OriginalJambo wrote:Funny people here are saying it looks dated when it seems vintage guitars from the '60s and '70s get plenty of love for their looks alone.
there is a difference between 'dated' and 'classic'
60's and 70's guitars look classic. They have a great look that cant be placed on any particular period, a look that can last throughout the times, and ALWAYS look good. you can't argue the fact that the les paul and strat are good looking guitars. You might not like them overall, but they are certainly the farthest thing from ugly.
when something looks 'dated' it means that it looks like it is part of a particular period in time, and cant go past that.
take for example the minimoog. That is classic, wood grain, knobs, etc, its something that has never gone out of style.
Now look at a Korg 01/WFD keyboard. That is dated, barely any buttons that generic black workstation look, that is very late 80's/90's. You dont see any keyboards these days replicating that, even the workstations of new (motif, m3, triton, fantom, etc) all feature much different looks.
If a synth company was to come out with a workstation that looked just like the o1wfd, they would get ridiculed for 'going back to the horrid dated styling of the 90's'.
if a synth company was to come out with a synth thatt looked just like a minimoog (like maybe moog, with the voyager OS), everyone would say just how good it looked and how great it is taht they went back to the classic design.
and they do.