Top Left – Guitar Geek Tom K. from Bozeman, MT with the following:
1968 Yamaha FG230 12 String, Gibson SJ 200 Studio, 1974 Gibson Hummingbird Custom, 1970 Yamaha FG150
Top Right – Guitar Geek Brian D. from Baltimore, MD with the following:
Hanging on the stand to the left:
Martin D Junior (hanging facing away on the stand) with Sitka spruce top and sapele back and sides, Martin 2K Tenor Uke, PRS 594 McCarty in Blood Orange – not acoustic, but amazing
Gertrude “Gertie” the South African Bourbel. She loves all these guitars and sits with me no matter day or time while I practice and play, that’s me with her.
Martin HD28V, Martin 000-42 (love the neck and playability of this guitar), Martin OMJM – inspired the 000-42 purchase, Martin 00SEBlack – impulse buy while waiting for my 00-17 Authentic 1931 – should be any day now)
Composite Acoustic OX in matte back – awesome guitar for any weather
Hanging on the rack to the right:
PRS Hollowbody ii Piezo – the best of both worlds, Klos guitars blue carbon fiber.
In Front of Couch:
Gibson SJ-200 Regal, Gibson Hummingbird Cherry Burst, Gibson Les Paul Custom, Gretsch Penguin in White
Composite Acoustic Legacy (hard to see behind Sadie the Rottweiler – who is more like Ferdinand the Bull in every way), Taylor GS-Mini Mahogany, Taylor GS-Mini Koa, Fender American Strat, Fender American Tele
Taylor Custom GO in Black quilted maple back and sides and bearclaw spruce top, Taylor 814cedlx
Sadie the rottweiler. What can i say – this dog is special and goofy in every way you can imagine.
Photo credit to William – who is actually pictured in the middle row of the pictures on the wall wearing the green lacrosse hat and the bottom right with his surfboard at age 9 (4 years ago).
Back story behind the madness:
I have always wanted to learn guitar. I started with a few cheap guitars and the fenders to the right. After years of never doing it, my wife made me give them away… I gave away the cheap acoustics (not the american fender electrics) to keep the peace, but it was a reminder of my “failure” to do something I wanted to do, and it never sat right with me. Meanwhile I was struggling with some goofy food allergies that cost me my memory for about a month, not to mention tearing muscles and tendons off the bones for no reason for about a year, and I desperately needed something to get my brain jumpstarted and firing again. That’s when I stumbled across Tony’s Acoustic Challenge, and the Guitar Acquisition Syndrome ignited (within 2 weeks of getting rid of the guitars my wife made me unload). After 25 years being together, neither of us are surprised by my ability to get rid of 2, and replace with 20… and counting.
I hope you enjoy this collection as much as I do. Stop by any time to play!
…and my favorite: The one I’m playing; only to be outdone by the one I’m about to play; only to outdone by the one I’m about to buy.