Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Im starting to really dig into what Tommy Emmanuel calls "Thumb and finger style guitar" or what I'd known more as "Chord and melody guitar." Solo acoustic guitar music.

Acoustic (or hollow body) players like Tommy, Chet Atkins, Joe Pass, Celso Muchado, Phil Keagy or even Dee by Rhoads are all in the ball park of what Im working on. But mostly the Tommy and Joe Pass.

What acoustics would folks recommend for this? Im looking for something crisp, balanced and fast playing. Tommy Emmanuel's tone, really - I will be using a thumb pick and fingers technique. Not looking to break the bank with this purchase. Cheers!

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 1.4k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Got this in the mail today, Gibson Les Paul 2017 Tribute T Goldtop. Sounds fucking great to put it mildly

Wow Fortus has gone from an Izzy lookalike to morphing into Malcom Young. 

I will try and record a quick sound demo next week! I am going camping this weekend so I only got about an hour total of play time on it so far. It almost feels too nice for me and it has some modern

Posted Images

9 hours ago, Gibsonfender2323 said:

Thinking of getting  a vintage SG prolly a 73. Those are the ones Angus plays.

His SG collection is all over the place but according to SoloDallas his preferred year (based on usage and photos) is 1970. Check out his website - it is a goldmine of information.

https://solodallas.com/angus-young-guitars

His main black one with the half pickguard is a '67 Standard according to his tech in the Rig Rundown from a few years ago.

My personal favourite is his modified 1970 Custom with the full white pickguard. I'm glad he's brought it out of retirement on the last couple of tours. I've debated about it on my SG but also don't want to add holes. :lol:

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, James Bond said:

His SG collection is all over the place but according to SoloDallas his preferred year (based on usage and photos) is 1970. Check out his website - it is a goldmine of information.

https://solodallas.com/angus-young-guitars

His main black one with the half pickguard is a '67 Standard according to his tech in the Rig Rundown from a few years ago.

My personal favourite is his modified 1970 Custom with the full white pickguard. I'm glad he's brought it out of retirement on the last couple of tours. I've debated about it on my SG but also don't want to add holes. :lol:

What do you think of this? i am going to watch it. Its either a 70 or 72

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-GIBSON-SG-Standard-walnut-finish-1970-72-All-original/143381352505?hash=item216231d039:g:MxwAAOSwzPBdeuLL

 

Edited by Gibsonfender2323
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Gibsonfender2323 said:

I love those walnut ones. There's something very charming about them and they always seem to age very nicely. On that particular one I'd be a little worried about that neck blemish but as long as it's purely cosmetic and not a crack then it should be fine I would think. I debated a 1977 Custom in Cherry for a long time when I found a pretty decent price.

The only thing I don't like about the post 1970 SGs is the repositioning of the neck (sitting right against the neck pick-up more like a Les Paul). I think it remained like that through the (ugly) eighties SGs until they introduced the '61 Reissue and freshened up the Standard after the much maligned Norlin era. Granted, it doesn't really affect anything except for my OCD. :lol:

For the body, my personal preference is the sixties SG body with the deeper horns but I like these early seventies ones a lot. I believe that's what they referenced for the 2013 Thunderstruck SG and they're similar to the current Standards. Really the only SG body shape I don't like is the eighties one.

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, James Bond said:

I love those walnut ones. There's something very charming about them and they always seem to age very nicely. On that particular one I'd be a little worried about that neck blemish but as long as it's purely cosmetic and not a crack then it should be fine I would think. I debated a 1977 Custom in Cherry for a long time when I found a pretty decent price.

The only thing I don't like about the post 1970 SGs is the repositioning of the neck (sitting right against the neck pick-up more like a Les Paul). I think it remained like that through the (ugly) eighties SGs until they introduced the '61 Reissue and freshened up the Standard after the much maligned Norlin era. Granted, it doesn't really affect anything except for my OCD. :lol:

For the body, my personal preference is the sixties SG body with the deeper horns but I like these early seventies ones a lot. I believe that's what they referenced for the 2013 Thunderstruck SG and they're similar to the current Standards. Really the only SG body shape I don't like is the eighties one.

Also is it just me or are Vintage SGs the most “affordable” Vintage guitars. I don’t think I have ever seen one above 10k

Link to post
Share on other sites
48 minutes ago, Gibsonfender2323 said:

Also is it just me or are Vintage SGs the most “affordable” Vintage guitars. I don’t think I have ever seen one above 10k

I have definitely noticed that over the years, which is great if someone wants a true vintage. They are a lot more accessible than many others!

Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, James Bond said:

I have definitely noticed that over the years, which is great if someone wants a true vintage. They are a lot more accessible than many others!

To me Norlin Era's dont deserve the hate they get. I might get a 1970 SG Deluxe.

Edited by Gibsonfender2323
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Gibsonfender2323 said:

To me Norlin Era's dont deserve the hate they get. I might get a 1970 SG Deluxe.

In terms of general brand development and most other models - I'd agree. The eighties SG body is just so frickin' ugly though. :lol:

Perhaps I'd change my mind if I played one. The oldest SG I've been able to play was a 1963 SG Junior and it was lovely.

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, James Bond said:

In terms of general brand development and most other models - I'd agree. The eighties SG body is just so frickin' ugly though. :lol:

Perhaps I'd change my mind if I played one. The oldest SG I've been able to play was a 1963 SG Junior and it was lovely.

Nice. Yeah as soon as I start my career  and get money in I  am getting a vintage SG.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

VetY7e4.jpg

 

The bottom is 1.5", and I cut the top one to about 3/4". Still have to sand it a bit and I'll probably paint them black, but I've been waiting about 2 months for these to arrive so I had to throw them on and play for a while :D I'll probably cut the bottom hoop down to 3/4" too. This was already my favourite snare, and it looks and sounds even cooler now.

  • Like 1
  • GNFNR 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Norlins have a certain give that is just so cool and d school imo. They really feel like they belong in the 70s and I dig them

I love my Teye. I've barely played my Les Paul in 2 weeks

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...
1 hour ago, AxlisOld said:

Is that a Greco Zemantis copy? Goya, right?

The middle one? That's my newest one. It's a 2014 Teye Coyote. Teye worked with and was inspired by Zemaitis but has his own company with his own designs. This one is made in Austin, Texas. Now his highest end ones are made by him in Spain and the production models are made in Nashville

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, ZoSoRose said:

The middle one? That's my newest one. It's a 2014 Teye Coyote. Teye worked with and was inspired by Zemaitis but has his own company with his own designs. This one is made in Austin, Texas. Now his highest end ones are made by him in Spain and the production models are made in Nashville

I'm intrigued.

Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, AxlisOld said:

I'm intrigued.

Check out Teye, they are awesome! My favorite guitars, although they aren't for everyone. The higher end ones are very blingy.

I ordered a new acid etched backplate for mine too with a dragon on it. I'll post pics when it comes

Link to post
Share on other sites

There's a JCM 900 4101 for sale nearby for only $450. Might pick it up. I've been jamming with my band outside since indoor playing and gigs are off the table. Wouldn't mind a smaller amp for that instead of using the Helix and FRFR all the time and my Fender amp pretty much lives at my dad's now 

I figure I can unload it if I don't like it for the same price

EDIT- Deciding to pass even though its a good price. Second time within 5 years I have GASed for a JCM 900 and I think that is because it is a cheap version of something better. Maybe I'll save up a bit and get a mini Plexi, JCM800, or Jubilee down the line. I also realized it will be winter soon, and I don't see a vaccine being widely released by then or my band jamming outside then. 

Edited by ZoSoRose
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

I have a close family member whose career and other commitments doesn't allow for much play time anymore. It's a fine line between not wanting to sell the guitar but also not wanting to let it sit unplayed. An innovative solution has been reached where the guitar has been rehomed - to me. :lol:

I say all this because I am excited to be in possession of a Les Paul again after having sold my Classic Plus a few years ago towards my SG Custom.

It's a beautiful 2012 Les Paul Traditional in Chicago Blue.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
42 minutes ago, James Bond said:

I have a close family member whose career and other commitments doesn't allow for much play time anymore. It's a fine line between not wanting to sell the guitar but also not wanting to let it sit unplayed. An innovative solution has been reached where the guitar has been rehomed - to me. :lol:

I say all this because I am excited to be in possession of a Les Paul again after having sold my Classic Plus a few years ago towards my SG Custom.

It's a beautiful 2012 Les Paul Traditional in Chicago Blue.

Is it any good? How come there's no pics? :P

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.




×
×
  • Create New...