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NotoriousMOK
09-21-2009, 04:56 PM
Well I finally broke down and bought a guitar -- sure is purty, but my sissy-la-la fingers are adjusting slowly to steel strings :p

here's a little humble beginnings and a bright future ...


happy strummin' !

MOK

UkuleleHill
09-22-2009, 05:09 AM
Well I finally broke down and bought a guitar -- sure is purty, but my sissy-la-la fingers are adjusting slowly to steel strings :p

here's a little humble beginnings and a bright future ...


happy strummin' !

MOK

Awesome! My "sissy-la-la fingers" asked me to sell my steel string and get a classical... :)

RevWill
09-22-2009, 05:38 AM
A friend of mine who owns a small music store recommends electric guitars and nylon string acoustics for beginners. Also, lighter gauge strings are easier on the fingers. Heavier tends to sound fuller, but you can work your way up to those.

NotoriousMOK
09-22-2009, 03:56 PM
Naw, I'll stick with the steel strings ... can't let them young punks like NukeDoc show me up all da time

mrplatypus70
09-22-2009, 05:26 PM
Nice looking guitar, is it a Gretsch? I can not see it too well in the picture, getting used to the steel strings will take a while but once you build up your calluses you will not even notice. Guitar and ukulele are similar, you just have to add two new strings, good luck and enjoy!

RevWill
09-23-2009, 03:26 AM
You wouldn't want to put nylon strings on that gorgeous Gretsch. It wouldn't make a sound thru the amp.

Nice score!

NotoriousMOK
09-23-2009, 12:25 PM
Sorry for the poor pic quality - that new fangled blackberry has got features, but the camera quality kinda bites -- yep, that's a Gretsch G5122 in walnut finish -- pics wont do it justice anyways, sure is a looker. aside from swapping out the bridge, no alterations are in this one's future until I grow some skills to appreciate 'em.

I'm quickly learning the parts that overlap from uke, and have already found that learning one help improve skills on the other (works both ways too) so I'm on a pretty happy path right now

thanks and have fun!




Nice looking guitar, is it a Gretsch? I can not see it too well in the picture, getting used to the steel strings will take a while but once you build up your calluses you will not even notice. Guitar and ukulele are similar, you just have to add two new strings, good luck and enjoy!