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A pro-musician making sense of the creative process within the context of his life experience.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Demo Xaviere budget Guitar through Gibson tube amp Boss Ds1

I've been setting up and playing my new toy all afternoon. It's a semi-hollowbody Xaviere XV600 that is shaped like a Fender Telecaster. It has two P90 pickups and it sings! It's a low budget guitar that only cost me $213 with shipping directly from the dealer, Guitarfetish.com. My guitar is the same color as the one in the video and is turquoise blue. I'm amazed at how cool and well put together this guitar is for the price. I've been enjoying it because the semi-hollowbody gives it a different character from other electric guitars that I own. It's a fine addition to my cheap guitar collection!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Documentary About Fender

Here's a pretty cool documentary about Fender guitars. It's part of Fender's rollout of the New American Standard series. Guitarists talking about their guitars...I like that!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fender Factory Tour on Guitar Universe

Take a tour of the Fender Guitar factory and see how a Stratocaster is made. I love my Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster with Super Fat Super Strat pickups. I also own a Telecaster with P90 pickups. They're my favorite electric guitars!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Four Sacred Mountains (R. Carlos Nakai - Song For The Morning Star)

The Navajo people believe that the Creator placed them on land between four sacred mountains: Blanca Peak in Colorado, Mount Taylor in New Mexico, the San Francisco Peaks in Arizona, and Hesperus Peak in Colorado. Here's a beautiful video of the four sacred mountains accompanied by R. Carlos Nakai.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ralph Stanley and Patty Loveless - Pretty Polly

This amazing song is done the way the Oldtimers did it. I love this music for its feeling and its ability to tell a great story. Pretty Polly by Ralph Stanley and Patty Loveless is a jewel!