Top 10 Most Recognizable Guitars

Blender Magazine selected a Top 28 of the Most Recognizable Guitars: The Top 10: 01 Jimi Hendrix - Fender Stratocaster 02 Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen) - Frankenstrat 03 Elvis Presley - Martin D-28 Acoustic 04 Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) - Gibson SG Double Neck 05 Paul McCartney - Hofner Violin Bass 06 Prince - Purple Glyph Symbol Guitar 07 Willie Nelson - Trigger 08 Bo Diddley - The Big B 09 Jack White - 1964 J.B. Hutto Montgomery Airline 10 B.B. King – Lucille (Gibson ES-355) Blender magazine noted: Presley's primary guitar was a 1955 Martin D-28 acoustic featuring a mahogany neck and black and white panel inlays, lightweight for extra hip-swiveling. Factoid: Presley was known for strumming his guitar brutally hard during live shows. To combat this, his road crew brought multiple sets of strings to all gigs. Shining Moment: Looking to accommodate a "larger" sound (a guitarist's lament that persists to this day), Presley upgraded from the Martin D-18 to a D-28 just in time for his historic 1956 tour of American venues and popular prime-time television shows.
Source: Various / Updated: Dec 4, 2007 
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Matt W (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 6, 2007report abuse
Presumably by "road crew" they are referring to Elvis himself or even Scotty & Bill.
Michael.W. (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 5, 2007report abuse
and where's buddy holly? i don't understand these lists
Narek (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 5, 2007report abuse
Lucille should be #1
Lou A (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 5, 2007report abuse
Interesting they chose this particular Elvis guitar. He actually favored the Gibson J200 and he had several of those through the years. Good to see Elvis on the list though.

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