This guitar has seen a lot of places, been stuffed many times into my suitcase and lost some apparently non essential parts. The tuning is spotty. The tone is abrasive. The feel is callous.
But this good friend has patiently been available for my every whim, not minding long waits in the back of the car. We’ve written, roughly guessing, fifty or so songs together. We’ve enjoyed vacations in a number of countries including Italy, Costa Rica, Ukraine & Poland. We’ve jammed countless songs in the car at the oddest of locations. Once it demanded a new tuning peg. Sweetly it accepted the odd sized replacement. Even now it allows tuning of the B string with needle nosed pliers without absolutely digging in its heels for a shiny new non matching peg.
Presently we wait somewhere… for some reason. We will tune up and play. The unlikely place makes it seem, somehow, quite normal.