So, Bob Dylan is typically pictured with an acoustic, of course, but famously has an association with Going Electric! (Clutch your pearls, Folksters!). That guitar was a Stratocaster, recently found, verified and sold. We had a thread about that.
In that recent IBM ad where he talks with Watson, Dylan is carrying a Strat, which he leans against the couch.
Random comment: I just don’t think of Dylan as a “Strat Guy” - it is typically thought of as a Gunslinger’s Guitar. One where you show dominant skill and stake out your own Voice in the most densely-crowded real estate in Rock. Dylan’s just usin’ his Strat for a strummer. A Tele feels like it would be a better fit, let alone a hollow body or simply an amplified acoustic. I mean, yeah, a Strat can be strummed, but countless other makes and models are better-suited to the job.
I’d love to hear his actual thinking, but know that would never happen with his elliptical approach to things.
But the guitar you end up with - if you play enough that you have a guitar or three you consider “yours” - says a lot about you*. How can it not? Especially with guys and all the Freudian symbolism around guitars
That is all. One of those things that make me go Hmm, I guess.
*Even if all it says is: I had no clue what to get, but my favorite players use it. That’s still something.