OK. It's not new and it's not even for me.
My 26 year old step-son has been hinting around that he might be interested in learning to play guitar. I have one that he could use but I was thinking that he might be more inclined to stick with it if he had one he could call his own. So this morning I went to a flea market that I frequent and bought one to give to him for Christmas. It's a Fender F65. The fellow I bought it from said he bought it new for his son who played with it for a few months and gave it up. It's been in his closet for about 30 years; and it looks it. There are a couple very small scuffs on the face but other than that, it is beautiful. Even the pick guard looks new. He said he loosened the strings after it had set idle for a year. The neck is straight as an arrow and there is no sign of any bulge of the face at the bridge. The action is nice and low and the intonation is perfect. He put new strings on it to sell it so I got to belt out a quick tune before I took it. Actually had a few people stop and listen while I was testing it. He was asking $150. I pulled out a nice crisp $100 bill and asked if he would consider that. He came back with $110 and we shook hands.
So "Andrew" will now have his own guitar come Christmas time, with the stipulation that it reverts back to me and will not be sold if he decides he is not as interested as he thought he would.
Now let's see if I remember how to load pics.
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