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Old 20th March 2017, 12:06 AM
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How truly elegant. And so is the balalaika!

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Old 20th March 2017, 12:27 AM
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How truly elegant. And so is the balalaika!

Jerry Garcia lives.
I'm so grateful I'm not dead... that is a very old photo.

Baglama (aka Saz) != Balalaika.

Or Banana, for that matter. I couldn't stop typing "Banana".
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Old 20th March 2017, 06:46 AM
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Perverts!

I've always hankered after a Fender Jaguar but am quite happy with my c.1998 ESP Standard Horizon. I traded in my Mexican Tele for it about three years ago. The shop gave me 50 quid and a hard case, which clinched it. I was bored by the Tele and just wanted something with humbuckers. Don't play it much, mostly I stick to the saxophone, which is, after all, the king of instruments.
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Baglama (aka Saz) != Balalaika.
Any mention of the saz makes me think of 3 Hur-El, and this video, radiating of the GLORY OF ROCK.
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Old 20th March 2017, 07:26 AM
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Is that Firebird solid maple or mahogany with a maple top, stylophone?

No self condemnation over selling the Japanese paisley tele? I don't believe you.
Solid mahogany body and maple neck. It is a "70s tribute Firebird Studio", i.e. the budget model, but it has transformed my playing, and it has what I need for wish fulfillment, including the Gibson name, rather than Epiphone.

If I don't PLAY an instrument I own, I feel disgusted with myself. The Tele just wasn't getting played. It had to go.

I'm getting closer getting that J200, thanks in part to this thread.
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Old 20th March 2017, 09:43 AM
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Baglama (aka Saz) != Balalaika.
Any mention of the saz makes me think of 3 Hur-El, and this video, radiating of the GLORY OF ROCK.
My browser doesn't play YouTube on this forum, but I clipped the code and had a look via the YT site.
EDIT: Pikkiwoki be praised - now my AFA browsing is healed, since I had YouTube open - now the forum player works!

Now I cannot rest until I, too, have a Strat/saz doublenecker.

Stylo, you fiend! I am doomed.
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Old 20th March 2017, 10:05 AM
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Any mention of the saz makes me think of 3 Hur-El, and this video, radiating of the GLORY OF ROCK.
Let me share a short (660Kb) burst of pain.
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Old 27th March 2017, 03:58 PM
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Partly spurred on by this thread, I have today added the EJ-200 to the family. It's not my most expensive guitar purchase ever (that would be the Gibson), but it could be the best. There's a common delusion that buying an instrument will somehow make you a better musician (e.g. "I bought a Les Paul, why don't I sound like Jimmy Page?!). But in this case, I have instant improvement. This is because after the workout of playing a 12 string, suddenly it's all so much easier!
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Old 27th March 2017, 08:29 PM
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Don't give up.

Remember, the right number of guitars is n+1, where n = however many you currently have.
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Old 21st May 2017, 07:26 PM
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(Doctor!) Brian May of Queen on his Red Special:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPD7_hQk7hk



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I was very poor and the thought of a Stratocaster was way out of my price range so me and my dad took it into our hands to make the guitar and this is it. It took about two years and we made it from all kinds of scraps and bits and pieces.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS6bPFoCIkc



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