Gender wars documented. This is how we men think..
Got my eye on a guitar. 12 string. Sounds fantastic. I like the idea of 12 string, play me some country blues, Muddy Waters kinda stuff. “I’m A Man”, maybe some Paul Germia or Barbecue Bob..
(BTW if you’re a reader in Georgia do me a solid and see if you can find me some Barbecue Bob material I’d be grateful)
So, I’ve been thinking about a 12 string for a while and now I’m considering one.. Twin Town Guitars has a nice one that sounds good. Need to get over to the Homestead Pick’n Parlor and see what they got as well. I mentioned to Mrs S that I was looking for a 12 string guitar. I got a double- the “look” and a firm dismissal.
I’ve been a little intimidated about 12 strings, seems like I’m going to spend a lot of time tuning it.
A lot of time.
Still, I love that big huge sound you can get out of a 12 string, and for country blues, have to have it.
The hurdle, convincing the rest of my Marriage that a new guitar is something I should have.
I can already hear her response- “are you going to put it next to the other eight?”
I mean, come one now, where else would I put it?
I don’t think having a few guitars like that is excessive. They’re all kinda different, different sounds, different styles..
Ya I know, you can only play one at a time. Fact is I have a little case of G.A.S. over here. Guitar Acquisition Syndrome.
Couple of strategies I’m considering..
There’s this one- buy the guitar, bring it into the house in its case, leave it in the “music room” for a few weeks, then at some point, preferably when we have company over, open it and play a few songs. Later when asked respond with “new? That old thing?”
Sell/Trade an existing member of the collection and replace with the new one. GHAST- Sell a guitar, surely you jest. That’s not going to work.
What about this one.. buy the guitar, take it to the shop and get it setup and fixed up a bit, then ask her to pick it up at the shop and bring it home. She brings it into the house, not me, Brilliant. Again..when asked “this old thing?” followed by “this the one you picked up for me, remember?”
Hmmm. I kinda like that one, except asking her to drive to the guitar store to pick it up could be troublesome.
I don’t know.. any ideas out there? I’d love to hear them..what’s that? Try the truth? Like just tell her that I’m interested in a 12 string and talk about it and buy it? Seriously? I’m not giving up the dream that easily.
What about this- I buy it, take it to a luthier, have him take it apart into small pieces, then go to luthier school for a year or so, tell her I’m learning to make guitars, reassemble the thing in the basement and call it a class project.
Oooo I kinda like that one, seems a lot easier than the truth.