Archive for October, 2013
“Please Pass the Tin-Foil Sombrero!”
Dusting-off the Nylon String Fender Telecaster (Telecoustic Thinline)
If I hadn’t seen it for myself, I would have never imagined the venerable country music, twanging Fender Telecaster would come in an accoustic version, let alone with nylon strings. I can’t say where or when I acquired this instrument; but I fell in love with the “Telecoustic Thinline” over a decade ago. But, I have not used it much.
As with most telecasters, it will sound exactly the way you play … there is no place to hide when you are playing a telecaster. So, usually when I play this baby, I end up putting it down while simultaneously saying to myself:
“Oh, man! Do I suck!”
But after a short time, I resolve not to let my level of ‘suckiness’ distract me, and I record anyway.
Here is the Telecoustic during a sound-check:
Now, to the further honor my younger brother, who misses no opportunity to make fun of my penchant for composing New-Age music, I have given the working title of “Crystal Theory” to my latest project. Despite my brother’s feelings, I can make no appologies for the music that I compose — it’s all up to the crystals!
So, to continue my journey, I guess I don’t need or expect his approval — but maybe just some specialized equipment.
So, if somebody would just hand me that tin-foil sombrero, I’ll get back to the studio.