After running over my guitar over a week ago, I had to use a friend’s at my Monday lesson with Mason. I had previously emailed our guitar teacher, Douglas, to let him know what I did.
I was very adamant about the replacement being a round back guitar. It’s an anatomy issue. Imagine the 90-degree edge of a guitar slicing into your boob. Our church friend, Joel, who owns a guitar shop, gave me some sound advice…after laughing himself silly over my accident. Ovation makes round back guitars and he did NOT recommend them. He has far higher standards than I do since one of his jobs is playing and singing. However, if I don’t have a guitar that is comfortable, I won’t play it, regardless how nice it sounds.
So, Mason and I went to our guitar lesson this past Monday and Douglas disappeared into his back room for a few minutes, and emerged with an Ovation guitar case. I could tell it was pretty old. The case itself was one I hadn’t seen the likes of in many, many years. I thought he wanted to sell me his old one and I was definitely open to that since new ones are sooooo expensive.
After he opened the case, I saw it and it was BEAUTIFUL!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I’d have paid any amount he quoted me but he wanted to give it to me as a gift! WOW!!! He recorded with it, and played concerts with it, but it had been gathering dust in his closet for years. I was both awed and humbled by his generosity, and then super excited once I strummed the stings. It sounds like an angel singing!!!
Today, we dropped her off at Joel’s shop to have her inspected in case she needs any repairs before I start abusing her with my really, really bad strumming and finger picking. I hope she’ll have a lot of patience with my amateur plucking. She’s gonna need it.
I wish I’d taken a picture of her before dropping her off at Joel’s. For you guitar aficionados, I’ll do that when I get her back. 🙂
Here’s the good news. Douglas said I’m not the first of his students to run over their own guitar. But, I got the award for being the first person to do so right in front of his house. 🙂
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