Incredibly shit drawings of guitars

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Something I have grown to love over the years is the ineptitude of a large fraction of artists when faced with the challenge of drawing a guitar. This image from the "real people in comics" rekindled the love, but I want to see what you've got.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lyNSe4WVBkQ/UxM5CHKioMI/AAAAAAAABYE/58G-NXib_ks/s1600/2014-03-01+17.04.20.jpg

startled macropod (MatthewK), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 05:08 (three years ago) link

god the warp on that neck

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 05:44 (three years ago) link

Holy hell, that thing must weigh like twenty pounds.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 05:46 (three years ago) link

maybe the guitar is a transformer too!

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 05:48 (three years ago) link

The sax looks like a bit of a mouthful.

lana del boy (ledge), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 09:20 (three years ago) link

https://goo.gl/images/d6ztf9

pre millennial tension (uptown churl), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 23:49 (three years ago) link

Whoops sorry for no embed :/

pre millennial tension (uptown churl), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 23:49 (three years ago) link

Try again Pablo, huh.
These are WAY harder to find than I ewxpected.
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/JroAAOSwhcJWMeu0/s-l1600.jpg

startled macropod (MatthewK), Thursday, 1 March 2018 11:29 (three years ago) link

I went looking for Hard Rock Comics because I remember how terrible their art was. But the one thing they seemed to get within spitting distance of 'not bad' was guitars.

how's life, Thursday, 1 March 2018 11:32 (three years ago) link

gotta be a load of archie comics panels that would fit the bill

andrew m., Thursday, 1 March 2018 14:51 (three years ago) link

actually a quick GIS shows them to be ... not incredibly shit.

andrew m., Thursday, 1 March 2018 14:52 (three years ago) link

This could also fit in the thread "Incredibly shit drawings of Meatloaf".

https://mindlessthefirst.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/img612.jpg

chap, Thursday, 1 March 2018 14:57 (three years ago) link

oh damn, how did I forget that one?

how's life, Thursday, 1 March 2018 15:05 (three years ago) link

I remember it making zero sense as a child, and the same is true today.

chap, Thursday, 1 March 2018 15:13 (three years ago) link

there are some pretty off-model looking ones in Marvel's The Beatles Story comic from 1978

https://13thdimension.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/01-beatles1.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/lNGhp04.png

soref, Thursday, 1 March 2018 17:29 (three years ago) link

Five tuning keys, three tuning pegs, no pickups, no strings, three knobs.

http://cartoonresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Josie_and_the_Pussycats344.jpg

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Thursday, 1 March 2018 17:34 (three years ago) link

Some kind of weird three-stringed swordfish.

http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/jabberjaw_and_friends.PNG

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Thursday, 1 March 2018 17:37 (three years ago) link

Jabberjaw is set in 2076 though, that might be a very accurate depiction of what 2076 guitars will look like for all you know

swordfish guitar is cool as fuck anywayi

soref, Thursday, 1 March 2018 17:43 (three years ago) link

This thread is just reminding me that as a kid it was impossible for me to ignore how cartoon drumming was never in sync with the music. I was so bothered by it. Lazy animators.

Evan, Thursday, 1 March 2018 22:31 (three years ago) link

Comic book Beatles all playing Japanese copies of their own guitars.

Three Word Username, Friday, 2 March 2018 06:46 (three years ago) link

See, that has it's problems, but it's not the worst. It's recognizably a telecaster, whereas Keith looks like Alice Cooper from Prince of Darkness and the part of Mick Jagger is being played by a child of Dagon.

R.I.P. Todd Loren.

how's life, Friday, 2 March 2018 12:33 (three years ago) link

four months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiDrt_kU8AARZVq.jpg

seen on this twitter account: https://twitter.com/panelpulp

soref, Saturday, 14 July 2018 11:36 (three years ago) link

http://viz.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Screen-Shot-2014-10-03-at-16.06.28.png
not really shit, but good!

calzino, Saturday, 14 July 2018 11:44 (three years ago) link

Such a long winded journey to the obvious punchline, but well worth it.

Visibly Over 25 (snoball), Saturday, 14 July 2018 12:15 (three years ago) link

YVOORG

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 14 July 2018 14:12 (three years ago) link

looks like a pear that someone tried to string

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 14 July 2018 14:58 (three years ago) link

https://imgur.com/cNeoyox.jpg

Just sighted. Perfectly fine, just needs an inexpensive bridge repair.

mick signals, Saturday, 14 July 2018 16:05 (three years ago) link

What the actual fuck @ dinsdale's last contribution. Those look like they're made out of cardboard and colored in with crayons. And the guitars are terrible looking too.

(V) (°,,,,°) (V) (Austin), Saturday, 14 July 2018 17:33 (three years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/nb1Deym.png

soref, Saturday, 14 July 2018 18:09 (three years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/5cCXk9F.png

soref, Saturday, 14 July 2018 18:10 (three years ago) link

Yeah that’s pretty bad.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Saturday, 14 July 2018 18:15 (three years ago) link

not entirely clear what the drummer is aiming for with his sticks or doing with his feet either.

lana del boy (ledge), Saturday, 14 July 2018 18:36 (three years ago) link

Drawings of drums are generally pretty bad too, and drums are usually just cylinders! You'd think that someone who studied drawing would have a basic idea about forms.

nonsensei (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 14 July 2018 21:45 (three years ago) link

Like his bandmate Pete Townshend, John Entwistle played the 10-string guitar. Unlike Townshend, he was left-handed.

https://img.discogs.com/iLRUmufmUPkIQ4bzQrEJdaoYJjw=/fit-in/600x598/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-991282-1181559387.jpeg.jpg

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 14 July 2018 21:54 (three years ago) link

Best thread ever

Pwn Goal Picnic (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 14 July 2018 22:10 (three years ago) link

Why does this cyber-tittied horselady have a fretless bass for a right arm? Passable likeness, shit context.

http://www.maidenthebeast.com/archivos/albums/metal/metal-for-muthas-front-m.jpg

Category: Animist Rock (Matt #2), Saturday, 14 July 2018 22:49 (three years ago) link

See, that has it's problems, but it's not the worst. It's recognizably a telecaster, whereas Keith looks like Alice Cooper from Prince of Darkness and the part of Mick Jagger is being played by a child of Dagon.

Haha, I think it’s worst on here... look at the angles of the neck and headstock! It’s clear the artist drew Keith’s hands first, and then very awkwardly tried to work in the gtr.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Saturday, 14 July 2018 22:50 (three years ago) link

fwiw I think that is actually Bill Wyman’s head on Keith’s body.

Pwn Goal Picnic (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 14 July 2018 23:21 (three years ago) link

I thought Ron Wood myself. Also loving the shoes and "pirate legs", reminds me of how Han Solo was drawn in the original Star Wars adaptation.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Saturday, 14 July 2018 23:55 (three years ago) link

uh the guitar is good i guess but the rest is ...

http://everygamernews.com/wp-content/plugins/RSSPoster_PRO/cache/7305e_spiderpunk.jpg

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 15 July 2018 00:07 (three years ago) link

I've seen worse!

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Sunday, 15 July 2018 00:08 (three years ago) link

haha yes indeed

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 15 July 2018 00:10 (three years ago) link

I knew that the po-faced absurdity of DC Comics would not fail me

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/cb/ec/91/cbec91c1f017a34b6c523d5401f96feb.jpg

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 15 July 2018 00:15 (three years ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/X6G8phh.jpg

☮️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 18:05 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/J8QJJvy.jpg

☮️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 18:09 (one year ago) link

So many good details! Appropriate number of strings, p90 pickups, a bigsby tailpiece.

Then you got the instrument cable coming out of the lower horn.

☮️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 18:11 (one year ago) link

(from the Be Cool Scooby Doo episode, 'Screama Donna')

☮️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 18:11 (one year ago) link

ahahah I was looking at that like 'hey looks pretty good!' then saw the cable lmfao

flappy bird, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 18:21 (one year ago) link

Cross posted from the incredibly shit drawings of Shaggy thread

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 18:31 (one year ago) link

Beat me to it!

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 18:51 (one year ago) link

Shaggy & Scoob look like they've changed stimulants over the years

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 19:43 (one year ago) link

Daphne changed as well in that show, to be fair

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/NQ_vOFX5t5o/hqdefault.jpg

☮️ (peace, man), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 21:42 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

From the 67 Fender catalogue. C'mon, you had *one job*.
https://i.imgur.com/ohh0mMk.jpg

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 13:11 (one year ago) link

it was 1967, i imagine a fair proportion of guitar players were used to seeing all kinds of psychedelic weirdness when they looked down at their fretboard at that time

Longhorn tele

peace, man, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 13:17 (one year ago) link

ah yes, with the optional angled Strat headstock

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 3 June 2020 13:21 (one year ago) link

More than anything, the left hand placement and "activity" is just a disaster. I don't think the rest of the guitar is that bad actually, I mean there's six tuning pegs, it looks like a Jag with a glandular problem more than anything.

flappy bird, Monday, 15 June 2020 04:51 (one year ago) link

picking that high E string with his thumb while shredding some sick hammer-ons

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 15 June 2020 09:21 (one year ago) link

for real that is a Telecaster body he's apparently trying to stab with a Strat neck - one cutaway, control plate with knobs and switch in a line. Art guy you're doing an illustration for the FUCKING FENDER catalogue, how do you get their two iconic models jumbled up?

assert (MatthewK), Monday, 15 June 2020 12:25 (one year ago) link

haha yeah I mean if that was just some drawing in a magazine it's whatever but the fucking catalogue guy can't even get it right lol

flappy bird, Monday, 15 June 2020 19:38 (one year ago) link

is there a thread for particularly egregious examples of actors faking playing guitar? Drives me insane. rewatched I'm Not There fairly recently-- Christian Bale, naturally, could clearly play. Cate Blanchett, meanwhile, does this shit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4S5JKBUYHs

flappy bird, Monday, 15 June 2020 19:41 (one year ago) link

I am willing - just barely - to allow that the Fender catalog illustrations were meant to be impressionistic on purpose. Otherwise they could just have used photographs. So including elements of several iconic guitar designs could have either been acceptable, or even desired.

Okay, Boomerang (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 15 June 2020 19:56 (one year ago) link

Same artist upthread does feature-correct but wonky renditions of 4 similar models tho

assert (MatthewK), Monday, 15 June 2020 21:06 (one year ago) link

Longhorn tele

― peace, man, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:17 AM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

ah yes, with the optional angled Strat headstock

― an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:21 AM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

this is basically what Fender is doing with its "Parallel Universe" series

https://www.adorama.com/images/Large/fe176032703.jpg

True, he or she was just a visionary

assert (MatthewK), Monday, 15 June 2020 23:44 (one year ago) link

also Fender were doing Strat headstock on Tele back in 1972
https://images.reverb.com/image/upload/s--nXKyF_Uf--/f_auto,t_supersize/v1566580144/lagtqvbe5cnnhb7py92j.png

assert (MatthewK), Monday, 15 June 2020 23:46 (one year ago) link

been looking for a 70s tele deluxe for a long time.

Spottie, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 00:00 (one year ago) link

man i want a tele deluxe.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 00:15 (one year ago) link

heh heh heh
https://i.imgur.com/frkYKE0.jpg

assert (MatthewK), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 00:18 (one year ago) link

those Vox amps rule so much

flappy bird, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 01:35 (one year ago) link

best practice amps ever

flappy bird, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 01:35 (one year ago) link

I'd heard they were good then one came up locally for $50 and I figured OK, let's give it a shot, then I plugged in and O_O

assert (MatthewK), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 01:47 (one year ago) link

(that's a 1975 Greco special-order, for the curious)

assert (MatthewK), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 01:47 (one year ago) link

dammit you guys, this thread is for incredibly shit guitars, not incredible guitars.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 02:36 (one year ago) link

I don't get the point of a Tele with humbuckers. Isn't the original design's distinctive single-coil sound whole point of having one, at least nowadays? That's why I own a Strat and an SG.

Soz (Not Soz) (Vast Halo), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 11:52 (one year ago) link

* the whole point

Soz (Not Soz) (Vast Halo), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 11:52 (one year ago) link

I have a Tele with singles too, but these pickups are like glassy Fender neck pickups more than PAFs.
Plus Teles are nicer to play and indestructible.

assert (MatthewK), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 12:44 (one year ago) link

I honestly have never worried about destroying any of my guitars

those teles with the neck humbucker but the trad single coil in back are a nice combo

Plus Teles are nicer to play

Nicer to play than what?

Soz (Not Soz) (Vast Halo), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 13:19 (one year ago) link

those teles with the neck humbucker but the trad single coil in back are a nice combo

Yeah, it's a reasonable compromise. Plus, for whatever reason, they look like less of an abomination than a Fat Strat. (shudders)

Soz (Not Soz) (Vast Halo), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 13:29 (one year ago) link

When you get into the details of the original Fender WR humbucker pickup design from the 70s, there's something to the original copper/nickel/iron magnets in them that's tonally separate from other humbuckng pickups of the era and completely different from the HBs that Fender uses now.
https://reverb.com/news/dont-fence-me-in-the-fender-wide-range-humbucker-family

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 19 June 2020 21:26 (one year ago) link

Yep - the idea was to use a machineable ferromagnetic alloy so that you could have magnet polepieces (the Fender sound) but they could also be screwed up and down (a humbucker principle, since Seth Lover did both these and the Gibson PAFs). CuNiFe is machineable with a screw thread (AlNiCo would chip and shatter), but wasn't commercially available after the 70s so they stopped using it. Demand from the boutique pickup market brought it back maybe 5 years ago?

assert (MatthewK), Friday, 19 June 2020 23:32 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

That awful poster with Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc

peace, man, Monday, 21 September 2020 16:30 (ten months ago) link

WYRD STALLYNS

assert (MatthewK), Tuesday, 22 September 2020 07:56 (ten months ago) link

nine months pass...

Listened to Eric Gale yesterday, and while this isn't *that* bad, it's off enough to trigger my OCD.

https://img.discogs.com/HfuSDC72GDjjM0hK5L7eoKOl5KU=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(webp):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-621401-1322586810.jpeg.jpg

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 15:19 (three weeks ago) link

Kind of gets worse as it gets into the body, also looks like the artist gave up on the picking hand.

How's that record?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 15:24 (three weeks ago) link

I love that you used to be able to send away for a glossy art print of many Kudu/CTI titles.

And while I love Gale's playing, this one gets too smooth in places for me (Bob James arranged and plays keys.)

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 15:33 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah I get it. Stuff is always on the border for me and sometimes crosses the line.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 15:46 (three weeks ago) link

baffled by city worker's - is smoking dude an Australian yob checking out McCartney and deciding he wants to play the Hendrix model Hofner bass? And where is his body?

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 18:36 (three weeks ago) link

That Australian Rock painting would fit in nicely on the "swagger of Oasis" picture thread.

I Advance Masked (Vast Halo), Tuesday, 13 July 2021 19:02 (three weeks ago) link


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