A colleague of mine studies the Gu Zheng and I asked if I could join her for a jam, I’ll bring my guitar, maybe play some blues, or some classic Beatles tunes, get in some heavy metal. I could tell my guitar was itching to tango with the Gu Zheng. He was panting as he eyed those 21 strings up and down …
You can see where this is going, when East meets West its best to leave well enough alone.
For example, according to Wikipedia, Wonton Food attempted to expand its fortune cookie business into China in 1992, but gave up after fortune cookies were considered “too American”.
Paul Reed Smith Guitar
|Wood||Rosewood, Maple, Mahogany||Wu Tung wood, A well aged wood giving superior sound.|
Well like the fortune cookie it was a complete disaster, my guitar was from the backstreets of NC with a 3rd grade education, the elegant Gu Zheng had years of practice and a proper upbringing.
It just didn’t happen between them but I learned a lot about the Gu Zheng and I was even invited to the studio where my colleague practices.
The guitar, love struck and humbled, battered and beaten waits for another time.