So it has come to a close (almost), the ‘six week’ guitar building course (that’s started in July 2016) has had its penultimate lesson. I thought it would be only me who had his guitar in bits, but apparently not. Everyone needed to make fine adjustments to their nut, their wiring, even their frets. It’s not a knock together job and everything will play amazing. When you look at the guitar, every fret has been placed in its particular position because of musicians over the years perfecting the tonal values of the strings. The height and the shape have been honed over decades an the neck shape has been carefully considered. Well fuck me if we haven’t done a grand job on these bits of wood.
But I couldn’t take the end of the course in my stride. I hate endings, I hate saying goodbye, I hate losing, what has been, a major part of my life (dont mock a feeling). The comaraderie the guys have forged has been an integral part of the journey we’ve ALL traveled on (even the instructors have become friends), a couple have fallen along the way, but they have had to change their ideas through no faults of their own, (sometimes life takes over DOESNT it?) I know what’s happening with their guitars, and it makes me smile when I think about that 🙂
As I braved the wind and rain to get home last night (the bloody storm never emerged this morning) I worried about the neck of me guitar, it was hanging on the side of me rucksack doing 120mph on the motorway (if you’re a policeman, then that was 65 mph) it didn’t snap, it didn’t bend and the freezing conditions haven’t affected it (phew) decanting the body out of me backpack, I was expecting a right mess, it looked even better in the light of me living room. (I will be getting that sorted and finished (nearly)) for next week if I’m allowed to have another day off school 😱. So expect a pic or three of my newest adornemment to my wall . All I have left to do is thank everyone who has guided me along this path, everyone who has walked with me along this path, and everyone who has watched this journey while smiling. THANK YOU ALL