Make the body out of marshmallow. Except use wood where the screws are screwed in. Try some balsa wood for the neck. Shave it real thin. And then tell me it's all about the the sheer strength of the screws.
Original 1958 and 1959 bursts had a flaw, in so far as...their finish faded. Hence, Gibson fixed it in 1960.
Be happy you have one of the flawed guitars before they resolve the issue. It'll be a collectors item.
Let's not forget that that BIG hole is also directly under the area of the guitar which holds the tension of the strings. (In essence, think about taking a neck joint and then cutting away a bunch of the wood. Or shaving a neck down. That thinner area now has to support all the tension. Not...
That's my point. I did Hannon as a kid. And reviewed them as an adult, but I'd rather focus on playing songs. Hannon would take years to master, and I still wouldn't be playing "enjoyably".
I DID spent time practicing every chord, in every inversion, going around the circle of fifth, with 2...
I re-picked up keyboard after not playing since I was a kid. And now I play 4 or 5 songs in my band. Granted, they are not the hardest things, but it was an accomplishment....especially since on some, I'm playing guitar on the same song.
- Doing finger exercises or drills is a...
The fair thing would have been to call the bands:
Ozzy and Randy band
Ozzy and Jake band
Ozzy and Zach band.
I'd be willing to be that far more than 1/2 the audience was "there for the killer playing and great looking guitar player".
But that's not how the industry works. Sharon knew what she...
B52s - Far more of a jam band than the records would suggest. Killer grooves
Blondie - Still badass
Brandi Carlile - Heard her name, but was blown out of the water when I first saw her perform. Now her biggest fan.
I wouldn't say they are rare. Perhaps not the majority, but it's not hard to walk around a guitar show and see vintage guitars that aren't checked. Including ones that are played hard.
There's this impression that every 'burst' is checked and that every replica has to be freezer checked to be...
We had a big gig on Saturday. During one of the songs where I play keys (which is not my first instrument...and needs alot of focus to pull off well), the lighting guy accidentally killed the lights. I knew a chord change was coming up in a few seconds, and there was simply no way I'd get my...
See this photo to the left??? That's a guitar hero (to me). Might as well be from another planet compared to the average YT 'star' with respect to how they demonstrate their powers. Show your skills in front of a large crowd of adoring/payings fans (not just people who clicked on a free...
That's why mics were created. Get skilled at doing it.
In fact, even if technically, your amp is loud enough, putting even a little guitar in the main speakers will make for better sound out front...since the sound is spread out.
Loved playing that song. Always happen when I made it through without dropping something. As stated above, it's alot to remember. No idea why, but the chorus required so much more focus not to mess something up. Strange.