Any of you guys play guitar?

So who else plays guitar around here? I've found myself with that itch to change my setup again recently. If you play guitar you know what I'm talking about.

I've been considering going witha custom job from USACG, http://www.usacustomguitars.com/usacg/. I've done a lot of reading about them and have found nothing but good reviews.

Another option I'm looking at, and one that is quite a bit cheaper, is a Michael Kelly guitar, http://www.michaelkellyguitars.com/archtops/hourglass/. I haven't been able to find as many reviews for theses guitars, but what I have found has been glowing. They seem like an amazing value, but since I've never played one I'm a bit hesitant.

If any of you guys have any thought's on either option I'd like to hear them.

I play a mean air guitar; chicks dig that. I also play air drums, but they fail to impress as much.

I play the Drums and Bass which isn''t really a guitar...

God I''d love to have the money to set up again properly, I did however keep my Fender Telecaster , my amp and my acoustic, sold my Ibanez I love just sitting out the back with my acoustic in the summer just playing for myself!

Have to say that I''ve kinda gotten out of the scene for a while now, I still play but not as frequently: Working 2 jobs to keep my girlfriend in college cuts down on my time (and money) a bit and besides that the neighbours complain when I turn my amp up! (Whining B**ches ) .So I can''t help you out much with a recommendation as I haven''t picked up a guitar mag in a couple of years.

Have to say that I''ve kinda gotten out of the scene for a while now

Yeah me too. Over the last five years I''ve spent less and less time playing and have slowly sold off most of my gear. Nothing left but a Strat, a sh*tty little practice amp, and an a nice sounding acoustic.

Then a couple weeks ago I walk into a Guitar Center on a whim, decide to try out a PRS and, DAMN, the love and passion are back! So now comes the fun part...buying new gear. I''ve already decided on a new amp, but I''m still trying to figure out which route to take for a new guitar.

I have to avoid going into music stores as last time I was in one I tried an Ibanez PGM model and nearly cried as I knew there was no way I could afford such a costly little item and also reminded me of how good my old Ibanez was before I sold it. Unfortunately I just can''t justify spending a couple of thousand on everything I''d like to get set up properly again!

Unfortunately I''m not able to do anything with a guitar but the rather unchallenging ''Smoke On The Water''-riff. However, Marty Friedman, Jason Becker, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and the like are my heroes.

...I tried an Ibanez PGM model and nearly cried as I knew there was no way I could afford such a costly little item...

Man do I know what you mean. Putting down that PRS was heartbreaking. It''s the first time I''ve ever played one and it literally blew my socks off. I used to own a LP Custom that I thought was pretty nice, but I''d take the PRS over it any day.

I played drums for a long time but had to stop for army and afterwards studies. Now that I have a fulltime job I might start playing again. But I am also thinking about getting me a bass instead. Sounds like fun.

So let''s talk effects...has anyone here tried that line6 guitar port thingie yet? Looks WAY cool, but i would rather hear from you guys than just jump off into the abyss...

My girlfriend is a Guitar player, but I have about as much musical ability as a box of sh-t.

My girlfriend is a Guitar player..

Lucky bastard! That''s as rare as a girlfriend who''s a gamer. Neither of which I have ever been blessed with finding.

Well I figured I''d let you guys know which way I went. I decided to have one built for me through USACG. When I get it finished I''ll post a couple pics if you guys are interested?

"Drunkagain" wrote:
My girlfriend is a Guitar player..

Lucky bastard! That''s as rare as a girlfriend who''s a gamer. Neither of which I have ever been blessed with finding.

My girlfriend is also a gamer. She''s currently addicted to House of the Dead and Dance Dance Revolution. I consider myself blessed.

Drink Drink Revolution?

Yeah, played that game once, I think that was when I ended up in bed with the Swedish stewardess

When I get it finished I''ll post a couple pics if you guys are interested?

Yes please! Let me know how it plays too. Even though it''ll probably depress the crap out of me! Must... get... money... for.... new guitar!