The craftsmen at Yamaha specially redesigned the guitars in their CG series with slightly thinner sides and back as well as a thinner finish to deliver better sound response. These instruments also have thinner necks to increase playability, and are slightly lighter in weight, offering greater volume as well as extended comfort. The overall results are instruments that deliver a mature, balanced tone throughout their entire range with exceptional quality.
Yamaha CG171S Spruce Top Classical Guitar Features: Top: Solid Sitka Spruce Back & Sides: Rosewood Neck: Nato Fingerboard: Ebony Bridge: Rosewood Strings length: 650mm Tuning Machine: Gold Finish: Gloss
It combines Breedlove design elements and a balanced tonal signature with the highest quality manufacturing practices in the world.•Solid Western Red Cedar Top•Rosewood Back and Sides•Depth 4-9/16” at Tail Block, 3-3/4” at Heel•Lower Bout Width 15-1/4”•Improved Breedlove Fan Bracing with Ultra-light JLD Bridge Truss for stability and sustain•Black Bound Body with BWBWB Purfling•Abalone Rosette with Black Border•Breedlove Offset Dots Position Markers•Satin Finish, Body & Neck•Rosewood Bridge, Fretboard, and Headstock overlay•Classical style bracing pattern, fan braced, Ramirez style•Nut Width 1 7/8”•Breedlove Slotted Headstock•Compensated Saddle•Dovetail Neck Joint•Double Action Truss Rod, sound hole adjustable•Chrome Grover Nylon String Tuners, Ebony End Pin•Fishman Electronics,Designed by Kim Breedlove and Peter Newport•Final Holy Blessing :-)) Setup & Quality Assurance in Bend, Oregon USA, new label, QC sticker..........This Guitar Is A Peach :-))
The pickup that redefined the Texas blues sound. Overwound, calibrated, vintage style Stratocaster® pickups with plenty of midrange chirp, crystal highs and tight bass. Alnico 5 magnets and enamel coated magnet wire create the increased output that demands respect! Throw in a reversewound/reverse polarity middle pickup for hum canceling in positions 2 & 4 and you're transported back to Austin to watch another set from Double Trouble. OEM on the Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt, American Texas Special, and many Custom Shop Stratocasters.
This guitar epitomizes the vibe of the '50s! Alder Body,With a maple fingerboard, tinted neck, single-ply pickguard and aged plastic parts, the '50s Stratocaster guitar is awesomely retro, and the three single-coil pickups and staggered Alnico magnet pole pieces give you the look and the sound.
Body Alder Neck 1-Piece Maple, Soft “V” Shape, (Gloss Urethane Finish) Fingerboard Maple, 7.25” Radius (184 mm) No. of Frets 21 Vintage Style Frets Pickups 3 Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat® Pickups with Staggered, Alnico Magnet Pole Pieces and Aged Covers Controls Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup) Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade:Position 1. Bridge PickupPosition 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck PickupPosition 5. Neck Pickup Bridge Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo Machine Heads Fender®/Ping® Vintage Style Tuning Machines Hardware Chrome Pickguard 1-Ply White, (8-hole) Scale Length 25.5” (648 mm) Width at Nut 1.650” (42 mm) Unique Features Aged Knobs and Switch Tip,Vintage Styling,Synthetic Bone Nut
Andrés Segovia (1893-1987) is considered to be the father of the modern classical gutiar movement by most modern scholars. Many feel, that without his efforts, the classical guitar would still be considered a lowly bar instrument, played only by peasants. Segovia's quest to elevate the guitar to a prominant position in the music world, began at the early age of four. His uncle used to sing songs to him and pretend to strum an imaginary guitar in his lap. Luckily for us, there was a luthier nearby and Segovia took an instant liking to the guitar. Although discouraged by his family (according to them he should play a "real" instrument), he continued to pursure his studies of the guitar. He set a goal for the guitar and himself early in life. It was, to bring Guitar studies to every university in the world, have the guitar played throughout the world, on every major stage, just as the piano and violin were, and lastly, to pass on his love of the guitar to generations to follow. He considerd himself to be the messenger that would complete this impossible quest. He succeeded in all respects. In 1928 Segovia made his American debut in New York City. Before long, composers like Heitor Villa-Lobos even began to compose original pieces specifically for the guitar. Segovia himself began transposing the classical canon for the guitar as well, most notably his notoriously difficult translation of Bach's Chaconne, as well as many transcriptions of lute and harpsichord music. In addition to recording and performing, Segovia spent the remainder of his life and career successfully influencing the authorities at conservatories, academies, and universities to include the guitar in their instruction programs with the same emphasis given the violin, cello and piano; his early struggles were recounted in his 1983 memoir Andres Segovia: An Autobiography of the Years 1893-1920. He died in 1987
When one puts up a building one makes an elaborate scaffold to get everything into its proper place. But when one takes the scaffold down, the building must stand by itself with no trace of the means by which it was erected. That is how a musician should work.
I've had three wives and three guitars. I still play the guitars.
The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice.
Julian Bream Proclaimed by many students of classical music as the premier guitar and lute virtuoso of the 20th century, Julian Bream was born in London in 1933. After studying at the Royal College of Music, he made his public debut in 1950, quickly winning fame for his technique and mastery of a wide range of musical styles. In 1960, he founded the Julian Bream Consort, an ensemble of original instrument virtuosi which enjoyed astounding success in their chosen oeuvre, greatly revitalizing interest in the music of the Elizabethan era.
John Williams was born in Australia in 1941. He began to learn the guitar at the age of four, receiving lessons from his father. When the family moved to London in 1952, he met and studied with Segovia, and on his recommendation entered the Accademia Musicale di Siena in Italy, where he studied on a scholarship for five years. At the request of his fellow students, he received the unprecedented honour of giving the first complete solo recital by a student of any instrument. Back in England he attended the Royal College of Music, where he studied piano and music theory.
Born: November 12, 1923 - Caserio La Candelaria, Venezuela The Venezuelan guitarist, Alirio Díaz, the eighth of eleven children, was born in Caserio La Candelaria, a small village near Carora in western Venezuela. From childhood he showed a great interest in music. He was taught to play the guitar by one of his uncles and from the age of ten he was capable of playing popular tunes with other amateur musicians. At the age of 15 he followed the famous cecilio Zubilaga to Trujillo, in the Venezuelan Andes, where he studied solfeggio and harmony. At age 16 he ran away from home to Carora, where he sought better schooling. He later went to Trujillo, and studied saxophone and clarinet under Laudelino Mejías while working as a typesetter in a newspaper. He also studied English and typewriting before going to Caracas in 1945 to study the guitar at the Escuela Superior de Musica José Ángel Lamas under Raul Borges.In 1950 the Venezuelan Government awarded Alirio Díaz a scholarship to continue his guitar studies at the Conservatorio in Madrid, under Regino Sainz de la Maza. That same year he performed his first guitar concert in Europe. In 1951 he went to Siena (Italy), seeking to study with Andrés Segovia at the Accademy Chigiana. There he impressed Segovia greatly with his flawless technique and extensive repertoire. Three years later, he progressed to become the assistant and substitute to Segovia (until 1964), and started performing in some of the most prestigious concert halls of Europe.From 1964, his brillant concertistic carrier begins in those years. With the Andrés Segovia's teachings, with the contacts with other important author, as Heitor Villa-Lobos, Lauro and others, with his virtuousity combined to a strong artistic sensibility, Alirio Diaz becomes one of the most famous guitar perfomers in the 20th century. He has concerts in many european nations, in Japan, in the USA, in Australia and he becomes citizen of the world.In 1961, Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo's piece Invocación y Danza, dedicated to Alirio Díaz, won the First Prize at the Coupe International de Guitare, awarded by the Office de Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française (ORTF). In turn, Díaz obliged and the next year performed this very difficult solo piece. Due to its many complexities, this particular work is very seldom performed. This was the first of many compositions subsequently dedicated to Alirio Díaz.Tireless divulger oflatin-american musical patrimony (Barrios, Lauro, Mangorè, Sojo, Cordero, Carreño and others), Alirio Díaz checks and several musics by Baroque authors as Scarlatti, Corbetta and V. Galilei, harmonizes popular South-American and napoletan songs giving them a new instrumental and interpretative dress and he records about thirty disks.Alirio Díaz currently teaches in Rome and performs in concert with his son Senio. During the European winter, he usually returns to Venezuela to his native town, La Candelaria. Guest of honour in the greatest guitaristic shows, he partecipates in the Concorso Internazionale di Chitarra Classica di Alessandria since its first edition in 1968, conferring to it prestige and a big emphasis in the giutaristic world's panorama. For his artistic merits and for his human qualities he receives the freedom of Alessandria, great international recognitions and public assignments as cultural counseller at Foreign Office of Venezuela. For several years, a guitar contest named Concurso Internacional de Guitarra Alirio Díaz has been held in his honour in Caracas and other cities in Venezuela (the April 2006 contest was held in Carora), where he often makes appearances.
“I don’t think you can ever do your best. Doing your best is a process of trying to do your best.” -Townes Van Zandelt
“Do what has to be done, when it has to be done, as well as it can be done, & Do it that way every time.”
“Ready, fire, aim.” -make adjustments after the launch -Hal Crook
“If you can talk you can sing, If you can walk you can dance.”
“After playing a wrong note accidentally, play the same note again like you really mean it.”
“From one thing, know then thousand things.” -Samurai Maxim
“Music can teach you everything you need to know.”
“To tune means to be in harmony.”
“Katsu – roar of a person who knows what it means to be alive.”
“When things fall apart, make art.”
“How you react to the unexpected reveals your true spirit.”
“You must develop comfort in good habits. You need not try to change everything you find wrong with yourself – start with one new habit: “Do one thing the right way one time.” When the next moment comes, make the same commitment. If you do this the bad habits will take care of themselves.”
“With practice our muscles develop their own intelligence, to the point where thought and action occur simultaneously. Our skill becomes natural.”
“Every single problem that you have in your life is the seed of an opportunity for some greater benefit.”
“In a hundred-mile march, ninety is about the half-way point.”
“Trees do not grow to the sky, but their roots continue to grow.”
“The key is not to think of doing things right every time; the thought seems too overwhelming. Just do it right one time; this time, right now. That’s all you have to worry about.”
Remember when you were young, You shone like the sun. Shine on you crazy diamond. Now there's a look in your eyes, Like black holes in the sky. Shine on you crazy diamond. You were caught on the crossfire Of childhood and stardom, Blown on the steel breeze. Come on you target for faraway laughter, Come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine!
You reached for the secret too soon, You cried for the moon. Shine on you crazy diamond. Threatened by shadows at night, And exposed in the light. Shine on you crazy diamond. Well you wore out your welcome With random precision, Rode on the steel breeze. Come on you raver, you seer of visions, Come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!
David Gilmour Strat
David Gilmour Guitar in case
David Gilmour Headstock
Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you'll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded.
I'm going through a divorce now. This is the second one, and like baseball, I'm not gonna get three strikes. I've been living by myself for five years and I'm very comfortable. I can play my guitar when I want to.
Have A Laugh :-))
An acoustic guitarist is walking on the beach when he accidentally kicks a bottle. The cork falls off and out pops a genie. "Thank you, oh Master for releasing me from my prison of the last 300 years" the genie exclaims, grateful to the acoustic guitarist. "And because of your kindness" the genie continues, "I will grant you three wishes - but I must caution you that whatever you ask for, every electric guitarist in the world will receive double" explains the genie. "Not a problem" says the acoustic guitarist. "Very well then, what shall your first wish be, my Master?" "$10 million in small bills" says the acoustic guitarist unhesitatingly. "Good choice, Master" and poof! Right there on the beach are piles and piles of $10s and $20s. And of course every electric guitarist in the world now has $20 million in their account. "And your next wish, Master?" "A brand new Taylor PS12C Presentation Series Guitar and presto! Right there on the beach is the most beautifully inlayed and superb sounding acoustic guitar he'd ever seen. And of course every electric guitarist now has two of these guitars in their living rooms, knowing of course that they aren't going to know what to do with one, much less two. "You've made excellent choices thus far, Master. What is your final wish?" The acoustic guitarist thinks for a minute, rubs his chin, squints at the bright sky, and says, "You know, I've always wanted to donate a kidney..."
Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.”
The boom time it is over A ghost town is all that's left here The gold rush it is over And depression days draw near Tonight after sundown I'm going to pack my case I leave without a sound Disappear without a trace I'm going southbound
Drifting like a drover Chasing my career From the ships docked in the harbour New horizons will appear Tumbling with the tumbleweed Down the open road Taking only what I need Before my head explodes I'm going southbound
Hey, you're not getting any younger The wild west has already been won Northern lights are growing colder And the old eastern ways are gone So tonight after sundown You must go from this place Without a tear, without a frown Disappear without a trace
Wise as a Serpent
Well we sit in empty rooms and dream our lives away ,While the spirits come and go without a sound, And just like you and me, there tryin to find a way, find a way, find a way home.
Theres a full moon in the sky, but that dont worry me, I dont ever hang my soul out on the line, When the witchin hour comes, I always fly away, fly away, fly away home.
Theres a light in the city, that comes down from above, Leavin you as wise as a serpent, harmless as a dove Dont blow your tomorrows, dont throw away your love Youve got to be as wise as a serpent, harmless as a dove.
Now you once asked me why we cant communicate, But it doesnt always pay to tell the truth, If I told you right now, youd only run away, run away, run away home,
So we sit in empty rooms and dream our lives away While the spirits come and go without a sound Yeah just like you and me, theyre tryin to find a way, find a way, find a way home.
Theres a light in the city, that comes down from above Leavin you as wise as a serpent, harmless as a dove Dont blow your tomorrows, dont throw away your love Youve got to be as wise as a serpent, harmless as a dove.
Do What You Want
There are people that will investigate you They'll insinuate, intimidate and complicate you Don't ever wait or hesitate to state the fate that awaits those who Try to shake or take you Don't let them break you You can do anything you want to do It's not wrong what I sing it's true You can do anything you want to do Do what you want to
People that despise you will analyse then criticise you They'll scandalise and tell lies until they realizeYou are someone they should have apologised to Don't let these people compromise you Be wise too You can do anything you want to do It's not wrong what I sing it's true You can do anything you want to do Do what you want to
Hey you you're not their puppet on a string You can do everything It's true if you really want to You can do anything you want Just like I do You can do anything you want to do It's not wrong when I sing it's true You can do anything you want to do Do what you want Hey you No can doHey you Yes you Elvis is dead The king of Rock'n Roll is dead Elvis is dead :-))