Jumble jazz and a wee video

So ! not posted in a while as I have been working on some new guitar bodies and testing water based stains and lacquers. Will post on this subject when I have the desired result. But I thought as nature is testing us all at the moment a wee video with the four seasons may be a reminder of how beautiful nature can is when its not attacking us.

This track was recorded some time ago so I have just remastered it . Its not the best if honest but you have to start somewhere and this was the first jazz tune I had ever wrote, you can probably hear that . In any case, I decided to learn more jazz guitar so signed up with Jens Larsen, a jazz guitar teacher at the music conservatory at the university, Den Haag, Holland. Oh boy am I learning. If your a guitarist you can check out Jens You tube channel, he publishes weekly and has lots of videos on how to learn Jazz. It is difficult and having to learn a completely different style tests your concentration but its fun.

This track was recorded with the first ever guitar I built. It was made as a simple guitar just testing new tools woods and some suppliers too. I used the Solberg Sonic guitar as this guitar has Sonic 64’s pickups known for there sweet sound (see pics below). Its funny but many seem to think that only semi acoustic guitars should be used for jazz but I think you hear it here that this is not the case. Indeed I have heard many good and credible jazz guitarist use Fender telecasters. Its all about what tone you dial up on the guitar and amplifier. Any way hope all are well and I will be back with more guitar stuff next week when I hope the new guitar will have been sanded buffed and pickups etc screwed in place.

Published by Filip Solberg

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