I thought it would be cute if I made a fake birth announcement to
brag about let everybody know that I have a new guitar.
We joyfully announce the arrival of a modified, customized 1995 Fender Telecaster Deluxe.
Although the new arrival does not yet have a name (any suggestions?) it appeared with a gorgeous Foto Flame finish, carbon graphite Moses Neck, Fishman active pickup mounted in the bridge and a special 5-way toggle switch to get a wide array of sounds from James Burton traditional Tele to Jimi Hendrix Strat to Clapton Les Paul with Marshall Stack to whatever-else.
The new arrival was greeted by his grandfather, a 1956 Gibson ES-125T archtop electric, his parents, a 1975 Kramer G400 electric and a 1975 Lyle dreadnought acoustic, a surly sibling, recent vintage B.C. Rich Warlock and some less reputable acoustic and electric relatives.
The family was grieving over the loss of their favorite uncle, a 1962 Fender Jaguar who went missing several years ago, and this new addition is just what we needed to cheer up everyone.
For those who are interested in technical specs and are dazzled by BS, please continue reading after the jump.
What better name for a musician and luthier — Keith Medley.
Keith has been obsessed with playing “… the music I heard in my heart.” But six strings wasn’t enough. What about the 7-string guitar? Or a 12-string?
A documentary called “Creative Spirit” will cover the building of this instrument and show Keith playing it.
He says it wasn’t so hard building it — but it took him a couple of years to learn to play it.
“Hall Of The Mountain King” Keith Medley and his 27-string Medley Guitar from Jon Grimson on Vimeo.
In the video, Keith plays classical theme “In The Hall Of The Mountain King” from Peer Gynt by Edvard Grieg (1875).
Not quite satisfied yet, Keith is reportedly working on a 34 string guitar.
Thanks to Oddity Central
If you’re quick at basic mental math and you’re a beginning guitarist, this lesson might be for you. This may sound pretty nerdy, but I’ve told other people about it and they some of them quickly learned the notes in the second half of the fretboard (the 12th fret and beyond).
Lessons @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
Jump on the Music Theory train and learn about how to construct a major scale and build chords from it.
There is a long, detailed lesson over at Ultimate-Guitar.Com — if you aren’t afraid to tackle a little work.
Believe me, your lack of knowledge can limit how much you develop as a musician, songwriter and performer.
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