The New Boredom

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My Favorite Things: My Hollowbody Guitar.

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So I’ll probably just do guitars and then get bored with “My Favorite Things”…

I got this hollowbody guitar off ebay a while back. It’s one of those impulse buys that I made where I saw the thing and just said “YES PLEASE.”

Turns out the thing is probably a mid-60’s Tempo brand guitar. I’ve looked everywhere for another one, but nothing that I’ve found on the internets is exactly like mine. It came from the Matsumoku factory where Univox branded guitars came from in the same period. The other Tempo branded ones I’ve seen have single volume/tone knobs but different pickups or different binding or different shaped f-holes. When I first got it, the action was a mile high and it was impossible to play more than 5 frets up the neck. I took it in to the same guy that finished up the wiring on my Airline replica and picked it up the next day amazed at how different it felt. This guitar is probably the easiest to play out of my pile.I may take off the pick guard one of these days because all the cool kids are doing that.

It’s a really twangy country guitar when you play it straight. The shitty plastic pickups wake up nicely when you run it through some fuzz or gain. It’s cheap and light weight and I loved it instantly. Every time I get the itch to buy a sturdier semi-hollow/hollow body guitar, I play this for about 5 minutes and close all the new ebay tabs in my browser.


The Best Sign Ever for one of the best movies ever. I’m going to watch some Kapra this December.


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November 29, 2010 at 12:01 am

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  1. i Do dig that sign.

    never seen the movie.

    tried to play guitar – it wasn’t pretty. i blame it on being left-handed.


    November 29, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    • I’m trying to play the guitar… it’s not pretty either. I blame it on being a talentless poser. You should check out The Best Years- it’s the kind of old timey movie that doesn’t make you feel like a piece of shit American. It’s hilariously dated in many ways and yet makes you feel kind of nostalgic for that time anyways.


      November 30, 2010 at 12:45 am

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