When I got there, I noticed they had a PRS SE Custom Semi Hollow guitar on the wall that was labeled as a "Consignment Item" meaning they were selling it for someone. I know that PRS makes some really expensive guitars, so my attention was caught by the $359.00 price tag. My friend Ryan works at World Music giving lessons, and we surmised (and later verified via the internet) that this guitar would normally go f
or around $600.00 or more. So I'm thinking "Sweet, what a great deal, I should seriously consider getting this guitar!" I proceeded to play
it in the store for around 20 minutes and thought it felt like a great guitar.
I asked the guy at the store how long it had been there, and he said a couple of months; that it had only received mild interest thus far. I figured I'd decide over the weekend, talk with Jess and my dad, and come back Monday if I wanted it.
So I did: talked with my dad who read all the reviews on it, and said it's a lot of guitar for the money. I talked with Jess who agreed that it was a great deal. And by Sunday night, I had decided to go for it.
But the Lord decided differently for me...
I called Monday, and wouldn't you know it, they had just sold it over the weekend. Perfect.
I was bummed, but I decided that I would take some of the money I was planning on spending on the PRS, and give my little cherry-red Mexican Strat a m
akeover, so I could play it more consistently. So I found some good parts on ebay, and am getting ready to paint it, so hopefully it should be a fun project, and I'll be excited about the guitar again (I've always liked the little guy, but I didn't always take pristine care of it, and there was lots of rust on stuff, and of course, it was cherry red...).
So here's the guitar I missed out on,
but hopefully I'll end up with one similar to the Strat shown here.