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    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question

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    Something cruisy to start the music with...

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    amp it up a bit.....

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    and now we will pay homage to an original. There's not many........

    In 1963 Lonnie was a session man for one of the labels in Memphis and the female artist who was supposed to record the vocals for this tune was a no show, and with just enough studio time left the recording engineer told Lonnie you only have enough time for one take. And Lonnie proved it was all the time he needed.

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    Pardon my ignorance... but isn't a 'guitar thread' actually called a 'string'??? <G>
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Pardon my ignorance... but isn't a 'guitar thread' actually called a 'string'??? <G>
    Beat me to it
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    On the subject of butchering a good guitar, somebody did a hack job on Mike Bloomfield's classic Telecaster.. That Butterfield album is one of my all-time favourites..

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    Okay a guitar thread. Going to have to bring out the big guns. My guitar hero




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    Cary Hudson with his 1937 Epiphone archtop guitar.

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    Former bandmate (Blue Moon Ramblers and Hot-Pants Buckaroos) Lawrence Smart builds some of the finest stringed instruments I've ever played. He specialises in the mandolin family, but also has built classic spruce flat-tops and some amazing archtops:

    https://www.lawrencesmart.com/

    On his website is a video channel of artists playing his instruments:

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    ^ Ooh tasty!
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    Libby with her 1935 Gibson Black Special Number 2 archtop.

    Libby Rae Watson- “You Don’t Know My Mind”


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    Have a Holly Jolly Christmas🎅

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallam View Post
    amp it up a bit.....

    Always interesting to see if lefties restring or not. This guy has the advantage of being able to pick up any right-hander's guitar and play it. I believe Elizabeth Cotton played that way as well. Did Hendrix restring? I don't remember.

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    Although Gales plays a right-handed guitar "upside-down" (with the bass E string on the bottom), he is not naturally left-handed; he was taught by his brother, who is left-handed, and never second-guessed the untraditional technique. wikipedia

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    I think it was Norman tuned me in to this guy.

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    Eric Gales brother, Emmanuel Lynn Gales (December 4, 1964 – July 19, 2002[2]), known professionally as Little Jimmy King

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    Although Gales plays a right-handed guitar "upside-down" (with the bass E string on the bottom), he is not naturally left-handed; he was taught by his brother, who is left-handed, and never second-guessed the untraditional technique. wikipedia
    I've often wondered that about lefties playing musical instruments. Seems to me that most instruments require much dexterity with both hands, not sure why one would be stronger than the other. Having said that, anytime I turn my guitar to over to left handed, it feels like I'm holding anything but a guitar. Might as well be a trombone sitting on my knee.

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    I've wondered the same. It's funny, but playing guitar is about the only thing on earth that I do really well with my left hand, and I'm sure it's just from practice. Had I learned the other way, I would suspect the same basic result, since the actual process really had nothing to do with being right or left handed.

    Most recent guitar acquisition, from a special lot of only fifteen built. Bought mostly as an investment, but quite fun to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Bradshaw View Post
    I've wondered the same. It's funny, but playing guitar is about the only thing on earth that I do really well with my left hand, and I'm sure it's just from practice. Had I learned the other way, I would suspect the same basic result, since the actual process really had nothing to do with being right or left handed.

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    Kingfish at 17 years old.

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    Here's a giggle or two:

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    My friend Jordan builds incredibly lovely guitars. Well outside my usual price range (I'll pay thousands, but not that many thousands) and he's not even taking waiting list entries at the moment, but they are sweet. He just posted this one:



    More pictures of this one, and links to his gallery, here: http://www.mcconnellguitars.com/no-065

    What are you doing about it?




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    Very interesting slant on the fretts and saddle compensation on that one. A beautifull looking instrument. And the archtops furthur up the "string" are stunning. I would love to hear these guitars.

    On the subject of butchering a good guitar John Mayall started a thing with re shaping Strats and one Melbourne guitarist, Lobby Loyd became infamous for this. He " inspired " another well known Melbourne guitarist Bongo Starkie from Skyhooks to re shape his strat. Bongo put it up for sale in 76 I had always lusted after an L series but price was beyond me however the butchered state of this one meant i was able to afford it. I have never been too precious about aesthetics and sound with playability was a priority. I found out later that Bongo bought it off another of Melbourne's players, Mick Rudd of Spectrum and later Aerial. When I told Mick about it he said "it was the best strat in Australia at the time, give it a little scratch under the springs and you will see it was originally blue. It plays and sounds superb.





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    Who needs cutaways anyway? Some of Bo Diddley's collection of odd shaped guitars..

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    And the man himself..

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    Being from the acoustic guitar side of the room, the non cutaway, cedar topped version of this guitar might be my ideal electric....
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7QEeQhMr33E
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    ^ That's a nice axe. Never saw that make before so I looked it up..

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    Wow. That's gorgeous.

    What are you doing about it?




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    I agree, the Little Sister is such a great looking guitar. It’s strange for me though. That concept of an electric guitar has been haunting my mind for years.... Les Paul scale length, f hole semi hollow body, slot head, P90 pickups, wider nut width, varnished wood finish, cedar topped mahogany body. Could not believe it when I happened across these B and G guitars. These are custom built guitars but are really cool. Not really in my price range.... well, maybe the crossroads model. If I ever buy another electric guitar, that’ll be the one.

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    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question

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    Woody Guthrie :

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