A close-up photograph of some lichen growing on a small tree in my yard. Photograph taken on Nikon D60.
The third decent photograph I captured today in my back yard—thank you social distancing and isolation?!—while the butterflies enjoyed the flowers and sunlight. Photograph taken on Nikon D60.
The second of three decent photographs captured today in my own backyard. Not being a butterfly/moth expert, I’m currently assuming this is a butterfly. Photograph taken on Nikon D60.
It’s been a while since I pulled the camera out of the bag and today there were dozens of butterflies in the back yard. It was a beautiful sight to see while being confined to my own yard like most of the world currently. Photograph taken on Nikon D60.
Here’s a quick recap for those who may be new to this site and/or new to this series. I love guitars—I may have a few of my own already—and I love looking into guitars that I don’t own, but would love to own. Back in 2013 I did my first series of 52 Guitars—52 different guitars by 52 different guitar manufacturers—and by that year’s end I’d bought one of the guitars in my wish list.
This year I’m revisiting the series concept and if all goes to plan, I may end up buying a new guitar from this year’s wish list. Perhaps it would be this week’s entry, the DC Coupe Ace MB by Prestige Guitars.… Another 52 Guitars, week 12—Prestige Guitars DC Coupe Ace MB
Like a lot of people right now, I’m fairly focused on things that are happening in my own backyard (so to speak). With a lot of people in isolation—some working, some unable to—I wanted to continue my focus on dream guitars. This week with a localised, Australian focus.
Where I come from, Ormsby Guitars is an obvious choice. The TX GTR is a model I have a lot of desire for.… Another 52 Guitars, week 11—Ormsby Guitars TX GTR
The majority of us right now are either totally self-isolating or at least spending many more hours at home than we have ever done before. For some of us, this isn’t a bad thing because we have guitars. But beyond playing or practicing more at home, what else can we do with our guitar fascinations while we have more time at home than we’d normally have?
I thought I’d put together a list. I’m happy to add to it if people think of something I miss. I hope this helps make each day at home that little more productive, enjoyable or perhaps positively distracting.
Before I start this next late article in my Another 52 guitars series, I want to say to all readers of this article “Stay safe”. We are clearly in times unlike any of us have experienced before. We’re all going through trying situations daily and it’s difficult for some people—myself included—to focus on the things we’d been focusing on at the beginning of this year.
Having said that, I feel like it’s important to continue to have something positive to focus on. For me, one of those focus points is the possibility of a beautiful and shiny new guitar. So today, I return to my writing about the latest guitar that has caught my eye—the Magistra by VanderMeij Guitars.… Another 52 Guitars, week 10—VanderMeij Guitars–the Magistra
This week I thought I’d try something a little different from previous weeks. This time, I’m featuring a guitar manufacturer that is well known and that has produced one of my all-time favourite guitars—that I’m also lucky enough to already own.
There is a difference between this featured guitar and the one I own. Let’s get straight to that.… Another 52 Guitars, week 9—Jackson Rhoads RRXT24-7
It’s only taken me eight entries into this year’s series, but I’ve decided the header image for this series needs an update. Now you can see the guitar I’m
dreaming writing about. Magics.
Another piece of magic is this week’s dream guitar. It’s the Chapman Guitars ML2 Modern in the white finish. The finish is actually called White Dove. I assume because that’s what a magician would pull out of his/her coat. Or hat? I’m not sure, I’m not a magician.… Another 52 Guitars, week 8—Chapman Guitars ML2 Modern