Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Tony Rees Help Needed - guitarist keeps buying more guitars (103* d) RE: Help Needed - guitarist keeps buying more guitars 02 Aug 19


gillymore wrote:

>I've come to think of my instruments as functional works of art and keep almost all of them out where I can see them and pick one up if I have a notion.

"Functional works of art" is a nice concept, works for me... my first guitar/guitars were purely functional (did a job); later I bought a second one, also functional (slightly different sound suited to other material; useful to have a spare when the first one was in the repair shop etc.); after that they have moved into more of the "aesthetic" area - beautiful objects that produce a beautiful and insiring sound and are a pleasure to play. (As I mentioned above, I try to limit myself to three - acoustics that is - although not always the same 3!). Practical limitations are storage space / other priorities for discretional spending / how much money do I really want to have tied up in instruments / when is another one just duplication of a "sound" I can already get :) :) Also as someone else said, we do not really own them, we just curate them for a while until they eventually pass to someone else.

That said, if I could only take one to a desert island, which would it be...


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.