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My First Solid Body Electric

I finally got my self a Standard Fended Tele® Ash from guitar center.

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Man do i love this little baby. Initially I was really worried if this would be enough for someone like “me”. Then Aditi helped put things in perspective. Finally realized that I needed to learn to play better and then demand way more than this. I know that musicians manage to play wonders with instruments that are a fraction of the cost of this one and well for someone who barely knows how to play, it really won’t make a difference. Sometimes I even feel its not fair for someone like me to own one of these. Anyway the point was that I was struck by the G.A.S bug and well that should justify the buy more than anything else.

Aditi and Eli were waiting in the car parked on the rooftop parking lot above guitar center while I picked this up. To complete the deal I got a black pick guard to replace the tortoise shell one. Not sure how many people actually like the default pick guard. Another thing was that this doesn’t even come with a gig bag so I asked them for something to take it back home in and well they threw in the gig bag for the price they buy it in which was about 12 bucks. I also noticed a scratch on the neck plate and well since it was a new piece they game me a new fender neck plate. The one on the standard Tele doesn’t have a logo but the one they gave did. So that turned out to be cool.

 

Thats it for now – Lets see if I can really make use of this beauty and also hoping to replace the parts as well on this someday. The 52 Reissue is now on the wish list.

 

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Fender Standard Tele® Ash Electric Guitar Features:

  • Traditional Telecaster ash body
  • Maple neck and fretboard
  • Modern C-shaped neck contour
  • 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • Die-cast machine heads
  • Standard Tele pickups (neck & bridge)
  • 3-position blade controls
  • Master volume, master tone
  • Tortoiseshell pickguard
  • Standard Tele bridge with 6 saddles
  • String-thru bridge
  • Chrome hardware

Fender Standard Tele® Ash Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • 9.5″ radius
  • 25-1/2″ scale
  • 1.650: nut width

 

Who by fire

And who by fire, who by water,
Who in the sunshine, who in the night time,
Who by high ordeal, who by common trial,
Who in your merry merry month of may,
Who by very slow decay,
And who shall I say is calling?

And who in her lonely slip, who by barbiturate,
Who in these realms of love, who by something blunt,
And who by avalanche, who by powder,
Who for his greed, who for his hunger,
And who shall I say is calling?

And who by brave assent, who by accident,
Who in solitude, who in this mirror,
Who by his lady’s command, who by his own hand,
Who in mortal chains, who in power,
And who shall I say is calling?

Leonard Cohen

Seattle Symphony – Tchaikovsky’s Winter Dreams

I have never understood why I loved music of this form. I’ve listened to this since I was like 14 but could never understand why a conductor waved the way he/she did. I did find out cause there was a “Talk” with the Maestro after the concert. I know its a new discovery and I must admit I was pleasantly surprised. Sitting in the first row helps you ever hear the every press the oboist makes.  I didn’t really know what to expect. The Benaroya Hall where we went to see the “Winter Dreams” was to say much more than perfect. It was snowing that day and I think it was the first day of snow in Seattle. First thing that surprised me was the Maestro – Carolyn Kuan as I had never seen a female conductor before and there was to top it, Oboe by Ben Hausmann.

I’m hoping to go for Handel’s Messiah on 18th. Lets see how that works out. I don’t understand why these don’t get the hype that other forms of music however odd, end up getting. The fact still puzzle’s me and I’m pretty sure that some guys thought I was nuts when I was in school and picked up 2 tapes of Mozart. It was hard to get this kind of stuff where I grew up and the lovely thing is that you can be as ignorant about the details and the history behind it but yet enjoy it simply.

Welcome To The Machine

Pink Floyd – Welcome To The Machine

Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.
Where have you been? it’s alright we know where you’ve been.
You’ve been in the pipeline, filling in time, provided with toys and
’scouting for boys’.
You bought a guitar to punish your ma,
And you didn’t like school, and you know you’re nobody’s fool,
So welcome to the machine.

Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.
What did you dream? it’s alright we told you what to dream.
You dreamed of a big star, he played a mean guitar,
He always ate in the steak bar. he loved to drive in his jaguar.
So welcome to the machine.