My acoustic guitar now has a shorter, brasher sibling. Today I followed a classified ad down a country road to a Hofner shorty travel guitar and a Fender Frontman 15 B amp and purchased both used for what seemed to be a reasonable price. Then I went to a music store I haven't been to before and bought a guitar cable and some more picks.
I called the spouse at work to tell her about something she received in the mail--roses from our daughter and her husband--and said "By the way, I bought myself an early Christmas present today..."
Her response? "Am I going to need ear plugs?"
"Yeah," I said, "I bought that electric guitar I saw in the paper."
Her response? "Oh, shit."
So far I haven't done much more than tune it and noodle a little.
When I was at the music store I discussed guitar lessons with the owner. He was very nice and I'm thinking about it. Trying to decide if I can afford $80 a month. I've been spending money lately as if I have it to spend.
Stay tuned. (Now when I use that expression I have a whole different appreciation for what it means.)