Guitar appreciation thread

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Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 16 Jun 2017, 12:16

Wasn't there a Guitar porn thread before? I ran searches but couldn't find it

I'm loving this blog, some of the guitars look amazing, updated regularly too

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Six String » 26 Jun 2017, 05:08

Oh yeah, the Fretboard journal is your best bet for guitar porn. They cover players and makers and other aspects but always has gorgeous guitar pics. I own most of their issues. :oops:

I was talking to a coworker the other day about guitars as we both play. It's surprising that beng a collector type I didn't do that with guitars but I didn't. I have two acoustics and two electrics and two amps, small and smaller. I appreciate them but as long as they feel good and they sound good, I'm happy. I don't fret over little thing gs with guitars. I'm picky about what I want but as long as I get that I don't care about the details.

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Six String » 26 Jun 2017, 05:23

A friend of mine has a ES-175 made n the late 70s or early 80s I forget but during Gibson's downturn so it isn't sought after and my friend doesn't even play it much anymore.

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 26 Jun 2017, 12:05

Six String wrote:A friend of mine has a ES-175 made n the late 70s or early 80s I forget but during Gibson's downturn so it isn't sought after and my friend doesn't even play it much anymore.


Might be a good time to sell, 175's are gaining popularity again with the jazz leaning Rock set (White Denim, BadBadNotGood etc.)
I'd like a 175 but I'm nowhere near good enough to get the best out of it. Im better with an all-rounder type guitar that covers my shortcomings :D

Ta for the link,,,

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby take5_d_shorterer » 26 Jun 2017, 15:54

http://www.furious.com/PERFECT/quine.html

Note Quine's comments about Lester Young. Yeah, this is supposed to be a guitar thread, but a guitar thread that doesn't have room for Lester Young cuts off its future.

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby take5_d_shorterer » 27 Jun 2017, 04:10

"Why my guitar gently weeps, The slow, secret death of the six-string electric. And why you should care."
Washington Post, June 22, 2017

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 27 Jun 2017, 09:58

Good piece. There must have been similar doomsday stories in the 80's when keyboards took hold, the guitar was dead forever then too. Hopefully its cyclical, the next grunge/britpop will bump the market again in 5 years time.

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 12 Jul 2017, 11:57

Marty Stuart explains how he ended up with Clarence Whites guitar. He seems a very likeable and humble bloke, I'd love to try that string bender device


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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Positive Passion » 12 Jul 2017, 13:06

Once I have a job I will start saving to get a gibson sj200

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 12 Jul 2017, 13:11

Positive Passion wrote:Once I have a job I will start saving to get a gibson sj200



Very nice! Sunburst?

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

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Tactful Cactus wrote:Marty Stuart explains how he ended up with Clarence Whites guitar. He seems a very likeable and humble bloke, I'd love to try that string bender device


For some reason, Clarence's guitars have had a career after his death. I don't know of another guitarist for whom that is the case. Here's the other famous instrument associated with him.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbEZNl-bMw4

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Tactful Cactus wrote:Good piece. There must have been similar doomsday stories in the 80's when keyboards took hold, the guitar was dead forever then too. Hopefully its cyclical, the next grunge/britpop will bump the market again in 5 years time.


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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

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Tactful Cactus wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:Once I have a job I will start saving to get a gibson sj200



Very nice! Sunburst?


Not sure. Depends what is easily available when I have the money!

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Deebank » 12 Jul 2017, 17:02

Rejoice classic guitar fans!

Steinberger has re-released it's classic none more functional headless guitars.

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Hurrah*

(*No, really I think they're a brilliant bit of design)
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Deebank » 12 Jul 2017, 17:04

And while I'm appalling you all how about the Dalek's handbag...

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Tactful Cactus » 01 Aug 2017, 12:30

Question: When you're playing an A-shape barre chord, do you fret and play the low E-string aswell?

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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

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Deebank wrote:And while I'm appalling you all how about the Dalek's handbag...

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I've got a picture of me playing Mick Jones' Roland at his Rock and Roll Library - sooo heavy and the strings were like cheese wire.
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Minnie the Minx » 01 Aug 2017, 12:58

take5_d_shorterer wrote:"Why my guitar gently weeps, The slow, secret death of the six-string electric. And why you should care."
Washington Post, June 22, 2017

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics ... 0bd6a040ac


An interesting read though predictably cock-centric. Andy Mooney's comments about Taylor Swift fans had me kicking a wall.
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Re: Guitar appreciation thread

Postby Deebank » 01 Aug 2017, 13:42

The Savage Young Gash wrote:
Deebank wrote:And while I'm appalling you all how about the Dalek's handbag...

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I've got a picture of me playing Mick Jones' Roland at his Rock and Roll Library - sooo heavy and the strings were like cheese wire.


Heavy strings (and the harmonics-cancelling top brace / handbag strap) make the synthesiser's tracking much more accurate apparently. The closest I ever got was my Electro-Harmonix Micro Synthesiser which I sold on Ebay last year.
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