Sunday, June 19, 2011

Flea Market Find of the Rockin' Kind

This time, my flea market find actually came from a flea market, not a thrift store.  I went with a new friend to the local flea market for the first time this summer and  I was thrilled to find this guitar:
It is for my son.  He's been teaching himself to play using YouTube videos, and doing quite well.  Because he plays the trumpet already, he knows how to read music.  He'd been using a guitar that we got free from Freecycle.org about 5 years ago, but it was literally falling apart, so I'd been actively looking for one for him at thrift stores lately.  Imagine my surprise when I saw this one at a flea market, new with the tags on it, with a case, for $50!
You know, I didn't even try to talk the seller down because I thought it was such a great buy at that price.  (The ones I'd been seeing at thrift stores were made overseas and usually quite beaten up or missing some part, and cost the same or more!)  I was just thrilled to have the cash to snatch it up for Ben.  He didn't even mind all the signatures all over it, I was relieved to find.  He actually thinks it looks cool like that!  The guitar was signed by all the artists at a festival called "Celebrate Freedom 2004" which featured mostly Christian recording artists -- it's signed by Steven Curtis Chapman, Audio Adrenaline, Point of Grace, and many many more.

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5 comments :

Suz said...

Laurie,
That is an extremely cool find! I am dazzled! You boys are so cute. Loved the pictures of them shooting balls!
Hugs,
Suz

LuLu Kellogg said...

What an amazing find Laurie!

Hope you are having a great day!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Beth Leintz said...

Isn't it great when you find just wanted, but not where you expected it- I bet your son was thrilled.

Jann said...

What an awesome guitar! I hope your son has lots of fun continuing to learn to play!

Mina said...

That guitar is so cool! Great find!