In the past couple of years I have grown to love the guitar. My appreciation of the instrument is much greater than my ability to play it though. While I have been striving to grow in my ability to play the guitar, I have learned to appreciate the different aspects and uses of different types of guitars. I learned to play on a classical guitar, but quickly sold that guitar and bought my first acoustic / electric guitar. I found a nice used Washburn and it has been a wonderful guitar. I have since bought another classical guitar. I bought it for Linda as a present . . . yes, I realize that was not a great idea. Since then I have enjoyed playing it quite a bit. It has a softer, more mellow tone that sounds beautiful when finger picked.
Almost two years ago, we had a missionary come to our church and he played his 12 string guitar. From that day on I have wanted to get a 12 string guitar. Linda and I have looked at them a handful of times and on each occasion she had a preference for the Martin 12 string. It has a beautiful sound and resonance. It was a bit much, so we would have to save up for it.
Well, by my birthday this year, we had enought to purchase that Martin 12 string guitar. I love it.
I hope you enjoy the pictures. I realize that I am probably a little more excited about it than any of you will be. That’s okay though.