Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Recently a friend gave us a child's size guitar he had sitting about. As you can imagine Tobias was pretty excited about this. We put some new strings on it. I need to set it up for real ( fat strings go sharp up the fret board ), but as far as Tobias is concerned it is perfect. Clearly that is a good reason to make a picture. We do that around here, whether it is learning to ride a bike, or a new cool toy.
He is trying to learn to play some too. For the most part we are picking a string and trying to hit it to a beat. One. Two. Three. Four. One. Two. Three. Four. One...
Eventually we will also try to use fretted notes too. Other than that I'm not sure what else he will want to learn from me. Maybe I will seek out a guitar teacher with exemplary patience that will work with kids.
Also, I'm not 100% sure what kind of instrument it is. It has no markings that I see. Its basic look and design is that of a Fender Strat. The case is marked "JAPAN", so I'm guessing the whole rig may have been made there. Its roughly a 22" scale instrument. The neck is a single maple piece that incorporates the fretboard. In the case was the package the strings it had on it. They were made around 1988. So, the guitar was probably made within a few years of that. If anyone has an idea of who made the guitar I'd be interested to know. In the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter, but I don't like mysteries.
I like the top picture for expression and pose, and the bottom picture I like because you can actually see the guitar.
Posted by Ken at 7:23 PM