A few years ago, my wife wanted to buy me something fun. Birthday gifts, she said, shouldn’t have to be practical. I gave in and let her buy me a Gretsch 5122 at the dearly departed Charlottesville Music. I had a twenty year old strat and a Glen Campbell Ovation that I hadn’t played much for years, but buying that Gretsch got me playing again. I sold my old solid state amp and got the AC30 I’d always wanted but that was too loud and wouldn’t stick. I found an ’85 Rickenbacker to replace the one I’d sold back in the early 90’s. It made the Gretsch seem shabby, so I traded it in for a Country Gentleman, which was beautiful. I bought a Squier Custom II Tele for the p90s but thought it could sound better. Turns out it could. Welcome to WordPress.com! This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you plan to do with it. Happy blogging!