Thank you for your feedback.
For me a sightseeing tour is more than just visiting all places and buildings listed in a travel guide and permanently taking pictures of objects from all possible angles, not to forget the vast amount of useless selfies for facebook.I see more and more people going to a museum and taking pictures of every boring object only watching the object on the small camera display and without reading any details on an information board. They have no idea what will be on their pictures.
My explanation to this development is that due to our education, media, etc., we more and more transform ourselves into zombies not capable anymore to live and feel the presence. We can't enjoy the presence so we take a picture to be able (theoretically) to enjoy this moment later at home when we watch the picture.
I decided for myself to reverse this trend, and one measure is to get in contact with local people. I think it's quite easy is every country but especially in developing countries where people want to learn about life in Europe or Germany. Now with my travel guitar I just have to sit and wait for the next nice conversation. Buy a cheap travel guitar and try the same! I think this is also a good measure to overcome stage fright.
Andrew Pohlman wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:51 pm
Your story is much better! The human connections you experienced will be memories for a life well spent!
But you never did tell us how you assemble your travel guitar? I'd be interested to hear that for just curiosity's sake.
The following picture shows the holes and the long screw. I just fix the screw with a 5c coin (from New Zealand) to the nut in the neck, and that's it. Putting on strings is business as usual, and optionally I can close the hole in the back with a lid and some tiny screws.
SteveL123 wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:13 pm
andreas777, I love your travel guitar with the hole in the back to put clothes in! Is that your idea? Brilliant! How does it sound? How long does it take to set up including stringing it up? Can you make a video of you playing to demonstrate the sound?
Let's say, the hole in the back has a negative impact on the volume, but I can close it and then it sounds like before. It isn't a luthier-made guitar of course, but the sound is acceptable for my purposes. Anyway I would not do a professional performance with it. I think about adding an amplifier but I have not decided yet. Stringing is a bit more complicated because the head of the guitar is closed on the back, but I have to do it only once per trip, and I would say it takes almost 30 min. I also think about using string ties and then keep the strings on head but only remove the strings by untying these string tie blocks, but I'm not sure if this will really improve the effort.
I have a good recording equipment (microphone and AudioBox), but I have to admit that I haven't use it so far. I want to create some videos (just for fun), but this will take some time. Maybe this winter during some rainy days...
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