Friday, December 7, 2012

This is the best guitar in the world!

Yawn! This is the best and that sucks. An argument that will continue long past my stay on this planet. What IS the best might be completely subjective to what song you play and what amplifier is projecting your noise. There isn't a correct answer to this problem but I love listing to the futile arguments and their creative sources.
 Whether you are talking acoustic or electric instruments - there are going to be differences and besides the design, material, craftsmanship, glue, lacquer, Polyester, Urethane, and date of birth. The most important factor is that YOU, yes YOU, like it and feel comfortable with the tool of your desire.
 To me the most important part is that I am not having trouble with the instrument. It isn't a source of distraction or an annoyance. Your focus should be on the music and the fun you are having.

It's not about the instrument. The more involved you are in finding the perfect instrument the less time you spend practicing. Time goes by and you could spend more time in your quest for the guitar grail than you do playing. But hey, whatever makes you happy.

Pick your instrument based on the tone and songs you like. Look and listen to the players of your favorite music and get the basics. Tone is in your hands so don't spend too much time obsessing over the materials or composition of the parts. Some of my favorite guitars are Frankenstein guitars!

A $68,000 dollar guitar doesn't mean it will play well. The price is based on the rarity of the instrument and not the tone.

Some of the best guitars are ugly ducklings. I really like the Martin 000-15SM series. In no way do I mean to imply that the aforementioned model is the best - I just like the size, feel, tone, and look of that guitar.

Practice makes perfect. Do it while you can because otherwise you are betting against time that you will be able to do it later. Sometimes later never arrives. Now go practice!

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