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music trivia: guitars

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Which guitar company, originally based in Kalamazoo Michigan, makes the Les Paul ?
Gibson
What guitar manufacturer was given a boost when John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney all used instruments from them? Lemmy, Susanna Hoffs, Peter Buck, Cliff Burton, Joe Walsh, Johnny Marr, Paul Weller and Mike Mills were also known to play this brand famous for it's chiming, jangly sound.
Rickenbacker
Which guitar brand was favored by Chet Atkins, Mike Nesmith (on The Monkees TV show), Eddie Cochran, and Chuck Berry? Model names include; The Country Gentleman, The White Falcon, and the Tennessean.
Gretsch
What premier acoustic guitar company, headquartered in Nazareth Pennsylvania, made innovations such as the "dreadnaught" body style.
Martin
What is the name resonator guitar makers, the Dopyera Brothers, gave to their company? It has come to be used generically for resonator guitars in general.
Dobro
What company produces the Telecaster and the Stratocaster? Track one on Weezer's 2017 album Pacific Daydream references a Mexican one.
Fender
What is the Gibson guitar model favored by Lonnie Mack, Dave Davies and Albert King? It has no actual capacity for becoming autonomously airborne.
Flying V
Which acoustic guitar maker created a soundboard innovation by replacing the single large sound hole in the center of the guitar with 22 smaller sound holes in the upper chamber of the guitar body? Players and endorsers of this brand of guitar have included; Larry Coryell, Melissa Ethridge, Bob Marley, Al Di Meola, Kaki King, and Glen Campbell.
Ovation
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What is the anglicized name Bernardo Chavez Rico chose to use for his guitar company?
B.C. Rich
What Japanese guitar brand (with a Spanish name) has signature models endorsed by Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, George Benson and Pat Metheny?
Ibanez
What is the name, "mad-scientist" Eddie Van Halen gave to his home-modified guitar pieced together with his favorite parts of different guitars?
Frankenstrat
What is the name of the guitar Pat Metheny commisioned from luthier Linda Manzer, requesting that it have "as many strings as possible" (it has 42)? It was given a suitably artistic sounding name.
Pikasso
Another name for a double coil pick-up, what is the name of the device invented to cancel out the interference (aka "hum") that was common in electric guitars with single coil pick-ups? They are associated with Les Pauls, but are used by many manufacturers.
Humbucker
What is the name of Willie Nelson's nylon strung classical style guitar? It's named after a famous singing cowboy's horse.
Trigger
What was the four word political message Woody Guthrie had on his guitar?
This Machine Kills Fascists
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Level 15
Jun 15, 2018
This is very difficult. If I knew a little more about guitars I am sure I would enjoy it even more.
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Level 62
Jun 16, 2018
I know it's a little challenging, but a lot of the geography quizzes are too. Maybe I'll try making a slightly less difficult guitar quiz.