I keep hearing phrases like this one getting tossed around message boards...people correcting other people that a Telecaster with a whammy bar and humbuckers isn't a Telecaster, or that a 'real' Les Paul can't have a Floyd Rose...I just don't get it...
So what's the deal? Is a Les Paul with a tune-o-matic bridge and humbuckers not a real Les Paul since they originally came with P90's and a trapeze bridge? Cuz I've always just called 'em by their looks reguardless of how far they are from the original design.
I mean if you ask me:
I mean if an SG had all Telecaster hardware -- bridge, pickups, chrome control knob, everything -- you'd still call it an SG, right?