Stress and Strain

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Stress and Strain

Post by casy » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:37 pm

I was just wondering in all the compositions you play which ones take the greatest toll on your guitar. Does tapping sometimes cause nicks? Do your nails dig into the neck? Is your finish put at risk? Does your guitar have to be shifted so quickly as to cause you to worry? Perhaps a less valuable guitar should be used in playing risky pieces. Maybe it's all about playing and whatever happens happens.

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Re: Stress and Strain

Post by Big bird » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:53 pm

I don't try to intentionally damage my guitars but I don't handle them like they are made of tissue paper either. If you are playing your guitar regularly, then stuff happens. I don't like it but I don't dwell on it either, I don't buy a guitar with resale in mind. Its a tool I use to frustrate myself with.... much like a golf club.... That being said I don't own any guitars that cost more than my car, I may have a different response if my guitars were $5 or $10K each..... Lucky for me, I'm not nearly good enough to spend that kind of money on a guitar.
Randy ( Big Bird, it's what my grandkids call me)
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