Topic: nearly made a mistake
I decided a while ago I was wanting a semi acoustic ibanez guitar after trying one out in the shop.
I decided I needed one for when the few times I am in a pub I can just plug in and play instead of using someone elses musical tool. My wife think I should just use anyones guitar that will allow it but I feel awkard with that.
So about 8 months ago I tried this guitar and I loved the sound, loved the look and thought I must have.
Yesterday when my wife woke up in the afternoon after a nightshift sleep I told her i was going into Clydebank to buy one and pay it up interest free. She was a bit shocked when I told her it was going to be about £349.
She tried her best to talk me out of it but to no avail. She even told me that she was going to surprise me for my 40th with a guitar. I told her never to do that as it is a personal thing and she should not go out and listen to someone in a shop saying how great a guitar is and she comes home with it for me t othink how I hate it because I never chose it, I never tried it out for size, sound, comfort, action etc.
well she did try her hardest but accepted I was going to go and do what I want.
We got to the shop and I saw the same guitar next to about 12 others. I went straight for it and sat on the stoll and played a few chords, picked a few notes and I felt myself gettiong sadder and sadder. It sounded duff! just not the same sound I remember months ago.
I was not going to give in there, I tried the other 11, some several times! We spent about 52 minutes in there. ( while I was strumming away my daughter and wife were playing the piano in the shop and not realising how loud it was and how folk walking by were stopping and watching, when my wife finally noticed she was getting watched she got very embarrassed and stopped)
I gave in, I never bought a guitar. I feel cheated for some reason, no idea why. I just think right now I should have a new guitar. But as the saying goes " good things come to those that wait" ,,,,well after a very long bloody wait to my 40th next Febuary this good thing ( being a very good guitar) better be a very good guitar.
I have gave in to her and said I will wait.
So a moral behind this is even though I could afford to go out and get a guitar I decided not to as I know I would not be happy later down the months and wished I had waited for the right one to come.