June 05, 2011
hand me that gibson, thx!
so continuing in the theme of posting pictures of myself with instruments, i decided to share these.
you see, tomorrow is my birthday. to celebrate, we had originally planned to go strawberry picking on long island saturday. however, there was a minor snag involving a missing zipcar card. so we quickly switched plans, and decided to go look at guitars instead.
i know, i know it's guitar center. so uncool. but i've been itching to get a new guitar, and we wanted to look at a good range of stuff.
right now i have a 1960's gibson 3/4 size that i use :) it's pretty sweet. everywhere i bring it, it never fails to get a compliment. the problem is i dropped it a couple years ago, and it got cracked REAL bad. it wasn't even a "crack" so much as "omg, the entire back is almost coming off." ooops. even though it got repaired, i just don't think it's been the same since.
plus it just doesn't play as nicely as i'd like it to.
now HERE is a guitar that plays *very* nicely. i'd been drooling over this gorgeous-sounding martin at saul's place for like, ever. it's the guitar that we decided was most appropriate to appear on my recordings... a pleasure to play, really. so i tried out a couple at guitar center.
such beautiful instruments.
unfortunately for me, i also kind of fell in love with this girl.
it's a gibson les paul, i think. not sure exactly when 'twas made. 60's? i'll probably go back this week to spend some more time with it, if it's still there.
i decided i'd eventually want an electric a few months back, while practicing with my bassist owen. i forgot my guitar or something, and he was like "here, try this instead." he put some dope distortion on it, and it was just like a motherfriggin' party in my lap. playing electric is SO MUCH FUNNN!!!!!
i know i need a new acoustic for gigs & such, but being able to expand my sound on an electric as well would be sooo bitchin'. pleeassse universe let me be able to afford both somehow!
you gave me such good advice on my glasses situation, so what do you guys think? should i get the sensible acoustic that i know i will use? or the frivilous electric that i might not use as often, but will have a LOT of fun with when i do?
more birthday pics & outfit deets to come this week!
hope everyone had a wonderful weekend :)
(pics by matt xo)
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