Initially I was going to focus on the D series version of this week’s guitar because it’s the most affordable version of this guitar. After some deliberation and research, I decided “Hey! This is a wishlist!”. A wishlist isn’t made of up almost want items. No, it’s made up of really want items.
Let me start by saying that sharing this post and the video embedded within this post terrifies me. I’m not naturally extroverted. Still, I like experimenting with video and figured the best practice material I could learn with was … me.
So, here is the outcome of my experimentation with the initial setup of video, lighting, audio and a few other bits and pieces. All of this done while unboxing my new Jackson Guitars X Series Signature Scott Ian King V KVXT. There needed to be something worthwhile in the video. The guitar is just that.
I’ve been realising lately that even though I have a guitar collection that is 87.5% black or white—I’ve done the math—I have a lot of red in my Instagram feed. So, if my guitar room is going to feature red, why not consider a guitar that is also red?!
That’s one of the many reasons I’m focusing on the LSL Instruments Topanga guitar this week. It doesn’t hurt that the guitar looks beautiful.
Like a lot of people, I’m time poor. I no longer have the time to design and develop a custom website as well as creating the content required to keep the site alive. Once I decided to go with WordPress again—I’ve tried quite a few different content management systems (CMS) in my time—I knew I was going to need a mobile friendly and easily customisable theme.
Often when I’m putting these articles together, my wife will say “They all look the same”. The Mayones Legend T22 is not one of those guitars. While it features a style that is similar to a shape that many have paid tribute to, the natural wood finish is not one I’d normally go for. On this guitar though, I’d gladly make an exception.
This was the result of some quick macro photography experimentation today. No tripod and an unfortunate amount of wind. Still, this detail isn’t too bad. Photograph taken on my Huawei P30 Pro (no filters).
Ever heard of the saying a picture is worth a thousand words? I know I’ve heard that a lot. I also know it’s easy to spend thousands of dollars on either graphic design software or on graphic designers. Sadly, we don’t all have thousands of dollars or have a cousin called Jeremy who is a graphic design genius.
Luckily, Stencil is a graphic design tool you can use directly in your browser and it doesn’t require thousands of dollars. I actually used Stencil and its templates to create all of the images in this very article. Handy!
I feel like both form and function meet artistry perfectly in this week’s guitar. The Martyr II Custom-Fire and Blood by ARDA Guitars is not only a beautiful guitar to look at, it also ticks all the right boxes in regards to quality components and build in a guitar. Oh, that red fretboard doesn’t hurt either.
Time for me to share another cool service I use on this very website and the social media platforms I connect to this website. Social Bee is today’s entry to my new Software Recommendations category—the category I lovingly call #scarebearshares.