Or rather, I feel horrible, *and* elated beyond words. Let me explain.
This week is spring break! That means
knitting, hanging out, sleeping in, sewing, catching up on homework, artistry, and cleaning. Whew! Only took two days, I still have time for collages, flower planting, wood whittling and the sniffles. Yes, that’s why I feel bad, clutching onto my box of tissues and looking pathetic. Yet with a grin on my face because I’ve found this:
Well, I didn’t find it, but I found out what it looked a whole lot like:
A guitar from the 1850’s. That’s what it looks like.
I was using a larger Spanish guitar (black case in the picture), but being a small person with small hands, this wasn’t working. I decided to switch to the beginners guitar in picture 1, which was shoved behind my brother’s bed. It’s a Lyle C605, made in the 1960’s, now the company is expired and the guitar is “vintage” It needed a bit of work, two pieces fell off as I removed the 30- year- old strings (ick) and a tuning gear is missing.
Bored from gear-hunting, I searched online for pictures of 19th century guitars. I found one. That looks exactly. Like. Mine. Dated 1850. Needless to say, I’m thrilled.My guitar is 36'” inches long. Just like in the 19th century, because guitars were typically played by women and children. The sound-hole, head, tuning pegs, and bridge all look just the same. They’re both scratched up the same too, and are within 1/2” of each other's length.
I have a book from 1853 that’s called “The New and Improved Method of the Guitar” from which the latter picture comes from. I find the whole thing completely ironic and perfect.
Now all I need is that gear. Initiate massive gear hunt! Well, after I knit something for my sister’s 14th birthday this week!
BTW, I added a new recipe. Don’t worry, I won’t keep on putting up tomato based soups, I’ll do better in the future. Please give me a bit of slack, I’m sick.