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  • I bought a Faith 12 string (see here, hear here) from Richard's Guitars 6 years ago which I would highly recommend you trying out. After making the video I changed to silk and steel strings and I much prefer its voicing now; it needed a gentle touch…
  • Hi Michael, I'm a fifty(something) bloke and I have been playing for over 45 years. Does that make you feel younger? This is a quiet forum which has the benefit of having genuinely friendly and helpful folk here. Many of us came here because we wer…
  • A flimsy tremolo, maybe, but a flimsy bridge is a definite no. What next, Bry?
  • What a lovely day out. I tend to think that your personality is such that you bring out the best in shop owners and assistants. I hope your dad enjoyed it all.
  • Hello Jocko, I miss you as I have learned so many things from your practical guitar and electrical (or should that be electronic) knowledge and experience. I am pleased to hear you are well and that watching your grandchildren playing guitar must be…
  • I thought it was interesting that Anne Marie found the cedar tops brighter than the spruce as my ears told me the opposite. I thought that the second guitar she played would best complement her voice.
  • That looks very creative for next to no cost.
  • I suspect that is all part and parcel of the artistic temperament, that when the flame burns inside we can learn or be creative much easier than during times of distraction or concern when our thoughts are anywhere but on the music.
  • I am going through the learning curve in slow motion as I am learning a Prelude by J. S. Bach on the piano. I say slow motion as I have now been at it for 4 months even though the book I bought said that anyone could learn this Prelude in 6 weeks. B…
  • I have a tambourine which I play when necessary but I must say it is the simplest and yet the hardest instrument to play. Why? I am primarily a guitarist and guitarists produce the required sound during the down or up strokes. Tambourine players pro…
  • All the best for a pleasant gig for both the band and the audience.
  • Hi Dharma, welcome back. It is lovely to hear how everyone's course through life is different. I am so pleased to hear how the violin has reopened up the guitar world for you. Long may it continue.
  • That looks truly professional and you have managed to get the body shape and pickguard shapes far enough away from a Strat that the guitar looks very personal. Well done!
  • Hey Lester, wow, you have been busy! My wife, a piano teacher, finished teaching (for the summer) at the end of June so we took the opportunity of coming to England for all of July. We drove as I had 7 guitars to bring as all but one were sold thr…
    in Bit quiet... Comment by Lester August 22
  • I'm okay and also guilty for contributing to the quietness around here. Now that Photobucket has messed the internet up I need to find a new image host as most of my tales are better told with pictures. Having spent July in the UK I have a few thin…
    in Bit quiet... Comment by Lester August 21
  • I agree, that neck looks worth keeping if the faults can be worked around. Your patience to sand out the hole is a sign of great workmanship. Well done!
  • Cheap, easy, quality - pick whichever two are most important for you and the remaining one will be the opposite of what is written.
  • I would suggest you look at Reaper, a proper DAW. It is open-source and thus only 60 US dollars. You can try it for 60 days free of charge. There is also a dedicated forum for its users. The NT3 should serve you well. My experience has been that s…
  • Just to say that a forummer is interested in the guitar. I am just waiting for the deposit we agreed. Edit: now paid. Behind him is someone who is waiting for Richard to approve his registration to the forum. He has contacted me via YouTube and is …
  • Indeed, beautifully flamed maple. I wonder how thorough MS is in his inspections.
  • Nick, I hope my experience can give you some inspiration as I have walked a similar path to you. Years ago I got into creating my own MIDI backing tracks because I couldn't find anyone that wanted to meet up to play together. Occasionally I was ask…
  • I am too impatient - and don't like beer - so I took the plastic top from an empty milk bottle, cut out the flat part, then cut out a dot from the middle and then an extra sliver. Can you tell I grew up watching Blue Peter? The aperture is larg…
  • That nut does look interesting as well as whiter than white.
    in Fancy nuts... Comment by Lester June 18
  • That is a spalted maple cap on what looks like a swamp ash body. If you take an unusual shaped guitar, like Megi's self-designed Wave for example, and make one with a spalted maple top it can look as spectacular as it is unique.
  • That white PRS looks gorgeous. Everyone says that. If Miss World walked into my life tomorrow, despite her amazing looks, I would have to say that my wife, although not perfect, is in fact perfect for me, and that is why I am letting the 305 go and …
  • I decided that after all these years I should treat my Strat to a better case, it having had to put up with being transported about in a gig bag for the last 28 years! I bought a Gator hard case which is great as the Strat fits it precisely, no …
  • It sounds, Nick, like you could be heading in a Spinal Tap direction with a Strat!
  • Must...look...away.... Jedi mind trick: This is not the guitar you are looking for. Perhaps I can interest you in something a little more ... well, you know ... tempting! Why do we advertise guitars for sale to other guitarists, the people who alr…
  • Matt Kemp (serpentinegtars) is no longer on this forum. He left in 2015 because I think he couldn't find enough 7-string metal players here, ie. players that would become customers. In 2016 he rebranded Serpentine Guitars to focus more on his own g…
  • The CV Tele has a 9.5" radius neck. That is one more thing for me to bear in mind for the future. Thanks for mentioning it, Megi. I noticed your bridge and on some other Teles. I have often wondered whether it is more comfortable. Another reason to…