The Guitar by BringMoreLegos

Champion(s):

VenguswamyK
Semper Ubi Sub Ubi


Runner(s)-Up:

DFisher


Quiz Description

questions about the strange loud device called GUITAR

Full Results:

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1 VenguswamyK 503 98 15
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2 DFisher 434 95 15
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3 MatthewPearson 416 92 15
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4 WaltDog 395 89 15
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5 Palefire 385 86 15
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6 akambour 375 83 15
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7 BoyerA 352 80 15
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8 SingerJ2 348 77 15
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9 Mollmw 345 75 00
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10 IvixorB 315 72 15
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11 BarthR 295 69 00
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12 PorkChop 273 66 00
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14 StevenC 259 60 15
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15 MilgromM 217 57 15
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19 DixonD 195 45 15
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20 SorensonG 187 42 15
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21 HomerS 183 39 15
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22 AdamKing 182 36 15
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25 ElendilPickle 150 27 15
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Questions:

What is the term for a maker or modifier of guitars, derived from the name of an ancestral instrument?

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LUTHIER

There are most commonly 21, 22, or 24 of these on an electric guitar, though acoustic models may have fewer. What is the name of this component, which sets apart the guitar from a number of other stringed instruments?

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FRET

Many guitars are trimmed with inlays made from a naturally occurring iridescent substance called nacre. What is the common name of this shiny semi-organic material?

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MOTHER OF PEARL

Epiphone, a subsidiary of Gibson, manufactures low-cost guitars in the style of its parent company (usually by constructing them overseas). What is the medieval-sounding brand name that serves the same role for Fender guitars?

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SQUIER

This diagram is associated with what high-end guitar manufacturer? (Click for the pic!)

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PRS (PAUL REED SMITH)

Pickups (the sensors that convert string vibration to an electrical signal) are typically manufactured in single-coil or double-coil arrangements. What is the slangy common name for a double-coil pickup?

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HUMBUCKER

Yeah, let's do another question about pickups. Many pickups use alnico magnets, made from a kind of iron alloy containing what other metals?

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ALUMINUM, NICKEL, and COBALT

What is the term for the specialized guitar design shown here? (Click for the pic!)

Either the general term or the brand name that has become generic will be accepted.

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RESONATOR or DOBRO

Stringing a standard guitar with only the sympathetic strings from a 12-string set creates an unusual tuning in which the lower four strings sound an octave higher than normal. The technique added variety to layered guitar parts and was first adopted by producers in what musical city, for which this tuning is named?

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NASHVILLE

What guitar manufacturer introduced this unusual headstock-less design, built from synthetic materials? The company (still active today) was acquired by Gibson in 1987, a year before its founder's father would win the Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering the muon neutrino. (Click for the pic!)

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STEINBERGER

On the subject of guitar innovators with talented ancestors: Ernie Ball shared a name with his grandfather, a composer best known for writing what early 20th century popular song (despite not being, ah, ancestrally qualified)? The song was once performed on television by the leaders of the United States and Canada.

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WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING

And since I'm a fan of Ernie Ball (the younger)'s line of strings: What playful word has been redacted from this image? (Click for the pic!)

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SLINKY