"I agree with Dewayne, but it all depends on what you're wanting to do with it. If you're only planning on playing acoustic gigs, a simple guitar/vocal is a great product, because people would hear what they heard at the show.…"
"Thanks Bryan and Wayne!Bryan - right now, we've only got one show lined up in Antioch on 9/22 (for the Warrior Dash), since we're working on the album. If nothing else - we should grab some coffee or something!"
"My band, Manic Bloom, just posted a Kickstarter campaign for our third record. We've been working on the video (and the album) for about 6 months - I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts! http://kck.st/LY80Ny"
David, Thanks for your input in the Music Studio Group. I wasn't trying to put out a CD, just sell one song as a digital download. I was able to get some info. about digital download licenses for cover songs from another 48 Days friend, "The Free Tech Guy," Andy Traub.
I am interested in the "ReverbNation" thing, though. Can you tell me more about it?
That is why my last album was called, "Fighting to be me" and published my first book entitled, "The Poet and the Billionaire" because I DID NOT want others like us to think they HAD to struggle. Make sure you got to www.myspace.com/thepoetandthebillionaire AND www.youtube.com/jaredmatthewkessler. You can hear some words of encouragement from a former mentor in the "Entertainment Industry" on the myspace page. It is why I endured through 6 YEARS of frustration to get it published for other people with similar frustrations.
I hope it helps and thanks SO MUCH for the kind words on the music. This WHOLE process keeps me amazed. I WISH there was a shorter road. :)
-Jared Matthew Kessler
(Author of "The Poet and the Billionaire")
I am definately considering building some more high-end guitars and basses... First I am trying to seek the Lord's will for my life and some wise counsil... I have been going down the wrong career path for 13 years... more because I got stuck in it, and made some bad decisions years ago. But I finally have a fire lit under me to make some major changes... for several reasons.
Whether or not my new career will be in the guitar industry remains to be seen... but it will always be a hobby and a passion... If I do end up devoting more time to building guitars... you guys on this site will be the first to know...
David... I really liked those Manic Bloom tracks... I am going to keep listening... those are right up my alley and think they will grow on me. I am going to play them for my wife (the music critic) ... very impressive... Our church band leader is into the folk / Derek Webb type stuff. I will send him your links...
Thanks David. I appreciate it. Honestly, I was blown away! This was my first guitar, so I was anxious about how it would turn out... I was shocked at how good the neck turned out... very enjoyable to play, love the tung oil... I am very happy with the sound too.. the GFS P90s are very versatile and shockingly quiet... I still can't believe I made it... Playing it through my cranked tube amp is loads of fun. I will be playing in church in the near future... very much looking forward to that... I have to admit, I think my building/repair skills far exceed my playing skills.