I thought this might be interesting to discuss. Are there any guitars that most people seem to hate that you really love? Or a guitar that most players find very ugly that you think is beautiful? Or one you know is ugly, but love anyway? I'd love to hear from anybody who has a personal "guilty pleasure" guitar. I've got one that everyone hated so much when it was announced, it was canceled before you could even buy one. I'm talking about the universally despised Gibson Jimi Hendrix Experience guitar: I know that Gibson making a strat copy for a Hendrix signature is absolutely insane, and in pretty poor taste, but when I saw it for the first time, I wanted one so badly. It always drove me crazy that the bridge pickup on a strat is slanted with the treble side closer to the bridge, and the bass side further away from the bridge. To me personally, I think it makes way more sense to have it slanted the other way, with the bass side closer to the bridge than the treble side. So when I first saw this weird Gibson strat, I was dying to get my hands on one. The bridge pickup is the main reason I wanted the guitar, but I also really liked the reverse firebird-style headstock, and I liked the oddball body shape (Sorta reminiscent of a fender offset, which I think is kinda cool). However, now that fender have released these... ...the Gibson version isn't quite as appealing. But if they had actually gone into production, and it didn't seem like such a slimy business tactic on Gibson's part, I would absolutely have tried to buy one, despite pretty much every other guitarist completely despising them for legitimate reasons. So how about you fine folks? Do any of you have a "guilty pleasure" guitar? I'd love to hear any stories and see any pictures you might have around this topic.