February 17, 2006

My Guit-fiddle

I play a bit of guitar. Nothing impressive, like the Elderly Brothers, but I mess around a little. Or used to, anyway. It's been quite a while since I've played regularly. Probably about three years.

While I haven't been playing, I've let my uncle use the guitar. He plays all the time, and an instrument is not just made to be beautiful, but to function beautifully, too. If you don't play it, it doesn't function. That's considered cruelty to instruments.

Well, Bloodspite asked me to bring my guitar to Howl on the Prowl, so I went up to my uncle's place and picked it up. First time in about four years that I've played it. Oh, I've played since... last time was in December at Bloodspite's place. It's just this particular guitar.

I've got an Ovation, 1995 Collector's Series acoustic. The thing is sweet. I hadn't realized how much I missed it, until I picked it up and started playing around with it.

Now, I'm looking forward to trying to hang with Bloodspite and his guitar this weekend. And I'm not so sure that I'm going to let my uncle have this at his disposal for a while... I'm like a little kid who just found a toy that he left outside last fall.

And it's a damn sweet toy!

Posted by That 1 Guy at February 17, 2006 03:07 PM

That's cool! I just started playing - a pure beginner at 46 years old, if you can believe that. I bought a nice Ibanez acoustic and I'm taking lessons. Jim at PRS says all I need to do is come spend a week with him and I'll learn all I need to know. I wish I could do that.

I hope you start playing again. I love it and I don't know what the hell I'm doing.

Posted by: Dash at February 17, 2006 06:30 PM

I sooooo wish I was going to be there to hear you play. Keep it up, big guy. I think a guitar suits you...

Posted by: Richmond at February 17, 2006 07:35 PM

Nice guitar! They sound real nice too.

Dash, it wouldn't even take a week.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at February 18, 2006 02:44 PM

... what an idea... Jim needs to hold a week-long guitar class at his house in Jersey... we'll all go....

Posted by: Eric at February 19, 2006 07:42 AM

I know we lugged those things all over the place, but did you ever play it?

Posted by: Contagion at February 19, 2006 04:24 PM

Atilla-the-Husband has seven guitars, but the queen of his 'harem' is a CF Gibson Something-or-other-blah-blah-blah. Couple of years ago, he wanted yet another, so... stepping up to my uber-bitch duties, I told him he had to get rid of one first.
He gave me his Yamaha - and, no, I don't play. A year later, he started jonesin' for some new wood - so I told him he could have a new guitar if I could have another dog.
I named my Great Dane Bruschi.

Posted by: jody at February 20, 2006 08:19 AM

I was inspired by ya'll lugging those guitars around all weekend, to pick mine back up and try again. . .

Posted by: oddybobo at February 20, 2006 08:54 AM

You guys are the 71067 best, thanks so much for the help.

Posted by: Caty Tota at June 12, 2006 10:55 AM