For many years I have wanted a Takamine guitar. I sold a few in my Ilfracombe shop 'Flipside' in the 1990's. Last week I bought one. I'm really pleased with it.
Having bought the Takamine, I have a surplus of acoustic guitars, therefore I offered my trusty old Yamaha to my daughter. She decided she didn't want to play guitar anymore, so kindly refused it. I really hoped that she would have it, It gave me an excuse not to have to sell it.
I mentioned my guitar purchase to my guitar class at Petroc, and also mentioned the guitar I was using was up for sale. One of my students, I will call Colin, because that is his name, expressed an interest. A deal was set up for the following week. So that was that, my trusty old Yamaha was going.
I swapped a keyboard for it around 25 years ago during my Flipside days. It replaced an old Eko 12 string. I just wanted a 6 string acoustic again. Every acoustic guitar lesson since that time, has included that old Yamaha. It's not in the best of condition, a few dinks and scratches, but still has life in it. I estimate it has travelled with me, getting on around 250,000 miles around North Devon in the 25 years. It's been with me during many happy times, brought peace at sad and difficult times in my life. It was the guitar I played and sang nursery songs on to my children when they were small. Goodbye my old friend, you will never be forgotten.
I wish Colin and my old Yamaha a happy future together.