Since I decided to learn guitar, I've been practicing on this ancient one that my dad has had forever. It looks like this:
For as long as I remember, my dad's had this guitar. I'm pretty sure it's older than me. That little discoloration near the bottom is where a sticker of the Playboy bunny used to be. So while it's got its history and charm, it really doesn't sound very good, and playing it makes my fingers bleed.
So my dad and I went out and got a new guitar. Let me show it off.
It's a Godin Seagull Coastline Cedar Burst etc guitar. Godin is Canadian, so yay for supporting the local economy and such. They make their guitars from solid Canadian trees that are hundreds of years old. Old wood makes it sounds 150% more awesome than most guitars.
One of these dudes helped me out and sold it to me. They're an awesome band and are in the process of making it big. Another member of the band served as a guinea pig in early experiments in hypnotism. I hope making him believe he was covered in spiders didn't do any lasting psychological damage.
Anyway, I love my new guitar. It looks beautiful and sounds great even to my relatively untrained ears. I'll be practicing a whole lot more now, so if you need someone to play a gig for a party or something, give me a call. I take requests for any song, as long as it only consists of two open chords and doesn't require singing.