Legendary Guitars

Everybody loves a guitar that looks pretty and sounds nice. Unless you don't like to rock. Here's a list of famous guitars and the people that played them.

James Hetfield of Metallica likes the heavy shit.

Angus Young  of AC/DC  giving himself devil bunny ears.

Slash. Drunk again.

Just The Facts

  1. Guitars are God's gift to music. Without them your music will sound like rap.
  2. Guitars are made famous by the hands that fondle.
  3. Having a cool guitar will draw attention away from yourself. Sometimes a good thing.

Guitars, the life blood of rock

Guitars play a vital role in rock, country, jazz, blues, and other styels of music. Many kids grow up playing air guitar jumping on their bed and pretending to be rocking out in front of thousands of screaming fans. Some of the best air guitar solos were never recorded or played in front of a live audience. However stuffed animals have many untold stories....

Many teens and 40 year old virgins progressed from air guitar to fake guitars. The video game Guitar Hero has replaced air guitars with plastic guitars in man's quest to rock. Unfortunately, no matter how well you've mastered the songs on Guitar Hero and Rock Band... YOU AREN'T PLAYING A REAL FUCKING GUITAR DOUCHEBAG! You do look cool though!....... nevermind, you don't.

Anyways, the following guitars are some of the most legendary guitars in music history. These guitars were made famous by some of the coolest drug addicted, ho slappin', alcoholic, attention starved dudes known today. Here are a few guitars to rock your pants off. In no particular order:

Gibson Les Paul

The Gibson Les Paul was created by.... get this shit.... Les Paul! The Gibson Guitar Company wanted a guitar that was freaking expensive and could play the brown note to full effect (ed. note-people would shit their pants when the brown note was played properly). The Gibson Les Paul was a solid body guitar. It was one of the first of it's time in the early1950's. Without Les Paul's guitar design, the electric kazoo would have become the instrument of choice in rock bands. Hmm.... that might be cool.

"No fucking electric kazoos!!!" Les Paul

Slash's guitar of choice is the Les Paul. Slash doesn't smash guitars. He just gets smashed.

Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin thought his guitar was a fiddle. Crazy.

Fender Stratocaster

Stratocasters are the most common guitars in rock. Go to see any crappy bar band and you will see someone playing this guitar.

This is the coolest looking guy ever. EVER!

Gibson Flying V

The Gibson Flying V was designed to give a more futuristic look in 1957. It looked reminded people of a flying flock of seagulls in the shape of a V. Thus the name. Flying V. It sold like shit when it first came out. It was discontinued in 1959. Several years later, well known guitarists Albert King, Lonnie Mack, Jimi Hendrix, and Dave Davies started playing the Flying V. People started giving a flying fuck about the guitar soon after this. Gibson reissued the guitar in 1967. It is stll popular today.

Kirk Hammett of Metallica plays guitar in front of the letter of the day.

Randy Rhodes of Ozzy Osbourne. "Polka your eyes out bitches!"

Fender Telecaster

The Fender Telecaster is a simplemade guitar. That's why old guys love it.

Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones throws out a hip and still rocks on!

Gibson SG

Angus Young of AC/DC plays this guitar. No one else that plays it matters. Or did.

Angus Young walking like a duck.

Gibson or ESP Explorer

James Hetfield.

Billy Gibbons at the Steers and Queers benefit concert in Texas.

Special Guitars

These guitars are special like the short bus. Just look at 'em.

Gibson ES-335

This guitar was made famous by Chuck Berry. Chuck Berry was one of the first true Guitar Heroes. Chuck was a master showman. He invented the Duck Walk, which was later ripped off by Angus Young and Marty McFly.

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B.B. King uses the same guitar but doesn't do the duck walk. He's much too obese.

Rickenbacker

Fender Mustang, Fender Jaguar and it's baby.

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Fender Redesign * (Musicmaster + Duo-Sonic) = Fender Mustang

The Fender Mustang was introduced in 1964 as a redesign of Fender's student models the Music Master and Sonic Duo. In the 1960's the Fender Mustang was used in mainly in surf music and in garage bands. It attained cult status in the 1990's as a result of use in alternative bands (ed note- in the 90's almost all mainstream rock music was considered alternative).

The Fender Jaguar was introduced in 1962. Like the Fender Mustang it gained popularity in the surf music scene. Again in the 1990's the Jaguar gained popularity in the grunge and alternative music scene. Bands like Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., ans Smash Mouth used these crappy little musical beasts. Players with small hands preferred the Jaguar and Mustang. If somone could only combine these two toy-like guitars.... hmmmm.......

Fender Jag-Stang. In the mid 90's, Kurt Cobain of Nirvana designed a hybrid of the Fender Mustang and Jaguar. Basically he took two polaroids of each guitar, cut up the pictures and pasted the pictures together to make the guitar he wanted. He made some additional mod's and submitted the idea to Fender. They totally bought it. Kurt wasn't entirely satisfied with the result and tweaking began. Kurt died in 1994. Fender cashed in on his death and issued the Jag-Stang in 1995. Nirvana fans are the main consumer of this guitar.