i have a MIM strat replaced the pick-ups, changed the bridge. I take it over an american standard strat any day. I play it till my fingers bleed and take great care of it, some other players dont like the feel but it is without a doubt the perfect guitar for me.
dont own one, played it and it had a nice feel but people have told me they hated it. All up to opinion i guess, just like all guitars. Ive played nicer semi-hallows but overall I think the dot is pretty nice.
Well.. you could find a teacher but if thats not your thing you should just practice maybe look up what you forgot online. If you want to get your speed ot technique back scales would be helpful. Mainly you should just practice though, you just need to make a commitment
Their new guitar ideas aren't great, but still i respect them for making a few incredibly good well designed and influential guitars. It doesn't change the fact that when i saw their new models i wanted to puke.
My family has quite a thing for music and some of my uncles have some nice guitars, they wanted to know the value of them, I was also curios.
69 Fender Stratocaster 73 Stratocaster 59 Gibson Acoustic "has no lettering on asde from gibson" Fender jazzmaster "not sure of year between "65-70" ... all my uncles happen to be old men so they have no idea how to find out on their own terms
I wouldnt say i listen to everything but i do cover quite a range: Hip-Hop Prog Grunge Rap Thrash Metal Deathcore Indie Ska Rock N Roll Pop Punk Rock Goth Power Metal Jazz thats all off teh top of my head
For Whom the Bell Tolls is by far easiest me and my band play it all the time,, our lead guitarist makes it interesting and plays a solo but its not nessacry. If you play it how metallica does it quite easy. After that id reccomend trying enter sandman, easy song I learned it fairly fast. Solo my give you some grief but its allot easier then most metallica solos. Good luck with your band