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I've not had a lot of time for woodworking for the last few years, at least until just recently, thanks to the economy... Now that I do, I found that the thrill of it had gotten a bit tarnished. It all seemed a bit mundane to me - nothing seemed like much fun - so the tools languished while I pondered what I could do to re-inspire myself.
In the meantime, I turned to another hobby of mine, guitars (and playing them - I'm not that good, but it's something I enjoy). For most of the last 20 years I've played an acoustic guitar - the guitar-world's version of a hand tool. Even that seemed a bit stale to me, and it was obvious I needed to shake things up a bit.
Last summer, my wonderful wife gave me an anniversary present of a Gretsch 5120 ElectroMatic and a Vox VT30. My old Fender (a 1996 50th Anniversary MIM Tex Mex - the forerunner of the Jimmie Vaughan signature guitar) also benefitted from replacing that old scratchy junk amp I had before, and I found that each one was now speaking to me like never before. They've both been calling me for a while now - so, it's time to go electric, I reckon.