A New Guitar

A New Guitar

Playing a guitar is more fun than reading the Mueller Report!   It’s fun to explore a new and different guitar. A guitar player with a new instrument can’t help but compare this “new” one to his old standard.  I would suggest that he/she just accept the guitar as it is and try not comparing but just listening, feeling and exploring it.

Listen to the tonal qualities without any effects.  Catch an audible glance of some good tone and note the guitar and amp settings. Write them down.  Try a few changes to the volume pot and some pickup changes and note what you like there as well.

Feel the profile of the neck and play in all areas of the neck.  Find the sweet spot. Try different playing in keys in that spot.  Push on the strings at various points on the neck and note drastic tension differences. Action is important for player comfort, so have it adjusted for your playing style.

Finally, just explore all the possibilities available on the new six-string. Try playing a difficult phrase or something else that you can’t do on your regular guitar. See if it’s easier on the new guitar.

Most importantly, just have fun.

image Haywire Custom Guitars-Nashville Player
Haywire Custom Guitars-Nashville Player
By | 2019-04-29T14:12:37-04:00 April 20th, 2019|New Guitar, new guitars|0 Comments

About the Author:

Mr. Rick Mariner Owner and Founder and CEO of Haywire Custom Guitars Inc. He is a member of The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (A.S.I.A.) as well as a guitar player. Rick holds a bachelors degree from University of Md. and a Masters degree from George Washington University. Rick developed his exclusive 8 – Point “Gig- Ready” guitar process that allows for Custom Guitars that are “GIG-READY”. With Rick’s many years of development and guitar set-up experience, Haywire Guitar shop “Builds satisfied players… one Haywire guitar at a time”.

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