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Playing guitar has always been my passion. I consider it as an outlet for my emotions. I have different kinds of guitar and every time I go to different places I make sure that I purchase a guitar as a souvenir. Throughout the years of collecting guitars, I have mastered the factors that make a guitar beautiful and worth your penny.
Buy as many as you can
For guitar collectors like me, having as many guitars as possible gives a sense of pleasure. In my guitar collection, I have both the new models and the vintage ones. It does cost me money, but I don’t mind at all.
Get a better version
Whenever I purchase a new guitar, I always make sure that I buy the better version. I always see to it that the guitar I purchased can be used on special occasions. As for me, I record my own song and I also perform. Hence, having a presentable guitar is a must.
I know that collecting a guitar is quite an expensive passion. I must admit there are times when I feel like I have to sacrifice other important stuff just to buy a new guitar. My usual budget is around $200, but I am willing to stretch my budget a bit more if I feel like the guitar is worth it. Of course, I consider the design, style, and quality of construction.
Currently, I have a total of eight guitars and I purchased them from different places. I have different varieties of guitar such as the single coil electric guitar, humbucker electric guitar, a 12 string acoustic guitar, a steel string acoustic guitar, semi hollow body electric guitar, and a classical nylon string guitar. It took me two years to collect all these types of guitars. It is a long process and I know that my addiction to guitar will not stop here. I am a self-confessed traveller and whenever I visit new places the first thing I look for is guitar.
Collecting a guitar is a hobby that takes self-discipline. A guitar comes with an expensive price tag, especially if you want to collect premier guitars. You have to manage your finances and see to it that you are not sacrificing other things just because of your addiction to guitars. I know it is easier said than done for I myself can’t sometimes control myself. I love my guitars and they are all worth my time and money.
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Since I was a kid I have always been dreaming of becoming a guitarist when I grow up. When I was 10 years old, my reason for wanting to become a guitarist was my fascination with guitars (this could easily also be the reason I am so hooked to the sygnus guitar). Now that I am older, my reason for staying a guitarist has changed. Well, of course, I do love playing guitars. For me, it is a form of expressing not only my love for music but my outlet of emotions. Guitars are usually associated with rock and roll and I dwell in that genre a lot. However, I also have great appreciation for other beautiful types of music that guitars make.
Believe it or not, I also part-time as a wedding guitarist. Ironic, you might think, but to me, it is nothing but a chance for me to balance out my life and to keep my guitar skills diverse and appreciative of everything beautiful about guitars and the art of guitar playing.
I am always proud to say that I am also a wedding guitarist and I couldn’t be happier.
Here are a few more reasons why I love my job as a wedding guitarist:
- Decent income – My job has enabled me to have a decent income. I’ve been doing it part-time yet I have steady monthly engagements so the income stream is consistent. I am doing the thing I love the most while earning money. Isn’t that cool?
- Opportunity to see new places – I am a wedding guitarist for five years now and I’m proud to say that I have travelled to different places because of my wedding engagement. Most of my clients marry in romantic out of town places. What I like most is that I get to travel new places for free.
- Meet new people – Contrary to the stereotype on rock and roll fanatics, I actually love being surrounded by people. Meeting new people and gaining new friends are some of the priceless reasons of being a guitarist. They would usually come to me and tell me how good I am at playing guitars. Some even ask for my business card because they want to hire me as a guitarist.
- Self-fulfilment- every time I play the guitar, it gives me a feeling of self-fulfilment. I have not finish my college education because of financial constraints. I don’t have a blue-collared job. However, playing the guitar makes me feel like I have accomplished something in my life. I can say that I am a born musician. I do not have any formal training in playing guitars but my love for music has brought me to where I am right now. Seeing the crowd happy every time I strum the guitar string makes me shiver to the bones.
As a wedding guitarist, I can truly say that I have done something good in my life. It gives me a feeling of joy because I get to take part of the lives of two people in love, two people who promised to share the rest of their lives.
And who knows, maybe one day I would get married to, and I know that I may not be the guitarist for the whole wedding event, I will be sure to play at least one fine tune for my future sweetheart during our wedding.
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The Medical Billing was too Expensive
It is an undeniable fact that at some point in our lives we do get sick, no matter how careful we are and conscious we may be when it comes to our health.
David, an old friend of mine who is a fellow musician and a master of the drums, unfortunately, became sick. He was diagnosed of tuberculosis and had to be admitted to the hospital. My thoughts as to why he got that disease is because he doesn’t care too much when he sweats a lot during a drum session. He just lets it dry off which I know isn’t a very good idea; he plays the drum about four or five times a week for an hour.
That could probably be one reason why he acquired such illness. I came to visit right away after knowing his condition. We talked about our previous gigs which were pretty cool, reminiscing old rock and roll showdowns on our younger years, the glory days.
He told me that he is getting better already and things are going smoothly about his recovery which was for me, very pleasant news. But there was something that bothered him after our jolly chitchat. So I asked him what seems to be the problem.
He said that the medical billing he got was a bit too much for him, although that wasn’t supposed to be the case. He wasn’t prepared at all for such amount so I told him not to worry because I’m going to lend him some money and will ask a few friends to help too. I saw him quite relieved after saying that which I know will better help him heal faster.
He then exclaimed that he thinks this is one reason why the medical billers here have the highest medical billing salary he knows so far.
We then talked about after he is fully recovered he would want to have a jam session with our old friends who are also into music. I just chuckled and told him focus first on a fast recovery, eat well and don’t overdo things. I know that this guy is really active and sometimes forget about taking care of his health so I advised him to ease down a bit.
David laughed and just said “sometimes my drive in playing the drums just couldn’t be stopped,” he admitted that he plays the drums for about 2 hours a day and that is tremendous stress. The doctor also told him to refrain from activities that would make him sweat or exhausted just for about 3 – 5 months just to make sure he gets back into shape.
Surely I admire David’s passion but I think he should put it into moderation because things like this can really happen again if he overdoes it. I believe that too much of everything is never okay, just the right amount is perfect.