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    OK after 10 years with guitar here's what I know. Talent IS real.no doubt. Guitar is fun. Price is no indicator of sound, price is an indicator of build quality.People hear what they expect to hear Electric guitars are a ton of fun. Acoustics DO sound better with age.Do not trade in a guitar at a guitar shop, sell it yourself. Acoustic guitars and front porches go together like pb&j. I love guitars,
    "HAVE FUN, TRY NOT TO HURT ANYONE AND EAT PLENTY OF GREENS"

  • #2
    Can't argue with that poppy.
    Instruments:
    Custom Dreadnaught Solid Hog

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    • #3
      Preach it poppytater! I agree with all of that.

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      • #4
        All true but the electric bit. Tried and tried again, could not get the thing with electric guitars
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        • #5
          Heck, I coulda told you most of that. What took you so long? I play electric but I'm an acoustic guy at heart. If electrics are "fun" for you, great. Not sure I agree with the "better with age" thing either but that's what makes horse races.
          Official HCAG “Theory-Challenged Hack”
          Member of the IBANEZ ACOUSTIC ASSASSINS
          Proud Member of The Alvarez Alliance
          Member of the Schecter Society
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          • #6
            Hey Pops! How are you?
            Howard


            "All governments suffer a recurring problem: power attracts pathological personalities." (Frank Herbert)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by garthman View Post
              Hey Pops! How are you?
              Still kicking just not as high
              "HAVE FUN, TRY NOT TO HURT ANYONE AND EAT PLENTY OF GREENS"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by poppytater View Post

                Still kicking just not as high
                Yeah. Just like the rest of us. Good to see you back here.
                Howard


                "All governments suffer a recurring problem: power attracts pathological personalities." (Frank Herbert)

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                • #9
                  Welcome back, Poppy. And, yes, talent is real but only as a word. Defining it is a moving target and the subjective ascription of those who've read into it what they imagine it to be. The defining of it is, to me, a word coined to capture an imagined state of being, i.e., it doesn't actually exist. I prefer the word skilled, as in skill is real, instead. Those who've achieved it are said to be talented by those who have not. I know, you can't even ring the doorbell without getting some form of inquisition. But, hey, that's me.
                  Last edited by Idunno; 05-24-2019, 10:16 AM.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Idunno View Post
                    Welcome back, Poppy. And, yes, talent is real but only as a word. . . .
                    Going to disagree there. Talent is real and it defines how far you can develop your "skills." A former roommate of mine was an art student and he told me once, "Anyone can draw." Sorry but No, they can't. I can play guitar. I have skills. But how far I can take those skills is limited. Not by how much I'm willing/able to practice or how great my instrument is but by my inbuilt limitations. That's the "talent" part IMHO. As always, YMMV.
                    Official HCAG “Theory-Challenged Hack”
                    Member of the IBANEZ ACOUSTIC ASSASSINS
                    Proud Member of The Alvarez Alliance
                    Member of the Schecter Society
                    Person-2-Person on the Web

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                    • #11
                      I thought it was “anyone can cook?”

                      As for talent not being a skill, I’m not so sure. Some people are just late bloomers or realize that talented people work hard in their craft. They just don’t get sick of it and quit as early.
                      Gear:
                      2013 Official Luthier's Forum Medium Jumbo (Western red cedar/mahogany)
                      2012 McKnight McUke (soprano ukulele, redwood/mahogany)
                      2010 Martin D-16GT
                      2006 Larrivee OM-03R
                      1998 Fender American Standard Stratocaster (natural ash finish)
                      1989 Kramer Stryker
                      197? Epiphone Texan FT-160N

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                      • #12
                        I think dexterity, hand eye coordination, and the ability to hear and remember melodies (as examples) are at least partially baked in when we're born. People that have all of those find it easy to learn and they get positive feedback, which further motivates them to practice.

                        I think I could have been a good basketball player, but I'm just under 5'8" and can't jump high enough to dunk a ball no matter how hard I practice. So I quit that and focus on sports that suit my natural strengths.

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                        • #13
                          You could always be a point guard, Grant.
                          Gear:
                          2013 Official Luthier's Forum Medium Jumbo (Western red cedar/mahogany)
                          2012 McKnight McUke (soprano ukulele, redwood/mahogany)
                          2010 Martin D-16GT
                          2006 Larrivee OM-03R
                          1998 Fender American Standard Stratocaster (natural ash finish)
                          1989 Kramer Stryker
                          197? Epiphone Texan FT-160N

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                          • #14
                            Golf is as athletic as I get these days. 🏌🏻
                            Last edited by Grant Harding; 05-27-2019, 01:23 PM.

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