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  1. Played for 7 years before stopping in high school - actually played in the high school orchestra while in elementary school. Regret not sticking with it, although guitar has been great as well. No sound quite a cello, and when you start getting a good tone over time it is a wonderful thing. A word of advice - get a full length mirror and practice in front of it. Bowing is a big key to making progress, and I made big strides after my teacher suggested practicing in front of the mirror so that I could constantly check the angle. Built consistency quickly after that and it made a big difference. Best of luck with the lessons.
  2. I would suggest starting with the live stuff and then going to studio material. "Live from Nowhere in Particular" is a great start and an absolute gem, then probably do Royal Albert Hall. Having quite a few of his CDs, and having been front row to see him live, I find his live material way more compelling.
  3. I went for obscure vs. catchy. Favorite can from my beer can collection. Worth looking up if you have not seen one of their can designs before.
  4. +1 on that. 16 electric guitars (1 with synth pickup), 2 acoustics, a bass guitar, lap dulcimer, and hammered dulcimer. If it has strings and it sounds cool, then it is worth owning and playing. In all seriousness (or at least as much as I can muster on a Saturday night), it is not a bad thing to have at least one of each major type of guitar. I have a Casino, a tele, a strat, an LP, a Firebird, etc., and each one is great for different things. The joy of playing is in the experience - reaching for whatever motivates you at that point in time, and uncovering the uniqueness that each one brings to a song, a jam session, a moment. To quote Dewey Cox, "It's a beautiful ride".
  5. Casino. I have 15 other guitars, but the Casino is the one that gets the most attention. And I enjoy it with or without plugging into the amp.
  6. I have had a Carvin SC90 for about five years. Bought it used at a small local shop. Good guitar - excellent build quality, looks great, plays great. I agree with Zigzag about the pickups. My SC sounds really great clean with minimal effects, not so crazy about the tone with overdrive or other effects. I think they are worth a look (particularly used, where they do not seem to maintain value as much as Gibsons). I paid about $400 for the SC (new I think it would have run about $1k). For $400 I was thrilled. At full price, would have been hard to pick it vs. a higher end Epi or an entry-level Gibson (like an SG, Jr., Studio, etc.). Just my two cents based on somewhat limited experience.
  7. I have both brands. Gibson necks = way better than Fender for me. However, there is something about a Tele that is just really cool. Gotta be honest - current collection includes a Les Paul, a strat, and a tele (among others), and I would not part with any of them. However, for a non-thin sound, I am grabbing the Les Paul.
  8. Tough to pick because there are quite a few, but have to go with Joe Bonamassa - India/Mountain Time on Live From Nowhere in Particular.
  9. Ahh... what a great question. First guitar was a Memphis Les Paul clone, and I knew how to play 4 chords (which, of course, should have made me a rock and roll legend). Actually plugged in to a true stereo amp with a regular stereo speaker (which I blew in about 15 seconds). Now, like 30 years later, I am up to 6 chords and a real guitar amp. Helluva ride, tho.
  10. Well played, sir!! Looks good, sounds great. Seems like it has a very full sound. Impressive. Congrats on the guitar, and Happy Holidays
  11. Wow, that guitar is beautiful. Congrats on the great axe. Hope it provides inspiration and awesomeness all year round. Happy Holidays!!
  12. I have one - or I mean, One - and love it. I enjoy the simplicity of one pickup and one knob, and it has a surprising variety of tone if you work at it. Great neck, too. I am up to 14 electrics (ranging in quality from a starter Yamaha RGX to a Gibson Traditional), but I actually tend to play the SE One more than the rest. I think it is an excellent choice for anyone - beginner, expert, whatever.
  13. Peavey HP Signature Blues guitar - not a gibson, but still surprisingly cool. Very light weight but has wonderful tone. Gotta love the wife.
  14. I have one (ebony version) and I flat-out love it. I think I am up to 14-15 electric guitars, and the Traditional is by far my favorite. Pretty much what you would expect from a good LP - great neck, remarkable sustain, and wonderful tone. I doubt that you would be disappointed with one.
  15. Isn't the answer to that something about breaking wind? See, I am 42 and jokes about flatulence still crack me up. Or, I mean, up with which I crack about flatulence jokes. Or, wait... that's not right. Oh heck, I must need a nap too.
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