My Tanglewood guitar

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Anything to do with Music

A few views of one of my guitars

This is a wooden suitcase I restored and put some sheet music as a liner. I have it for sale but unfortunately no buyers as yet

It’s a Splendor

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Monday: Splendour

A short story about my Splendor guitar.

The Splendor, semi-acoustic guitar, is the first guitar I bought with my hard earned money.

I worked in a factory on weekends while I was at school basically making toasters and electric jugs. After a while I was doing everything from unloading and the goods in dock in the rear lane, to loading the truck at the front loading dock. The worse job was in Summer, working on the top floor with just a tin roof above, doing the powder coating of the toaster bases and other stuff.

It was a huge oven over 3+ metres tall with rods attached at the side to a wheel and chain that rotated the rods up and into the burners. I had racks with magnets and I attached 6 bases to the rack, walk INTO THE OVEN a short way and hang the rack. Then take the next hot one out returning it over to cooling racks. Rinse and repeat for 8hrs. I used to work with my arms and torso out of my overalls. It was probably 40C up there. Wasn’t too bad on a frosty morning. There was always the company of the person putting indoor spiral TV aerials together. They looked similar to this one.

Hi-Q Aerials
http://www.hiqaerials.com.au/product/A23/INDOOR%20SPIRAL%20ANTENNA

By the end of my time there I was earning $20 a day. Pretty rich for a school kid. Back then petrol was probably about 30c a gallon, a pack of smoke was less than a dollar and a glass of beer in the pub was 20c for a schooner.

I paid $115.00 It still sounds so good and has so many variables, look at all the knobs and switches. I know nothing about the origins other than it was made in Japan in the 1970’s. I can’t find anything despite searching or maybe I’m not a good searcher.

Oh should add a colour photo as well

Also for Terri’s Sunday Stills: #Sports and #Hobbies

A hollow body

Debbies One Word Sunday: Body

Just because it’s is one of the best and most relaxing guitar tunes ever. Thanks Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer and the rest of Fleetwood Mac for just travelling along. Mick Fleetwoods drumming is just so good. Close your eyes and drift along. For those “over there” here is your morning meditation….don’t forget to fly with the music.

All of my guitars have hollow bodies.

Week

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Tuesday: Week

I heard this and wondered about songs, lyrics, harmony and the sheer force of music and what it can invoke in people. I was around ten years old but already had the music in me. My Mum was in a record club and used to buy all sorts of records for her and childrens ones for me and my sister. She played piano but I couldn’t get the hang of playing piano but guitar….I was away.

Have a listen and what do you think?

I don’t have my first guitar any more but the black semi-acoustic the first guitar I bought with my own money is still as good as the day I bought it. It is a Japanese copy of a jazz guitar, perhaps a Maton, by Splendor. I have never been able to find any information about Splendor Guitars and I have looked eight days a week!

I have a few

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Tuesday: Guitar

The Yamaha on the left is the acoustic guitar I bought when a slightly out of it girl fell over and onto my guitar at the time snapping the neck and sort of crushing the body, the guitar not her.
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The Epiphone is the last guitar I bought from my best mate. His wife told him if he buys a guitar he has to sell one. Lucky me as he gave me his old amp as well.190910_blog_challenge_guitars_electric_epiphone
This is the first guitar I bought with the money I saved when I was around 16. It cost $115.00 It is a copy of a Maton Jazzman made in Japan. I cannot find any information about my Splendor guitar.190910_blog_challenge_guitars_electric_splendor

 
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Music – It’s black and white

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything Related to Music

I wonder if I can find something for this photo challenge? Well I did manage to locate a couple of items.

The piano needs a good clean
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A great book
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Books. Take your pick190111_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_music_related_picks

There seems to be a theme in the bookcase
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Once there were actual records
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Then came the CDs
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The piano looks a bit better now
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Music to play a few tunes190111_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_music_related_sheet_music

Some guitars to play the music
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and a couple more170707_bandw_playtime_two guitars