July 11, 2005

New Guitar! (Updated with a Picture)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:42 pm

It was in the nineties here today, and I spent the day flailing away at golf balls playing golf in the heat. I drank copious amounts of water and afterwards had a couple “Transfusions” (vodka, ginger ale and grape juice in a cocktail shaker), but I still was ragged out. I had intended to come home and just crash.

However, I had forgotten that the new guitar was scheduled to arrive today, and arrive it did. So much for crashing.

It was packed extremely well, so for me, getting it out of the box looked a bit like a W.C. Fields routine. The effort was worth it, because it is a beauty. It has a great feel and a wonderful tone. It is everything Rob said it was and more. He offered to buy it from me, if I didn’t like it, but it is definitely not for sale.

Thanks again to Rob for hooking me up with this gitfiddle and to Rob’s buddy, Willy, of Music and Things for a level of personal service that one does not often encounter.

I’ll be doing a bit more pickin’ before I get around to crashing tonight.

UPDATE: A commenter asked for pictures. We aim to please.

I posted pictures of the guitar here, but they are small. Here is a larger picture that I found on the web.



    I told you so!!!! I knew that he would like it!!!! Jimbo doesn’t know how close he came to never…

    Trackback by Gut Rumbles — July 11, 2005 @ 9:50 pm

    We Want

    Comment by GrampaPinhead — July 11, 2005 @ 10:31 pm

  3. Sweet piece. Now I’m thinking I’m about to lose a couple C-notes.

    Comment by That 1 Guy — July 11, 2005 @ 11:25 pm

  4. That looks like one nice guitar. You can’t see it, but I’m getting a green tinge. Heh.

    I was perusing the Music -n- Things catalog, and saw some items that caught my eye.

    Now if I can just sneak a purchase past the CFO…

    Yeah, right.

    Comment by Craig — July 11, 2005 @ 11:27 pm

  5. For the price, you can’t beat it.

    Comment by Jim - Parkway Rest Stop — July 11, 2005 @ 11:29 pm

  6. I TOLD YOU you would like it!

    Comment by Acidman — July 11, 2005 @ 11:33 pm

  7. I gather this is probably not the type of comment you want to hear but…

    It’s so *pretty*!

    I love the designs on the neck.

    Can’t wait to hear you play it.

    Comment by TJ — July 12, 2005 @ 10:06 am

  8. Thank you, Nice Pics.
    Very nice guitar. Just looking at the pics, makes
    my fingers get hard (well, as hard as they can get when you are on BP medication). Bet it sounds even better than it looks.

    Comment by GrampaPinhead — July 12, 2005 @ 11:34 am

  9. Very nice! I bought a guitar sight unseen two years ago, on eBay with fingers crossed. I had never bought one I hadn’t played. It’s a sweet Gretsch 12 string Rancher. Sometimes we’re lucky!

    Comment by moos — July 12, 2005 @ 7:56 pm

  10. Quopted and linked this for Wed.

    Comment by GrampaPinhead — July 13, 2005 @ 12:30 am

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