Topic: NGD and a little recording
Yeah yeah yeah, I've been fairly absent. I'm sorry. I probably will continue to remain a mystery much like many females are (even to ourselves at times). However, I mentioned that I had a NGD and hadn't gotten around to sharing it. I feel bad that I don't have more time here, so thought of you all CRAZIES while I recorded this today:
Because my hubby loves me (and he wants a NGD himself), Jim bought me a new guitar that I absolutely fell in love with for Valentines' Day. Welcome to the new Seagull Entourage Rustic CW QIT! It's a cedar top and laminated Cherry back and sides. The action is AMAZING on this guitar and, dare I say it, may become my new go-to over the Martin at half the price. Crazy. (see what I did there?)
It's a dread. It seems like no matter how badly I want to stay away from the size, I just love the sound.... I keep getting drawn to them. I spent my first night with it on the couch, and the next few days in severe shoulder and resulting back pain (getting old I guess). I've since added a strap and adjusted my hold. Things seem to be going well. LOVE IT! The linked song above was without a pick, there's just some things you can't do with other guitars without a pick that you can with a dread. Picking notes out is just a million times better sound. I love how unique the wood sound is to "all the other spruce tops".
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.