billybud wrote:Spence...I am coming along OK for the couple of months I've been learning...I have acquired a few guitars..a Martin, a Breedlove (arrived yesterday) and a Michael Kelly electric...if I don't learn how to play, I can become a collector.
And then there is the ancillary equipment...amp, mike, pedal, cords, etc.
I have sung my middle age love song to my beloved...Magnolia Wind
"I'd rather sleep in a box...like a bum in the street
Than a fine feather bed...without your little ole cold feet
And I'd rather be deaf...dumb, and stone blind
than know that your mornings would never be mine.
Nice guitar. I like the Martin sound.
I play bass at local churches. I have a 78 Fender P-bass (my pride and all original), a 5-string Ibanez, and a fretless bass that I don't think I've touched in 10+ years.
You can not beat a Martin dreadnought for tone and projection...but, I tell you, the Breedlove Stage Concert (Rosewood and Sitka) has a really nice tone for a finger picking size guitar ( a little smaller than the dreadnought body).
I have plucked a couple of the guys basses while they chuckle...but I do not see how you can move from a fretted to a fretless...the finger placement is different and your muscle memory starts hiccupping...the Michael Kelly fretless that I messed with was a beautiful acoustic bass. however.