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a new toy
July 9, 2009, 12:55 am
Filed under: diary

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I just bought a new acoustic guitar. The sensation of excitement is something I have not experienced in quite a while. I feel like a boy with this exciting new toy that I want to play with all the time. And boy is this toy expensive, it set me back about 700 dollars.

But currently at least, every dollar shelled is worth it. The guitar is gorgeous, with its reddish solid cedar top, abalone inlays, deep brown rosewood sides and grainy nato neck. And boy is it playable; it is a  jumbo (i.e. larger than normal) but its curvy body remains manageable. And the sound. It booms. And it is so mellow and warm, yet articulate. Strumming is delightful, and solo-picking is fantastic with my acoustic guitar pick. It is the kind of guitar that will age gracefully and delight me consistently for years to come.

Here’s the guitar by the way: http://www.maestroguitars.com/products/ej3.htm

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