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.)


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

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