My neverending struggle to remain true to my creative self.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
A Collings Guitar in Every Pot
I would like a new guitar. But don’t tell Jasper that. He needs to feel like he’s the Alpha Guitar in our house, and as it stands, he is. I don’t really think any guitar could take his place as he is the guitar for all seasons and body types – he’s complimentary to every figure. But if I had money to burn, I’d get a Collings and have it custom made. I don’t want to offend any Martin lovers here. I’m not an anti-Martinite. My dear Jasper is of Martin blood. But a Collings guitar has the sweetest, the most lush sound ever. Hearing a Collings is like taking a bite out of rich milk chocolate with a squishy, creamy caramel center. Not surprisingly, they have a sweet price tag. If you’re going to get something nicer, why not go the whole hog, I say, and get a Collings?
When I get my Collings, it will have all the bells and whistles on it. It will have a built-in coffee brewer and GPS. The case will have an insulated compartment for a 6-pack and a pull out Coleman stove for those times when I find myself stranded in the middle of nowhere or I just want to have a good ol’ time.
Okay, I didn’t say that Collings is the best guitar in the world. I just want one. You have your Gibsons, Martins, Breedloves, Guilds, Seagulls, Takamines, Taylors, etc. I’m not technically proficient and I don’t know everything about necks, nuts, bracing, tuners, blah blah blah. There are plenty of people who hold that kind of knowledge in their brains so that I don't have to. I just know that I’ve played a few and it was love at first strum-de-dum-de-dum.
Some day when I’m a big star
I’m gonna own a Collings guitar
The nicest one that they can make
Pinch me so I know I'm awake
Oh life will be much sweeter
When I get my supersonic-SJ-cutaway-abalone inlay-not gonna put it on layaway-it's no beater-tops out the awesome meter-6-string Collings guitarrrrrrr!