Monthly Archives: March 2008

400 year old guitar

This guitar was made by Belchior Diaz in Portugal, around 1590. More about it here.

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Hey, where’s the white gloves?

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This must be the Salvadore Dali guitar

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Check it out here.

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The Dream Team–Bach and Bream

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“99 ways to play better” Let’s all hope

“If you’re locked away in a basement for eight hours a day with a metronome and a torturous practice book that is equal parts Mel Bay/GuantanAmo Bay, you’re still not assured of transcendent 6-string skills. Sure, you may get stenographer-like dexterity and harmonic book-smarts up the f-hole, but playing soul-shaking music often requires a more diverse skill set. But this doesn’t mean that attaining the level of expression produced by someone like Jeff Beck necessitates a life of guitar monk-dom. First, don’t worry about the transcendent and unattainable talent of Jeff Beck. That’s just silly. What you need to do is ensure that whatever you play makes the hair on your arms stand up and quiver with bliss and excitement.” Read the rest at Guitar Player.

Two points: first of all, I know what a monk is but what’s a monk-dom? Secondly, I never want to play so that the “hair on your arms stand up and quiver with bliss and excitement;” that’s just weird.

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Come on, Felder, get that site going!

Is Don Felder ever going to get his site up and running. Go there–donfelder.com–and all you still get is, Site coming soon. It’s been like that for months…Come on already, even if its just pics of your 300 guitars. However you can go here.

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