Cool Guitars

So, just what is a cool guitar? Ask any guitarist and they will all have a different opinion depending on their style of play, colour and shape preferences, so we will never get agreement. But we reckon a cool guitar is one that looks good on stage (so that the audience think you must be good to play one of those) and is something a fellow guitarist wouldn’t mind owning or playing. And it has to be affordable so we can all get one. Make sense?

On that basis we all agreed here at YourNextGuitar that the following met the criteria, in no particular order, and with the proviso that we can add more at anytime:

Fiesta Red Strat
The one that started it all in the ‘50’s – many a guitarist fell in love with this exotic guitar at first sight

Orange (or white or green and possibly blue) Gretsch
You’ll always look cool with a Gretsch hollowbody

Epiphone Casino – Sunburst is best but the new blak and blu signature also looks good to us
The Beatles made this one cool (and probably did the same for Rickenbacker and Gretsch…)

Ricky? Yes, please, Fireglo? Yes, please. 360, 330 or 620? We don’t mind…

White Les Paul
The original ‘bling’ guitar – white with gold hardware. An alternative would be a black one, with three pickups…a la Frampton

Danelectro ‘59M
Quirky, original construction and great colours. Cool blue? Yes, please

I am sure that we could include many more, but how about the Fender Cabronita Tele (black with white pickguard), Gibson Firebird (purple please), Fender Jaguar…