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If it wasn't for my 12 string guitar, my children would never have been born.
Old 22nd May 2019
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If it wasn't for my 12 string guitar, my children would never have been born.

There is likely others that have had similar circumstances?

Anyway, this is my story.

I met a girl. Sweet for sure. So being able to play guitar in a basic level is always a good pull for women. 12 string, more so because you don't need to play that great for it to sound good . We went out together for around 3 weeks.

Perhaps we drank too much, dunno. But we had a falling out. We both realized that we were different people with different ideas. We broke up. No harm done.

So, the next day I woke up, and after coming to terms with a little bit of a heart-break, I realised that I left my guitar at her place. Not just any guitar, this was my first guitar - purchased around 40yrs ago now. Well, there was no way I way going to lose that guitar.

I rang her up. "Perhaps we have been a bit hasty, and maybe worthwhile to give it another go". I was only interested to get my guitar back. You do what you have to do.

She agreed to meet again.

Then we had a few drinks and "got it on". Got back together (with pure stupid love), but mainly I was happy that I got my guitar back!!! oooohhhhhh. 9 months later, my daughter was born, then my son, and the rest is history.

Well, we are no longer together, but I still have that 12 string guitar as a reminder. It's very precious to me now even more so. Of course now my children are WAY more important. But the guitar still remains there as a reminder.

I bought my daughter (16yo) a nice 6 string guitar last week. She is doing good because she wants to learn. I do wonder if I'll ever tell her that the reason she exists is because of that 12 string guitar in the corner of the room.

Gear Slut Indeed!!!. Other similar stories welcome please.

Cheers, Steve.

Last edited by stixstudios; 22nd May 2019 at 03:37 PM.. Reason: Clarity
Old 22nd May 2019
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Since I've chosen to be "childfree", I suppose I shouldn't endanger that by buying a 12-string!

I have met some interesting folks when buying and selling musical equipment, and back when I used to do on-site studio maintenance and repairs, I had the chance to get to know some minor musical celebrities.... but nothing quite as good as your story.
Old 22nd May 2019
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Ha haaa - maybe. Be very careful with the 12 string.
Old 22nd May 2019
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stixstudios View Post
[...] I bought my daughter (16yo) a nice 6 string guitar last week. [...]
If she has a sense of humor, she'll keep it in Nashville Tuning and put a Viagra sticker on it!
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Old 22nd May 2019
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Good call ECC83.

I've been looking at Nashville Tuning. Nice option. My other guitar is a basic 6 string Takamine. I could use the (high strings) from a 12 string set to achieve that. My daughter has the Yamaha 700S which sounds a lot more fuller than my 6 string Takamine.

But, don't use my 16yo Daughter and Viagra in the same sentence. Please have some respect!!!

Can you retract that?
Old 22nd May 2019
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Quote:
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But, don't use my 16yo Daughter and Viagra in the same sentence.
Hmmm...
...How about if I edited it to read:
"If she has a sense of humor, she'll keep it in Nashville Tuning.

...Also, there should also be a Viagra sticker on it!"

Would that be better?
.
Old 24th May 2019
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Hmmm...
...How about if I edited it to read:
"If she has a sense of humor, she'll keep it in Nashville Tuning.

...Also, there should also be a Viagra sticker on it!"

Would that be better?
.
Fair enough 12ax7. I accept that you weren't trying to be an a'hole, and I took things the wrong way.

Nevertheless, I still don't get the humour in what you posted. Can you elaborate?

I did post this story with the view that there must be other gearslutz out there that have had experiences where it truly was the "gear" that created a significant turning point.

Disturbing, weird, critical and amusing incidents... Ya know!!?

Last edited by stixstudios; 24th May 2019 at 10:41 AM.. Reason: Not telling, although I do seem to remember there was and incedent. I accidentally dropped my cigarette on the flooor, and...
Old 9th June 2019
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That's really sweet. I wish my story was like that. I was born because my mum was drunk and ****ed my dad at a party.
Old 27th June 2019
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Solid play my friend. I have a buddy who is a very good guitar player, gets regular good paying gigs around town, and absolutely loves playing. I asked him recently why he started playing. "To get girls, obviously."
Old 27th June 2019
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I was a Vacation in Mexico City after a bull fight. My father was turned on by bull fights, never learned more about it.
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