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Perhaps the best-ever cover for bringing home a new guitar

PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:02 pm
by hollywoodmark
Don't know if this is the right place for this post, but y'all will enjoy it nonetheless.

As I sheepishly stepped out of my car Friday night armed with, yes, another guitar--fearing my wife's wrath--my neighbor pulled up with a new toy as well: a new Maserati. No kidding. My wife looked at it, looked at my guitar, and hugged me. I thanked my neighbor profusely. If I'd known, though, I would've come home with a $2000 Les Paul rather than my cheap though beautiful used Danelectro U2.

Re: Perhaps the best-ever cover for bringing home a new guitar

PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:02 pm
by texas blues
Nice! Thankfully mrs. blues thinks all my guitars look alike and I no longer have to hide new guitars under the guest room bed.

Re: Perhaps the best-ever cover for bringing home a new guitar

PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:33 pm
by jeffl
I should get to know my neighbors better. :D

Re: Perhaps the best-ever cover for bringing home a new guitar

PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:18 pm
by hollywoodmark
Exactly. The secret is to coordinate purchases; each guy on the block takes the fall (buys the biggest-ticket item) in rotation.

Next time, it's me who buys the Maserati. 'Though i'd rather have the Paul.

Re: Perhaps the best-ever cover for bringing home a new guitar

PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:27 am
by 1four5
My x would have smashed the guitar over my head and asked where her new Maserati was. I'm not kidding. They key letter in this story is "x"

Re: Perhaps the best-ever cover for bringing home a new guitar

PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:06 am
by rossfloss
Hahaha. This made my day. If only your neighbor knew the thrills of a guitar greatly outweigh those of a car. He would have bought a 59 Les Paul with the money!

Re: Perhaps the best-ever cover for bringing home a new guitar

PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:39 am
by stumblin
Bring it home while she's out, stand it with the others, say nothing.
The female brain cannot perceive any differences between the look or sound of any two guitars, and they consider themselves above such mundane tasks as conducting weekly guitar censuses.

Re: Perhaps the best-ever cover for bringing home a new guitar

PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:38 pm
by texas blues
stumblin wrote:Bring it home while she's out, stand it with the others, say nothing.
The female brain cannot perceive any differences between the look or sound of any two guitars, and they consider themselves above such mundane tasks as conducting weekly guitar censuses.



True for the most part but mrs. blues would notice something if all of a sudden I had a Pearly Gates R9.

Re: Perhaps the best-ever cover for bringing home a new guitar

PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:31 pm
by jaybee
would only work if I'd buy them all in exactly the same color - that's how my GF differentiates guitars: the red one, the blue one, the ugly brown one...

Re: Perhaps the best-ever cover for bringing home a new guitar

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:30 pm
by rustyslide
You guys sure make me feel good about my better half.

stumblin wrote:The female brain cannot perceive any differences between the look or sound of any two guitars


More evidence Dearly Beloved is a tomboy, I guess. Next you'll tell me women don't like killing aliens in Halo.

Re: Perhaps the best-ever cover for bringing home a new guitar

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:14 pm
by 1four5
Not only did my x-wife know my guitars, she knew the VALUE of each. The day I came home from work, and found my $2.5K limited edition gold trimmed Les Paul professional had been hocked at the pawn shop for $650, and the money already spent, was the beginning of the end for "us". At the time I was playing my Tele regular and haden't used the LP for several months. her reply was " You never played it, I didn't think you'd miss it anyways". To this day, of the half century I've been on this planet, that was the maddest I've ever been. Ever. I guess I'm not a murderer, because that woulda been it. :blink:

Re: Perhaps the best-ever cover for bringing home a new guitar

PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:41 am
by s1120
1four5 wrote:Not only did my x-wife know my guitars, she knew the VALUE of each. The day I came home from work, and found my $2.5K limited edition gold trimmed Les Paul professional had been hocked at the pawn shop for $650, and the money already spent, was the beginning of the end for "us". At the time I was playing my Tele regular and haden't used the LP for several months. her reply was " You never played it, I didn't think you'd miss it anyways". To this day, of the half century I've been on this planet, that was the maddest I've ever been. Ever. I guess I'm not a murderer, because that woulda been it. :blink:



WOOOOOOOO dude!!!!!!!!!!!! That would have SOOOOOOO been the end!!!!!! In my book, marryed or not, thats outright theft!!! Franky I dont care if its a 3k LP, or a $49.99 china strat copy... thats utter theft, and disrespect. Glad to hear the "X" part. :D

Re: Perhaps the best-ever cover for bringing home a new guitar

PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:56 pm
by jbone1
slightly different angle here. i'm the harp guy, wife is the guitarist. every time she's said "i want a new guitar" i've shown much interest, and if we could afford it i've given my blessing, helped shop for one, lent what knowledge and experience (damn little!) to the process. and we've gotten her 3 nice guitars in about the last 3 years. she knows how to find a great deal usually, it's been more a matter of deciding what specs she wants. an american standard tele is several hundred$
more than a mexican but she wanted an american- until i got a MIM in her hands and plugged in. then, once she'd fallen in love with the MIM idea, we left the store and she found a brand new one- in her color- online, for about $100 less than the store price on the same guitar.
previous to this, she'd fallen in love with an epi emperor regent, nice big jazz body with a humbucker. store wanted $700 for the last one, a smudged scratched store demo. i was ready to just get the thing and she said no. came home and found one, brand new, for $350 plus shipping.
last year she was looking at vintage parlor guitars for slide work. found one on fleabay, told me she was going to bid $100 for it. i told her to bid $104.50. she won by a buck or 2!

all this has led to her okaying me getting some much better harps. suzuki is selling the manji these days and i am building a set, one at a time, for my gig case. they are a few bucks more than the average harp but well worth it so far.

in recent months, something i did on stage inspired her enough to offer to get me a Harrison B radical harp. look it up, amazing harp. total bill near $200. for one harp. she never blinked.

mics is another story. i have bought a couple or 3 in recent years, one i got for $50. it needed serious mods, and i spent $140 to get it how i wanted it with a pro mic builder. again, she okayed it, with reservations. i think she still feels like i spent way too much for a mic over all, but it's exactly what i wanted and it sees a lot of use out live. and looking on fleabay, i could have dropped $300 or more for something vintage with all the bells and whistles. i know harp guys who have a dozen or more mics, most of which never see the smoky light of a live stage.

next i am thinking- next year at least- find her a somewhat bigger amp for her tele. i figure it like this: i support her aspirations with good gear, and she'll keep supporting some of my crazy ideas re harp stuff. like a nice delay pedal. or a holmes harp commander.

you guitar guys get in a lot deeper cost-wise.

Re: Perhaps the best-ever cover for bringing home a new guitar

PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:41 pm
by 1four5
Glad to hear the "X" part.

Me to! 8)
I have since found a wonderfull bride who supports my music and bands. She is a seemstress and photographer, so that makes things easier. For every banjo or guitar I get, she gets a sewing machine or camera :mrgreen:

Re: Perhaps the best-ever cover for bringing home a new guitar

PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:16 pm
by rustyslide
jbone1 wrote:[...]
mics is another story.
[...]
next i am thinking- next year at least- find her a somewhat bigger amp for her tele.


Get her a mic and a PA... ;)