New guitar

Anyone who has followed my project for a while will know that Sam is in a band and loves guitars, though he plays the drums!

With a lot of money coming his way at Christmas and his birthday a few days later, he decided to order himself a new guitar. After some great advice from a good friend of ours (Thanks Robin) he plumped for a Paul Reed Smith.

It arrived today and we had one very excited 16 year old!!

Sam has endured a week of mock GCSE exams with 10 in 4 days, so this was deserved bit of R+R for him when he got home.

Cool guitar and super job lighting this frame
posted January 11th, 2013  
Cool! And now I know my photography subject of tonight. Thanks!
posted January 11th, 2013  
Great low key Sean, what a beautiful guitar, I bet Sam is chuffed to bits! I went straight to your Exif info, am going to have a stab at low key (yet again) later!
posted January 11th, 2013  
That's a brilliant low key shot Sean. The lighting is brilliant and I love the way the white edging really stands out on the curves.
posted January 11th, 2013  
Lovely shot!!!
posted January 11th, 2013  
Two cool shots in one day - you're on a 'cool' roll!
posted January 11th, 2013  
@filsie65 You are sweet! I am incredibly unmotivated at the moment Phil, and these are attempts to turn it round, so your comment is very well received.
posted January 11th, 2013  
Beautiful capture of an amazingly beautiful guitar Sean. Tell your son he made a great choice. Paul Reed Smiths are designed so wonderfully, and play almost like a fine wine. Congrats. Brilliant color and lighting. You really brought out the guitar in all its beauty
posted January 11th, 2013  
@losthorizon Thanks Beau, it is a beautiful thing. I am to guitar playing what Mozart was to fluid mechanics, but it felt lovely to hold. Sam treated us to Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Mumford and Sons, Youmeatsix, The Clash and The Arctic Monkeys and he is such a talent! I fear that teh bank of mum and dad may be called upon when he wants a Les Paul!! Better do well in his exams!!
posted January 11th, 2013  
As all the others have said Sean, the lighting is fantastic, well done!

( @losthorizon Beau...can you see Sean after Sam's in bed tonight? He'll be standing on the kitchen table, axe slung low, right arm windmilling, miming to something by Bon Jovi or Aerosmith!! hahaha!! )
posted January 11th, 2013  
@seanoneill Just got home from the school runs - the car was silent (apart from the radio) both times.. reminded me of the staff room and the thought that we are all weary and January comes at a bad time.... Hang on in there and enjoy playing :)
posted January 11th, 2013  
@bluefirebucket Haha, not quite my music taste Mick. It is a broad church but other than the ubiquitous Walk this way neither are up my strasse!! Now if you'd said The Clash or The Pistols or The Jam, or The Specials or The Stranglers.....Funny how all my fave bands start with a The!
posted January 11th, 2013  
@filsie65 You are very wise. Weary is the perfect word for how I feel!
posted January 11th, 2013  
@seanoneill I think we all do mate .. the news that we can look forward to sleet this weekend is enough to remind me that sensible animals hibernate or migrate in the winter.. ah well, lets think of the photo opportunities it will offer us! Have a good weekend - look forward to a glass of that special cognac :)
posted January 11th, 2013  
One excited young man I imagine......how very thrilling for him, love your description of your musical prowess!! Just love your lighting here, come on Jackie we can do it!!! I think the non motivation stems from the weather I so agree with you..bleugh!!!
posted January 11th, 2013  
@filsie65 I may well take a hip flask of it to the footie tomorrow Phil!! You too, you're a diamond!
posted January 11th, 2013  
Fabulous light on this one Sean. Hope Sam has many happy songs with this beautiful instrument.
posted January 11th, 2013  
@fannyb Thanks Fanny, glad I'm not the only one!! Low Key is ever so easy, come on I challenge the 2 of you. Just get a nice bright light shining from one side across the front of the subject and turn the main light off! Tripod may be good too and a dark or white background. SImples! Oh yes, your main comment! Sam is like a kid in a sweetshop!
posted January 11th, 2013  
@24atlantic Thank you Megan, me too!
posted January 11th, 2013  
I like the shading.
posted January 11th, 2013  
No better way to spend your money. Hope he has many happy hours. Ps red is a good choice!
posted January 11th, 2013  
Very nice shot Sean! Classic guitar shot. PRS guitars have such beautiful finishes. Wouldn't mind having one in my "guitars I don't play" collection
posted January 11th, 2013  
Love guitars - this looks great. My youngest son plays guitar and bass whilst my eldest son plays drums. I've tried to convince them to let me join in but to no avail
posted January 11th, 2013  
Love the curves. Hope it brings Sam all the joys and notes he's looking for.
posted January 11th, 2013  
What a gorgeous guitar. I hope Sam enjoys playing it. nice capture.
posted January 11th, 2013  
This is great, love the moody lighting. My eldest son is doing his mocks at the moment too. He has been ill all week with a headache - nightmare!

I have quite similar music tastes to you, lots of 'The's' but I also like The The.
posted January 11th, 2013  
@jantan Oh me too Jan, saw "him" with Jonny Marr on guitar in Bradford in 1989 I think it was. How could I forget to name check The The!! Me and the kids listen to his first 3 albums in the car on a very regular basis! Sam has done OK he thinks, but I hope he has been reasonably chastened by the experience and knuckles down in the spring!! Best of luck to your lad.
posted January 11th, 2013  
@soboy5 @thebluegnu @malc @primitiveprobe @fueast @onehickchick Thank you all. @fueast, when I told Sam how cool you are (cooler than me!) he was thrilled that you approve of the colour!
posted January 11th, 2013  
A beautiful instrument, superbly shot!
posted January 11th, 2013  
Gorgeous lighting. Instruments are photogenic anyway, with nice curves and colors, but this sidelighting makes this one special. Nice highlights on the strings.
posted January 12th, 2013  
Lovely lighting and a nice guitar! :)
posted January 12th, 2013  
Nicely lit. I used to work with a chap who was once Jeff Beck's guitar tech, and made guitars from time to time to. He used to say that PRS got the best timber.
posted January 12th, 2013  
Lovely lighting
posted January 12th, 2013  
Wow, this is very cool.
posted January 13th, 2013  
@cathy366 Thanks Cathy, the boys both want a canvas of their guitars for their bedrooms so I guess I've done something right!!
posted January 13th, 2013  
@automaticslim Thanks Andy, it makes a beautiful sound, and it feels beautiful to handle.
posted January 13th, 2013  
@rvwalker Thanks Ross. I've very much appreciated all your comments of the last few days.
posted January 13th, 2013  
Beautiful!
posted January 13th, 2013  
Love the white line that highlight the shape
posted January 13th, 2013  
great light in this - what fun for him - I remember getting my first bass just before my degree exams...it probably wasn't the best timed item I've ever bought - spent far too much time playing and not enough completing my portfolio!!
posted January 13th, 2013  
oh thats perfect lighting! Need a big black background.
posted January 14th, 2013  
Great capture. gives me an idea to take a shot of a guitar my son made from scratch for his year 12 music exam.
posted January 14th, 2013  
Yeah, great photo - love that guitar :)
posted January 14th, 2013  
Gorgeous lighting.
posted January 14th, 2013  
Good of him to buy this so you could take such a great shot Sean! Beautifully lit
posted January 15th, 2013  
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