Monday, February 16, 2009

new guitar

This weekend I got a Charvel San Dimas II off of eBay. Maple neck, rosewood fretboard, and koa body, with a Wilkinson trem. I've been wanting a shredder with a non-locking trem for awhile, even though I've been playing my Soloist w/Floyd a bit lately. This Charvel has all the features I've been looking for. I'm not sure how long I will keep it--it's a cool guitar but I'm not sure the sound is right for me. Koa is a very "snappy" sounding wood that gives a heavy attack, and I'm more about the legato. I've been playing my Heritage Les Paul and semi-hollow a lot recently, and that seems to be the general direction I'm moving in. It may be that a big purge of guitars is in the offing, and this after I've already sold three in recent weeks. I'm starting to move away from the superstrat as my main type of guitar, and I simply do not need so many of that type.

I've been playing quite a bit recently and getting my chops hopefully into the best shape they've ever been. Right now, I'm toying with the idea of recording a bunch of guitar/drum duet pieces, inspired by John Coltrane's album "Interstellar Space." I just need to get the ball rolling on something. You may have noticed by now that procrastination is a problem for me. ;)

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