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by telematthew
September 11th, 2007, 6:28 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Gear Recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Re: Gear Recommendations

If you aren't adverse to used, and you have some time to spare, you might consider scouring your city's pawn shops and music store for good, older stuff. I once bought a very-good-condition Guild acoustic (D4, pre-Fender build, from RI) with a hard case for just over $300. Granted, I got lucky, but ...
by telematthew
September 11th, 2007, 6:25 am
Forum: News
Topic: New GN Layout
Replies: 122
Views: 11620

Re: New GN Layout

The new look had me confused for a minute--I thought GN must have switched to vBulletin. This is one of the nicest looks I have seen for phpBB. Congratulations! (fyi, I'm an admin on ubuntuforums.org, so I know a little bit about the behind the scenes stuff) Kudos to whoever designed it...the name a...
by telematthew
September 6th, 2007, 10:46 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Ugly Guitars
Replies: 17
Views: 1762

I'd play it in public...but that's not saying much.
by telematthew
September 6th, 2007, 10:44 am
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: How Many Guitars is Enough?
Replies: 99
Views: 10918

I've bought and sold a lot over the years. Currently I "only" have 5, and a mandolin. I've weeded down to a Tele, a Squier Starfire V (loosely based on the old Guild model, kind of an ES335-like semi-hollowbody), a Guild acoustic, a Yamaha mini acoustic, and a Washburn Bass. I'm also down to just tw...
by telematthew
September 5th, 2007, 4:01 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Anyone own a Carvin Acoustic?
Replies: 1
Views: 824

I don't own one, but I have a friend who has one. It plays well. I would rate the sound as comparable to a nicer Yamaha, not old Martin "makes me wanna weep it sounds so good" tone, but certainly good enough for casual play or even gigging with. The electronics sound a bit tinny, but his battery cou...
by telematthew
August 7th, 2007, 11:17 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: I'm in Morocco, North Africa
Replies: 16
Views: 2700

TwistedLefty wrote:Welcome to GN!
Thanks.

I haven't posted much yet, but I'm enjoying reading.
by telematthew
July 28th, 2007, 8:04 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: I'm in Morocco, North Africa
Replies: 16
Views: 2700

Vic Lewis wrote:Nice tele, Tele!

:D :D :D

Vic
Thanks, mate!
by telematthew
July 28th, 2007, 7:48 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: I'm in Morocco, North Africa
Replies: 16
Views: 2700

Vic Lewis wrote:Wecome to GN, Telematthew! Although I must admit I'm a little confused - TELEmatthew and an SG as an avatar?
The cognitive dissonance amused me.

Here's my main axe:

Image
by telematthew
July 28th, 2007, 6:11 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: I'm in Morocco, North Africa
Replies: 16
Views: 2700

Thanks again to all who are being so welcoming.

Dan, if you decide to come, let me know. I'll give you a personal tour of the medieval city of Fez. I should warn you though, the price doubles once we get lost, if you want me to help you find your way out. ;)
by telematthew
July 27th, 2007, 12:58 pm
Forum: Opinions and Polls
Topic: Your 5 Favorite Albums
Replies: 81
Views: 42451

This is based solely on how often I listen to them...

The Complete Blind Willie Johnson - Blind Willie Johnson (not technically an album, but I bought it this way...)
Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan
lament - Resurrection Band
Live at the Fillmore - Los Lonely Boys
Live One - Tommy Emmanuel
by telematthew
July 26th, 2007, 12:28 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: I'm in Morocco, North Africa
Replies: 16
Views: 2700

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone!
by telematthew
July 25th, 2007, 2:12 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: I'm in Morocco, North Africa
Replies: 16
Views: 2700

I'm in Morocco, North Africa

I'm an American, living in Fes, Morocco. I've played guitar for more than 15 years and have taught people to play on two different continents. I'm not giving lessons currently, but rather just enjoying the guitar when I get a chance to play. Other tidbits of possible interest: about 8 years ago I bu...