So, after many years away from electric playing, I’m looking at a 2005 (Corona plant) nitro sunburst finish with Seymour Duncan Antiquity pickups. Refret w larger fret wire less than 5 years ago. I haven’t played it yet; about an hour away.
How does a $950 price tag fair for one of these? I’m...
I've got to go with aesthetic and sound on the twelve-fretters. I've had a few older Martins and what I have to pitch this:
The larger bodied/jumbos (like the D-28S) is a bit dark and the nut, huge.
I really like 12-fretters in the smaller-bodied sizes (0/00). Not only do they x-out the...
Johnny Marr's signature moves with the Smiths:
"Bigmouth Strikes Again"
"Stretch Out and Wait"
"That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore"
"I Know It's Over"
"William it Was Really Nothing"
"Frankly, Mr. Shankly"
"Well I Wonder"
Johnny mentioned in an old issue of Guitar Player that James was really his last influence before going out and starting the Smiths, at what, 18 or 19? The chorused tones of the Smiths' first album (and even subsequent albums) and JHS influence seems very obvious to me.
Heavy, heavy stuff. Just found them recently but am digging up more daily. BTW: I too was stumped on the guitar David plays with her. I'd heard them before I ever saw them and thought he was playing a mandolin with just four strings instead of eight. It's a thin, tinny sound to me - but he...