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Any guitar players in the house?

  1. bryanmanio Sep 14, 2016

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    There's always a few lurking around in the shadows. How long have you been playing for? what kind of gear do you have? Any recordings?

    I've been playing for about 18 years, did the rock band thing, then settled down into a more fingerstyle acoustic groove. I haven't recorded much lately, but here is the last one I did.

     
  2. WatchVaultNYC Sep 15, 2016

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    I was gifted a guitar in June, but I haven't had any time to pick it up and learn!

    I was a drummer for a semi-pro rock band in one of my past lives. Lefty + learned widow = drum set was set up mirror-image. I don't want to be in a position where if I play outside I won't be able to use another person's guitar so I'm sort of torn between learning chords upside down (harder, but I can use any guitar), or re-stringing a regular guitar (easier, but I have to bring my own guitar all the time)
     
  3. M.D. Sep 15, 2016

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    If you've never played the guitar before and you're a lefty, learn to play a righty guitar. That's what I did and I don't think it was any harder than if I learned lefty. It solves your lefty vs. right guitar issue. Just my 2 cents.
     
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  4. Matty01 Port Adelaide's No.1 Fan Sep 15, 2016

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    I learned originally on a righty amd played it upside down and still do when someone hands me a guitar. That said, much easier to get a lefty ... all of my guitars at home are lefties

     
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  5. Matty01 Port Adelaide's No.1 Fan Sep 15, 2016

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    I have a few good guitars and an old Sigma with a lovely tone, and a uke too.
     
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  6. Andreas Sep 15, 2016

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    I've been playing for about 20 years. i own (and like to play) mostly acoustic string instruments.
    An american martin, indian rosewood with a fishman f1 aura
    A 90s american telecaster
    Takamine, ibanez and yamaha acoustics
    A yamaha silend, nylon string guitar
    A late 80s ovation
    A really basic set for electric - boss me70 and a fender amp (don't remember the exact model)
    And a lot of other string instruments (mandolins & traditional instruments)
     
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  7. Omega1 Sep 15, 2016

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    Acoustic heaven.... I have a Breedlove my journey has just began...watches and guitars it doesn't get any better..
     
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  8. dlg Sep 15, 2016

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    Beautiful stuff, and nice choice. I saw Calum Graham live in NYC with Don Ross.

    I do the acoustic singer-songwriter thing myself. Been playing for about 10 years.

    Lots to learn:

     
  9. cvrle1 Sep 15, 2016

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    Decided I would like to learn how to play few years ago. Bought cheap electric, had issue, exchanged it for another, had same issue again, so I returned it and got money back. Bought few Epi's used from eBay, started learning, and then I found out about Japanese LP copies. My bank account and I wish I didnt. Long story short, ended up selling Epi's, and acquired 8 different guitars. Found good to great deals on all of them, so figured why not. I had more guitars at one time than I knew chords to play. I had a clear case of G.A.S.

    In the process of getting rid of most of them, and keeping only 3. They will be 01 Navigator 380, 1982 Tokai LS100 and late 80's Burny 3 pickup SG that I am refinishing. I still cant play worth crap.
     
  10. bryanmanio Sep 16, 2016

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    Yikes, learning the guitar backwards would be rough. I vote Jimi Hendrix style, and just
    Nice! Yeah Calum is a great guy, he even dedicated that song to me at a show after he saw my cover! I've seen Don Ross a few times as well, but my favorite has got to be Antoine Dufour.

    As for my gear, my main acoustic for the finger style stuff is a Stonebridge 23cr with a K&K Trinity setup, my mess around guitar is a Martin OMJM (thinking about flipping it and putting it towards an autavia though), an old Dean acoustic that I learned on, and a PRS CE22 as my main electric guitar.

    Speaking of Antoine, his cover of Hide & Seek is still one of my favorite things to play. Lots of weird little intricacies to it.

     
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  11. spin_transistor Sep 19, 2016

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    My grandfather left me his pre-war Martin D18. I'll learn to play one day...
     
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  12. mule play Sep 19, 2016

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    damn...rare bird you have there. enjoy it.
     
  13. bikehomero Dec 31, 2019

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    Just got a new old Fender Stratocaster 62:

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  14. ChrisN Dec 31, 2019

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    I've just started playing again after a break of some years due to various issues. As I only started a few years prior to that, not at the level of anyone I see here...

    Bought this, my first guitar, in about 2005 and it's a Martin 000-28. It has never been easy to play and I never found a luthier that was local or had good reviews. Looked recently for "luthier near me" on Google and found a very nice guy 5 minutes away:thumbsup:. He set this up and the difference is night and day, perfectly playable even though I need to build up some finger strength again. If you've never had a guitar set up by someone who really knows what he's doing, try it, as I am thrilled. He'll be getting the other three over the coming month...

    Shown here with a 1960s Connie as we're on a watch forum;)
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    Cheers, Chris
     
  15. mswilks Dec 31, 2019

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    After being semi-obsessed with guitars for the past 20 years or so, I've transitioned to watches (with a corresponding shift in funds).

    I only have a few left, but my favorite survivor is this 1937 Gibson J-35.

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    I've just about quit recording entirely, but here's a representative sample from a few years ago:

     
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  16. RI Omega Fan Dec 31, 2019

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  17. Andy K Dreaming about winning an OFfie one day. Dec 31, 2019

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    That's me except the opposite - after being watch obsessed for 2 decades I've shifted much of my attention and funds to guitar. The good news is that modern pre-owned electrics are generally much, much, more affordable than watches.

    I've been playing less than a year but I have a bit of a collection growing. I started on a Squier Bullet Tele, but even with the thinner body of the bullet I found it uncomfortable so switched to a Strat. Then bought another Strat because the price is right.:whistling: But recently I realized that the 25.5 inch Fender scale is rough for a beginner, even if I have big hands. So I just pulled the trigger on a 24 inch scale Jaguar that should help me as I work on my left hand skills.

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  18. mswilks Dec 31, 2019

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    That is very true.

    Just watch yourself if (when) the vintage itch starts to surface!
     
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  19. verithingeoff Dec 31, 2019

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    I've been playing guitar since I was 10, so that's 64 years. These days my arthritic hands won't let me form the chords anymore so the guitar sit's quietly in the corner.....
    My first decent guitar was a 1963 Hofner Verithin, I part exchanged it for a strat in early 1965 then only had Fender for a few years. Life got in the way and cars took over so I only had an old Spanish acoustic for many years then in about 2004 a Verithin caught my eye on eBay and the rest as they say is recent history. I started verithingeoff.com in 2006 as a place to record all things Verithin [ note the spelling no "Y" in Verithin;-)].
    So here's todays remaining VT a 1960 guitar serial number 306 in amazing condition for it's 60 years
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    There is also a 1963 Hofner Colorama in the wardrobe
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    You can see my old collection of Verithins on my website http://verithingeoff.com/Collections.htm, sadly all now sold with the exception of the 1960
     
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  20. amcclell Dec 31, 2019

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    1982 Marc Beneteau 6-string cutaway
    1984 Japanese Fender contemporary Strat
    1998 Grit Laskin 12 string
    1994 Grit Laskin 6-string Koa small body
    1995 Dobro nickel plated brass round neck
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