I Really Like Guitars!
W elcome to I Really Like Guitars! I guess the best way to tell you what I am about is to show you my absolute favorites. The above gallery covers recent models from Gibson, Fender, PRS, ESP and Taylor. As you can see I am a sucker for PRS’s figured tops and I just love the bird inlays. On the other hand I would not want to miss the faint vanilla scent that comes of the Les Paul when I get close to her. The Fender Strat is simply genius in design and feel and I love the ebony fingerboard on the ESP and the Taylor. As you can imagine, there was no turning back once I got bitten by the bug that is sometimes also called the Gear/Guitar Acquisition Syndrome or simply GAS.
I rediscovered my passion for guitars back in 2012 after a hiatus of more than 20 years. It started off with the idea of having a custom guitar built just for me. Figuring out what specs I wanted made me browse the web and I soon found that there was no way that all the features that I wanted could be fitted on one guitar alone.
I had the urge to try them all. More than that, I wanted to own them all. I had to have them all, the blue, the green, the yellow and the black one.This meant that simply going to the local guitar shop did not work for me. At first it was all about getting the looks without having to pay too much. I discovered that I could order guitars online from China that looked like the real thing at a fraction of the price. As you can imagine, I had to have them all, the blue, the green, the yellow and the black one.
This is when I needed to learn how to fix up guitars. The instruments that I was getting looked amazing but they also had some flaws. I ordered some luthier tools from Stewmac and got busy.Then came the moment when good locks alone no longer worked. I started upgrading and wanted to see if I could buy skill. Was it possible that a better instrument would make me a better player? Would I be a rock-star today if my parents would have bought me a high-end guitar when I was 12 years old? As you can imagine, the full discussion of this question requires a separate blog post article.
It is never too late to have a happy childhood!
Obviously the moment arrived when I was running out of space to house all my treasures. As a result I learned how to sell guitars and I became quite good at it.
Along this journey I found an incredible amount of information on the net. I believe that it was never easier to learn to play guitar than now. There are so many great and affordable resources available that it is simply mind-blowing. Maybe I would be a rock star today if I would have had these resource when I was in my teens. On the other hand, Tom Robbins said, “It is never too late to have a happy childhood”.
My intention for this site then is to share my experiences related to ALL THINGS GUITAR and give others a head start to fulfilling their childhood dream.