Yes I know, here we go, I just can't help myself now can I? The question is, do gentleman really prefer blondes? Well, let me see. In 1953, the movie moguls over at 20th Century Fox tried to answer the question that's been perplexing men for decades. Of course, being Hollywood, and with Marilyn Monroe just incinerating men, this question was indeed answered. In the movie "Gentleman Prefer Blondes," we did find out that blondes do have more fun, but brunettes are more likely to remember the next day.
With that being said, I wonder (if only to myself) on how that applies to a guitar? Is there any credence to color? We all know that the shape of these guitars is like a Jedi mind trick because well, they are mostly shaped after the curves of a woman's behind. I know this is quite perplexing, so now I'm gonna go all Elliott Ness on y'all and straight go Expedition Unknown up in here. This is a quote from Gordon Miller, one of the world's straight up gangstas in the restoration game:
The blonde (or butterscotch) finish Leo used on his first guitars was actually a popular finish on furniture in the early 50's. Legend has it that Leo made ten pine bodied “Broadcaster” prototypes and had five finished in blonde and five finished in black. He then gave one blonde and one black guitar to each of his five salesmen with instructions to visit music stores and see which color was more popular. History shows us that blonde was the popular choice." end quote:
As you see, blondes are as popular as Christina Aguilera in a tight sweater at a Mickey Mouse Club reunion. Yeah people, this 1973 pretty blonde baby is just what the doctor ordered. With the exception of a non-original pickup (no routes), this baby girl is all original. This bass is so sexy, your legs will be shaking and the neighbors will know your name. She has the tone to the bone that won't leave you alone.
So do gentleman prefer blondes? Well, hell yeah- have you forgotten "I Dream of Genie"? Oh one last thing:
How do you get a blonde off her knees? Giggle, snort, giggle... Think about it...