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What is the most iconic musical instrument easily recognized?

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what is one of the most easily recognized instruments you might see on stage?
Depends a lot on your age and experience. Although they're no longer in fashion in today's digital world, the Hammond B3 with its four-poster profile is one of the most easily recognized instruments. The sound is also very recognizable. There was a time when you could hardly find a jazz, rock, blues or R&B band without one.

 

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Eddie Van Halen’s red striped guitar. No one cares who made it but you show that to most Americans and they’ll know.
 

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Jimmy Page’s #1 Les Paul…purchased in 1969 from Joe Walsh.

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I kinda like taking this questions and elaborating into what're the most signature instruments of famous players?

Drum sets: Ringo's BDP, Bonhams kits, taylor hawkin's bass drum heads, Tommy Lee's rotating drum kit, Barkers flat rack toms, copelands octobans.

Guitars: Zakk Wilde's yellow & black swirl guitar, slash's cigarette burnt guitar, grohl's satin blue hollow body.

Elton John's big red piano

Prince's one-of-a-kind white electric guitar. I never did know the make. : )
 

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Elvin Jones
Max Roach
Rashied Ali
John Coltrane..
 

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I’ve never thought of Elvin or Maxs kits to be iconic , I can’t imagine that your ordinary person would have a clue ….
Max Roach prolifically once said
"You are the Instrument"
 


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