We also love to make music with guitars and whatever you play


#21

Sheesh! Never saw this thread, Ron! See you EOM.

Me playing my Lowden 032c:

https://vimeo.com/224866977


#22

Wow Mark! That was great! I can play pretty well but it’s actually illegal in this tri-state area for me to sing or do plumbing…
See you soon, hopefully
Ron


#23

ok i’ll bite…

Martin 000-18GE

Martin D-18VS

Martin 000-15S

Strat with shawbucker pickups

Sorensen Sprite mandolin

Coupla Teles and a Twin Reverb that’s long gone

Collings MT Mandolin


#24

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#25

Nice! Who made it?


#26

Two chaps called David and Chaim, the build and the electrics respectively. A pair of luthiers who’ve been working together for ever.
The basic body and neck were made by Warmoth, it’s just more economical and they did a great job. Custom pickups etc.
It was my son’s 18th birthday present.


#27

Nice! I have one Jazzmaster, a Fender '58 Thinskin Reissue. It’s not the easiest guitar of mine to play, but it feels a lot like my Martins do to me, and I can get a very jazz sound from it, which suits me fine.10399767_1187689128992_5820087_n


#28

I hope it gets a lot of use.


#29

I do like that 50s look. Doesn’t Elvis Costello play one of those, or a close relative? I think my lad was having a Cobain moment and went for the Jazzmaster thing, especially the colour. Just found this picture on the Fender Custom page.
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I seem to remember him being specific about wanting a more flexible jazzy sound. Anyway, I enjoy listening to it. Sometimes I don’t get the choice. I’m glad to say it cost a lot less than a Fender custom and was made 2 miles from my house rather than 4,000 miles or however far it is. I enjoyed seeing the process of putting it together and tuning it properly.


#30

Yes, but more guitars please! Or anything with strings. My favourite is the Geomungo. The most wonderful sounding thing. Any Geomungoists out there?


#31

The Jazzmaster does offer a lot of flexibility. What I like most about it, besides the acoustic guitar feel, and the jazz sensibility it was designed for, is that you basically have two circuits you can switch between with separate volume and tone control, so you can set up a rhythm sound and a soloing sound and flip between them without having to make any other volume or tone changes.

I really like the Fender triple sunburst finish that was popular in the 'fifties and 'sixties. I also have a Custom Shop Classic Stratocaster, an American Deluxe jazz bass, and an American Deluxe fretless jazz bass in that finish, a nice set. I guess I need a Telecaster too. . . but I’m not that crazy about Telecasters.


#32

My most favorite stringed thing to play is a Warmoth/Duncan Stratocaster. it has a black Limba body, a Wenge neck and fretboard, a Seymour Duncan Hot Rail and two Cool Rails, and no tone controls, just a volume control for each pickup each of which can be pulled up to activate single-coil sound on the hum bucker pickups.

I thought I would really miss and need tone controls on this guitar but I don’t. The body and neck wood create the perfect base tone for my sound and amplification and the different volume settings on each of the five positions really make this a tone monster. And so easy to play and so much fun.43%20PM


#33

I wish I were more in practice so as to do the instruments justice, but these are my guitars.

First a mid-70s Japanese Epiphone. It was my first guitar, a hand me up from a younger brother who was going to sell it and a mother who wanted me to play guitar too.

Next, my Taylor Solidbody. This was a gift to me, from me post-deployment. It doesn’t get played near enough and I wish I had bought a single coil setup, but damn, if the bridge on this isn’t a work of art, then nothing is.

Finally, my two Babys. A mahogany Baby Taylor and a standard Big Baby Taylor that is my favorite to play, by far. These two have literally gone to hell and back with me, with Baby my Iraq guitar and Big Baby my Afghanistan guitar. I got so much having them with me, it’s not even funny.

I HAD a second-hand Taylor GS Mini, but that’s been purloined by one of my beautiful daughters. Not that I mind. The hugs and kisses are more than payment enough.

Now. Go listen to “Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife” by Drive-By Truckers, change the “two” lyric to “four”, and we’re in business.