Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Battle scars on my guitar

I'm having second thoughts about the craftsmanship of the guys who made my guitar (whose name I would only tell if you ask me personally). Or maybe it was just badly scratched to begin with. Or maybe they are not as skilled in fixing ones as compared to making new ones. Well I understand it is easier to start from clean scratch than to patch up something. There is less degree of freedom on repairs. Nevertheless, I'm starting to doubt if the people who repair are the same people who make guitars... At least it still sounds nice, due to its smooth interior. And there are no more buzzing notes (if you're buying a guitar, test every note on every fret. don't just sit down there and play something stupid. a single song will usually just utilize less than 60% of the fretboard.). And it sounds far more better than my stratocaster imitation unplugged. Oh well, even the great Blackie and Evo had their damages. And most of Tommy's guitars are brutally finished. I wasn't just expecting ZERI's to be that soon. In any case damages add a personal touch. Now we share a few more things in common. At least she's back, ready to comfort my soul, to weep with me, to make my fingertips ache, to say the words I can't say, to send me to dreamland. I missed her.

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