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  • On the one hand it sounds like you have a relaxed gigging life with gaps between gigs while on the other hand getting calls to gig that evening sounds as pressured as it can get. I am glad to hear about your Essential D. I hope it turns out to be t…
  • I was delighted when he said that the sound was exactly that sound he was aiming for. That is in no small part due to your experience and ability to hit the bullseye first time. Well done, Jocko!
  • A lovely guitar and what a nice example you played to show it off. Well done, Derek.
    in NGD! Comment by Lester December 2019
  • Those maple pickups look really nice!
  • Well done, Nick! I have just listened to your whole album. Like a photo, your album will always be a reminder of what stage you were at when you recorded it. Keep practising, keep writing, keep recording.
  • Too late, it has now been sold.
  • Okay, last call, as I will be coming to the UK on Sunday (for only 3 days). If no one wants it I will sell it on eBay.
  • Why would he want a guitar shape that was invented around the time his grandfather was born? As ES says, I hope it inspires him.
  • No broken strings but there was one thing happened that I didn't count on happening: the whole street suddenly lost electricity. My wife and I were playing at a church's Sunday afternoon celebration of its building being 20 years old. Just moments (…
  • Bocote is not a wood I know, although I have in the last half hour read quite a bit about it. To look at it reminds me of bubinga. I was sorry to read about your lacklustre time in the Lincoln music shop. I am from south Bucks and the two music sho…
  • I can't remember the last time I broke a string at all let alone on a gig. I will be playing tomorrow and noticed that I don't have a spare set of strings in my case. I remembered reading this from you, ES, and quickly threw a spare set in. Like you…
  • Ooh, now that is a different purple than the photos further up this page. Nice! It looks a simple enough shape to be a classic design, and with easy reach all the way up to the 22nd fret. Looking forward to seeing how it all comes together. Nice o…
  • Lovely, absolutely lovely guitar! At the start I thought there was no way I would have chosen that green but now my thoughts are that if I saw someone playing that guitar I would think that they knew exactly what they wanted from their guitar as it …
  • Nice write up, ES, and I would go along with a Tele straight into a Fender amp.
  • This thread is not going to be a detailed blow by blow account of how the guitar is put together, more just a few pictures showing progress up to the complete instrument. I would love photos and an explanation of how you set the trem once everything…
  • Thinking about this from James Curleigh's perspective, I wonder what I might have done. Mr. Curleigh was brought in to turn round an insolvent company: I would focus on clearing out loss-making products and brands, sorting out the poor manufacturin…
    in Sickening Comment by Lester August 2019
  • Mark, I have been thinking about your question for a few days but so far I cannot think of anything that cannot be found elsewhere. There are tuition books, there are books that come with an audio CD or a download link, books that come with a DVD, o…
  • Here I am, 3 months later, back again. Doctors reckon that my body did not respond to my being ill and so steroids have had to be administered to do the job of repairing painful muscles. I feel as good as new and am now on the long, slow course - u…
  • Sorry Martin, I have been away from the forum for a few months. Yes, the pedalboard (or windowsill, if you prefer) is indeed strong enough.
  • Richard, or if he cannot fix it, his web guy. I let him know but I don't know how to check whether it has been fixed.
  • Nicholas, that video you linked to is great. Thanks for posting it. Another of his that is really quite an eye-opener for tremolo users is this one: How to keep your Strat tremolo in tune (below). It certainly showed me that being timid with the tre…
  • There really isn’t anything you can mess up on a guitar so badly that you’ll be out of pocket as much as the cost of the guitar. That is pretty much my thinking. Go for it, have fun! I will! Lester, Lester...whatever you do, do not pickup a screwdri…
  • Look at what Richard's Guitars has for sale: a secondhand Jackson JSX-94 for £199. But I don't particularly like black as a colour. Apart from the colour, everything else about the guitar appeals to me, especially a fast, slim neck. My wise wife a…
  • You don't know how helpful it is to hear all those comments. I can say that you guys have me sussed completely. Here is my situation in pictures: My Strat has an unusual tremolo and was the first guitar I got that had a tremolo on it. Chandlers …
  • Having had the privilege of being able to own quite a range of guitars and, at least in the electric quarter, know what suits me and what doesn't, I like hearing or reading of other players' experiences and preferences. Thanks for the update, Megi, …
  • That sounds like a band worth catching. Thanks for the recommendation, Kevin. I saw a U2 cover band where the music was excellent but the singer was not.
  • I told a few people I didn't want to play for nothing. Turns out nobody wants to pay me. That has pretty much been the story of my life for the last decade or so.
  • This is your forte, Jocko, so we eagerly await progress reports and photos.
  • Ooh, I do like the shape of the second (from the right) Tele, with a more rounded edge on the front and a what looks like a tummy tuck on the back.
  • For inspiration, introduce him to Paul Reed Smith and his biography.