Your favorite guitar body shapes - What are they?

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  1. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    My favorite shapes are based on looks though I have played all of them and find them mega comfortable and a joy to play.

    PRS DC - This is the shape I play 99.9% of the time. To me it's the sexiest and the most comfortable of all.

    PRS 1980 - Emil's black sparkle 1980 makes me want to find one on the cheap and call PTC. Love symmetricalness.

    PRS JA-15 - I dream of one with a wrap around bridge. If I don't score a production model first I will own one eventually.

    Music Man EVH - I loved these guitars. They knocked these out of the park. One of my favorite headstock shapes too.

    Most of my favorites are PRS which should come as no surprise.

    What are your favorite shapes? Are they your favorites for look or feel or both?
     
  2. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    PRS SC58
    Les Paul Standard
     
  3. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    SC58 here, too.
     
  4. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    PRS DC.
    Santana/Westy

    Everything else is....blah.
     
  5. Goldtop

    Goldtop A Top (and Heart) of Gold

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    I like the Les Paul shape, along with the single cutaway and double cutaway Junior versions. I love the Gibson Explorer/Hamer Standard shape too. PRS-wise, I like the DC (DGT), the single cutaways (Stripped 58 and SE One), and the original Santana. I've owned some Fenders in the past, but I never had one that felt all that comfortable to me. Plus, they just didn't 'do it' for me. I've seen and played some great Strats, but they're just not my ideal guitar.

    Most other brands, not too interested...

    Lloyd
     
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  6. wilerty

    wilerty Geezer

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    McCarty ...
     
  7. yankeebulldog

    yankeebulldog I don't like to get that specific

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    Always liked the Mockingbird as a body shape but never cared for the way the guitars played or sounded. For PRS, the singlecut.
     
  8. aduayer

    aduayer Zomb!e One, DFZ

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    PRS' SC, Tele and Jazz Master. But the Jackson's Chris Broderick Soloist is growing on me too.
     
  9. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    Strat- perfection.......I wish I could have one that had a PRS neck and playability.

    Explorer

    PRS double cut
     
  10. jfine

    jfine New Member

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    Fender Stratocaster--the ultimate combination of aesthetics and function
    PRS DC--a modern classic
    Gibson SG--elegant and quintessentially Gibson
    Gibson Flying V--cool-looking, but not comfortable for me to play!
    Gibson reverse Firebird--not ergonomic for me either, but, darn, they look cool!
    Fender Telecaster--just because they sound so good, but not quite as pretty as a Strat
    Rickenbacker double-bound 360--unique and classy
    Vox Phantom--awful guitars, but cool Picasso-esque aesthetic
    If mandolins count--Gibson F-5
     
  11. docbennett

    docbennett Banned

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    My favorite shape has to be the Flying Vee.
     
  12. crgtr

    crgtr Zombie Eight - DFZ

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    LP style's for me. I love my Stripper & my R7. Also very "at home" with a tele. I do have some big love for my Epi 58 Flying V too!
     
  13. Albrecht Smuten

    Albrecht Smuten Nine of Hearts

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    If I wasn't completely faithful to PRS (any model as long as it has pointy headstock), my second choice would be ESP LTD F50. Because of the pointy body. I like pointy. (but not B.C.Rich pointy)
     
  14. RichardJ

    RichardJ New Member

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    My first love will always be the Strat, it's just so curvy. I like the way a Les Paul wraps around you. Controversially one of the nicest guitars I ever had was an Ibanez S series, lightweight, curvy and the wizard necks are so comfortable to play on. Actually more controversially I have a couple of Parker Niteflys, I love every aspect of their design.
     
  15. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    doublecut PRS
    Stratocaster
    Telecaster (especially with arm/belly contours)

    The Les Paul or Singlecut shapes feel awkward to me and don't balance right on me. Plus, they just look unbalanced.
     
  16. clcwarlock

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    PRS Double Cut for me and also Warlock.
     
  17. frankb56

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    Here's Mine :p
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  18. jfb

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    Quite a bit of variety going on here. Interesting.

    I also think it is a cool shape, but I've played a few and they've all been neck dive city. I couldn't take it.

    Tele and Jazzmaster are good ones. Every so often I miss my Jazzmaster until I look over at my flock of birds.
     
  19. Mikegarveyblues

    Mikegarveyblues Cream Crackered

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    Cheeky!

    I love the Strats shape more than any other (But it hs to be accompanied by the traditional Fender headstock).

    The SC58 is lovely it has to be said.
     
  20. swede71

    swede71 Tja ba!Läget?

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    I love PRS custom,Fender strat and Gibson flying v.They are all comfy for me playing both sitting and standing up.
     
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