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3/21/2006

ANGEL OF DEATH: 2 - GUITARS: 0

WARNING: THIS POST WILL ONLY BE OF INTEREST TO AND CAUSE HEART ACHE FOR GUITAR PLAYERS. EVERYONE ELSE MAY MOVE ALONG NOW.

So, I explained a couple posts ago that my guitar was stolen from my garage recently - or borrowed. I'm still hoping. Well, today I took my back up guitar (a blonde version of my stolen one) to the shop. It needed a new input jack and some setting up before I could take it on the road this week.

My usual guitar doctor wasn't able to squeeze me in today (its' Nashville. Every waiter and house painter has a freaking guitar) so I tried this new guy close by. The guitar didn't need major work so what I cared about was fast, not good. Problem wasn't sure he could fix my "geetar" and asked me to check back with him" after while" when his "buddy" got back from lunch. "Sure," I said and scooted out the door to grab some lunch myself.

After consuming a #1 combo from Chick-fil-A I scooted back to the shop. "What's the verdict?" I asked. "I've got some bad news about that geetar of yours, man," he said motioning me behind his counter.

I stepped into the back room and saw my geetar laying there beheaded - the neck split clean in two pieces - the strings still holding on like in ribbon in the hair of a stiffened corpse.

He explained that when I left him last he'd leaned my guitar - sorry, my geetar - up against his desk and somehow bumped it moments later when turning to help a customer. It fell and split in two. In two! T-W-freaking O!

He thought I'd be ticked and started asking me not to sue him or make a scene. "I'll make it right," he said. "It's just stuff," I told him. What he didn't know was that I just spoke last week at ikon about how we Christians aren't supposed to sue people - especially since the stuff we sue over is only physical and temporary. Doh! Why'd I do that?

Yea, I taught that we're supposed to choose to lose rather than cause loss to others - even if they deserve it for doing a bone head thing like leaning my only remaining child against a desk.

Seriously, I got hooked up with a pretty good Taylor, black, with a less incredible but doable pickup in it. (Can you say "snob"?) He loaned it to me, his personal guitar, for a week along with a coupe cables, some strings and his very own tuner. None of it feels like home, like my Yamaha's do, but it'll get the job done. And he's kindly decided to have someone ELSE glue my guitar back together and paint it.

Oh, and he said the repair on the jack is on the house. Good. I'm all good. What's done is done. No big deal. Moving on.

By the way, anybody know a secluded place where a guy could, oh, I don't know, take something of his - like maybe a guitar for example and, you know, maybe put it's headstock in a vice and chew it's body in half with a chain-saw without being noticed? Some place like that? I mean, I'm just, uh...I'm just asking...if you know that kind of place.

8 Comments:

Blogger Carmack said...

Wow... sorry about your luck, man. I can't imagine what I'd do if my Taylor got knocked down for the count; that's rough times.

Very cool that you just let it slide, though. I don't know if I'd have been able to pull it off.

3/22/2006  
Anonymous Jen said...

oh dear.

I'm proud that you didn't blow up. I would've cried and said some very unChristian things...

3/22/2006  
Anonymous andrew said...

this is what you get when you don't borrow Andy's guitars...

3/22/2006  
Blogger cruz-control said...

Wow!!!!!! I'm really weeping inside. First your West gets jacked and then your North gets busted. Good night! I play Yamaha's too, a compass and a one of those handcrafted LL models, and I dont' know what I'd do without my "girls".

3/22/2006  
Blogger FzxGkJssFrk said...

Ohhh, ow. That's a stomach punch, man.

3/22/2006  
Anonymous Loren said...

Sounds like someone needs to jump on the McPhearson Bandwagon (for christian artist only) (read:SARCASM)

3/22/2006  
Blogger Seth Ward said...

what the heck. "taylor will do" was it one of the new taylors with the expressions pickups? those aint too shabby. good enough for half the rock'n'roll world. i will say that yamaha of yours did sound like a friggin guitar choir sometimes though. thought about kiping it myself.

3/22/2006  
Anonymous tunz4jesus said...

My condolances for your losses. jk
I do believe that "geetar man" will remember your response for the rest of his life, and probably treat others better because of it.

3/23/2006  

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