Saturday, April 08, 2006

How I set out to stucco the back porch and wound up buying a Martin instead of hiking Bark's Canyon

I'm tempted to leave that headline dangling, because it's much more interesting than what actually happened. Suffice to say, I hired a carpenter through a handyman service to screen in the back patio, and made a certain amount of progress into stucco-ing the exterior wall before deciding I'd have to hire another handyman to complete the job. My hands are bleeding, my back aches, and I've had my fill of DIY jobs. Especially on a beautiful day like today, I'd rather be (A) hiking or (B) relaxing on the patio with the newspaper or a book.

So, having blown a day and a half on the never-ending project, I decided this would be a good time to head over to Milano's to pick up a metronome and look at their guitars. I've actually thinking about getting a standard-body guitar for awhile, since I'll be playing Jeff's Taylor for the album and my own acoustic, the Epiphone Songwriter, is a parlor guitar with a wider-than-standard neck. The salesguy had me try out a Seagull to start with, then handed me a Martin DCX1RE, which sold itself within the first minute. Super-responsive action, deep, mellow tone, and the price was really reasonable for a Martin. Jury's still out on whether I'll be taking it to Concertino or not. Don't know if I want the new baby knocking around inside an airplane just yet.


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Guitars are like that. You know it's your baby from the moment you pick it up. I had the very same experience with my Larravee. Congrats on the new arrival -- electronics and everything! Cool!


By Blogger Tom, at 3:10 PM  

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