So this will be JT’s third eBay auction in three weeks. Crazytown. This week we have the Vintage G Holiday Electric Guitar.
Due to work-craziness, I’m going to give you my side of these guitar buys & fixes. Since the Holiday required no fixing, it’ll be a little easier.
Here’s how it begins — JT scours craigslist and is constantly analyzing things he sees on there for its eBay-ness. Since he is good at fixing things up, that is usually how he gets the best deals. For the Holiday, he contacted some dude and we met at this cool building in Soulard to close the deal. (I usually go along for company but stay in the car so as not to impede negotiations. )
We headed home and JT inspected the guitar. No work needed. It was Sunday, which is a nice time to post to eBay because it means the auction will also end on a Sunday, when people have time to be at home on their computers. (We failed to comprehend that it was also Super Bowl Sunday since we’re not big sports fans, but anyone bidding on a guitar will also hopefully be in the non-sports-fan boat like us.)
Next was a mad scramble to photograph the d**n thing. It has a really nice detail at the bottom, but it also meant that it won’t sit on any of the stands JT normally uses.
We remembered an old-school pipe thingy that JT had stashed down in the basement. Out it came and then we tried three (THREE!) different set-ups in two different rooms trying to get the photographs taken.
Here’s some outtakes from the living room session. The guitar didn’t show well against the wall so we abandoned these shots. It was total chaos and we almost completely destroyed the whole house moving things around and plugging our little work lights into various outlets and clamping them onto various things.
But alas, pictures did get taken and to eBay it did go. I take and edit all the photos (thanks photoshop) and JT writes the descriptions (he is the guitar expert). You can see the listing here. There’s also a cool YouTube video that JT did to show how all the electrics work here.
There is a new inhabitant to the music room as well, a 1966 (?) Gibson acoustic that we drove to the end of the earth for on Wednesday night. It needs some work so JT will be around to post on that one soon. I opened the music room door this morning and it was resting in its case with a sheepskin “blanket” on it. The guitars in this house get just as spoiled as the dogs.
AND — we’re going to Vandeventer Vintage tonight. There may be furniture news in the near future. . . . . . Have a great weekend everyone!