I'm almost as excited about the hard shell case for the guitar I purchased this morning as I am the guitar itself. It has a soft green liner which makes me want to crawl inside and snuggle. Of course, I'm kind of the wrong size to do that. It makes me happy that Marty will have a nice place to rest.
If you'd asked me a couple weeks ago if I was going to buy a new guitar anytime soon, I'd have said no. And I certainly wouldn't have thought I'd be spending this amount of money on a used guitar. But I did. I can't say I regret doing so. B doesn't know yet. She might not be happy about it, but...so it goes. We've been married since October 1976. I suspect she'll forgive me.
The guitar's a Martin D-1. It's well made. It sounds good and has a nice tone. Even with being under a thousand dollars it still cost more than some cars I've owned. But it's a keeper, unlike those cars.