Official Guitar, Amp, Pedals, and Gear Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Piobaire, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. TC (Houston)

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    Thanks, man! I've really been wanting to try one of those, are they readily available?
     


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    so jealous. have you told us about the various guitars?
     


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    my paltry contribution to the thread.

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    Thanks! Not sure if I ever gave a rundown on the guitars. From left to right:

    Martin D-1
    Gibson Custom Les Paul 1957 Goldtop Historic Reissue
    Gibson Custom ES-339 (figured antique burst)
    Fender Fat Strat Texas Special
    Fender Strat John Mayer Signature
    Fender Strat Custom Shop 1960
    Fender Strat mini (5 yo son's lol)

    The white Strat is probably my #1, but I've been playing the 339 a lot lately, it's the most recent acquisition.
     


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    They're not readily available, but it is worth getting on one of the waiting lists. I got mine from The Guitar Sanctuary, who were one if the first shops to open a waiting list, though it was by email request only, not through the website.

    Oh also, what rack is it you're using?
     
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    I will have something to post here soon.
     


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    I never really got into John Mayer, but it seems like he has a guitarist following. If I want to check him out where should I start? One day my friend referred to him as "a frat boy who knows jazz chords". I thought that was funny.
     


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    John Mayer acoustic:

    Electric:
     


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    Thanks, O. I will try to get on a list somewhere for one. I did see a couple on ebay for around $500, but I'm in no hurry.

    The rack is made by Quiklok. I was pleasantly surprised by its sturdiness and quality of construction given that it's relatively inexpensive. I was looking for something that could hold acoustics and electrics, and that was laid out in such a way that it was a nice display in addition to functional storage. All the furniture style racks I found don't really fit the aesthetic of my man cave, so this was a pretty good compromise until I find something a little more elegant.

    Here's a link:

    http://www.quiklok.com/catalog/?p=productsMore&iProduct=39&sName=GS-471
     


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    I don't know if they have fraternities at the Berklee College of Music, but he certainly knows jazz chords and a whole lot more. The guy is a monster guitar player. Without a doubt one of best (if not the best) of his generation. Unfortunately he has more of a passion for creating pop music than guitar music, so his guitar chops are not widely appreciated.

    Honestly, I was never really a fan of his pop music and he seemed to come off as quite a douche in the media earlier in his career. I was not a fan at all (but we all probably acted like idiots when we are in our 20's, you add fame and fortune on top of that, I would have been a train wreck. LOL)

    A few years ago my dad, who is also an avid amateur musician and guitar player, insisted that I sit down with him and listen to the John Mayer Trio album "Try!". This is the same guy that introduced me to Zeppelin, Hendrix, Clapton, etc. etc. when I was a kid, so if he found this so impressive, I had to give it a shot. I was blown away. So definitely check out that one.

    After that, get the Where the Light Is - Live blu ray and albums. That is an insane live show where he pretty much showcases all of his talents, and especially his guitar chops. He does an acoustic set, a trio set, and a pop set. As O notes above, John doesn't restrict Youtube footage of his stuff, so you can watch it all online. However, the blu ray is really well shot and mixed, and is a delight to watch. I fire it up in the theater and crank the sound a few times a year, it's almost like being there.

    My favorite guitar focused tracks (and I cover all of these) from WTLI album are:

    Everyday I Have The Blues
    Wait Until Tomorrow
    Who Did You Think I Was
    Come When I Call
    Out of My Mind
    I Don't Need No Doctor
    Gravity

    The Continuum album is actually a phenomenal pop effort as well, if you can get to the point of appreciating that.

    Let me know what you think!
     
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    That's great! Thanks TC. I remember the trio coming out and wanted to check it out, but it fell by the wayside. I will look into all of this.
     


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    Nice finish on that LP!
     


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    I have no idea. Wildly overpriced for sure. You can get an artist-owned burst for less than that, but I still want it.
     


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