:58
    ►Cesar◄
    I haven't seen that one
  • thewrit 2008/10/03 20:32:42
    None of the above
    thewrit
    i like the joe satriani guitar

    joe satriani guitar
  • ►Cesar◄ thewrit 2008/10/03 22:54:47
    ►Cesar◄
    cool
  • Becca 2008/09/27 01:36:43
    Slash Guitar
    Becca
    less pauls are good, great
  • ►Cesar◄ Becca 2008/09/27 23:53:27
    ►Cesar◄
    There are a lot of Les Pauls
    les pauls
  • Becca ►Cesar◄ 2008/09/27 23:57:44 (edited)
    Becca
    yeah, i just wish i could aford one. they look sooo cool
  • ►Cesar◄ Becca 2008/09/28 00:03:54
    ►Cesar◄
    cool

    because me too
  • highflya x7 2008/09/08 23:34:24
    Synyster Gates Guitar
    highflya x7
    thaat will be AWESOME!
  • ►Cesar◄ highfly... 2008/09/08 23:36:25
    ►Cesar◄
    is
  • highfly... ►Cesar◄ 2008/09/08 23:37:21
    highflya x7
    what?
  • ►Cesar◄ highfly... 2008/09/08 23:39:58
    ►Cesar◄
    Why do you put that will be awesome?
  • VladmirL 2008/08/24 03:18:40
    Kirk Hammett Guitar
    VladmirL
    Gotta love ESP's...
  • ►Cesar◄ VladmirL 2008/08/25 21:48:22
    ►Cesar◄
    ESP's?
  • syn4life ►Cesar◄ 2008/09/01 02:43:42
    syn4life
    ESP guitars, they also provide guitars for Atreyu
  • ►Cesar◄ syn4life 2008/09/02 06:49:29
    ►Cesar◄
    ok
  • Lew 2008/08/01 22:50:35
    Slash Guitar
    Lew
    Les paul
  • mcrmariana 2008/07/30 09:03:30
    Zakk Wylde Guitar
    mcrmariana
    its defenetly between zakk wylde or slash.

    Gibson guitars are sooo sooooo amazing :D
  • ►Cesar◄ mcrmariana 2008/07/31 18:31:38
    ►Cesar◄
    I agree
  • Emily MCRmy [FTDM!!!!] 2008/05/08 22:19:22
    Zakk Wylde Guitar
    Emily MCRmy [FTDM!!!!]
    Simple yet awesome
  • JESTER576 2008/04/13 01:28:12
    None of the above
    JESTER576
    Well, i'm gonna say Karl Sanders KxK custom....it's so badass.

    Or Bo Diddlys rectanlge guitar.
  • Chamsy 2008/04/08 13:32:31
    None of the above
    Chamsy
    none of these are original designs of guitars
    they just look different in terms of the paint and the designs on them, nothing else
    no originality in them
  • Arel 2008/04/04 17:56:36
    None of the above
    Arel
    Gene Simmons' axe guitar!
  • ►Cesar◄ Arel 2008/04/04 19:30:29
    ►Cesar◄
    cool
  • Arel ►Cesar◄ 2008/04/08 13:34:24
    Arel
    Yeah. Gotta love it.
  • LeadMETALGutarist 2008/04/02 20:33:41
    Kirk Hammett Guitar
    LeadMETALGutarist
    kick ass axe
  • ►Cesar◄ LeadMET... 2008/04/03 00:59:43
    ►Cesar◄
    what?
  • Katie 2008/04/02 00:28:54
    None of the above
    Katie
    all suck balls big hairy ugly balls
  • ►Cesar◄ Katie 2008/04/02 04:54:35
    ►Cesar◄
    WTF is wrong with you ?

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