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Alex Creese

Guitarist | Guitar Tutor | Occasional Blogger

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April 2019

New Guitar!

For a while I’ve been looking for a new acoustic to replace my old Takamine ESF-40C.  It’s a nice guitar that I got when I was about 18, but it’s worn out now and ready to retire.  Had a look at a few Taylors, including the 214, but ended up going with a brand called Faith.  The guitar I got is a Neptune High Gloss, it’s a baby jumbo shape without a pickup (I’ll put my own in).  It’s a bit cheaper in price than the Taylor 214 but has solid rosewood back and sides, I was quite surprised that the Taylor is mostly laminate and not entirely rosewood.

Anyway, I’m very happy with it and here are some pictures.  I’ll probably do a video soon, too.

Updates

I feel like I should be making more effort with this, here’s an update for the sake of it!

Was recently asked to be part of a production of Evita at The Prince’s Hall, Aldershot. Would have been very easy to turn it down with all the teaching and other stuff going on, but I decided not to. Really glad I did it, it was great fun and I really enjoyed blowing the cobwebs off my reading chops! Great cast and band, too.

Assorted photo evidence:

Other than that, I’m still keeping busy with FRiSK and Tzigauners and am hoping to record some more music this year, because it’s been far too long.

And, I’ve started learning Norwegian. No reason, just need something else for my brain to do…

FRiSK, performing (last night) at Lains Barn (Wantage). The song is called S.O.B but I can’t remember who it’s by:

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