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  • This Month's Live Streaming Guitar Lessons: TUESDAY JANUARY 14TH - BLUES and JAZZ GUITAR WITH ALBERTO LOMBARDI. Alberto is one of Italy's great guitarists, versatile in a variety of styles. He will be showing some great insights into his Blues and Jazz playing. TUESDAY JANUARY 28TH - STARTING OFF RIGHT WITH GREG VOROS. Master Guitar Tech, Greg Voros, stops by to talk about getting your guitar ready to play. PLUS we'll be giving some great tips for starting your guitar learning journey right so that you make the most progress quickly. Watch LIVE on our Guitar Gathering YouTube Channel. It's going to be a great month! Learn all you can!

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  1. Thank you for the advice, @NeilES335 and @Eracer_Team-DougH. My Roland 80XL amp's primary/default model is a Jazz Chorus 120, so I use that most of the time, though I do play around with some of the other models (the Deluxe Reverb model is quite nice). I hesitate on investing in a good tube amp given my current circumstances: I practice/play 99.995% through headphones and do not play out. (I actually like my amp a lot. On the subject of Session 15, the "Classic" and "Metal" amp models are great for practicing the power chord material. 😎) I think I'm ok on strings (TI Bensons). I'll continue experimenting with the various knob combinations. I'll check out the recommended Sandra Sherman video. Thanks again, guys!
  2. This is probably an insanely specific question, but in watching the video for session 15, when Steve is introducing the various electric guitar types, he picks up a 335 with a trapeze tailpiece, and gets a great jazz sound (at around 3:18). My main instrument is a 335 (1959 reissue, stop tailpiece), and I use a Roland 80XL amp. I was immediately struck by the fact that I've never found anywhere near as good a jazz sound in my 335 as what Steve played. Any hints anyone could offer on specific settings (guitar/amp/effects) to help me and my 335 get closer to that classic jazz sound?
  3. https://www.archtopfestival.com/ September 20th – 22nd, in Arvada CO (NW suburb of Denver). -- Archtop expo on Saturday and Sunday (23 luthiers currently listed) -- Live music performances Friday through Sunday -- Workshops (some on building, but most seem to be on playing) -- Luthier Demo performances Lots of good luthiers. For example, in Monday's Live Lesson of the Boutique Guitar Showcase, I was really taken by the Fugue from LHT Guitars...turns out they'll be there. One person in the Live Lesson asked in the chat about Linda Manzer (the Canadian luthier famous for Pat Metheny's Pikasso and baritone guitars)...she'll be there. A ticket for the expo, two full days of workshops, and admittance to all the live performances is $59, which seems like a steal.

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