Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thrill of the chase

Why can chasing after guitars on eBay and Craiglist sometimes be more fun than playing them?

There's a 1979 Gibson SG Custom out there that has my name all over it. Rare as hens' teeth, and surprisingly affordable despite that. But I shouldn't spend the money. No, I really shouldn't. Really...

In truth, I already have too damned many geetars. If I end up buying that one, or another high-end SG, I will have to start selling some stuff. Not so much for the money, but just because I don't have any more room in my dismal little studio to put them. You can only play one at a time. ;)

The thing I hate most about selling guitars is not the loss of them--I won't sell one anymore that I truly treasure--but instead the whole process of eBay listing, annoying buyers, PayPal fraud anxiety, shipping hassle, etc. Every time I sell a guitar on eBay, I thank my lucky stars I didn't go into the retail business.

On a more creative note (or non-creative), I've been playing a lot and getting my chops back after a bit of a layoff, but I'm not really feeling the creative urge at the moment. What I really need to do is get some percussion groove going and just play a bunch of something over it. It'll happen.

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