Show off your musical instruments!

Discussion in 'Musicians and Instruments' started by The Alchemist, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. StageOne

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    What are the woods? Ebony fretboard and .. maple body? Love the inlays... I'm a hack hack guitarist but can appreciate an awesome instrument (I have a SRV Strat and a Yamaha acoustic)!!
     
  2. Craigo

    Craigo MOT: Mage Audio

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    What are the woods? Ebony fretboard and .. maple body? Love the inlays... I'm a hack hack guitarist but can appreciate an awesome instrument (I have a SRV Strat and a Yamaha acoustic)!![/QUOTE]

    Camatillo back and sides. Should have taken it out of the case to show the sap wood on the sides. Honduran mahogany and maple binding. Englemann Spruce top. Fretboard is ebony. The camatillo smells amazing.

    I also have a strat but I used to play a Yamaha SA2200. They make stellar instruments.

    Hack away! Playing guitar is fun. I’ve been playing for 25 years and I’m nowhere near as good as I should be. The important thing is that it should bring you joy.
     
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  3. aornic

    aornic MOT: Acorn Audio

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    Lakewood M32CP. Just bought last week. Now to learn fingerstyle to a more adept level (mainly play electric lead).
     
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  4. rlow

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    Looks like rosewood on the back? Looks awesome. I love acoustic guitars with cutaways - my original fender acoustic had a cutaway and it was my fav acoustic for a long time. Had the action crazy low on that thing too, almost felt like an electric. The snowflake inlay is cool too. Nice one.
     
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  5. aornic

    aornic MOT: Acorn Audio

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    Yep! European spruce top and indian rosewood back and sides. I wanted something with a brighter characteristic than a Martin. I'd seen Sungha Jung use his signature model for years which is, specs-wise, very similar to this (has a natural finish instead of gloss). I had been using a Harley Benton Martin D15m copy for years and thought it was time to move up a bit. It played a little stiff out of the box so I have it with a local guy to set it up so I can make use of the cutaway for a little lead even.
     
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  6. QuadFacepalm

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    Before and after pics of a used Ibanez RG3EX1 I bought way back in college as a "restoration" project and currently my "shredder" guitar, my Lonestar Strat is my general use guitar, but it isn't as eye-catching as this baby:

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    Old Pickups (OEM Ibanez)

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    Would highly recommend Wilde pickups, Bill Lawrence was a pickup legend: Aerosmith, Dimebag Darrell, Nuno Bettencourt all use[d] his pickups, the current SD Dimebucker is a rip-off of Bill's design, he was the guy behind the Gibson L6S (a Jazz guitar), and he was the guy Fender hired to develop the original SCN single coils used in American Deluxes circa 2004-2010.

    His "vintage correct" models (the keystone series) are pure vintage Fender in design, but just plain better, all at prices that are cheaper than the big names like SD and DiMarzio, and FAR less than the big name boutique brands, i.e. Lindy Fralin, Bareknuckle, etc.
     
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  7. squishware

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    When I lived in Sarasota, FL I frequented the Drum Circle on Siesta Key Beach on Sunday nights. I had a few Djembes and bongos etc. Below is the only drum I kept. Its a Peruvian Childs Cajon. Peruvian style cajons leave the front (playing surface) a little loose for a pseudo snare effect. Most cajons have a snare spring inside. I play it bongo style in my lap. Traditionally you sit on a cajon and play between your legs. The cool thing about cajons is they have 5 tones like a regular five piece drum set.

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    I only came to know about this instrument a few years ago, when I saw it played on stage in a show by Anushka Shankar. Also on stage was an array of percussion, including a friend of mine playing three or four South-Indian instruments, but I was over-awed by the sounds coming from what seemed to be no more than a wooden box with a hole in it. Amazing thing.
     
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  9. daytripper

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    Thanks! It's been with me since 1993 and still kicking!
     

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