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    • As you all know, I love playing old jazz standards on the guitar. "Stompin' at the Savoy" is from 1933, and was associated with Benny Goodman's orchestra. The melody is written to be played by multiple instruments.

      So why, when I sat down last night looking for something to play on the new Fender Stratacoustic, did I stumble onto this song? I liked the way the A flat 6th chord to D flat minor 7th sounded.

      What can I tell you? I also ran through "St. Thomas" "Stella by Starlight" and other old gems, but this one sang to me.

      What do you think?

    • Oh boy, does that guitar look weird. :-) Strat is such an iconic look, deeply ingrained in my brain as 'the way electric guitar looks'. Seeing this seriously messes up my brain, I have trouble accepting that it's a real thing, and not some deepfake, AI made up thing.

      On the other hand, your playing is on point.

    • Your playing is great, but I'm not so sure about the sound of the guitar. Maybe it's the recording, but the bass seems weak. I guess I'm more used to the rich sound of an arch-top for jazz. How does it sound in person? This sounds closer to a Telecaster to me. Dunno. I'd be curious to play one.