Guitar set-up, painting put up

28th April 2008 – 5.46 pm

The Epiphone iGuitar

I set-up my guitar a little bit over the weekend. I didn't change the action, partly because it is supposedly set at the optimal height already, and partly because I wasn't sure if there was an extra nut I needed to undo or not and didn't want to break anything on it just yet. I changed the string lengths from the bridge so that the fretted note played on the 12th fret was the same frequency as the harmonic note played on the 12th fret for each of the six strings. It probably won't make that much of a difference for the simple practicing that I am doing, but it's good to know that of all the reasons I can be embarrassed over when picking up the guitar one of them won't be because it's set-up badly. I still can't play though, and it's been a whole week since I got it. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.

The white colour of the Les Paul is really quite attractive. Whereas the plain black hides the shape a little and seems to hide the guitar the white gives clean lines and some character to the guitar. It really stands out. One thing I have realised is that with the smooth lines and plain white colour, combined with a few simple dials, I have effectively bought an iGuitar. I wonder if that was a subconscious decision or just coincidence.

I also hung the painting I bought up on my bedroom wall. The picture hooks I bought came in a pack of five. I don't know what sort of art lover normally shops at Woolworths but I would have been happy with just the one. The painting looks good above my bed, giving a little colour to an otherwise blank wall.

  1. 4 Responses to “Guitar set-up, painting put up”

  2. That is absolutely beautiful guitar.

    By Stacia on Apr 29, 2008

  3. I meant, of course "AN absolutely beautiful guitar." No speak right.

    By Stacia on Apr 29, 2008

  4. Thank you, yes it is. I got unexpected goosebumps when unpacking it and seeing it in person, such was the effect it had on me.

    By pjharvey on Apr 29, 2008

  5. Oh yes, that is ESPECIALLY goosebump inducing.

    By Stacia on Apr 29, 2008

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