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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 06 August 2018 at 1:46pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Since I started dabbling with the guitar again recently, and taking it seriously, I thought I'd start a guitar thread.

I'll share links and pics which I think are cool. Be as random as possible if you're interested. If anyone wishes to post (e.g. reviewing a piece of equipment), I thought this'd be a good place. If you spot an interesting guitar and take a photo of it, share it here.

No thread of sorts, just randomness. I'll start with this great pic:





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I bought an acoustic a year or two ago. I played in high school and college but eventually lost interest, mostly when I learned my rock and dreams weren't going to come through. As time's gone on, I wanted to learn something so here I am. Mostly just strumming through tunes I like, but it's a different kind of release than what I normally do.
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I'm still working on this book about Bo Diddley and was reading about his many unique guitars. There were some he cobbled together himself and others the Gretsh built for him to his specifications. 'Lady Bo' and 'The Duchess' both seemed to be playing unique Bo Diddley guitars in vintage photos I've seen, some were in emulation of the tail fins of '50s Chevrolet cars. I got to see one of his cigar box type axes in a Seattle museum (took a poor quality photo of it and the Daggit costume from the original Battlestar Galactica. :^)

My Dad plays an old Gibson J model and for audiences of any size he plays the Gibson Hummingbird. It used to go through (along with the mic) a nice little Peavey amp from the '60s with tubes but someone stole it so now it's a modern Fender amp that is emulating a classic type one but all solid-state, no tubes. He's a rhythm-lead style player, nothing fancy. I used to enjoy fooling around with my older brother's Ibanez with the tremeolo bar and a little amp that came with it, that's where I'd practice Stairway To Heaven. With all the instructional vids on youtube it's a great time to learn guitar! Some magazines come with lessons on DVD and the tabs and sheet music inside the issue to go with the lessons.

I got to hold a $100,000 Fender once. It had it's own safe and seperate insurance policy for the guy who owned it, but he paid nothing like as much for it 'back in the day'. Had a famous provenance he could prove too. I tend to really like Strats overall myself. Favorite guitarist is still Nokie Edwards of The Ventures. Speaking of which they had a line of how-to play LPs in the '60s and '70s a lot of future rock stars learned from along with courses at home by Chet Atkins and others.
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Posted: 06 August 2018 at 4:35pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Probably a 12-13 minute read, but here's an interview with Gibson CEO Henry Juskiewicz:

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I have three guitars in my classroom. My students are in awe when I sloppily play the two-hand portion of "Eruption" and the opening to "Thunderstruck".  I asked them and nobody they know plays guitar. I think I am the only person in the entire school that does. Compare that to my high-school days when 8-10 bands would show up for Battle of the Bands evenings.

The only exception are the kids from Mainland China, but they all play classical Western and Asian instruments (and extremely well, I might add) and classical pieces. It's a joy to listen to them play. The Western kids at my school don't really seem interested.
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Posted: 07 August 2018 at 12:34pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Beautiful:





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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 07 August 2018 at 3:47pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Bert Weedon is someone I was trying to think of yesterday. He had a lot of how-to-play books in England; they say Brain May, Eric Clapton and George Harrison learned from his books.
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Posted: 07 August 2018 at 4:08pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Bert Weedon deserves to make any top guitarist list! 
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 10 August 2018 at 10:01am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

10-12 minutes' reading (but worth it) about sexism in the guitar industry:

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Posted: 24 August 2018 at 4:58am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

The September 2018 issue of GUITARIST will focus on 100 years of Martin:


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Posted: 24 August 2018 at 6:57am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Iíve got a Ď73 D-28 myself. 
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Sorry. Itís a Ď72. 
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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 24 August 2018 at 12:00pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

I should try and get that magazine for my Dad! Thanks for showing it Robbie!
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Posted: 24 August 2018 at 12:49pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

If you can't find it in Canada, let me know, Rebecca. Would be happy to pick up a copy and mail it out to you for free! 
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Posted: 27 August 2018 at 4:06pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

What is this?





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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 27 August 2018 at 4:48pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

That's how they make the rounded bodies on the Les Paul models.
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Any luck finding the magazine, Rebecca? 
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Posted: 27 August 2018 at 5:28pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

I can get one, it's just a question of the price, no matter what it won't be cheap, but sometimes I offset the postage with a bunch of things in one parcel, which'll probably be some other British music magazines I've passed on over the last year.
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Posted: 29 August 2018 at 10:13am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Not a big fan of the colour white on guitars, but I quite like this one (Guild S-100 Polara):


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Posted: 30 August 2018 at 8:09am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Alien guitar:





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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 31 August 2018 at 7:24am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Look at these:





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Has Fender ever produced a Stratocaster that's a "Jimi Hendrix model for right-handed people," with the tremolo and knobs above the pickups instead of underneath them like on every "standard" guitar ever made? 
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Posted: 01 September 2018 at 5:38pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Pretty sure they have. Itís called a left handed guitar. 
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That sounded more snarky than I intended it to. Sorry. 
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Posted: 01 September 2018 at 9:22pm | IP Logged | 25 post reply

Do these guitars sound better because they look different? I may, quite readily, be missing the point of the thread, but isn't it the sound of an instrument that counts the most?

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