Monday, May 20, 2013

Chicago Music Exchange and Oboes

I talked to a kid who was getting out of his lesson where Eryn takes her guitar lessons for about fifteen minutes about his guitar this evening, a nice looking mahogany number.  He told me all about graphite hardware and the various woods for guitars and what he liked and even how he had purchased a block of wood to custom modify one instrument.  He raved for quite a while about the Chicago Music Exchange in Chicago.  I'm of the opinion we should visit next time we're in Chicago, if for no other reason than to see a few $30,000 guitars.  And even $45,000, although that particular Gibson ES-335 with 345 neck sunburst 1960 does come with free shipping. I do like it that a $22,000+ guitar can get a 4 star rating (out of 5).  Apparently that has more to do with the price for that particular instrument than anything else.

Eryn's about 10 pages from the end of her second book and finishing it was my condition for an electric guitar.  So I'll soon be shopping for both an electric guitar and an oboe.  At least the guitar prices at Chicago Music Exchange are making an oboe look more reasonable.

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