A couple nights ago, I purchased my first guitar. I’m having a lot of fun with it. I’ve never played guitar before (or any stringed instrument for that matter, unless you count piano), and am enjoying climbing its learning curve, even if my fingers aren’t. (And they’re not. But they have little say in this.)
I took some photos of my new guitar, a Taylor 314ce acoustic-electric guitar. It is capable of sounding great (I’m sure — but not with me plucking it, not yet), and you can tell a lot of craftsmanship went into its design and construction. The top is made out of Sitka Spruce and the bottom and sides are made out of Sapele.
I have to tell you, though, I’m looking at some chord charts and thinking “human fingers are incapable of doing that. This is clearly some kind of joke.”