Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Bringing Her Back

I met her in the Thrift Store.

She was almost a goner.

Beat up, neglected, but I could see that she had once been a babe.

She was completely unstrung and her nut was cracked.

Her bridge was missing, but I could get her another.

As I began gently turning her knobs, she seemed to shudder.

The scratches on her back and neck weren't too deep.

I washed off her dirt and grime.

I even cleaned in those hard to get at areas.

But her body still had those amazing curves:

I knew there was something wrong with her guts:

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways:

Guyatone LG-200T, $20.

By Professor Batty


Anonymous Jon said...

"those had to get at areas"...
I like that description of those places. Different, but very appropriate. Looks like a fun project!

Blogger Professor Batty said...

... "had" was a typo. but I like it better than "hard"...

Blogger Darien Fisher-Duke said...

Ha! How does she sound?

Blogger Professor Batty said...

She can't talk without a new bridge- that might take a while...

Blogger Heiða said...

Your thrift-stores are better than the ones I have access to! Beautiful!

Blogger Professor Batty said...

Heiða ~ Even if it isn't a very good guitar, it will be worth it just to look at!

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