A few weeks ago, our band was getting ready for practice in the garage — until a neighbor came over and asked us “not to do this today.” Reluctantly, we agreed and went our separate ways.
Yesterday, we came back to the garage to practice, only to find that my guitar was gone. (I left it there.) We’ve all left our stuff in the garage on a regular basis, and nothing was ever stolen. Drums, amps, Bill’s cabinet, PA system: all intact.
What kind of guitar did I have? A 9-year-old Squier® Standard Stratocaster Electric Guitar. It wasn’t the cleanest instrument, but it got the job done. I think its present monetary value is around $100. But, the memories… *sniff*
What also stinks is that it was housed in a SKB hard guitar case. It was a friend’s. Perhaps the thief thought it might be expensive; fortunately, the guitar wasn’t, but the case was.
As soon as my tax return money gets deposited in my account, I’ll have to use a small portion of it to buy a new (inexpensive) guitar from Musician’s Friend or Guitar Center. The rest of the money will still go towards paying off my credit cards.
Thief – I forgive you, but I’m not leaving my stuff in the garage like that again. James will also resume locking the door. I hope you change your ways.