Topic: 1 GSD = 2 GOD
I was recently talking to another guitar player at work and we were discussing GAS. He has several nice axes which he slowly acquired by buying instruments off ebay and keeping them if he liked them or selling them for just a little more than what he paid until he had the money to get the guitar he really wanted. Along the way he had fun playing a lot different guitars. So I got the idea to try it myself, resulting in one guitar being sold yesterday and then ordering two more today (1 GSD = 2 GOD).
I sold my mahogany Martin on Craigslist to acquire funds for a rosewood model. I've been wondering if a wider neck might be easier to play for my big hands. I've played a few wider necks at music stores and liked the feel but I'm not really sure about playing for hours at a time. I've been reading rave reviews on other sites about the Recording King slot-heads with wider necks. Anyway, I ordered an ROS-16 today. Its mahogany, but I got it cheap enough that it will allow me to experiment with the wider string spacing without investing a fortune only to find out I really don't prefer it. If the RK works out, then I'll have a good cheap campfire guitar, if not I'll try to pass it on. Then I was checking the newest posts on ebay and saw a two month old rosewood Breedlove Retro OMRe listed at a "buy now" price at just more then half of the current street price of a new one. The listing was less than 5 minutes old but I couldn't help myself and hit the button. It has the same string width of the Martin I just sold so it may stay in the collection or move on depending on my nut width experiment.
I feel like a kid on Christmas eve waiting for his new toys.