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I Named My Les Pauls Today

tybone

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I decided to name my Les Pauls today. Not sure why but, if forced to guess, I got tired of referring to them as "The Goldtop and The Standard" and I've really bonded with these to instruments after being Fender-thusiast for decades.

So let it be decreed that, from this day forward, my 2011 Gold Top LPD with P-90s shall be called Hal.
And the, 2007 Ebony Standard shall be called Bonnie.

Do any of you name your guitars?
 

El Gringo

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Oh yeah . I name them after girls . Like Alexis, Alexa, Brandi, Julia, Jenna , Lisa, India, Elsa, Dakota,.
 

Doc1900

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Yeah, my 2007 '57 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty is the Shady Lady in memory of my ex-wife's felony conviction for embezzlement, and the 1973 Black Beauty I sold to marry that... person.
 

Nick-O

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Onesimus, Hammy and Zee...I have a '63 MM that I am still getting to know....be just now he's the old chap.
 

tybone

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Yeah, my 2007 '57 Les Paul Custom Black Beauty is the Shady Lady in memory of my ex-wife's felony conviction for embezzlement, and the 1973 Black Beauty I sold to marry that... person.
Wow, we've got creative folks here. No surprise being musicians 'eh.
Doc and Rock, if I were to follow your lead I'd name my next guitar Bitchy Mc'Bitchface.
 

jrgtr42

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Some of my guitars have been named - others haven't.
I've found that you really can't force it; it's got to be a reason or it has to suggest itself.
I've tried forcing it and it just doesn't stick.
 

cincyguitar

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If I named all of my 10 guitars....I would never remember them all....but my Fave LP is called Red
 

Peter M

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Just like my dog, each one of my LPs has multiple names, dictated by my mood. For instance my Ebony Classic: Eb, Ebs, Ebby, E.B., Ebster, Ebsicle, & Oreo. :giggle:
 

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MojoJones

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Oddly enough after coming up with girls' names that never felt quite right... I scrapped that idea and decided to name them after cuts of meat.

Fatback

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and T-Bone

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rockabilly69

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I don't typically name guitars, but forum member Professortwang named my two Gibson L5s guitars. The Cherryburst is "Olga", the Fireburst is "Helga"...

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Another friend of mine named my Gibson ES-125 the "69 Chevelle" when he heard the serious rumble I was getting out of that thing one night at a local club.

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Another friend named my Zemaitis Disctop "The Machine" after hearing some brutal slide guitar tones coming from this one...

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I did name one of my guitars myself though, and that's my R0. I call it "Crack Baby"! When I first got it, it had a very fine crack in the back that ran almost the whole length of the body, so I sent it to RS guitarworks, who opened it up a bit, squirted a little hide glue in there, and the clamped it till it was good as new. It
is a killer R0 and the one in my avatar!

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