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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2015, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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What is your favorite guitar body shape?

Just curious, what are you guys/gals foavorite body shape? Do you prefer the graceful curves of vintage Strats, Teles or Les Pauls, or the more edgy looking shapes like BC Rich's lines or something like a jackson warrior? How about Explorers or 50's V's? Maybe you go another direction & like those 60's Teisco guitars.

For me my all time favorite guitar body shape is the Ibanez Iceman (even though it doesn't get a whole lot of love from others). From the first time I saw one hanging on the wall at the local guitar shop so many years ago I just fell in love with it. My first guitar was a squire strat to learn on but when my skills warrented an upgrade I went straight for the Iceman. I picked up a '95 IC300 brand new back in the day and never looked back. Even after all the different shape guitars I own and have designed & built I'm still drawn to the Iceman.

Going back to my question, what is your favorite guitar shape?
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2015, 12:58 PM
 
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Re: What is your favorite guitar body shape?

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post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2015, 02:42 PM
 
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Re: What is your favorite guitar body shape?

Visually, the Les Paul is beautiful. For playing, RG/Jem by far. I do have a soft spot for the Kelly though.
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post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2015, 05:26 PM
 
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Re: What is your favorite guitar body shape?

Ibanez JEM, RG, or Custom. Out of these, my favorite would be a black American Master MA2 that I have. The shape is nearly identical to my JEM 7V, but the cutout above the neck is slightly more.
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post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2015, 08:03 PM
 
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Re: What is your favorite guitar body shape?

Ibanez Radius....yeah the JS has the same body, but I prefer the Ultra neck
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post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2015, 08:42 PM
 
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Re: What is your favorite guitar body shape?

strat or super strat variation (incl rand, rg, jackson soloist)...d.m.
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post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-06-2015, 04:42 AM
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Re: What is your favorite guitar body shape?

RG, UV
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post #8 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-06-2015, 04:56 AM
 
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Re: What is your favorite guitar body shape?

RG .. just RG
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post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-06-2015, 04:57 AM
 
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Re: What is your favorite guitar body shape?

has to be the js for me
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post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-06-2015, 10:12 AM
 
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Re: What is your favorite guitar body shape?

The Les Paul is just so classic rock... but the RG shape is so iconic for modern rock. For pure playability and comfort, neither one just can touch the S and JS guitars!
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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-06-2015, 11:01 AM
 
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Re: What is your favorite guitar body shape?

Mmmh i mostly play superstrats and my favorites are definitely the Jem/RG and JS/Radius shape but i wouldnt say no to a San Dimas, and i also love Les Pauls, strats and teles, different guitars for different purposes i guess, my desired rig would be something like this:

-JS1200
-JS1000wh
-JS2410
-JEM77FP
-JEM7VSBL
-UV777MC
-UV7PWH
-RG2027
-RG3120
-Fender Stratocaster (Olympic white with maple fretboard)
-Fender Telecaster (Natural finish with maple fretboard)
-Gibson Les Paul (Goldtop, 50s neck)
-PRS P24 (light blue finish with a natural back and neck)

This is of course my "players" list, i'm not counting my "dream" guitars like JS2,JS3,JS4,JEM 777SK, JEM 2KDNA, 1959 Les Paul Standard, etc.
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post #12 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-06-2015, 01:39 PM
 
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Re: What is your favorite guitar body shape?

Definitely double-cut, super Strat a.k.a RG!! Truly love the super Strat shapes - so comfortable, well balanced and super hot looking. Paired with an inline pointy headstock, you can never go wrong
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post #13 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-09-2015, 09:38 AM
 
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Re: What is your favorite guitar body shape?

The pre-lawsuit ESP Explorer.
Then comes the Ken Lawrence Explorer.
Like a monkey wrench in the gears comes the traditional Les Paul.
Then the Gibson Explorer.. or Jackson Rhodes.
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post #14 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-10-2015, 12:26 PM
 
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Re: What is your favorite guitar body shape?

I've always loved Strat shapes the best - and RG's are basically hot sexy Strats - but lately I've acquired a few "S" guitars and they are really growing on me - so light and easy to handle yet they sound nice even though they don't have much mass
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post #15 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-10-2015, 12:53 PM
 
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Re: What is your favorite guitar body shape?

Some variation of Strat, the less overtly pointy the better. I also really like the JS body shape, though given the range of great takes on the Strat body over the years, it's tough to choose just one.
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