Cheese Steaks and Guitars...

LesB3

Electromatic
Aug 17, 2021
43
Philadelphia, PA
THAT'S not a cheesesteak. The beef is sliced way too thick, the cheese doesn't look right, onions are an OK add-on, but that roll ain't right either.

You need an Italian roll made from Philly sewer water (Amoroso, of course), thin sliced rib-eye beef (grilled w/ salt, pepper, and the sekrit spice), and either cheeze whiz or (grumble) provolone. Chopped up hamburgers, portuegese rolls, mozzarella, tomatoes, or any of that BS are the surest sign of a fake.

And I prefer Guild acoustics myself, though I do have a Martin. Don't have a Taylor, they're too "modern" looking to me... LOL.
 

O Riley

Synchromatic
Jun 2, 2018
588
Beautifull Tennessee
Gather round, gather round, my family and friends and let me beguile you with story of guitar.
I remember years ago as a youth playing melodies and song on such a fine D/18 until a new sun
arose, bringing wood and steel together in form. Such mahogany and fine new shape of pic guards
and saddles. Bodies of such woods, topped with fine sitka spruce with fabulous cutaways.
And they called one, ~The Five Ten~.

Yes this guitar would become my guitar to concur the world for many years to come.
Even to play on stage with my close companion, Billy Batstone. A life long dream come true.
Ah yes, a beautiful, lovely guitar with pic up system installed. Melodies were made.

Then as fate would have, I happened upon something, a sound of which I remembered as a youth.
A sound like that of a ringing of a bell, starting at the ground and rising up towards sky, a shaking and
twisting and a rattling my soul, all while singing with angelic choirs.


The Fabled King Of Kings
The

~ HD~28 ~
Long live The King

To be cont. another day.
A different venue.
A different tune.



 
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stevo

Friend of Fred
May 1, 2012
6,945
Atlanta
Stevo, you're right, "going up" helps, but then you hit that cost/value argument. Is the 6K you'll spend on a Collings really worth it - to you as the buyer. For some people it is, others (like me) have a more difficult time justifying that kind of expense. Some of those AGF guys will spend 12K on a hand-built, boutique one-of-a-kind instrument, some brand you've never heard of, all in search of that magical, mystic tone they hear in their heads. I can't imagine that, for myself, but more power to 'em.

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Yep - I was going to mention that but glad I didn't because you said it way better than I could have.
 

wabash slim

I Bleed Orange
Feb 10, 2010
16,566
lafayette in
Can't get a real Philly cheesesteak here in Indiana.
We do have pork tenderloins and sweet corn, tho.
Luckily, we can get a good Chicago version of Italian beef, so, we're not too badly off.
Still have to travel 100 miles to get real kielbasa.
 

panhead6zero

Country Gent
Jan 17, 2015
1,107
The Motor City
@panhead6zero , BTW , I'm 2 hours from Philly and I've never been there but that road trip is on the bucket list . My daughter went a few years back and brought home a Philly Cheese Steak for me . It was not only authentic , but it was just like they say about Campbells Soup ...mm mm good
Actually Jim's steaks on 4th and South is probably the best! But then it's been 20 yerars since I've been there?!
 

panhead6zero

Country Gent
Jan 17, 2015
1,107
The Motor City
THAT'S not a cheesesteak. The beef is sliced way too thick, the cheese doesn't look right, onions are an OK add-on, but that roll ain't right either.

You need an Italian roll made from Philly sewer water (Amoroso, of course), thin sliced rib-eye beef (grilled w/ salt, pepper, and the sekrit spice), and either cheeze whiz or (grumble) provolone. Chopped up hamburgers, portuegese rolls, mozzarella, tomatoes, or any of that BS are the surest sign of a fake.

And I prefer Guild acoustics myself, though I do have a Martin. Don't have a Taylor, they're too "modern" looking to me... LOL.
Thanks for the Laugh! The roll is as important as the steak!!
 

T Bone

Country Gent
Apr 14, 2013
2,489
SE Edge of the Mount of Venus
First, the cheese steaks. Not from there, but get to East PA for work once or twice a year pretty much every year since 2010. Known to do a bit of food tourism. I did Pat's and Geno's also same day, ate half of each and took the rest home. Not bad, but there are better. Some of the better are Dinic's Reading Terminal Market and John's Roast Pork.

Which brings me to the Roast Pork Sandwhich, according to a few locals I know, the real star of Philadelphia sandwiches. Both Dinic's and John's do really good Steaks, as well as some of the best Roast Pork sandwiches in Philly. And yes, I've tried several other places for both, many good choices, most uniquely their own take on these.

Oh, guitars, right. I own a ton of brands. No Taylor's. Two Martin's (contemplating a 3rd). So yeah, I'm biased. But I don't see a Taylor in my future (nothing wrong with them though).
 

5120mantis

Country Gent
Mar 6, 2011
2,853
nj
Epiphone J200 and charley's cheesesteaks!
Ha ha ha.
When i was a kid Vinnie's in my home town made the best cheese steak. Better than Geno's or Pat's. Seriously
Then there was the non associated Geno's fast food place that made cheesesteaks too, they were paired with Kentucky Fried Chicken later on.
My guitar knowledge ain't what it used to be, but I'd grab a Martin D 18 if i was in the market.
Now i need to get a cheesesteak sometime this weekend.
 

Shock

Gretschie
Sep 7, 2020
402
Minnesota
Here in Chicago we eat Dipped Italian Beef sandwiches. They are drenched in spicy giardinara sauce and served with a cup of beef broth to dip in.
Really messy. They drip everywhere. If you’re not careful the juice gets all over your trousers. I eat mine off of a Taylor to keep my pants clean. Hopefully the sauce will season the wood over the years and bring some of the top end down. Lovely looking guitars but not enough of a round sound. No beef to them.
Im an Al’s Beef and Gibson accoustic guy.
I use to like going through Chicago and stopping to eat. I would park at the TA on Burr, and walk across the street to Philly's. Best cheesesteak in this part of the country. They have the lemonade too. Right off 94. It use to be a little sketchy around there.

But it is about the hotdogs. Chicago has the Nathans Chicago dogs. If I was from Chicago and had to move away, that is what I would miss the most. That and the pizza. You can't get a decent Chicago style pizza unless you are there.
 

panhead6zero

Country Gent
Jan 17, 2015
1,107
The Motor City
I use to like going through Chicago and stopping to eat. I would park at the TA on Burr, and walk across the street to Philly's. Best cheesesteak in this part of the country. They have the lemonade too. Right off 94. It use to be a little sketchy around there.

But it is about the hotdogs. Chicago has the Nathans Chicago dogs. If I was from Chicago and had to move away, that is what I would miss the most. That and the pizza. You can't get a decent Chicago style pizza unless you are there.
We had Chicago dogs on a layover at Ohare. Pretty amazing! You can buy kits shipped to your house online! Not the healthiest choice, so we will do that in a few months.
 


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