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Where are the pick ups on your red guitar?
The guitar I did most of my electric instructional videos with up to about 2014 is a Line 6 Variax.
You can watch the series of videos I did explaining how it works and demoing all the guitars it can emulate HERE.
I like to call it ‘the magic guitar’. Hidden under the bridge are six special pickups, one for each string.
The signal passes through a little computer hidden at the back of the guitar that allows you to digitally tune each string to a different note at the flick of a switch.
The guitar has an extra knob that makes it sound like different sorts of guitars. Electrics, hollow bodies, acoustic, banjo, sitar. Its obviously not 100% accurate but very surprisingly close.
Even better is the fact you can run it into your computer and control everything with a software editor and save those settings back to the guitar.
A great feeling guitar for its price range and awesome tool for recording.
How old were you when you started playing?
I was in grade 8, so 14 years old. I was by no means a fast learner, F chord took me close to a month to play clearly.
Despite this, guitar soon become my #1 passion and I began improving in leaps and bounds. After 3 years with a I had the core skills (and drive) to continue teaching myself.
What was your first guitar?
My very first guitar was a Yamaha C40 nylon string acoustic given to my sister and I by my uncle.
What was your first electric guitar?
It was a Black Daion Electric, with red lightning cracks all over it.
Almost as horrible to play as it was to look, I bought it for $224 with money I made from mowing lawns. I was very proud :)