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    Quote Originally Posted by Kjetil Heggelund View Post
    Isn't the guitar a musical instrument?
    Not in some people's hands......




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    Haha! That was awesome...NOT. Nice to see Fred Durst and those hiphop guys make a fool of themselves. Here's a guy who can make music together with a real instrument. Must be taken seriously then.
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    Funny that the OP thought the guitar is not respected. That might have been true 60 years ago but not anymore. Segovia raised the guitar's standing in the classical world followed by Julian Bream, John Williams, the Romeros and others. And there are so many great jazz, rock, folk, and blues players. And country and bluegrass too.
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    Do you take the guitar seriously as a musical instrument?

    Classical guitar? Of course! (Jazz and Country guitar too but for different reasons.) What’s not to love or at least respect? But I feel that it sometimes does not get the respect it deserves because it’s more of a chamber instrument with its more intimate, smaller volume of sound. But the literature written for guitar is rich, colorful, sensual and inventive, even if there’s not enough of it and the guitarists sometimes have to rely on transcriptions. I find it hard to imagine any less effort and artistry going into playing it than any other classical instrument, and I consider it one of the most romantic of all for expressing intimacy, tenderness and love.



    Beautiful!
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    More outstanding Alexandra Whittingham...

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    Having burnt my old guitar in the trash fire , I'm learning to play a new one . It's physical of nerves and bone and muscle , thus of new life .

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    I've got my eye on a guitar upgrade so I'm going to sell the two guitars below. I'm swapping out the pickups from the Legacy first (as I love the sound of the hot EMG pickups on it) and getting an earthing problem sorted on the Spear Relic. Nowt wrong with either guitar otherwise but I have my eye on a few others.

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    I've quite committed to an acoustic arch-top .

    Commitment is serious , right ?
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