When I was sixteen my (classic) guitar teacher told me I was up for a better guitar than my 75 dollar Suzuki. I thought I should really go out there and spend 200 dollars. She told me: “No, go in the 350 dollar range” (we’re talking 1980 here, mind you).
She mentioned two German brands to me, Hanika and Hopf. Although she said that Hopf actually only was any good from 450 dollars upwards.
I actually found a Hopf at one store, which should have cost some 600 dollars, but it had a superficial dent in its top, so its price was reduced to 350 dollars. It sounded superb to me and I bought it.
To this day, 34 years later, this guitar still can sound great, although it is temperamental.
Amongst others, the lead of my very best selling song on Audiojungle is played on this guitar. This guitar has paid itself back on this site! I’ve made more money in coverbands with other guitars, but by far the most I got paid for my own music has been made with this first quality guitar I ever bought 34 years ago.
Very nice production, by the way
The unfortunate truth is that shampoo, cereals and happy stuff like that will have more advertising on TV and really, can you imagine a cereal add with doom metal? maybe with lyrics like “EAT THIIIIIIS !!!! (dj-dj-dj-dj) or you will DIEEEEEE !!!!!!!! DIE !!! DEATH !!!!! ARRRRRAAARRRRRGHHHH”
Well, my one 100+ selling item has an E7+5 in it
Way too young… truly amazing guitarist.
It’s a different way of writing, whether you just want to write a good composition, or music that can be used for something.
I always compare it to making a painting vs. making a good design for wall decoration. Both take crafstmanship and insight, but you don’t want a wall like a painting, it would be way too dominant. But you don’t want a painting like wall paper either. They’re simply different disciplines.
Same problem here still. 1 sale only so far… would it really be a problem for AudioJungle to shed some light on how this search engine works, what some of the important factors are? This is very frustrating.