“Mallorca?” He asked, not missing a beat as he picked out a tune on the guitar that is chief resident in his office.
I nodded before continuing, “Yea. It’s an island off the coast of Spain…”
“I know where it’s at. I’ve been there.” He cut you off before you could continue. You remembered as soon as he said it.
“Oh? Well, um…will you go with me?” You knew asking Bressie to go on holiday with you was a big step for your fledgling relationship, but you really wanted to be alone with him without the worries and distractions of work or flatmates. His hazel stare flicked to yours as he strummed the guitar that sat on his firm thighs. The large Gibson L5 looked tiny and delicate against his large body, and you imagined that’s how you looked when you cuddled up next to him.
Some of the more interesting (and therefore too expensive to afford!) bits from my last trip to The Twelfth Fret in Toronto:
Early Les Paul Gold Top. And by “early” I mean 1952. And by “1952” I mean “the very first year that Gibson made Les Pauls”!
The Royal York Hotel, Toronto. This used to be the tallest building in the city.
A 1970s (I believe) LPC
Here is something fascinating. It’s a mid 70s Gibson L5S in incredible condition…in fact at first I thought it was a new guitar. I have never seen one before and it was super fancy. It had a super fancy price tag too… ;)