We are out of salsa.
I even double-checked the fridge and pantry after I had my coffee, but still no salsa. This is distressing first thing in the morning since I am neither physically nor mentally capable of making homemade salsa before I eat. It’s like being caught in some horrible recursive salsa loop. I need to eat the salsa but I must make the salsa but I must eat the salsa before I can make…you all get the idea.
Great, now I want another cup of coffee.
So…One of the difficulties I have with practising is the physical mechanics of getting the guitar out of the case, going into the other room, tuning, etc.
By the time I get ready to play Scooter comes and interrupts me and I get nowhere. Then I have to pack the guitar away again. Last week I found a place called Hang ‘Em High. They sell multi-piece wall hangers for guitars so your baby doesn’t have to hang by the neck.
(not that neck hanging is terrible – we have a couple of guitars on the wall with just the neck hanger and they do fine – but for my Martin I wanted to be more careful)
Kahuna was nice enough to help me install the wall hanger in my office Saturday.
(and by help I mean do all the actual work while I held my guitar and made approving noises)
The wall hangers come in five finishes (I got the white one so it would blend into the wall and also so I could just paint over it when we decide on the wall color for the office) and Hang ‘Em High has specialized versions of the hangers for your acoustic or electric guitar. They also have a hanger if you want to mount your guitar completely vertically.
The hangers come with optional velvet (yeah, I know) covers for the padded bars. If your guitar has a nitro-cellulose (varnish/laquer) finish the normal padding can mar it. I wasn’t totally sure what mine is finished with but since Martins in general have a varnish-type finish I went ahead and ordered the covers just to be safe. You could also sew your own covers or snag a few toddler socks to cover the padding.
I like it. My guitar is right there when I want it and I will always be a fan of things so sturdy hydralic equipment is needed to remove them.