I was in the shed a few days back waiting for the Keg to do its thing, and I decided to take a few snaps of some of the things that surrounded me.
My guitar- a Washburn, purchased for me by my Sherpa guide in Ottawa circa 1992. Not too expensive, we affectionately refer to it as a nice 'beater' guitar; always keeps its tune and I don't have to worry about giving it a few dings at a cabin party.
In fact, it had a full-blown hole in it at one point- a souvenir of our trip to Florida in 2009 to visit Dad and Ros- but it is hardly visible thanks to a handy young fella at Long and McQuade. A character guitar.
My mandolin- technically not 'my' mandolin, but let's not get too hung up on semantics; it belongs to my Sherpa guide. But I have adopted it. I gave it to him for Christmas many years ago. He has since given me a mandola, but I haven't made the switch from the mandolin just yet. Chances are he gave me the mandola in hopes of getting his mandolin back. Nice try. Maybe tomorrow.
My banjo- also technically not 'my' banjo. It was my Dad's and he gave it to my Sherpa guide several years ago. And, technically, I don't 'play' it. At least not yet! But I have been banjo-curious for awhile, and have begun the process of learning; doesn't sound quite like music yet!
Hmmmmm. As I am writing this I am realizing that my Sherpa guide is also my music store; he can help carry camera gear on hikes AND is a source of musical instruments. Useful, that one! I wonder what will be in the shed the next time I am waiting for the Keg to do its thing? I hear Long and McQuade has a sale on bagpipes...ha.
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