Discussion in 'Acoustic Guitar' started by mawmow, Apr 23, 2018.
If it's workin' for ya, then just go for it!
Or, to paraphrase: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Literally every one. Mid winter so my fingers aren't even sore. Must've played 5 hrs today. Started working on sultans of swing, about 30 seconds in. Not sure if I can do the faster lead parts coming up, but fun fun fun.
When poured a drink looked on youtube to get new idea's(for me the hobby is learning more songs and improving, sometimes find songs to learn just to pick up a move I can use on a different song I'm working on), found Joe Mccoy and Memphis Minnie, I know what I'm doing tomorrow.
Been spending a lot of time lately w/my 1971 Espana 2102 - part of the 1970-72 Centennial Series. Google for more information, but if you can find one of these, they are absolutely wonderful little guitars - seems they were trying to emulate a Gibson B25 - has the adjustable rosewood bridge and saddle - yes, the saddle is rosewood. Very coll little guitar.
Yesterday was a very little time working out a fingerstyle arrrangement for a Christmas carol I meant to record earlier, using the House cutaway. Once I realized that my Christmas/winter CD wasn't going to get done in time for 2019, the heat was off. Instead, since I found myself alone for several hours (weird for the holidays), I spent a few hours at the acoustic and digital pianos and banging on the drums. Somehow I hit the zone easily and time just flew by.
At my girlfriend's insistence, I played my Lowden F35 for her/our new grandson.
He's 5 months old and really responded well to some piano playing after xmas dinner. So after the Canada/US hockey game, I played a bit of acoustic guitar and he just lit up. He started pumping his arms up and down and seemed to 'get it'. Sadly, we started him with probably the best guitar he'll ever hear. But he will get to hear it for quite a few years and who knows, if he takes up guitar somewhere down the road, it will probably be his. By then, the body wood will be close to 150 years old, and just getting better all the time.
HD28V - put 80/20s on it which brightened it up a bit so maybe it’ll cut better now.
Gretsch resonator - hadn’t played Copper Head Road for about 10 years but all the words came right back. The resonator has a nice menacing sound to it - “where you goin, city boy?”
Telecaster and Pro Jr.
I had a real nice Christmas acoustic jam the other evening. I put new Martin Bluegrass strings on my old FG403s and it was great. After 15 years the top is really starting to come alive.
And then my buddy showed up with a 1969 Gibson Dove... Talk about lively.
Restrung the M-36 with Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze 13's. Wow!! Big overall improvement over the MA550's, which aren't too bad at all on this guitar as well. Absolutely lovin' it!!!
Happy New Year!!
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Restrung my ARIA AC-80 two weeks ago...
Now reexploring neglected songbooks (taking dust on the shelves) to reconnect with classical music,
test my new abilities, as well as rereading pieces that formerly appeared out of reach...
What a pleasure it is !!!
Taylor 412ce... ;-)
Seagull Performer CW QIT...
Hectic couple of days, got grain hauled for a Jan contract; supposed to blizzard tomorrow, thinking a good time to finally restring my tw15nse tanglewood 12 string. With all the fingerpicking and slide practice it's been neglected lately. Time to revisit flatpicking and make an attempt on thick as a brick. (after a couple weeks of more basic stuff, have a few Scott Bihram songs in the repertoire will help me find my pick between the strings)
Started my teaching week on Tuesday with the La Patrie classical but today played mostly the Beneteau in my profile picture. Thought about others but just got lazy and was more focused on new assignments and theory so I didn’t play so much. Got a short jam tomorrow with an Anglo concertina player so it’ll be the aforementioned Beneteau, an all mahogany Seagull, and maybe a 12 string.
Hope you've got hopper bottom bins. I used to hate shoveling grain in below zero weather (but we were always happy to get a quota, back in those days). Frozen hands don't fingerpick so good, IME.
Only a couple, but scored an old grain vac at an auction for 600 bucks, all it needed was a couple bearings. All hoppers would definitely be nice, but $$$.
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