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New toy

Posted Aug 27 2009 11:34pm
I guess I get restless when I can't work out. My back is feeling much better and I think I am going to try to work out tomorrow, but today is another rest day. Tonight, I'm going to watch the kids while my wife runs a race. What a role reversal!

So, while I've had this downtime, I've been thinking about a new toy, something I've wanted forever: an electric guitar. I found a used guitar last week in a local shop that really caught my eye. It was listed as a 1960s Fender Stratocaster, but when I did more homework, I found out it was part of Fender's line of "reissued" classic guitars. So, it's not really a 60s Strat, but a replica of an older guitar.

To be honest, I had been very surprised to see the guitar listed as that old, because it looked spotless, sort of like this:

So, after I knew what guitar I was talking about, I did a bunch of homework, reading reviews and comparing prices. The price at the local store was better than anything I could find on the web. And for the price, it was way "more" guitar than I was expecting I could afford.

My wife said I had to have an instructor before I could buy it. So, I found an instructor. And today, I bought the guitar.

Next, I have to buy a few more things, like a strap, some picks, an amplifier, etc. I've wanted to buy an electric guitar for at least 30 years. It seems to me that every teenage boy who loves music wants to play the guitar. But, few ever get around to it. It's taken me a long time to get this far. Next, the hard part starts - actually learning something new and difficult at my advanced age.
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