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post #961 of 4598
^^ nice, man!!!
post #962 of 4598
I am starting classical lessons this week after not being able to shake the nagging voice in the back of my head telling me I am an idiot for giving up on playing. Going to pick up a cheap classical off of Kijiji today.

I've never achieved any appreciable skill when I was in high school rock-star mode, but given that was 10 years ago I hope to approach this with a far more serious approach to practice. I refuse to be that guy who plays riffs from tabs and calls it a day. I've always had more of an appreciation for classical and romantic-era music, and fingerstyle has always appealed to me more. Does anyone here still play classical?
post #963 of 4598
nice axe, pB
post #964 of 4598
I played classical a bit when I was in high school and had more time to devote to it. It is fun and can be satisfying when you get it.
post #965 of 4598
I grew up on classical music so picking up classical guitar was a pretty digestable transition. The techniques you learn will transfer over and be very useful for electric guitar playing too! Besides, I think seeing a skilled classical guitarist looks more impressive than other guitar styles.
post #966 of 4598
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I played classical a bit when I was in high school and had more time to devote to it. It is fun and can be satisfying when you get it.

I hope so - my biggest issue will certainly being consistent with a good practice routine. Just have to make a habit I suppose.

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I grew up on classical music so picking up classical guitar was a pretty digestable transition. The techniques you learn will transfer over and be very useful for electric guitar playing too! Besides, I think seeing a skilled classical guitarist looks more impressive than other guitar styles.

I literally sold all my electric stuff and amp about 2 months ago, go figure. I'm big on instrumental music and I geek out over movie/videogame soundtracks of all things so classical seems like the medium I will most appreciate.

Just got my cheap Yamaha off Kijiji. It has the ugliest of all gloss finishes, high-as-hell action, but is in perfect shape otherwise. Once I can outplay this ugly bastard, I'll deserve a new one. smile.gif
post #967 of 4598
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2002 Gibson Les Paul Custom 1968 Reissue VOS

Zhangbucker pure hand wound pickups with RC relic covers.
Callaham steel tailpiece
Faber steel studs
Callaham steel posts an flywheels
CTS 550K pots with custom taper
Vitamin Q paper in oil capacitors
50's wiring.

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nice pB!
post #968 of 4598
Hadnt played this one in a few weeks. Got it out and man handled it a bit. Big hollow bodies really sound great.
not sure of the actual year on this...sometime in the late 60s is all i know.
post #969 of 4598
Love those big Gretsches with actual f holes - beautiful, Derek.

Also love that LPC, pB!
post #970 of 4598
Thanks for the lpc love fellas. Non weight relieved and non chambered too. It's a tank and I love it. I thought about getting a 57 reissue but the 68 has a maple top and I wanted it to sound more like a standard. It does and goes beyond. The quality of the custom shop vs. regular is really something.
post #971 of 4598
you like it, the tank? It's perhaps the thing I dislike most about my LP, it feels like a painted brick.
post #972 of 4598
That Gretsch is beautiful. One of their hollow-bodies is on my list at some point.

Anyone have a go-to place they like for selling guitars and pedals online, other than eBay and Craigslist? It's been awhile since I've sold off any music equipment, though I used Harmony Central a few years back and it seems as though The Gear Page classifieds get good traffic. Looking to unload a few pieces soon.
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That Gretsch is beautiful. One of their hollow-bodies is on my list at some point.

Anyone have a go-to place they like for selling guitars and pedals online, other than eBay and Craigslist? It's been awhile since I've sold off any music equipment, though I used Harmony Central a few years back and it seems as though The Gear Page classifieds get good traffic. Looking to unload a few pieces soon.

hard to beat craigslist.....but i live in nashville, so the CL is booming with great deals for trades and quick sales. Price it fair, and you should be fine. Ive always avoided ebay because shipping is a pain in the ass.

thanks for the kind words...The black falcon has a damn good tone. Theres a few more gretsch pieces ive been eyeing.
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you like it, the tank? It's perhaps the thing I dislike most about my LP, it feels like a painted brick.

haha. LPs are heavy as fuck.....i wish i could get used to the weight to feel confident playing them. Whenever i play it next to an SG, the SG feels better to me. Obviously just a personal preference.
(obligatory SG shot)


I thought the crescent moons looked a little more interesting than the dots.
post #975 of 4598
To me everything else feels like a toy.
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