Stephen Faulk wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:01 am
Bill-stl wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:51 pm
Reading these posts makes me think that buying a guitar is a combination of "Wheel of Fortune " , "Love it or List it " and a Vegas roulette wheel! I am still amazed at what some folks spend on a guitar - and envious of their place on this journey of exploring this instrument, as I am no where close to being that far along. I am sure a $10,000 guitar would sound no better than a $10 one in my hands. Still fun to read and dream.
Buying a guitar and knowledge about which guitars work for you is the result of concentrated effort at cultivating how you listen to and appreciate guitars. It's working at it little by little over time.
People who know guitars well have taken time to cultivate the understanding of what s guitar sound means to them. It's actually hard work. But you begin by trying to play and listen to yourself and others play a variety of guitars.
I do understand what you are saying. Hearing the nuances in a luthier made guitar is probably beyond my ability. I doubt that at my age I will have enough years to develop my ear but I keep trying. I just hope that I will recognize when my guitar is holding me back. I try to not compare my playing to artists I enjoy listening to so as not to get depressed. I know I will never achieve what they and just enjoy it for what it is.
I equate buying a guutar to buying a fly rod. When I first started, I could not tell the difference between a $90 rod and a $900. But over time, I have developed my touch enough to feel the difference. Still can't justify paying the difference, but that's my choice! At least I can go to the local fly shop and try them out, plus they have demo days where reps show up with the whole line. I went to the local cg store, but could hardly hear myself play for all the commotion. Left after a short time.
I enjoy this site and hearing different aspects of cg.