My uncle showed me this. Clearly nobody is lost on this song, but the performance is freakin insane! David Gilmour KILLS it on the guitar at the ripe old age of 70. The venue is at the base of a mountain and the amphitheater dates back to roman times....
oh... and turn it up....
Gilmour is and always has been my favorite lead. To me it was never about "shredding" ... it's always been about hitting those magic notes, and dynamics, and tone.
For my 60th earlier this year, my bride's gift to me was to choose a new guitar. Wrestled with it ... another Martin? Taylor? Something more exotic? Instead, I decided after a lifetime of rhythm guitaring, and some finger-picking, that it was time to try to learn just enough lead/solo technique to maybe not embarrass myself at any impromptu jams.
So I chose.
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Bought a Positive Grid Spark practice amp that, for a old wannabe rocker like me, is just beyond belief in its capabilities, and have slowly begun to climb the mountain.
Been jamming to Gilmour-style backing tracks for a couple months now, and once in a while even sound semi-musical ... to my ear, anyway.
Life is good.
I have a Rosewood Taylor Mini (the basic version of a mini can be had for $600 or so in a variety of woods) I installed a pickup designed for it myself although they do come in an acoustic electric versio if you want to pay more. Perfect couch guitar and although the fretboard is a little ‘compressed’ it still has that great Taylor feel.
But my baby is my all Koa full size Taylor acoustic- electric. Really deep tones and so beautiful.
Had a new mahogany Zager acoustic-electric but my son fell in love with it ... lol