February 09, 2005
stop me--- before I buy again!!!
I KNOW what I'm gonna do, and I should be dragged off and shot for it. My friend willy called me today and thanked me for the plug I gave his music-sales web site yesterday. He sold two guitars as a result and he has some nibbles on a couple of more. Good.
He ALSO informed me that he just received a couple of Washburn mandolins that he got at a fantastic price and he's willing to cut me a sweet deal on one if I want it. That bastard. Retail value: $700. MY price: $200, and that includes a tuner, a tote-bag case and a (BWHAHAHA!!!) how to play book.
Bejus help me. I KNOW I'm going to buy one unless they really suck. But Washburn instruments don't suck, so I can see what's coming. I'm gonna have ONE MORE thing to stack in the music room.
I've been playing an Epiphone mandolin for several years because I didn't want to spend a lot of money on an instrument I wasn't certain that I could learn to play. But I'm a fairly good mandolin player now, and I want something better.
I've always lusted after a genuine Washburn because Dolly Parton used to advertise them and pose holding one between her humongous titties. I never paid a lot of attention to the instrument because I couldn't get past staring at her humongous titties, but I HAVE picked a Washburn or two before. They are damn fine mandolins, just always too pricey for me before.
That last part has changed now. I'll guarantee you that I'm gonna buy one.
By the way, if you live in the Savannah area, it's cheaper to buy straight from Willy's house than it is to order over the internet because he doesn't have to pay shipping and insurance costs if he sells from home, and he'll knock that cost right off the bottom line. I'm gonna take catfish over there and let him check out the guitar he wants to buy. He'll save $50 just for showing up in person.
I'm gonna go broke buying shit like this.
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