Well, I bought a new guitar. No big surprise there, you might think, but I’m not a serial guitar purchaser. I like to live with my guitar and get to work with its moods and foibles. There’s also the comfortable-old-shoes syndrome – I like not to be conscious that there’s a guitar on my lap, just as when walking in the hills I don’t like to be aware of the boots I am wearing. Apropos that, I had to sell my 000-28 because of the difference in the neck between it and my foot-stomp inducing OM-18V. Changing between one and the other made me aware of having to make adjustments in my playing in order to avoid fluffs (not always successfully). The sale funded the new guitar purchase which has solved this problem. I will devote a page to it hear containing a lyrical description of its tonal qualities and some pictures.
Why two guitars, anyway? Guitar players will have guessed already that the answer to that lies in the age-old “need” to own both a rosewood and a mahogany guitar. Why? Because they smell differently of course! The rosewood has a clear vanilla nose which quite, quite intoxicating.
Mahogany smells like wood.