Project Gutenberg has no answers when you’re laying down guitar licks to a glowing “record” light. Sounds that capture the hope and struggle of songs on 6 strings can’t be searched for in Wikipedia. Playing guitar is an organic and edgey process that I needed to capture on my last record.

Selecting the right guitars for recording takes experience and talent. My Producer Andy Mak, from Sydney’s The Grove Studios, brought that to the project. He also bought great coffee too!

Wikipedia or Project Gutenberg or Skillshare are all great, after all education is important, but playing guitar is importanter …

Education is important but playing guitar is importanter!

PART ONE: What’s On The Tele?

A 1969 Fender Telecaster was one of the stars on my recording. The Tele is still in demand today, with little changed, since it inception over 60 years ago. People mock its simplistic design and shape calling it a “Plank“, with the bridge nicknamed “The Ashtray”. But simple things work and are reliable so the Telecaster is a workhorse guitar. It’s very very versatile as shown by its myriad users throughout the whole spectrum of musical taste. The guitar’s wide sound range is produced by the two pickups; a bright, sparkly, treble rich bridge pickup and a warm bluesy tone from the neck pickup – but not the Tele we used … it’s a Franken-Tele! Watch the video to see what I mean …

The Fender Telecaster unites Status Quo and Hot Chip. It’s the signature guitar of Keith Richards, Chrissie Hynde, Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood and the Clash’s Joe Strummer. It’s all over records by Elvis Presley, Booker T and the MGs, PJ Harvey, Blur, the Eagles, Manic Street Preachers, and hundreds more.

The ’69 Tele Andy Mak arranged for us to record with for my record was it’s hard-working backbone. It’s stringy, cutting tone breaks through everything capturing the tension between hope and struggle in my songs. Tele’s are notoriously warm too while being a little raspy around the edges – I needed a guitar like that and the Tele delivered.

But there was more than the Tele involved in ‘Hope On My Horizon’ – there were 2 other guitars that built the ‘Switchfoot layered guitar’ sound that music critics loved. Read on to fly with the Jet and meet my mate Martin below …

 

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What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Guitars

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What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Guitars

“5 out of 5 Stars”

Heath Andrews, Music Critic

“kicking rock … grand confident vocals … layered guitars

… similar timbre to Switchfoot”
Kelly O’Neil (Foreigner, Kevin Max, Jaci Velasquez, CCM & CrossWalk magazines)

“… drawing comparisons to artists like Jon Foreman, Bono and Martin Smith”
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Flying a Gretsh Duo Jet [PART TWO]

Coming soon …

 

Get the song from my CD that inspired 15,000 people worldwide

Fight rejection and fuel your dreams with Peter’s alt-rock anthem that featured on The Voice EMC!

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What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Guitars

Listen to what others are saying about Peter Woolston!

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Guitars

“5 out of 5 Stars”

Heath Andrews, Music Critic

“kicking rock … grand confident vocals … layered guitars

… similar timbre to Switchfoot”
Kelly O’Neil (Foreigner, Kevin Max, Jaci Velasquez, CCM & CrossWalk magazines)

“… drawing comparisons to artists like Jon Foreman, Bono and Martin Smith”
Scoop Independent News

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Meet My Mate Martin [PART THREE]

Coming soon …

 

Get the song from my CD that inspired 15,000 people worldwide

Fight rejection and fuel your dreams with Peter’s alt-rock anthem that featured on The Voice EMC!

Download your free song now!

 

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Guitars

Listen to what others are saying about Peter Woolston!

What Wikipedia Can’t Tell You About Guitars

“5 out of 5 Stars”

Heath Andrews, Music Critic

“kicking rock … grand confident vocals … layered guitars

… similar timbre to Switchfoot”
Kelly O’Neil (Foreigner, Kevin Max, Jaci Velasquez, CCM & CrossWalk magazines)

“… drawing comparisons to artists like Jon Foreman, Bono and Martin Smith”
Scoop Independent News

And now you can download Peter’s latest single for free!

Grab This Album That Rocks & Inspires With Equal Measure

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