This shot contains a few of my treasured possessions. In the background is my Sigma Acoustic Guitar, purchased for my 21st birthday by my mother, back in the 90s. I play it regularly and love it. I traipsed around Denmark Street in London looking for the right guitar and I chose well.
In the middle foreground is my all-tube, 1W practice amp. It has a nice tone for an amp so small, especially if played in our wooden floored, open living area, where it sounds much bigger than 1W. I intend to hook-it up to an external cabinet sometime, to see how it sounds coming out of something other than an 8″ speaker. I picked it up second hand at a local music shop a few years back.
In the foreground is my Telecaster/Nocaster. This was a lucky find when I was in the market for an electric guitar at the end of my medical degree as a little reward to myself. I was on the verge of buying a new Fender ’52 reissue, when I found this gem in a Cash Converters store for a fraction of the price. It plays very comfortably, although I am sure the sound could probably be improved with different pick ups. I have no idea what brand the guitar is, but it has always been about the sound rather than the brand for me.
I have been playing the guitar for almost 30 years. It is one of the few constants in life, given how readily I drift from hobby to hobby, or interest to interest. I could be a lot better, given how long I have played, but I have rarely dedicated myself to study or persistent practice, preferring fun and playing with a smile on my face.