The majority of us right now are either totally self-isolating or at least spending many more hours at home than we have ever done before. For some of us, this isn’t a bad thing because we have guitars. But beyond playing or practicing more at home, what else can we do with our guitar fascinations while we have more time at home than we’d normally have?
I thought I’d put together a list. I’m happy to add to it if people think of something I miss. I hope this helps make each day at home that little more productive, enjoyable or perhaps positively distracting.
Before I start this next late article in my Another 52 guitars series, I want to say to all readers of this article “Stay safe”. We are clearly in times unlike any of us have experienced before. We’re all going through trying situations daily and it’s difficult for some people—myself included—to focus on the things we’d been focusing on at the beginning of this year.
Having said that, I feel like it’s important to continue to have something positive to focus on. For me, one of those focus points is the possibility of a beautiful and shiny new guitar. So today, I return to my writing about the latest guitar that has caught my eye—the Magistra by VanderMeij Guitars.
This week I thought I’d try something a little different from previous weeks. This time, I’m featuring a guitar manufacturer that is well known and that has produced one of my all-time favourite guitars—that I’m also lucky enough to already own.
There is a difference between this featured guitar and the one I own. Let’s get straight to that.
It’s only taken me eight entries into this year’s series, but I’ve decided the header image for this series needs an update. Now you can see the guitar I’m dreaming writing about. Magics.
Another piece of magic is this week’s dream guitar. It’s the Chapman Guitars ML2 Modern in the white finish. The finish is actually called White Dove. I assume because that’s what a magician would pull out of his/her coat. Or hat? I’m not sure, I’m not a magician.
I first discovered this week’s entry in the Another 52 guitars series when watching Jinjer videos. I saw Roman—guitarist for Jinjer—playing an unusual looking guitar and needed to know more. Once I discovered he was playing the Venus by OD Guitars, I was in Drooltown.
Drooltown is a fictitious location that has a population of at least one—me.
I once started a series of articles on the guitars I have in my own collection. I started that series when all the images on this website were in black and white. I’ve since decided it was time to start the series again. What better place to start this updated series with one of the guitars I updated bastardised a few years ago.
This is the story of my C Giant acoustic guitar. The acoustic guitar I bought from Aldi. It seemed like a sensible idea at the time.
The problem with trying to write weekly blog posts about different guitars I’d love to own is that I spend so much time looking at the guitars, I leave myself little time to do the actual writing. This week—which should have been about two weeks ago—I’ve found myself looking at all the beautiful guitars that LT Custom Guitars has created.
Now it’s time to write about one of their models that I’d love to see more of—the ‘JM’.
This week’s entry continues several trends that I’ve started this year’s article series with. Those trends include; features I don’t currently own in any guitars myself, brands possibly not at the forefront of your mind when you think of mainstream guitar manufacturers and tardiness.
I hope to improve on my tardiness issue in these weekly articles. Everything else I hope to stick with for the majority of the year.
One of the main things I like about this week’s guitar is that if I created a custom design with Schwung Guitars—which is something they allow anybody to do—this is insanely close to what I’d choose. The Schwung Crossover ivory Shark is basically the perfect Schwung guitar for me.