happiness

After two months of waiting, bad luck, practicing on any other guitar I could get my hands on, and learning how to play such amazing/unfortunate songs such as "Baby" by Justin Bieber, I finally got my guitar today.


It's a Yamaha APX500 acoustic-electric in vintage white, which I chose because it's got a slim body (much, much easier for me personally to hold) and a built-in tuner and I read reviews about it being easier for women with small hands to hold/play and how it's very nice quality for the price. Also, it's pretty, and the white version just felt like "me" more than any other guitars I had looked at.

The white version is a European release, so my local music store couldn't order it from Yamaha; online, it's only on eBay and such, not on the Yamaha website. So instead, accepting that the white guitar was out of my reach, I ordered the same model, but in blue (it really is also very pretty, but I had really wanted the white one!); however, they couldn't tell me when it would arrive. After a couple of weeks, I found out that it was back-ordered and wouldn't be in until October and was so distressed.

I ordered from the music store in the first place because I was uncomfortable ordering one online, as I wasn't sure what to do if it came to me warped from this blistering summer heat, and I am just a newbie player, so I wasn't sure if I would be able to tell if it was in acceptable condition or not! If it wasn't, would I have to ship it back? Would they even take it? Ordering Blythe dolls from eBay is one thing, but a guitar is so much larger, and to be honest, I have major anxiety when it comes to navigating such situations where I don't know what to do. Some people would just shrug and say, "Oh, then I'll return it. If they won't take it, then I'll just sell it myself." But I don't have that No Big Deal gene, so it was all very worrisome for me.

My ever-supportive BFF J was the one who actually found a store in our state that had it in this color, emailed them about it and found that it had a really good return/replacement policy, so I canceled my order at the local music store yesterday... and boom, one day later, here it is, my little ghost guitar.


(And Klara.)

2 comments:

  1. YAY, So happy for you!! Enjoy it! :)

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  2. Thank you, my friend! I am seriously pleased with it!!

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