Thursday, April 8, 2010
Coming back to roost
Nothing fancy, I think it was purchased for $115 back in 1971 at a store in La Crosse, Wisconsin. You can't help but wonder how much more it would have cost to score a Gibson or Martin back then -- and what those instruments would be worth today. But if you think too much about these things you start worrying and fretting, and that's just not healthy.
The Dorado now graces the wall of a home recording studio in East Nashville, Tennessee. How cool is that? More than a few songs have been written on her (sure wish we could remember the words to "Ocklawaha Blues"), but she's pretty much retired now except for an occasional pick 'n' strum.
We've asked the question before, about the whereabouts of your first guitar -- if you never owned one get out there today and start looking. It's more than an instrument, it's art. And furniture! We hope if that first one got away from you there's at least a good story behind it.
Me, I couldn't be prouder that mine's still in the family, occupying a lofty perch on the fringes of Music City. Best of all, I have visiting rights.