Wednesday, 18 January 2012

anyone fancy a €22,000 guitar?

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no, not that one...

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No, I'm not giving one away on the blog, but should you want a vintage Fender with hand-painted hula dancers and a hair-raising price tag, you'll find it in the back of a pink vintage car on the second floor of Europe's biggest music store in Cologne, Germany. Albert and I caught a train and went thither last weekend, and while I confess I dozed off for part of our stay at the old-fashioned soda bar, he was a kid in a candy store. My problem is I always seem to gravitate towards the pretty guitars, especially when they come in appealing sea-foamy colours, but apparently that's what you're not supposed to do--like judging a book by its cover I suppose. Anyway, at least the coffee was only a Euro!

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that's the one in question!

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a rare sighting of the man behind the camera.

23 comments:

The Daily Fashionista said...

Great photos!!! Seems like a fun store to wander around in. Can you imagine someone going in and saying, "I'd really like that hula girl guitar and I'll pay in cash". hehe..

Penny said...

oh la la- finally the mysterious boy behind the pictures :)
btw, I once had a guitar and then I put it on my bed, threw some clothes on it, forgot everything about it, came back home late and sat on it :( oh dear!

Che said...

Whoa. Now that's an expensive guitar!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Penny: major oops! That's quite tragic!

Monique said...

those guitars surely get pricey. hey it's albert! such a pleasure to see your man. glad he made a cameo appearance on the blog.

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow...that is a LOT of moola! :D
And HI ALBERT!!!! :D
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Nicole, Coco Maria said...

My goodness, that's a lot of money! I can't imagine paying that much for a guitar, but hey, I don't really know anything about guitars. The hula girl guitar and the one next to it are pretty wonderful though.

Ashley said...

Oh hey Albert! Nice to see ya! :)

dusanabotswana said...

Whoa, they let you test out those fancy guitars?? Those shop owners sure are nicer than I would be! And YAY for Albert!! So glad he finally made an appearance on here- quite a stud I must say but don't tell Jonny I said ; )
& thanks for your comment, I agree it's fun to see the styles we're drawn to & it goes w/out saying your blog makes me not loose all hope haha.
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Amrit said...

For the first time I am glad I don't know how to play a guitar.

Laura said...

Wow...I can hardly imagine spending that much money on - well, anything, really! What must it be like to have that kind of disposable income?! I'll never know!

I would definitely have gravitated towards the pretty guitars, too. I've stopped myself from buying several musical instruments I can't play, just because they're pretty...

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Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Laura: Well, I'm guessing that not too many people have that kind of disposable income, as the guitar is still there. It must have a lot of curiosity value. : )

celia said...

Wow those two guitars are really nice, someone should buy the hula one for Brian Wilson <3

Is Albert german, or is he just living there?

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@celia: no, he's Catalan. : ) Just based in Germany with work for the time being.

Carrie said...

Well, Hello Albert! Nice to see you. What? No details on what Albert is wearing? ;-)

Looks like you had a good time, but yikes on the prices of those guitars! I can think of a lot of others things I could do with that money...

Eleni said...

Oh, hello Albert!

Ana, Playground Love said...

I love Fender´s, they really are something aren´t they?! My dad actually own´s one (I´m hoping it will someday be mine).
And that hula dancer one?! Amazing!

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

OMG HE EXISTS! And those are some rather lovely guitars.

Amber said...

wow that is pricey. I would gravitate towards any guitar in a nice shade of pastel pink. I tend to judge books by their covers too, so yeah I guess I'm not as hip as I thought.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Kallie: haha, you know he exists!

chantilly said...

wowee, i want alllll the guitarssss.

(the bass too.)

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

I probably would have snoozed through half the visit, too! I appreciate music, but since I'm not musically inclined what so ever I'd get bored pretty quickly. However, that hula dancer Fender is rather spectacular. I assume Albert plays. Do you?

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