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    Wonderboy

    I have always asked too much from a guitar.
    When I was young I asked it to make me special, different. I asked it to make people like me, to make me interesting, sexy, powerful. I asked a guitar to give me an identifiable sound, to make me sound better than I was. Rather than be like, Rory Gallagher, say, and get a good instrument and spend a lifetime coaxing all manner of good sounds out of it, I went from guitar to guitar, looking for the elusive tone, only later learning that it comes out of your fingers.
    I asked a guitar to give me a way of making a living that didnít involve a job I didnít care about. I asked a guitar to gain me entrance into a club that included my heroes. I have asked a guitar to take what was in my head and turn it into sound.
    I have always asked too much from a guitar.
    And now, at 56 years old, I am ordering a guitar kit from Australia, and I am asking it to help me overcome bad habits and learn new skills. I am asking it to help me to become patient and focused, to learn and appreciate craft, to not rush or lose interest or be distracted.
    I am asking this of a Pit Bull TL-1TB that, according to the tracking, is now in Perth, and miraculously will end up on my door step on the coast of Maine.
    Wish me luckÖ

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMorrison View Post
    I have always asked too much from a guitar.
    When I was young I asked it to make me special, different. I asked it to make people like me, to make me interesting, sexy, powerful. I asked a guitar to give me an identifiable sound, to make me sound better than I was. Rather than be like, Rory Gallagher, say, and get a good instrument and spend a lifetime coaxing all manner of good sounds out of it, I went from guitar to guitar, looking for the elusive tone, only later learning that it comes out of your fingers.
    I asked a guitar to give me a way of making a living that didnít involve a job I didnít care about. I asked a guitar to gain me entrance into a club that included my heroes. I have asked a guitar to take what was in my head and turn it into sound.
    I have always asked too much from a guitar.
    And now, at 56 years old, I am ordering a guitar kit from Australia, and I am asking it to help me overcome bad habits and learn new skills. I am asking it to help me to become patient and focused, to learn and appreciate craft, to not rush or lose interest or be distracted.
    I am asking this of a Pit Bull TL-1TB that, according to the tracking, is now in Perth, and miraculously will end up on my door step on the coast of Maine.
    Wish me luckÖ

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    From this introduction, I cannot wait to see where this build diary goes.

    Welcome to the PBG family, DM.
    "Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you'll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded"
    - Jimi Hendrix

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    #1: Non-PBG SG - "Purple Flame" (Getting Wired)
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    #4: PBG SG-1F - (Getting Cleared)

    My Future Builds:
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    Ahhh you mentioned Rory, my no1 man since i was a 13y,o listening to Sugar Mama and devastated when he died.

    For many many years i had an acoustic and an electric, then around 1990 i got bitten by the GAS... welcome to the forum.

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    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by west0288 View Post
    From this introduction, I cannot wait to see where this build diary goes.

    Welcome to the PBG family, DM.
    Thanks, I appreciate it. Good to join the tribe.

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    Brother, I know exactly what you mean......welcome!

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    Welcome DM! I think your going to love this journey.


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    Meaningful words mate - we can all relate to a few of them. Welcome to the community!

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    Hey DM... Im just north of Boston... my kit made the arduous journey just last week, in 6 days! Not too shabby! Looking forward to your build....
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    The number '56' resonates with me old mate!

    I also thought playing guitar would make me a chick magnet, not realising at the time that magnets can also repel...
    first build PRS-1TS in progress...
    http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=4937

    second build PRS-1Q in progress...
    http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=4956

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzza View Post
    The number '56' resonates with me old mate!

    I also thought playing guitar would make me a chick magnet, not realising at the time that magnets can also repel...
    Well done Muzz. Congratulations you have won the internet for today. Everyone else can log off until tomorrow.

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