I just sold my 2004 Standard Tele ( bought new), to get a lighter, Thinline.
But me Tele was rock-solid , sounded great, stayed in tune...and transported a lot ( local gigs, in back seat) in a gig bag.
No worries, if you handle reasonably!
It's been a while now, as I really stopped doing dumb stuff with $$ towards guitar/gear ( you 'get smart' finally, when you run out of money, and have to sell off stuff- at least my experience)
I know back in the '90's I feel like I kind of 'ruined' a few guitars or did not make them any better...
Just my own experience, amps I played :
( I kind of skew towards a big, powerful clean tone as I use that, then use an OD to break things up, the way I like)
- i had to sell, but for years I owned a '68 Deluxe Reverb that was 'huge sounding' ( relative to its portable size)
* it has JJ 6V6's...
I have officially given #30 lessons (over 2 years, on SKYPE) to an older guy who loves Classic Rock /folk/blues like me
But every time we get together it's like 'Groundhog Day!'
He doesn't retain anything ( even though he can record sessions) and his hands always hurt, forming chords and...
Saw the Stills-Young Band ( and this song played) live in '76 ( I think)
- for some reason, not processing that they were actually playing together.
Thought the guys were only playing separately- 'duh!'
Would later do this song in an acoustic 4-piece College group ( I was 'lead guitar'- not...
I always thought, that the Pilot "Magic" song was sung by a singer/band that really did not speak English ( at least as 1st language), as their native tongue- might be European?
Just the pronunciation...
But really no idea, just a guess.
Always liked the song- takes me back to College!
Had mine for exactly a year today
It is ( all stock) and fantastic!
I'm no longer in a Classic Country band ( was for 10 years), so I had just stopped playing my ( heavy, but very nice) 2004 Standard Tele, and sold it to get the Thinline.
It is both 'warm and brilliant, super-comfy, and great...
I'm definitely guilty of say, 'pedal GAS' or other cheaper accessories ( not really buying guitars, as too much $$- but tempted...)
when not doing a lot of gigs- I get distracted by a shiny toy sometimes!
But when busy, it's more like "Just grab something with fresh strings & play!"
Some of my faves:
Robbie Robertson ( in the '60's)
David Bromberg ( when playing electric)
Me! I LOVE playing this ( year old today!)
Tele Thinline - really fun guitar!
We don't buy much stuff period, and then usually online.
$$ is tight now, plus we have to keep things simple in a small apartment.
I have experienced some good guitar gear deals online in past years, during Black Friday/Cyber Monday.
But will pass, this time, maybe next year!
From say 1988 to maybe 2001, I always did gigs with 2 guitars and 2 combo amps ( stacked, the #1 one, on top of backup)
Then it hit me ( aging!) that I never used backups, and rarely broke string
So since 2002, just 1 guitar (whatever I feel like playing), 1 amp ( same), and recently Joyo...
I gig ( acoustic or electric) pretty often ( say 2-3 gigs a week avg. when busy), and at home I pretty much always have a guitar in my lap.
With an acoustic, I kind of cycle over endless John Prine, Dylan, Dead, Neill Young. Bluegrass and acoustic blues/folk songs I know- some I do at gigs, but...
Of most of the folks I play with, run into ( all of us in multiple bands and often sub in each other's groups),
not that it has happened in a while, but I'd lend any of my guitars or amps to anyone I know. We are all casual, but pros/responsible.
I have all good/cheap stuff, and can live...
Performed 5 ways with 5 difference artists- fantastic! ( for each season)
Everything about The Wire was just captivating, "can't take your eyes off..."
Maybe the best series I've ever seen ( that, and Homicide )
We are in Va., and not far from Baltimore- done some gigs, recording, and...
Maybe it's just the nostalgia of the moment, but hearing my first VH song on the radio, " Running With the Devil" was a mind blower!
The song is an explosion, and Eddie's rhythm guitar is sparse, but grooves.
This one is my favorite.
I also love "Hot for Teacher" - the drum intro ( Alex...