OMG listen to this Guitar !

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It has my name all over it Wow !!
this is a model M in cocobolo and Swiss spruce . Built by Tom Sands

I’m in love ! Lol.
 

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Wow!

But I'm not sure it would sound that good if that was me playing...

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Maybe partly the fingernails? Like thin tortoise shell.
 

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Someday, I'll try out open tunings too. There is a reason guitars are often shown with at least drop D.
Why ? And if you have more then one guitar open tune it and start having fun . 😀
 

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Open tuning always makes a guitar sound better. I just don't know if I could get a handle on chord shapes to do anything worth hearing.
 

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Just for a different viewpoint. An interview with the great Andy Summers. Of course, he had years of jazz and classical training before The Police, so he can handle guitar chord shapes that most mortals can't.

Do you play in alternate tunings?

SUMMERS No, I don’t. My sort-of-insulting response to that is that I always thought all these alternate tunings were for people who don’t really know any chords. [Laughs.]

I grew up being a real jazz aficionado. That was my basis for guitar playing. I find that a lot of the open-tuning stuff is very pretty, but my ear gets tired of it. Some of the tunings are interesting, but to me they’re not as significant as real harmonic knowledge and real chord progressions on standard tuning. Standard tuning is absolutely infinite. My language is standard tuning. It takes a lifetime to learn it, and then you get there and you don’t really want to give it up.’


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I noticed the fingernails too. Keeping them like that takes maintenance!
Maintenance and keeping your hand in your pocket all the time when not playing so you're not constantly tearing/ripping the nails on something.
 

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Just for a different viewpoint. An interview with the great Andy Summers. Of course, he had years of jazz and classical training before The Police, so he can handle guitar chord shapes that most mortals can't.

Do you play in alternate tunings?

SUMMERS No, I don’t. My sort-of-insulting response to that is that I always thought all these alternate tunings were for people who don’t really know any chords. [Laughs.]

I grew up being a real jazz aficionado. That was my basis for guitar playing. I find that a lot of the open-tuning stuff is very pretty, but my ear gets tired of it. Some of the tunings are interesting, but to me they’re not as significant as real harmonic knowledge and real chord progressions on standard tuning. Standard tuning is absolutely infinite. My language is standard tuning. It takes a lifetime to learn it, and then you get there and you don’t really want to give it up.’


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Exactly. Whenever I consider taking up open tunings, ukulele, 4 string baritone guitar, etc. I always come back to the conclusion that when I've mastered the basic 6 string guitar in standard tuning, THEN I'll branch out. Disclaimer: I do own an old Harmony baritone I keep for the novelty of it, and I still have my childhood ukulele that started me on the path to the 6 string guitar.
 

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wow....and talk about your over-selling the name of a song or effort. sympathy and resonance? oh brother...
 

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You can know all the chords you want but you still won’t get the interaction that open tuning brings . Sure for many esp me it’s easier but I know for a fact I would have never wrote the music I did in standard tuning .

The frequencies for me just plain work . It calms me let’s me let go of stress . That’s why I like Newage / world type music .

plus there’s a bunch of well trained guitarists that use it to . 😊
 

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dude could really hurt someone with that thumb nail....
good thing he recorded this at home by himself...
 

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Them nails are creepy man, my wife's nails aint that long. They would'nt last an hour on me. Guitar sound nice though.
 

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I hear the Tallest Man on Earth glues on nails, and they’ve been know to fly off during a concert!
 

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I hear the Tallest Man on Earth glues on nails, and they’ve been know to fly off during a concert!
Actually a lot players use glue on nails .

I have fears of ripping them off and all sorts of pain following soon after . Lol
 
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