Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Epiphone AJ-200SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Well, Mike has ditched the rock n roll ways and gone folky. Well...errrr sorta. I wasnt totally satisfied with my Samick, felt it was holding me back with the monster 3 chords I have learned. :-)
Truthfully. The Samick was not as well made as I originally thought and was starting to show it on a regular basis. Also, much of the music I want to learn how to play is acoustic based, so it was natural that I seek out a acoustic. But, I didnt want to commit to full John Denver mode just yet, so I bought a Acoustic-Electric hybrid. That means I can amplify my guitar, and yet not be as annoying as a full out electric.
The guitar has its own pickup on it like a regular electric and I can control the tone and volume on the top of the instrument. I also can shape the sound through my amp. It sounds really warm and I like it. I feel like I have the setup I have always wanted. ( now, I have to learn how to play!) :-)
Epiphone AJ-200SCE was priced at about $11 more than my other setup. Its very well made and looks nice. Not as mean and cool looking as the Sammy, but at my age....mean and cool are in the eye of the beholder. I think it will be much more entertaining to have me play a nice song on my "conservative" guitar, as opposed to a full out painful version of "Voodoo Chile" by Hendrix. I am respecting my audience! :-)
New Years will be here in about a hour. Here is wishing you the best in the upcoming year!


Lori said...

Hey, I happen to like John Denver! And I like the change in the guitar. My son got the Guitar Hero for his Wii and is loving it. I'm thinking perhaps a 'real' guitar next Christmas.

Speaking of...he's wanting me to go downstairs and give it a try, so...

Happy 2008, buddy!

Slone said...

Guitar Hero!?! Yvette's aunt had that at her house when we went there for Christmas. I couldn't get Yvette off of it! When I tried it I told her "Now I know how Mike feels trying to play this thing!"
Happy new year buddy!

Anonymous said...

I love the new guitar; but the main thing is YOU like it!!!

Am hoping you have many many hours of enjoyment for your "new" endeavor... I do know how much you love music and I think this will be great for you!!!

Also like a previous blogger commented; the fact that you and Steven will be working together on is a great thing... Proud of you Mike!!! Love, dad