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Re: What guitar do you play onboard?

I'm a bass/keyboard player primarily, but take a Seagull flat top on most summer trips. Can't do it justice, but there you go...

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Ok, I hate to pull rank on you guys but age allows it. I play lead.
This is me at 18 years old with my Gibson Super 400. When the other guys were playing Strats, Sg's and Les Pauls I fell in love with this big beauty. And when I wanted feedback I could shake the walls.
Now I have to sit in the back and play bass.


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Re: What guitar do you play onboard?

Sounds like a lot of us have diverse distractions besides work and water activities... this is me at my old home on the island...





I actually play better at the keys than on the guitar... been on the piano since 6 years old... my dad was an accomplished pianist so naturally everyone in the family had to take the one hour mandatory time on it... glad now he persisted.

Love the guitar as it's so portable and music on the go...
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I have my Dad's piano in my office. I'm good for some blues licks but they are not very good. When I want piano I put on some Bill Evans. He's my go to guy.
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I have my Dad's piano in my office. I'm good for some blues licks but they are not very good. When I want piano I put on some Bill Evans. He's my go to guy.
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I' m 67 years old. You do not have me beat.
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It's when they start posting back.
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For an acoustic guitar, I play mostly fingerstyle on a Taylor 812ce. But I'm thinking of getting a Taylor Baby to take on the boat since space is such a premium and I don't want to fret over the guitar getting mistreated or stolen (pun intended).
Sorry, I neglected to respond to this part.

I think the Baby Tayor is a cool guitar, but it still has a solid wood top, so it's subject to the same heat and humidity issues of any solid-topped guitar. A lot of people get away with it, but I wouldn't personally want to leave any of my nice guitars on my boat for any kind of extended period.

The Little Martins (like the LXM, LX-1, etc.) are about the same size, and come in both solid top and HPL (High Pressure Laminate...Formica is a name brand of HPL). The ones with HPL tops wouldn't be my choice for recording or for anything too serious, but they're incredibly stable and pretty impervious to the elements.

And while no aficionado would mistake them for a world-class guitar, they sound surprisingly reasonable to me. As a guitar maker, I want them to sound like a shoebox with rubber bands strung across them to somehow vindicate the hundreds and hundreds of hours I've put in to making really good sounding wooden guitars, but the truth is that most non-guitar players would never know the difference.

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Like I said, I'm self indulgent when it comes to guitars. If it doesn't sound great to me I'm not going to play it. I play for me and I seldom have an audience unless you count my dogs.

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Same here... I play for myself and if a audience gathers fine I enjoy that... I take my guitar on Fridays to work and play in the lunch room and the office personnel enjoy the time and break on TGI day...

I took my guitar to a park up here in Montreal and had my gig bag on the floor since I had no other place to put it and passerby's were trying to throw money into my bag and I'm like WTF... funny as hell... this ever happen to anyone here?

Chip... my Cordoba C7 was in my boat 24/7 for nine months, no humidified case just the gig bag it came in and it stayed in tune with little tuning to get it back to 440... it's made with solid woods and glad it's not a French polished guitar, no cracks, chips, delamination... same as the day I bought it and that was 9 years ago.

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