So I've been able to enjoy my holiday break and get back into shape before any serious work begins again. I've really enjoyed strumming my new toy. I practiced the simple one string scales that Shane presented in his instructional videos and got a good feel for the sound of my guitar. My wife loves to hear me just play around making up some tunes (I must say I've impressed myself) just playing intuitively. I think she is living her dreams of dating a musician as best she can, so yes a CBG does make you sexy.
Here is picture of me and my daughter Ella 'doodles' Barnard with our new toy....thanks Richard! We're a little rough but it's Christmas!
A friend of mine from the office is a rather developed 6-string player and has many fun things to connect an electric CBG to and make some neat sounds. Since I have not developed a finger plucking ability but have rhythm and can strum with my hand made credit card pick pretty well, I have my first 'studio' experience this week. He has ProTools and a nice keyboard that he uses to create background beats and loops so I'm going to go in, develop a loop and he'll place it into a song. I have not yet heard the CBG hooked up to an amp, so that will be a second surprise that I'm looking forward to.
Bad news is that it is playoffs, I'm away from home, and the build project has experienced budget cut-backs. This means that it will be awhile before I begin the building process again. But until then I will be keeping you all up to date on my learning to play the current CBG I have.
Come back when you can't stay so long.