First, a tip of the hat back to Stratoblogster, who followed my advice and looked into the awesome imagination of that total freak, Mattias IA Eklundh. And yeah, Strat, I guess I'm a roots guy, but the one thing I love more than anything is musicians with a sense of humor, and a guy who would do Kiss like Django, Django like Kiss and transcribe his printer, that guy has humor.
I now need a quiet guitar with big humbuckers. I was picking up a replacement mando and saw a Michael Kelly with EMGs, a maple cap and abalone binding that was just sweet! It's a hardtail, but that's OK for me.
Now, what am I doing?
I'm going through old issues of Guitar Player. Right now, I'm going through a bit on Hot Tele Pickin'. Why? Because I'm into American Roots and Country, and that's a major bit of it.
And I'm finding a major issue with me.
I have a hard time turning notes on paper into notes on fretboard. If I've heard the music and can use the paper to guide me, I can do something more easily. I have a hard time with my paper training, though. Any suggestions on how to work on that, beyond "just work on it"?