The Scottish Guitar - Squire CV in Open D

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by Rob MacKillop, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Squier Talker

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    Sep 9, 2012
    Edinburgh
    Here's a video I've just done on my Squier CV 50s Strat of 17th-century Scottish lute music, of all things, which I normally play on an acoustic guitar. I quite like playing these beautiful pieces on the Squier.

    I'm playing through a Yamaha THR5 amp on the clean channel. Tuned to Open D, Earnie Ball 13s. There is a slight zing on the 2nd string, which is not there when heard live. I should have edited out that frequency when making the video, but didn't notice it until it was uploaded. C'est la vie.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrG5RRQR-GU"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrG5RRQR-GU[/ame]
     
  2. lilblackduck

    lilblackduck Squier-holic

    Dec 17, 2011
    Hernando,Ms
    That's awesome!!!! If only one could play those songs using power chords and a 12 bar shuffle......as you said "such is life"
     
  3. BlondeStrat1

    BlondeStrat1 Squier Talker

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    That is some very nicely played music!
     
  4. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Squier Talker

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  5. sc2f100

    sc2f100 Squier-Meister

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    Truly excellent stuff!
     
  6. galleta loco

    galleta loco Squier-Nut

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    Good stuff man!!Don't you love that little Yamaha ?
     
  7. rompo

    rompo Dr. Squier

    Jan 24, 2010
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    Very incredible! Love it! Inspiring!
     
  8. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Squier Talker

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    Sep 9, 2012
    Edinburgh
    Thanks. Yes, the THR5 is wonderful. My Squier VM Custom, especially, sounds great through it for blues and jazz. I'll do a video with that some day, after it has it's new pickups installed.
     
  9. galleta loco

    galleta loco Squier-Nut

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    My Grandaughter is trying to snag my THR5, that makes my Christmas shopping easy this year.
     
  10. Andrew M

    Andrew M Squier-Meister

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    Feb 24, 2012
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    You've got another subscriber in me Rob,keep it coming!

    I reckon there's quite a few folks around the world who would love to see some tab for those old traditionals,I know I would.
     
  11. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Squier Talker

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  12. guitar guy

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  13. lilblackduck

    lilblackduck Squier-holic

    Dec 17, 2011
    Hernando,Ms
    An eBay search found several copies. I have a friend who's really into Scottish folk music, actually any old time music. He may get one of these for Christmas.
     
  14. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Squier Talker

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    Sep 9, 2012
    Edinburgh
    Great. Maybe I can afford another Squire?!
     
  15. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

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    How did you come about choosing the Squier Classic Vibe 50's?
     
  16. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Squier Talker

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    Sep 9, 2012
    Edinburgh
    Not a huge amount of thought went it to it, I must admit. The neck pickup is not very hot (one of the attractions of the guitar for me) and gives a smooth warmth which I thought would be great for the drone-like quality of the open strings. Just a couple of days ago I put it in Open D tuning with heavy strings - 13s - principally for slide work. While doodling around on it this morning I thought it sounded good for this old, beautiful and delicate music. I usually play it on the lute or an acoustic guitar, but thought "Why not play it on an electric?" ... So here we are.
    Cheers,
    Rob
     
  17. woolbrig

    woolbrig Squier-holic

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    Wow! That sounds great!
     
  18. Andrew M

    Andrew M Squier-Meister

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    Feb 24, 2012
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    Yup,that slipped by me,I have it now though.
    Good luck to you too!
     
  19. Bluesnote

    Bluesnote Squier-Meister

    Fantastic stuff Rob. Not easy to play on a Strat type neck I'd imagine.
    Some of the old Scottish music is lovely and loaded with feeling.
    Makes the hairs stand up on the back of my Scottish neck mate;)
    I had a book on Scottish music for DADGAD tuning, never did master the picking technique, fingers too clumsy:confused:
    I've been checking out your jazz videos just now, what a great collection you have and that archtop sounds and looks beautiful.
    Hugh.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2012
  20. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Squier Talker

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    Sep 9, 2012
    Edinburgh
    Hi Bluesnote. Believe me, it is a LOT easier playing this stuff on a guitar of any type than a lute!
    Glad you like my jazz videos - lots of great music, and so little time!
     
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