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Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by RegularJim, May 9, 2018.
My ‘51 was my shop guitar for a long time. Now I'm using my Ugly Stick.
Canadians... The AK is the answer to the worldwide quest for a rifle that can do whatever is asked of it, even when it's dragged through the mud, run over by an SUV, or left in the garage overnight...
That would be a SKS - less moving parts !
I don't have a garage.
Porch, garage, and sometimes the basement of the bakery where I work.
My garage guitar is a bass:
It's going to be a 60's "Firemist Gold" Precision with ivory pick guard, black pickup / thumb rest, flat domed knobs and maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. It's going to my cousin's jam shack and I'm not going to worry about who plays it or what happens to it.
That’s going to look cool. My son wants me to do a gold guitar. Might have to start planning one.
I don't have a garage but this seems like a great excuse to get another guitar. I'm in!
Well, if I was given a guitar in such a poor condition, and if this condition is not the result of an artificial relic'ing job but true years of use and negligence, then yes, I would preserve, use, and take care of her as is - with a good setup and in perfect working order aside. And she would integrate my collection, of course.
Since I won't pay more than $200.00 for a guitar, all my stuff is "junk". I treat all my stuff well, because I'm happy to have guitars at all. So my answer is "no". I won't beat a beater.
I have a Washburn acoustic I bought at Aldi 10 years ago or so for $50, it plays and sounds great but Ive always abused it. Even let my daughter play it in her school talent show and when I went to pick her up after a rehearsal the kids were sliding it back and forth on the gym floor. Still plays and sounds great, best bang for the buck I ever got.
My Old 1976 Fender F-15 spends most of its life in the work shop.
When something springs up on the radio while I work, (that I like of course)
she's always the first one to try it.
I do now. I picked up a Gibson hard case yesterday and the guy tossed in an old Washburn acoustic. Plays just fine.
I have a list of guitars that don't really go outside or leave the house, way too valuable. But there are a few that I have no trouble taking outside to play, be in the sun, etc. My garage is a storage area so there's no need to leave something out there.
I just have to be mindful of sun screens and bug sprays which can just wipe off the finish of a certain guitars.
Here's my shop rig...
“Embrace the Suck, Bang a Beater!”
More progress today. I think I need to take some height off the nut but not supremely confident about doing that evenly / correctly. Anyway... ready for a cheapo set of strings (I always do that first to check setup / neck alignment / string spacing). If everything is okay, it'll probably get flats...
I've got a First Act 222 AL4042 That qualifies, paid < $30 for it, pawn shop.....Neck is kinda weird, but OK....plays alright, need to revisit it, to tighten it up.........
I don't care if it gets dinged, or whatever....there are Zillions of these floating around, for cheap........a little adjustment, and....Hey!!!!..................I love the phrase........Embrace the Suck!!!!!!!!......willhowl