Guitar Stuff I Still Want…

Okay.  I’ve got a ridiculous amount of guitars.  Along with that, I’ve got amps and effects to spare.  There’s little else I “need” these days…but there are a few things I WANT.  So here’s the short list of stuff I haven’t picked up yet, that I would like to add to my collection.


  1. A nylon string (“classical”) guitar.  Somehow, I’ve never bought a nylon string one.  I meant to this weekend, but I accidentally bought a Stratacoustic instead.  Oops…
  2. A resonator.  It’s a specific type of guitar.  Kind of like playing a guitar that has a trash-can lid attached to it.  Metallic sounding and twangy.  There are tons of them out there…but this one intrigues me most, I think:
  3. 502_2

  4. An acoustic amp.  Just a small one.  Like a $100 model.  Something to use as a reference monitor and maybe plug into something bigger.  Nothing flashy…just a cheap amp.
  5. A Telecaster.  I’ve played a Strat for years, and I love it…but nothing compares to the jangle of a Tele. 
  6. Maybe a Les Paul…I’ve never owned one.  Been wondering what all the fuss is about.
  7. A Pedal Steel.  I don’t even know if I can play it…but come on.  How cool would it be if I could?  Just to get that beautiful whine and whimper that only a pedal steel can provide…only problem is that to get a decent one, it’s about a $3000 plunge.  I’m just not there…yet.
  8. And speaking of $3000 plunges…I think that when I turn 30—next year—I’m going to buy a really nice guitar.  I’ve got a couple in the $1000 range…but I think I’ll buy one—JUST ONE—in the $3000 range when I hit the big 3-0.  Maybe the Reverend Horton Heat signature Gretsch…or maybe the Pete Townshend signature Gibson…or a Martin D28…or the David Gilmour signature Strat…  I don’t know.  But if I live to see 30, I think I deserve SOMETHING…after all, I always used to tell people that I planned on dying at the age of 25.  So far, I’ve outlived myself.  I deserve something cool every 5-or-so years!  🙂


…and then I’m DONE.  Uhh…again!  🙂




Current Listening:

  • Still Leonard Cohen.  The guy’s just a genius.  I’m trying to find a volunteer to go see him with me in November.  My friend Dave might be in, but it’s like $40 to see an act he only kind of knows…I’d feel a little bad forcing him to go to it, ha ha.