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Quizás es mejor así.
Mirarte de lejos y desearte lo mejor.
Pedir a Dios por ti cada noche,
arrojarme al cielo y llorar de alegría porque te conocí.
Quizás yo no supe entenderte,
pero amarte, eso si lo hice hasta mis huesos.
Quizás yo no sé cómo hacer eternidad,
ni cómo funciona el amor,
pero siempre quise ser mejor para ti,
siempre quise tener las palabras correctas
en tus peores momentos,
el mejor abrazo cuando estabas desecho,
la mejor sonrisa,
cuando te faltaba una luz,
la mejor compañía,
cuando te sentías solo.
Sí, quizás no pude comprender tus enredos,
tus caos,
o tus lloviznas a mitad del día,
pero amé cada una de tus grietas,
pero quedé enamorada de tus defectos
y días grises,
pero siempre luchaba por hacerte feliz
y darte el mapa cuando todo te parecía que estaba perdido.

M. Sierra VIllanueva


Last few shots from my trip to Cosmo Music near Toronto, Canada:

  1. Oh my.  CS-356. 
  2. 407 ETR (Electronic Toll Route)
  3. Ace Frehley Les Paul!
  4. SG Standard min-Etune.
  5. It’s the mail!
  6. One of these things is not like the others…which one is different…do you know?
  7. Blue Peter? Nope…Blue Paul!

Guitar shopping this week near Toronto, Canada:

  1. Used ES-390 - $2,300 ($CAD)!
  2. ES-390.  When these came out they were over $3,000, so this is a good deal!
  3. Silverburst ES-335
  4. Used Gretsch.  I don’t know nearly enough about Gretsch guitars but I know that I like their colours…especially this green and the orange you would find on a “Roundup”,
  5. Fancy as all heck Gibson Custom ES-356!
  6. All the trim of the 355, in a smaller, 339-sized package.  Missing the Varitone of course, and a Bigsby instead of a Maestro Vibrola…
  7. Lovely VOS SG on the left for 1950 ($CAD).  That’s a great deal for this guitar!

More from guitar shopping this week in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada:

  1. Lovely used left Les Paul Custom
  2. Custom Shop early 50s Telecaster Relic
  3. It’s all fun and games until someone loses and eye! :D
  4. Beautiful CS-356
  5. There’s that Les Paul Custom again…can you spot the modifications.
  6. Used airline - only $279!
  7. Last of the Deluxe Teles.  They will never come again.
  8. Gretsch colours are the best.
  9. Inexpensive used Airline.

Goodies from The Twelfth Fret Toronto:

  1. Missus / Will ya / make me tea? /  Make love to me / Put on the telly / To the BBC / To the BBC / Yeah, yeah, yeah / BBC 1, BBC 2 / BBC 3, BBC 4 / BBC 5, BBC 6 / BBC 7, BBC heaven!
  2. Is this an ES-175?  Same shape…but too many knobs!  No.  ES-125?  Er…not a thinline.  ES…?  What is this thing??  Unbound neck.  dot markers.  Gibson deal (not inlaid).  Too many switiches to comprehend.  Anyone?
  3. Scrumptious Gibson Custom ES-356.
  4. Blonde Custom Shop Strat, Custom Shop Les Paul/SG reissue.  Actual early/nid 60s SG and what looks to be a new SG “Standard”.
  5. Haha.  I feel like I should break into “Sharp Dressed Man”…
  6. This is so awesome.  Kalamazoo was Gibson’s budget brand in the 1930s.  Their models were essentially stripped down Gibson models…no binding, no truss rod.  So cool.  This one was selling for about $1700 if I remember correctly.  Not bad for an 80 year old piece of music history.
  7. I came so close on this one.  for ~1700.  Sure it’s a Casino.  But it’s a John Lennon tribute model…it says made in Kalamazoo on it…the label inside had the serial numbe rof John Lennon’s Casino (the “real” serialnumber of the guitar is stamped on the back of the headstock).  They even installed grover tuners, plus the holes for the original tuners that John Lennon removed!  Same with the pick guard…removed with holes left visible.  Very cool.