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Old 05-10-2018, 10:56 PM
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Four Guitars:

The Stratocaster is straightforward. You get what you get. Boring? No, precise. Predictable? No, stable. Versatile? Certainly. You can play almost anything on a Strat. Precisely. Itís even-sounding, fast and smooth. Some say, glassy.

The Jaguar wears its heart on its sleeve. Itís a bright guitar. Brilliant, even. Itís short and itís sweet and it does what you want. It jangles, it rings bells. If you want to translate the stars, play a Jaguar.

But the Jazzmaster is another animal. At first glance it doesnít seem to have much to say for itself. Dark. Moody. A bit unco-operative. Erratic, even. Is the intonation right? But listen a bit harder, play it for a while. Youíll see. Underneath thereís a soul as big as the ocean. Sparks come out of it. Sometimes youíll play a D chord and it wonít sound like a D chord. Where did that come from? Those overtones. Or undertones. Something inside. Some warm, yellow-centred sun in there. It can ring bells, too; but mostly it just hunkers down and growls quietly. The Jazzmaster loves to growl. You donít play the Jazzmaster; the Jazzmaster plays you.

The PRS SE Custom 22. A cheap and nasty little piece of trash. Gaudy, plastic-looking. But you pick her up. Sheís curvaceous, delicate, petite, and ever so light. Fits you like a glove. She has her blemishes: wonít stay in tune, flat spots, discordant overtones; a plinky, metallic voice. But you know what? You could sit with this baby and play her all night and never get sick of it. Sheís a little bit like a Jaguar, but oh so much prettier to hold. And youíll never let her go. You can never let her go.


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Four Guitars:

The Stratocaster is straightforward. You get what you get. Boring? No, precise. Predictable? No, stable. Versatile? Certainly. You can play almost anything on a Strat. Precisely. Itís even-sounding, fast and smooth. Some say, glassy.

The Jaguar wears its heart on its sleeve. Itís a bright guitar. Brilliant, even. Itís short and itís sweet and it does what you want. It jangles, it rings bells. If you want to translate the stars, play a Jaguar.

But the Jazzmaster is another animal. At first glance it doesnít seem to have much to say for itself. Dark. Moody. A bit unco-operative. Erratic, even. Is the intonation right? But listen a bit harder, play it for a while. Youíll see. Underneath thereís a soul as big as the ocean. Sparks come out of it. Sometimes youíll play a D chord and it wonít sound like a D chord. Where did that come from? Those overtones. Or undertones. Something inside. Some warm, yellow-centred sun in there. It can ring bells, too; but mostly it just hunkers down and growls quietly. The Jazzmaster loves to growl. You donít play the Jazzmaster; the Jazzmaster plays you.

The PRS SE Custom 22. A cheap and nasty little piece of trash. Gaudy, plastic-looking. But you pick her up. Sheís curvaceous, delicate, petite, and ever so light. Fits you like a glove. She has her blemishes: wonít stay in tune, flat spots, discordant overtones; a plinky, metallic voice. But you know what? You could sit with this baby and play her all night and never get sick of it. Sheís a little bit like a Jaguar, but oh so much prettier to hold. And youíll never let her go. You can never let her go.



And here I been wastin' my breath through Shakuhachis.
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What?
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What?
Is this what are Shakuhachis or is this why the comment about them?
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I don't know what Shakuhachis are; so both.
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Ah! Flutes. Yes. Right. Now I understand (?).
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Nick likes a long pole he can put in his mouth and blow...😆😆😆
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Would have thought a French Horn would be better for that.
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Would have thought a French Horn would be better for that.
That would require moving the tongue from cheek, neh?
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Probably safer to keep it in your cheek where it can't do any harm.
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Probably safer to keep it in your cheek where it can't do any harm.

I only bring it out to lick my eyebrows.
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