Every time I’ve had to take an extended hiatus from guitar (more than a day or two,) either by choice or due to life circumstances, I’ve actually played better when I got back to it. I’ll be interested to see how you react, given that it’s the first time you’ve ever experienced it.
In bay of plenty, Papamoa, pretty packed schedule seeing family and touristy stuff though! Where are you at?
ah wrong island, in Christchurch…
Yeah, holidays are good, plenty of eating bad food, drinking and no guitar though… hmm, is it doing me good?
If the recycle bin is anything to go by, for sure I’ve tried a few of the local craft beers . I don’t mind a good hazy pale ale.
And based on the smell by the beach lookout in the evening the locals don’t mind some more plant based pursuits. Not my thing though.
Good tips on the fretboard stuff. I’m using justin’s apps for some of that. And AVOYPs… not just yours
Alcohol and ice cream. Not mixed though.
Based on your AVOYP you’re doing as well as ever. I’m hoping a couple of weeks isn’t enough to lose calluses… that would be a PITA.
Wow, I did not even know that was a thing. Not cheap but looks pretty cool. How does it sound & play?
You could always crack on with Chris Liepe’s course in the evening down by the beach lookout
Don’t want to get arrested for public nuisance @Socio
A kiwi bach will typically have a washing up bowl or laundry basket, mop and certainly no8 wire hanging around somewhere.
So get on and build your own
@jkane The sound is quite good, not as loud as I’d like it to be, but keep in mind my daily play acoustic is quite loud. The nut size is 1 3/4 which is my preference. It has built in static pickup so I use a headphone amp and feed that to a battery powered speaker when I need volume. That worked well for me on a trip to the US where I played for family outdoors near a busy road. Not a gigging setup but gave that extra bit of volume.
The body size I would describe as 7/8, not quite full size but not small. I’ve previously owned a maton mini which I gave up on due to lack of volume unplugged and the journey is definitely better than the mini.
I’d say it’s all about compromises. The compromises I get with the Journey suit me because I can take it all sorts of places I can’t take my full size acoustic. I like it well enough that it’s my spare guitar while we travel in our RV where I have room for it and my acoustic.
Several friends have bought the wooden Journey models, also collapsible and cheaper and several of them complained about the build quality.
Yes! Of course! We all should look further than to the fretboard from time to time, even if it’s hard! See it as a chance to look outside of the “guitar is always on my mind” box
Better said than done, I know… I’m a enthousiastic skier and love outdoor sports, but since I touched my guitar for the first time, I find myself always thinking about guitar related stuff, even in a chairlift I find myself thinking about how much practice time I miss while waiting for the ascent. Completely stupid
Well I arrived back home a couple of days ago, exhausted. Played some guitar of course.
I can still play fine although I’m a lot sloppier than before and my fingertips hurt a bit! Not newbie pain but I’m certainly feeling it after half an hour of playing.
Time to get back on the practice wagon.
I think I’ll look into one of those travel guitars if I end up on another trip in the future. Road trips I just take my cheapo Yamaha.
I’m also currently on vacation, with family, away from my guitar, for five days. It’s been a nice trip, but I have thought about guitar practice many times.