Re: Some times it is how you play
When I finally left "the road" and laid down my sticks (but not the kit, I would still play my drums now and then), I started learning guitar. "Easier to carry", I said to myself, "and I can play for myself and take the occasional "replacement gig" with a band that needs a sit-in".
The learning took a long time with many months in between practices, but then I got into it a little more, practiced on my 64 Kay (I didn't know about setting the bridge and I swear one had to be Hercules to push those strings down!
One day, I saw a Gretsch "White Falcon" and fell in love. Showed it to my dad, also a musician, who had this to say when I showed him the catalogue: "You buy that one, son, you'd better sure know how to play it."
Made sense to me, so I "upgraded" to a Harmony.
I believe I may have told this story before, Classical Guitar, but I agree: If ol' Willie can get the sounds out of that banged-up guitar he plays, it sure shouldn't matter what brand I play or how cheap it is, am I good enough to make it sound like I know what I am doing?
Great question my friend!
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