My Guitar Is Fried…
I need a new guitar. Period. I’ve owned this strat for a long long time, about 10 years. I’ve been playing it non-stop ever since I got it. The frets are worn to no end, and the fretboard needs a deep cleaning.
The guitar would be in decent shape if it weren’t for the frets. I could have the fingerboard refretted, but it might cost half the price of the guitar itself. So it’s about that time to get a new guitar. I would like to get a real american Strat, but I don’t have the money for that right now. I’m actually quite broke, so I don’t have the money for a new guitar at all.
But one day I will have the money, and I will go buy a new guitar. I just have to deal with this guitar in the meantime.
I play a lot in 5th position (a lot of A pentatonic scales), so the 5th, 6th, and 7th frets are worn the most. When I try to dig into the notes, the strings snap back against the frets and make this quack sound that is displeasing to the ear. I’ve tried raising the action a bit and adjusting the truss rod, but it hasn’t corrected this problem. The main strings that are affected are the high E and B strings. I’d like to learn more about guitar setup, but I feel like I’ve taken decent care of it over the years. I’ve just played it too much.
But really, can a guitar be played too much? Well I’ve found out that it can. But it’s not a bad thing to play too much. It’s what I love, and it remains my main passion in life. Drums is my second passion, and web design and development is my third.
Well, that’s all I have to say about that…for now. Rock on!