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  • What's The Next Big Guitar Fad?

    Seems like relics have been the big fad for the past 5 or so years. What's the next big fad going to be? Will it be dipping guitars in heavy poly syrup? Will bright neon colors from the 1980s make a comeback?

    What will be the next wave of fashion in guitars? Seems like there's been an uptick in the popularity of offsets by the non-Surf crowd.
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    Originally Posted by Mike Eldred, Fender Custom Shop


    The discussion about nitro (and many things on forums like these) is largely based on folklore, innuendo, and assumption that it "sounds better". Poppycock.

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    It's already happening, my friend. Went in to GC and nearly threw up. And I like ugly guitars!



    I hope that crackle and swirling comes back.
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    • #3
      non-japanese guys who are shocked by oddball japanese taste are pretty funny!


      as to guitar fads, its strings...lots of them

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      • #4
        Oh man, those are LOUD!
        ♪ Cats 'n' Strats, 'cause that's how I roll

        I Surf therefore I am.
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        Originally Posted by Mike Eldred, Fender Custom Shop


        The discussion about nitro (and many things on forums like these) is largely based on folklore, innuendo, and assumption that it "sounds better". Poppycock.

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        • #5
          Don't forget the neon strings!

          ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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            • #7
              I think the current fads are satin finishes, fender style offsets, telecasters in general and loads of strings.

              Next big thing will be whoever markets their product the hardest!
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              • #8
                I feel like I'm seeing a lot more people into Fender Offsets recently...Jags, Mustangs, Jazzmasters, etc. It's hip to dig the unloved Fender designs
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                • #9
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                  • #10
                    I feel like I'm seeing a lot more people into Fender Offsets recently...Jags, Mustangs, Jazzmasters, etc. It's hip to dig the unloved Fender designs
                    That's what I've been noticing. Xaviere, Agile, Fender AVRI, Fender MIM, Squier are all selling offsets.

                    Fortunately for me, this happens to be a trend I like because of my appreciation for Surf music.
                    ♪ Cats 'n' Strats, 'cause that's how I roll

                    I Surf therefore I am.
                    Strat Blender Pot Modification HERE






                    Originally Posted by Mike Eldred, Fender Custom Shop


                    The discussion about nitro (and many things on forums like these) is largely based on folklore, innuendo, and assumption that it "sounds better". Poppycock.

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                    • #11
                      80s pointy is next in line for sure. The retro fads always rotate in the order they first happened.

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                      • #12
                        All that 80's type stuff is becoming popular again for sure in general, but not much of the music is neon superstrat based kind of music.
                        You're welcome here if you're of the spirit to make a sound.

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                        • #13
                          The next big thing is going to be more computer integration into guitars. Many ludites will scoff at this and I'm sure I'll get **************** for even saying it but, while maybe they didn't do it "right" or well enough, Gibson was on the right track with the Robot guitar, Firebird X and Dusk Tiger. Whether you like it or not, the future is digital and the music industry is not going to keep itself outside of that.
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                          the player plays, but the instrument should inspire.

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                          • #14
                            I think offsets will countinue to be popular for a while, as will Teles. I wouldn't be surprised to see EMGs rise in popularity as amp modeling advances. I'd also expect other high-tech things to pop up, like more midi triggers, etc. A lot of people are making music/sampling things on their laptops like DJs. Guitars can start to be used as synths for that application, and if the technology is made for it, it could be big.
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                            • #15
                              The next big fad will be playing guitars instead of arguing about them on the internet.
                              Hold mah beer an' watch this!

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