Category Archives: The Book

Six String Bliss Reviews the Book!

Wow! My favorite guitar podcasters, Pipes and PT of the Six String Bliss reviewed the book on the show this month.

If you haven’t been listening to this podcast – you’re missing out. The SSB is a podcast about all things guitar, discussed by guys that aren’t part of the music industry – they’re players. The podcast is an informal chat, just like you’d have with your guitar fanatic buddies in the basement after a jam over a cold one. The podcast has been running since 2005 and there’s a HUGE collection of shows to listen to on many subjects. (there’s even a forum)

Anyway – check it out – I’m sure you’ll become a fan. *Bliss On!*

It’s in review by Amazon!

Wow. I clicked the button to publish the book on Amazon’s Kindle bookstore. It feels almost anti-climactic at this point but…it’s submitted. (for 2013 that is)

Now the wait. Amazon takes about 24-48 hours to review the book before adding it to the catalog.

Picture Night

I did more pictures today to add to the stringing chapter. A third hand would have helped! Also added was the telecaster switch tip fix shot (say that five times fast).

T minus a few weeks to publication ….and counting….

More and Less

It’s a real struggle to decide what to keep and what to pull from the book. I could probably continue writing forever. But, yesterday I bit the bullet and drew the line in the sand. I stopped adding new chapters and pulled ones out that weren’t written. The editing begins.

The Hard Part & Taylor Solidbody Electric

Wellllll….for me that is. The editing process has begun. I’ve printed sections of the book and will do the review on paper. For some reason, changing media helps me see problems. Anyway, this will just be a slug-fest until I push through the material.

I had a little renewed love-fest with the Taylor Custom Walnut top solidbody electric this weekend. I can’t fathom why these guitars are not a huge hit. The playability is amazing, great tones, comfortable feel, light – it’s all there. New, this guitar was $2K but I’ve seen a number for sale on Ebay for $1.5K. That’s a steal for an instrument of this quality.

Amazon meta stuff

I put together the Amazon “About the author” and “About the book” blurbs for when I publish the book. I’m still on the fence about what to do with the publishing on iBooks through Smashmouth. I wish it were clear about what to do. But, the consistent message I see is that almost all downloads are on Amazon. (they certainly make it easier)