Yesterday my new guitar arrived.
I received notice from the parcel pickup place across the creek that it was in and I whipped over with Ella to pick it up...I just couldn't wait.
I was actually a little nervous about it.
Looking at guitars on the internet can be a dangerous thing.
Inevitably the wants kick in...
This is particularly bad for guitar gear and gear heads...It is a common thing that even has it's own modern term for those afflicted.
"gear acquisition syndrome"
LOL.. I am not immune but I have been around long enough to know that the great expectations you develop are seldom realized.
I pulled the guitar out of the box in the parcel pickup parking lot just to make sure everything was Kosher before I crossed the Border. It was packaged very well and when I opened the case I just about fell over.
This was the first time I have seen one of these guitars in person and the pics on the net don't do them justice at all ...it is a really beautiful guitar.
The strings were loose..which is a good way to ship a guitar so I couldn't even strum it..but I had seen enough.
It was a busy day so it wasn't until the following day that I really had a chance to change the strings and give it a solid test drive.
Sometimes things in life just work out....
The guitar is perfect and I am thrilled. This was a good and right choice and it has exceeded my expectations!!
Yeah for me!!
All I need now is some down time to play it a bit...but that is coming.
The guitar sound is really pleasant.
It has this cool 'woody knock' that can only come from a hollowbody but was lacking with my other guitar. It leans a little more towards my archtop soundwise but plays way better and I can push it a bit harder for bluesy things and ...dare I say it..rock stuff..
Very versatile guitar with plenty of mojo...it just vibrates...and even though I am no cheapskate...the fact that a Gibson guitar of the same type might cost $2000.oo more kind of appeals to me too...
This choice is a departure from the normal road but I am a little left of centre myself...it only makes sense that my guitar should be as well.