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Simple question ..... what is the coolest non Gibson guitar ?

somebodyelseuk

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Gretsch 6120.
Coolest guitar bar none - only guitar ever made where everyone looks cools with one round their neck.

Other guitars do the job better, but none are cooler.

Alternatively, Ibanez ICEman is fairly breezy.
 

57gold

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If the OP was asking about "Gibson Style", it is this:

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Otherwise it is a tie between a 1956 Mary Kay Strat and a 1950 Broadcaster.
 

Morlock

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BC Rich guitars, Warlock's, Mockingbird's. I can't think of another manufacturer that has come up with unique designs rather than rip off LP's, Strat's, Explorer's, V's etc. Most of BC's designs are unique. I like pointy guitars.
 

Vics53

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I've always thought Eddie Van Halens white/black and Bumblebee Strats were some of the coolest looking guitars ever. Pretty cool how he took a body shape that everybody knows and totally turned it into something that became so "him."

I would never want one, but I do admire his inventiveness.
 

57gold

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That reminds me of the first electric I played, was our drummer's older brother's guitar and he "went acoustic", so he lent it to me for a while.

Looked cool, easy to play, but the pick ups were weak and I had no $s for a boost pedal. Could never figure out what to do with all of the switches, the markings were worn off.

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Joined the LP club in 1973 with a Deluxe, and then swapped out the mini hum buckers with P90s from a 1956 GT that got PAFs. Strong pick ups and I got some leads to play as a result.
 

IMMUSICRULZ

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I would probably say the Paul Reed Smith Alex Lifeson signature model acoustic guitar.

Sure, most everyone on the LPF can't play the opening to A Farewell To Kings to save their life, but it's worth owning a guitar by the Rush man himself.
 

Wilko

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Strats get that in between sound I don't get from anything else.

But, I'm always hitting that pickup switch when its on neck pos, I cant lean on the bridge without throwing the guitar out of tune, and why is that darn volume there? I'm always hitting it. Other than that... :)
My bridges are all on the deck. Press on 'em all you want. Saddles nice and high for easy good palm-muting. Neck tone control moved to bridge pickup. Hitting the volume knob? yeah, but also wrapping my pinky around it for cool swells and such.

Too common to be cool? like a Deuce coupe, a '57 chevy, or a good pair of jeans. That 1960 strat I posted will always be cool as hell.
 

rockabilly69

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I like this one. and it sounds great (Tyson Tone Lab Precious and Grace pickups)

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And this one is pretty cool too. Goboja Amplification MR2000 Dearmond style pickups, VIP Pots, Black Beauty PIO caps, 20:1 Gotoh 510 style tuners

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