There are in my opinion several archetypes of guitar– guitarchetypes if you will– that I believe any serious collector can justify to whomever. As in bicycles, the correct number of guitars in a collection is always n+1, where n is the current number of guitars. But I could imagine that the cornerstones of any collection would be as follows:

  • Flat Top Acoustic
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Fender Telecaster
  • Gibson Les Paul
  • Gibson ES335

These five represent to my mind the major categories of guitar that have shaped rock’n’roll since the 1950s. I am going to expand on this in subsequent posts.


4 thoughts on “Guitarchetypes

  1. A Velominati reference – nice! does a similar rule book exist for guitar owners? It should. After my Condor sale, my bike collection is down to n and it feels wrong.

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