April 8th, 2011


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Morning all.

Another lovely sunny morning here, may they long continue. One lesson in a little while, tons of errands later and a sortie with a pupil, shopping in town for an acoustic guitar (steel strung, not classical) for her. Haven't done that in a while. Can't tell her to buy a Hummingbird or a Martin, exploring now to see what there is currently, within her budget.

Tonight... might pop over to Departure for a bit.

Before all that, breakfast and more coffee. I like this Lavazza pod coffee maker.

guitar shopping...

Guitar buying expedition successful, although tiring. Pupil has a new shiny and she's very happy with it. Unfeasibly, and against my long held prejudice against the make, it turned out to be a Tanglewood -and not a cheap-cheap one. I'd only played Tanglewoods at the cheaper end of the scale and never liked them but this one was very playable, very good tone and action. She liked the sound of one of the Epiphones we tried, a Dove something-or-other but she couldn't live with the cowboy decor.

That set me thinking. I too need a steel strung acoustic, for various things. At the moment I have a number of nylon strung classicals and a few electrics (of which the only one that's any good is my '65 Strat; would not part with it for the world) but haven't got a steel-strung acoustic. I'm afraid I cannot spend much on one and it is very unlikely that I'll play that sort of guitar onstage, so this budget guitar shopping expedition may have been useful in several ways, to know what there is out there that I can actually afford and justify.