Hello from Adelaide, Australia

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by offshoresa65s, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. offshoresa65s

    offshoresa65s TDPRI Member

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    Hi

    Long time reader, first time joiner / poster as they say.

    I have been playing guitar for as long as I remember, but always acoustic until last year when I bought my first American Standard 3 x Sunburst Stratocaster.

    I am still working to play electric instruments, completely different touch and pressure on the strings. I had the Strat loaded up with D'Addario strings a couple of sizes up from the original and I still find them light compared to my acoustic which I normally load up with Elixer or D'Addario 16's.

    Anyhow, then I couldn't help my self and decided I wanted to learn Bass, so I went out and bought a American Standard 3 x Sunburst Jazz Bass, which I really enjoy as I'm finally taking lessons and learning how to read music. It's a hard slog, but I really do enjoy understanding music better.

    Anyway, to cut to the chase, I have ordered an American Deluxe 3 X Sunburst Telecaster.

    I read a lot about the "sound" of the Tele, but found all the American Standards I played didn't do it for me, played a few Deluxes and they were all in tune sounded fat and clean, I was sold.

    I know, your all thinking I'm suffering with GAS (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome), but every time I tell my wife I need a new instrument, she says "fine, as long as it's a Sunburst, go ahead".

    So there it is, I've ordered a new Deluxe and can't wait for it to arrive. There were a few cherry sunbursts around, but even if the tone was right I just don't like the look of them and find I can't play something I don't have an affinity for, hence I've ordered a guitar without even hearing it, but from playing the other Deluxes, I hope it's going to work out.

    So just to finish up, I'll include a pic of my trusty Maton Custom (you guessed it, Sunburst) Cuttaway which I've been playing since 1998.

    Cheers

    O
     

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  2. Dave_O

    Dave_O Friend of Leo's

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    How are you, mate. Good to have you aboard.
     
  3. sparky2904

    sparky2904 TDPRI Member

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    welcome fellow aussie.

    congratulations,you have a very understanding wife
     
  4. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome aboard offshoresa65s ! You'll get good advice here on all sorts of aspects. Wish my wife would just let me order a Tele or two. Cheers from a fellow Adelaideian, home of some of the southern hemisphere's best builders. Tonetele of Adelaide.
     
  5. Falzoony

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    Welcome! From another Adelaidelphian!
     
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    TG Doctor of Teleocity

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    Hello from up here.
     
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