Friday, 13 February 2009

A Special Request


At thirteen years old Josh doesn't avidly read every blog entry his Mom posts. However, this week he has made a very special request - that I put his new guitar on the blog for all my blogging ladies to see and admire. He began bass guitar lessons twelve months ago and has decided to learn guitar as well. This meant a trip into Birmingham last weekend to search for the perfect guitar. He had been told that he wouldn't find the right guitar - but that the right guitar would find him. And it did. He is now the extremely excited and proud owner of a Gretsch Corvette in burgundy.





It has a classic Bigsby whammy bar, (cool), and two pickups, (cool) and I am reliably informed that some great guitarists use or have used Gretsch guitars, including George Harrison, The Edge, Neil Young and Joe Perry from Aerosmith, (cool). This beautiful guitar now lives in Josh's room, picked up, caressed, stroked, played, marvelled at. 'Thanks Dad'. 'Thanks Mom' has been said over and over again in the past few days.



And please don't miss the studded leather guitar strap - this was by far the coolest strap in the shop!

21 comments:

bekimarie said...

Cool guitar!
My eldest son is a huge guitar fan and has I think 4 (he buys them himself). He's always filling me in on how good a certain guitar is and i'm afraid it goes in one ear and out the other.
He's now on about buying my daughter an aucustic guitar for her birthday so god help me lol.
Have a good weekend
Beki xxx

thriftymrs said...

Now that is one nice guitar. I'm quite jealous.

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL GUITAR, EVEN SOMEONE LIKE ME WHO DOES NOT PLAY AN INSTRUMENT CAN SEE THAT. AND WHAT A FORTUNATE YOUNG MAN HE IS TO OWN SOMETHING SO BEAUTIFUL. PERHAPS MOM COULD MAKE A CD OF SOME OF HIS MUSIC AND PLAY IT ON HER BLOG FOR ALL OF US FOLLOWERS TO HEAR.

Tracey said...

Really cool! Really, it is lovely, lucky boy!
Tracey xxx

Simone said...

Wow Josh! That is a very handsome guitar you have there. My son plays the Spanish guitar but if he saw your one he would definitely want one like it. Especially the strap!!!

Flossie and Tom said...

Wow Cool !!

I love it that your son is getting into your blog - my daughter after seeing my bloggie prezzies this week says she wants to start blogging - so there might be a lot more cools to come

Sara
X

Shabby Chick said...

That's great, it reminds me of 1950's American cars! My brother plays guitar (well ,he tries...) and i think he'd be very envious.

Mel xxx

Kitty said...

Wow - that is one cool guitar. My No.1 plays guitar - she loves her guitar. No.2 has just begun lessons and is rather ... erm ... 'enthusiastic'!

Can we all have Josh's autograph when he's famous? x

Country Bliss said...

Wow a very cool guitar, we have 4 guitars in this house but none are as good as that one.
Yvonne x

louise said...

Fantastic guitar! If I was a boy and had my life again, how cool it would be to play the electric guitar, and own a drumkit! x

jo said...

Wicked guitar!! I bet all his mates are envious. We have two guitars in our house but no one plays them ,think it was just a fad.

Country Cottage Chic said...

Very cool guitar!

kelly said...

What a beauty! We do have a small collection of guitars in our house although I have foreced a downsizing over the last couple years. What a good mom and dad you are! I hope he keeps up the work and makes you proud ( which I'm sure he already has!)

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Lucy B - Vintage Floral and Gingham said...

Wow!!! Very cool little fella your son must be! Hehe....I had a clarinet at school, not nearly as much street cred!

xx

MelMel said...

Cool!
Its fab isn't it?

Always somewhere to go and something to do!

Thank you for the good wishes!xxx

Redwoodhouse said...

that is indeed a very cool guitar with an amazing strap. Ummmmm quitar card now thats a thought!!!!
Jan

Ragged Roses said...

Oh there is nothing like guitar love!!! My eldest daughter hunted high and low (well, no, actually we did the hunting!) for her purple shiny guitar ...
I love your son's guitar, it's beautiful
Kimx

LissyLou said...

Great guitar!! my eldest son (6) thinks 'wicked!'. He got his first quitar at christmas. x

Tracey said...

I have an award for you if you wanna come get it!
Love Tracey x x x

Louise T said...

Nice guitar! I play classical, and my right guitar found me in Birmingham too!