Been away from playing for some years, but now got the itch to start all over. I used to be a happy Justin Guitar student, but now - when I return - I find the site even better than six years ago!
And got my new guitar TODAY!!! And my amp is incoming this week.
So nice to join you guys again.
Then welcome back to the community and have fun
Welcome back, that is one sweet looking geetar!!!
Peter, welcome back to the community and Justin Guitar. That is a nice looking guitar you have there. I couldn’t see the manufacturer. Is that an ES-335?
Thanks Steve. Not really. It’s a Yamaha SA2200. Size vise though, it’s a lot like the 335. Got two humbucker Alnico V pups and the fretboard is ebony on a mahogany neck.
Welcome back, Peter!
No matter what guitar, it’s a looker! Hope it plays fine, too.
Good luck and a lot of fun re-entering the guitar-journey.
Peter, thanks for the new picture. I knew that it wasn’t Epiphone, because they put their brand label on the pick guard. Yamaha makes good guitars, so you should have many years of enjoyment from this guitar.
Welcome! Lovely guitar, 335s are so versatile.
Welcome back Peter. I’m sure you already know the great lessons Justin offers here I’m wishing you the best of luck.
Jeff from California
Welcome back Peter nice looking guitar
Welcome back. That is a fine looking guitar.
Hello Peter and welcome back to our community.
That is a tasty looking guitar.
Welcome back Peter. That’s one sweet looking 335 clone you have there.
Wow Peter, really nice looking guitar, enjoy and welcome to the community!
Hi Peter, nice guitar Yamaha is always very good quality for the money! I am also a Swede and I am living in Uppsala. What kind of music do you like/play?
I am an old dog from ancient times and I like all sorts of music.
Your guitar is just perfect for blues as you surely know. However many kinds other music as well!
My guitar heroes are Duane Allman (and Dicky Betts), SRV, Brian May, Ralph Walsh, Ritchie Blackmore, Carlos Santana, Lee Ritenour and a ton of others…
And yeah - I love blues…
Yeah I liked the Allman brothers and the others you mention as well. Nice to mention Dicky Betts because he sort of came in the shadow of Duane but is equally good. I we are talking blues BB King is the “father” of many blues players like Clapton, Peter Green, Gary Moore, Steve Ray V and Moore.
I played a bit during the late sixties mostly rythm guitar but also drums. Then studies took the time, after that came family … i.e. life happened. Bought a new guitar at 40 with a Floyd Rose didn’t like that and besides life was speeding up. Finally retired and now I can do what I want. My wife, who is a good piano player bought new Yamaha Clavinova and I bought a Fender Am. Ultra Strat HSS. Very happy with that guitar but something was missing so I bought a Taylor Builders Edition and jumped into finger playing. Still something was missing and I do love to play the blues so after some research I recently ended up with a Gibson Les Paul Modern. Very happy with that one indeed. It is not as heavy as the old Les Paul, has a compound radius and a “Peter Green” button. Well these guitars are certainly overqualified considering my limited skills but it makes playing so much more fun. I am certain you will be very happy with the Yamaha as well and it has very good reviews as you surely knows. That is also a substantial investment ! What amplifier will you use ?
I have a very old Marshall combo but I have also a Yamaha THR30II modeling amp. Patches for the Yamaha can be found on the net for free and sometimes I wonder if not today the just about any kind of sound can come from almost any kind of guitar. I.e. the most important thing with the guitar is the build quality -the sound can always be manipulated any way you want.
Well, thanks for sharing the story of your journey! Very interesting. And I for one envy the long experience you collected over the years. As for me - I started playing much, MUCH later, finally found the Justin Guitar site, which I really loved. But after only one year or so I got problems with my left thumb so had to quit. Then - on my doctors recommendation - switched to piano for about 5 years and that really made a world of good to my acheing thumb joint. So - now I decided to give the guitar - and Justin - another go. I’m pretty shure much of my problems was due to me over-stressing my fingers. Will try and go easier on the strings this time.
I use the Roland Blues Cube Stage amp. I like it due to it’s clean design and controls that very much remind me of a tube amp. No deep diving into computer menues to dial in the sound. Just using the controls on top of the amp. Plus it’s got quite a nice sound.
The Yamaha was one of my main alternatives. The other was Ibanez JSM100. Both are rather hard to find, but eventually I picked this up in Denmark. Bought it online based entirely on YT reviews and a very good contact with the dealer. Just got it yesterday and as far as I can judge it’s a lovely instrument.
Totally agree with you on the possibility to squeeze more or less any sound today from almost any guitar. The challenge lies wholly within my own abilites. Or lack of…