Saturday, September 6, 2008

It's Harder to Break a Guitar Than I Thought

I finally got around to watching "The Complete Monterey Pop Festival" and realized it is very difficult to break a guitar.

I'm a guitar hobbyist and probably the antithesis of a relic fan as I like to keep them looking new. This affects my playing to some extent as I treat the guitar as something fragile. Although I've seen the clips of Pete Townshend and Jimi Hendrix breaking their guitars before I guess watching it on DVD provided high enough definition for me to pay attention to how hard they had to work at it!

These things are a lot sturdier than I thought; maybe I don't need to worry about breaking it and just play. Gave it a try and the guitar survived just fine. Good thing too as a guitar broken by Pete Townshend or Jimi Hendrix is worth lots of money where as one broken by yours truly is worth nothing!


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