Unfortunately most guitarists have never played a truly "good" guitar.
That is because most people do not spend five or six thousand dollars on a guitar. The majority of enthusiastic and dedicated guitarists tend to buy guitars in the $1000-$2000 range. To some a $2000 guitar is considered to be an "expensive guitar" and is expected to be a "good" guitar for that price. That expectancy can sometimes turn into a big disappointment, even when it is a "big name" brand they have bought. We hear it all the time. And it is doesn't matter if you are a left or right handed player.
When a guitarist plays a truly "good" guitar for the first time, it often comes as a surprise how different it is over what they have grown accustomed to. It can be quite a relevation, or even be disorientating. Why?
Brand new guitars bought from a store do not have a high standard of playability even with a so-called "setup."
Many guitarists go through the years playing badly set up guitars never knowing that there is better, and how better that can be. Instead "the way you play a guitar" equates to playing the guitar hard with brute force and effort. These become bad habits to overcome the guitar's un-playability. A person in that situation has no first-hand knowledge that it could be any other way. Unfortunately, left handed guitarists are the worst off in this because there has never been much choice for lefties. So, nothing or not enough to compare.
Guitarists who use a perfectly set up guitar do not need to fight with their guitar and play their guitars hard - they might make it look like it (showmanship) but actually they are playing gracefully, accurately and making it look effortless. This is because the fingerboard, frets, action, and set up on their guitar are all perfect. They do not need to fight against the guitar in order to play properly.
Accuracy and speed comes easiest when you don't have to try so hard!
The colour of the guitar, how pretty the grain is, scratches, dents, or marks on the guitar are totally irrelevant when it comes to the playability of a guitar. You buy a guitar to play it, don't you? Not to hang on your wall and look at it in awe, right?
Assuming a guitar has been properly built, the difference between a "good" guitar and a "bad" guitar is all in the set up. Perfect playability is the expectancy from a proper and full, professional set up.
What is the solution? The Gaskell Platinum Setup™ service is an optional additional service done inhouse in the Gaskell Custom Shop resulting in perfect playability of the guitar. This is the degree of playability a professional guitarist wants and should expect from an "expensive" guitar. That should go without saying on a $5000 guitar, shouldn't it? Well now you can get that on a $1000 guitar too!
To guitarists that have never owned and played a perfectly set up guitar this is always a new experience and will require some "unlearning" and refinement of skills, such as playing lighter.
Having a "good" guitar is essential to being a "good" guitarist.
A "bad" guitar is an effort to play. It is hard work, energy-consuming, and limiting. It is the reason why most learners give up learning the instrument! No guitarist will ever play as good on a "bad" guitar. No race car driver can win the Indianapolis 500 driving a Hyundai Getz. Playing an incredible guitar is essential to becoming an incredible guitarist. That is how all the pros do it.
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