Just shy of a year ago, I lamented in a post about putting off what you need for so long that the item is no longer available. We’ll, in my case it wasn’t something I needed, just something I really, REALLY wanted.
Well, I’m happy to say that after 50+ weeks of relentless hunting and several strikeouts, I’ve finally obtained my unobtanium guitar!!
At Christmas I was convinced that I was never, ever gonna get my hands on one of these beauties, and came very, very close to pulling the trigger on an alternate. The thing was, this guitar WAS my alternate in the first place! And I’ve dreamed of owning a guitar like this since about 1982! Anyhow, thankfully I talked myself out of it and just a couple short months later I found THE guitar I wanted – used, but you’d never know by looking at it! And the best part is I picked it up with a factory hard-shell case (a pricey option!) for less than the guitar alone would have cost me a year ago, had they not been discontinued. Small blessings! So yeah, I had to hunt for a year but in the end I saved over $300, not too shabby!
It’s not very often that I’m the recipient of “good luck”, so I’m really relishing this moment.
Now I need to start practicing!
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She’s a Beauty!!! Left Handed?!? Very cool! Congrats on the new Ax!!!
Thanks Buddy! Yes, she’s a Lefty – which is why it was so hard to find! Left handed guitars are less than 1/10th of the guitar market, so the selection is slim, to say the least! I’ve wanted one ever since seeing Billy Duffy in the Cult back at the Santa Cruz Civic (Guns & Rose’s were the opening act!). Love that Gretsch tone, especially through a tube amp!