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funkypadre

Member Since 12 Aug 2006
OFFLINE Last Active Nov 21 2014 09:05 PM
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In Topic: My first guitar (Yamaha APX1200)

18 November 2014 - 09:46 PM

That's a great guitar, and I would like to say that if you're serious and the guitar is within your means, then it is a perfect beginner's guitar. My reaction is primarily based on seeing some comments that suggest it's not starter guitar. Truth is that there are many starter guitars that turn folks off to playing because the action is bad or it doesn't sound right. Better guitars make people want to play more. So, good luck with it. It certainly looks great and I am sure it plays great.

In Topic: Eddie's Song

08 November 2014 - 10:17 AM

Nice work!

In Topic: My Zone

01 November 2014 - 06:24 AM

Inspiring!

In Topic: My first semi-hollow body

30 October 2014 - 01:13 AM

And I completely missed replying to your Sheraton question...yes, a Sheraton is a semi hollow. Semi hollow guitars offer a lot of flexibility. You can pretty much play any style. The neck p/u on my AS93 has that jazz tone. I was looking for that. I haven't played a Sheraton, but it is a beaut. Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend plays one.

In Topic: My first semi-hollow body

29 October 2014 - 06:10 PM

Good questions from both Mike and Kendo. I have always wanted to play jazz and more blues. This guitar is great for both provided that you have a decent amp (and I am being very liberal when I use the word, decent). The neck is easy to navigate and the pickups are meant to mirror the PAF humbuckers of the late 50s. Semihollows are advantageous because this type of guitar is less prone to issues with feedback. For years, I've wanted to get an Epiphone Casino, but have worried about the potential noise from these guitars. Casino guitars sound great but often have issues with noise and feedback, because these guitars are truly hollow-bodied. In either case (semi-hollow or hollow) there is a bit more presence in the sound that is produced. Is it significantly better than my Les Paul? NO... Does it offer a different tone and structure? It certainly does. I love it!!!

My guitars:

Martin D15M Acoustic
Fender HellCat
Fender Mexistrat '94
Fender American Special '12
Fender Squier Special Bass IV