I will be 70 in a few weeks and I am as excited as a kid on Christmas Eve.
When I hit 40 I didn’t buy a Porsche. When I hit 50 I didn’t go to Vegas. When I hit 60 I still didn’t do anything special. Last year I promised myself that if I improved enough on the guitar in a year, I would buy myself a new high end Martin guitar for my 70th birthday.
Mind you I had just bought a new guitar that was and is every bit as good as I need or my ability deserves, but it was a less expensive partially fake wood Martin built in Mexico. I call it a Martinez.
Well a year has gone by, and I have improved…not enough to deserve a new guitar, but I just want it. It is so pretty, and sounds so nice when I hit the strings correctly (oh, yes I do from time to time) so yesterday I went and ordered a brand new Martin 00015sm. It is all mahogany, plays so nice, feel so nice, smells nice and it is so pretty.
It should arrive in a day or two and yes I am excited. My middle son will joke that I am spending his inheritance…yes I am. My oldest son plays a little guitar and it is his guitar too, he is just going to have to wait a bit.
For now it is mine!
As a bonus, with a fine guitar like this, you need to keep it in a moist environment or it may dry out and crack. It is recommended that you keep it in its case with a humidifier. I will not only have a wonderful guitar, but I also have another place to keep my cigars.
Anyway, this will be the second item off my bucket list this year. Catching a bill fish and buying a really fine guitar (that was not on my list, but only as an oversight.)
Here it is.
Isn’t it pretty!