#1
I felt so dumb this morning.

I went into our kinda office, kinda recording area, kinda music area, kinda man-cave room to grab my Edwinson to change the strings. I've barely been playing guitar lately. I go and grab a guitar case, open it up, and take her out.

First thing I do is strum a few chords and fiddle around a bit for a few seconds and think to myself "Dang, this doesn't really sound as nice as I remember it. Hm maybe it's just because I have some music [Dustin Kensrue] playing."

I start loosening the low E in order to switch it. Once I do that, I notice that the bridge pin is exceptionally hard to get out, and I notice scratch marks on it from pliers. I think to myself "Damn, I don't remember doing that and really ruining the way these nice ass custom pins look."

Then I look at the pins and think "Hmm, nevermind I guess they aren't as nice as I remember. They're just regular pins and easy to replace." So I continue trying to pull it out, to no avail. I'm about to put the guitar down to go get some pliers, and then I look at the wood of the top. I notice some green/blue stains on the wood, which I can't rub out, and then some cracks and dents that I don't remember.

I think "Holy crap, I CAN'T BELIEVE my nice Edwinson has this much damage on it already. What the hell."

Then over the course of about 10-15 seconds, I stare at the guitar. I look at the body, up and down the neck/fretboard, and onto the headstock. Only then do I realize that this is in fact my years old Washburn F52SWCE. At this point I feel dumb as hell, so I put it back in its case, which looks nothing like the custom Edwinson case by the way, and then pick up the other case. I put it down, open it, and I'm staring at my Alvarez MC-90 classical guitar. Again, I look at the case, which also looks nothing like the (entirely different colored) Edwinson case.

Bewildered and stupid, I finally open the right case, look at my Edwinson, and my eyes are bathed in the holy light again.

End result, I picked it up, played it and realized how nice it sounds again, put it back in because I didn't feel like my brain could handle changing the strings, and went to work out.

So yeah, there's my adventure with discovering how dumb I could feel.
But we little know until tried how much of the uncontrollable there is in us, urging across glaciers and torrents, and up dangerous heights, let the judgment forbid as it may.
#3
I totally had something in mind to reply to your post, but I forgot what it was
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#4
Clearly, someone needs a nap.
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#5
Look on the bright side...it might not be Alzheimer's. It might just be a brain tumor.

At least they can remove those.
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#6
On the Who's album, "Live at Leeds", Peter Townshend cautions the audience to, "put that cigarette out". Sound advice, dude!

Or maybe, "one pill makes you larger, and one pill makes your short term memory small".
#7
i'm worried about you dread. spending a little too much time at the b(r)each are we? with or without the R it could be serious. without it, it's overexposure to the sun. the only safe remedy is to send me that wonderful edwinson. with the R in it, i'm afraid it's probably a fatal social disease...again it might not be to late to ship that beautiful baby to me before its too late !!!!
if worse comes to worst, you won't remember that i now possess it. if your lucky you wont even remember that you owned it once and shipped it to a complete stranger.
#8
i bet it was a HUGE relief when you realized that wasn't your edwinson!!!

maybe you could use a little more sleep...
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#9
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Look on the bright side...it might not be Alzheimer's. It might just be a brain tumor.

At least they can remove those.

Hey wait a minute, that's my excuse for bad behavior
#10
Quote by patticake
i bet it was a HUGE relief when you realized that wasn't your edwinson!!!

maybe you could use a little more sleep...


Oh man, you have NO idea how big the relief was! haha. It was such a nice revelation.

But you're right though, I've had three nights this week where I've woken up at 7 AM and got home from work at the same time...
But we little know until tried how much of the uncontrollable there is in us, urging across glaciers and torrents, and up dangerous heights, let the judgment forbid as it may.
#11
Quote by stepchildusmc
i'm worried about you dread. spending a little too much time at the b(r)each are we? with or without the R it could be serious. without it, it's overexposure to the sun. the only safe remedy is to send me that wonderful edwinson. with the R in it, i'm afraid it's probably a fatal social disease...again it might not be to late to ship that beautiful baby to me before its too late !!!!
if worse comes to worst, you won't remember that i now possess it. if your lucky you wont even remember that you owned it once and shipped it to a complete stranger.


Yeah sure dude it's on the way.

Also, the way I used "breach" isn't the one you're thinking of it
But we little know until tried how much of the uncontrollable there is in us, urging across glaciers and torrents, and up dangerous heights, let the judgment forbid as it may.
#12
BTW, I had never heard of that brand, so I looked 'em up.

DAMN! Those are beautiful.

How much did your piece of steel-stringed nirvana set you back?
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!


alhaq369
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#13
Quote by Dreadnought
I felt so dumb this morning.

I went into our kinda office, kinda recording area, kinda music area, kinda man-cave room to grab my Edwinson to change the strings. I've barely been playing guitar lately. I go and grab a guitar case, open it up, and take her out.

First thing I do is strum a few chords and fiddle around a bit for a few seconds and think to myself "Dang, this doesn't really sound as nice as I remember it. Hm maybe it's just because I have some music [Dustin Kensrue] playing."

I start loosening the low E in order to switch it. Once I do that, I notice that the bridge pin is exceptionally hard to get out, and I notice scratch marks on it from pliers. I think to myself "Damn, I don't remember doing that and really ruining the way these nice ass custom pins look."

Then I look at the pins and think "Hmm, nevermind I guess they aren't as nice as I remember. They're just regular pins and easy to replace." So I continue trying to pull it out, to no avail. I'm about to put the guitar down to go get some pliers, and then I look at the wood of the top. I notice some green/blue stains on the wood, which I can't rub out, and then some cracks and dents that I don't remember.

I think "Holy crap, I CAN'T BELIEVE my nice Edwinson has this much damage on it already. What the hell."

Then over the course of about 10-15 seconds, I stare at the guitar. I look at the body, up and down the neck/fretboard, and onto the headstock. Only then do I realize that this is in fact my years old Washburn F52SWCE. At this point I feel dumb as hell, so I put it back in its case, which looks nothing like the custom Edwinson case by the way, and then pick up the other case. I put it down, open it, and I'm staring at my Alvarez MC-90 classical guitar. Again, I look at the case, which also looks nothing like the (entirely different colored) Edwinson case.

Bewildered and stupid, I finally open the right case, look at my Edwinson, and my eyes are bathed in the holy light again.

End result, I picked it up, played it and realized how nice it sounds again, put it back in because I didn't feel like my brain could handle changing the strings, and went to work out.

So yeah, there's my adventure with discovering how dumb I could feel.
Did you already do a NGD thread on this guitar and this is to refresh our memories? Or don't you have pictures and this is, (to paraphrase William Shakespeare), "a ruse is a ruse, is a ruse. That which presents itself to us as a ruse, is by any other name a ruse".......
#14
honestly dude... i feel ya. i only sleep for a few hours every few days. i've had more of those moments than Cranky's had hate-mail , danny's had lawsuits(and good suits) and patti's had new guitar shops open on her block(just last week)
#16
I read that link...@$4800? Not too shabby!
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!


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#17
pics are all gone but the mp3's sound incredible ! oh yeah... when you get alzheimers jon, that things going from squid to RSS ! i woud love some eye candy to match that magical voice !
PICS PICS PICS !
#18
*still awaiting acousti-porn guitar pix*
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!


alhaq369
It is very impotent to success a business.
#19
i hear ya danny, that thing's gotta be sexier than my 2080sr. i haven't been this excited since Jenny Mcarthy visited the Mog back in '93. sitting here since yesterday with some string wipes and a wet towel ! the "blonde" has been wondering why i've been locked in the bathroom with my laptop since yesterday.
#21
Honestly?

I love my Jon Kammerer thinkine coustic, but it's designed to be plugged in. Due to clever construction, it projects better than most thinlines.

My Ovation is nice, and my Tacoma is nicer...

I ain't got NUTTIN like that.

And when I look at my G.A.S. list, I find mostly electrics, except for a couple of Seagulls, a a Breedlove and a Rainsong. There's also a trio of Baritones- the new Ovation, a Gold-Tone, and a headless Jon Kammerer.*

The only thing that competes with an Edwinson on my list is this Kevin Ryan:
http://www.ryanguitars.com/Main-Nightingale.html

And an Ervin Somogyi:
http://www.esomogyi.com/index.html


(...and with price tags starting at 2x and 5x times that of the Edwinson, respectively, I'm not too likely to buy one of those anytime soon.)

Thank you for showing me something epic AND (relatively) affordable! Perhaps I CAN achieve acoustic earvana in this lifetime!


* There's a Gottshcall and a Chrysalis on my list, but those can't be had these days...and those are more about their unique construction than their auditory excellence (which both have).
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!


alhaq369
It is very impotent to success a business.
Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Jan 17, 2013,
#22
Steve makes some great guitars, he gets a lot of well deserved praise for his Edwinsons!
But we little know until tried how much of the uncontrollable there is in us, urging across glaciers and torrents, and up dangerous heights, let the judgment forbid as it may.