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  1. Welcome to the site Richard. Lovely guitar. Lowdens are made quite near to me.
  2. Crusoe

    NGD Eastman T386

    Looks great. Have fun playing it.
  3. You could ask on this thread https://www.jazzguitar.be/forum/guitar-amps-gizmos/54035-vintage-german-archtops-9.html I'd agree with Dad on the €400 - 500 valuation, maybe a little more depending on condition, but definitely worth getting a proper valuation done.
  4. Lovely looking guitar. I've never heard of them, so can't offer any advice. I hope you get a decent price if you do sell it.
  5. I would say if you don't want to learn it, don't. I'm in a similar position to you. I had an acoustic for years but never really did much other than strum a few chords or play simple songs from books. I got an electric guitar about 5 months ago and know a few scales and a bit about chord formation. I pick up bits and pieces of theory from books and videos, but it doesn't always sink and and stick. I'm thinking about taking lessons, but don't know if I would get into the theory side.
  6. I don't know if you've seen this one or not...https://youtu.be/IucozqgzJcw
  7. There are loads of good YouTube channels for inspiration. Justin Guitar and Anyone Can Play Guitar are two that I watch quite a bit.
  8. I'm a bit like yourself Neil, in that sometimes I struggle with what to practise. I'm not always sure what my goals are with learning to play. I suppose I'd like to be one of those guys who go into guitar shops, pick up guitars and just fire off dozens of licks. It's not going to happen though
  9. Crusoe

    Ideal guitar

    Do you still have it? If so, stick some strings on it and see what it sounds like.
  10. Lovely looking guitar and a belated happy birthday.
  11. I don't have one, but am going to get one soon. I was at a pedal demo in the local guitar shop and the guy mentioned them.
  12. What about a TGI POWERBOX MICRO POWER SUPPLY? Roughly £45. Quick View
  13. Could you fashion a box from some other cardboard boxes (sometimes supermarkets will let you take them) and gaffer tape? Nice looking guitar and if I were in the market for a new one I'd definitely consider it.
  14. I prefer the look of the second guitar, but prefer the wood of the first. They look to be really well made and sound good. I'm not sure about the slide out part, as I think I would find it a bit annoying, but it's an interesting concept. I hope you enjoy your guitar when you get it and wish you health to play it.
  15. Welcome Waylander. Nice to have another BCer on board. I'm in pretty much the same boat as you having only started playing electric guitar recently.
  16. Crusoe

    Bending strings

    Does anyone have any advice on how to stop my fingers catching the adjacent string when bending? Eg, if I bend a note on the second string, my fingertip has a tendency to catch the third string, causing it to ring out when I release the bend.
  17. I had never heard of Joe until I started playing electric guitar a few months ago. Now I see his name everywhere. The same goes for John Mayer.
  18. The photos don't actually do it justice. As the name implies, the paint job is transparent, so there's lovely wood grain visible underneath.
  19. Cheers Frank. It is very nice to play.
  20. This was a real impulse buy. I was on Andertons site yesterday and saw one of these in flat black, second hand for £300. It looked gorgeous with gold machinery and pups. I thought about it for a while and eventually added it to the basket, then sat thinking some more. At that point our pizza was delivered. After a tasty pepperoni passion, I went back upstairs, got ready to pull the trigger and notice big red letters saying "out of stock". I was looking at other colours and saw that my local shop had the cherry red in stock. I took a run down, had a bit of a play and whipped out the credit card. It looks fantastic. It's a fairly inexpensive guitar, so there are one or two very minor cosmetic issues that you wouldn't really notice unless you look very hard, but it sounds great. It's going to take a while to get used to block inlays, rather than dots. Incidentally, in the shop I was playing through a Laney Super Cub, which sounded really good.
  21. As a beginner I like Justin Sandercoe (justinguitar) and Marty's Music, but my favourite is Adrian on Anyone Can Play Guitar. He's quite self-deprecating, almost shy but with a very dry, funny sense of humour. He plays a wide range of stuff, including jazz and blues, but his main interest seems to be punk, post-punk and indie which ties in with my personal tastes.
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