What a rare find. For those of you who do not know, I am obsessed with included quartz! And to have found this rare, treat online–a fifteen pound lot!!– made my YEAR! I often buy rough crystals and gemstones for I like caring for them once I get them, cleaning them and then taking their photographs. I did give a few pounds worth to a friend for her birthday and the rest… well… you’ll be seeing more of those in the near future ~_^
NOTHING says “New Year’s Eve” in Canada like a couple of drunken bears, coming out of the woods to eat your garbage right out of the dumpster, and then breaking into your house and hijacking 1) your beer supply, 2) your last jar of honey, and 3) your guitar collection for a 115-decibel-cop-calling-paddy-wagon-mass-arrest-criminal-charges-for-disturbing-the-peace-judge-refuses-bail-because-of-your-prior-arrest-record-rock-and-roll-country-bear-jamboree-jam-session until dawn!
PS: those are earmuffs on Baby Bear…not headphones. It’s cold out there!
I am so excited I can barely type… :D In fact, I am so excited about this that I broke 2 of my (self-imposed) “cardinal rules” of photography to take this shots:
Generally, I only use natural light for my guitar shots…because I can’t stand the yellowness and multi-directional shadows I get when using house lamps (each separate lamp causes a shadow in a sightly different direction)! But because these were taken after dark, I have used the incandescent lights in in my studio* and then tried to remove the the ugly yellowness in Adobe Lightroom.
I used a flash for shots 2 and 4. See above: I try to use only natural light at all times, and yet here I am breaking my own rule because I wanted to get these up asap!!
Now…the story: I got a great deal on this Flying V today. I had an SG up for sale on Internets, and was not getting a lot of responses from “serious” buyers - just the typical Craigslist/Kijiji bullsh*t like
I’ll give you ¼ the asking price for it, and when you refuse I will rant about how my offer is the best you are going to get and I should know because I have bought so many high-end guitars over the years and I have never paid more than 75 bucks for any of them!
I will pay the asking price but I live 500 miles away from you so please ship it and I will pay you upon receipt. also: please tell me your bank account number so I can make a direct deposit.
I don’t have any money but would you take a straight trade for my 1984 Vantage (or Hondo, or any other cheap crappy brand you can think of…), and here is why I think my 100 dollar Vantage (or Hondo or etc…) is worth the same amount as your limited edition Gibson SG…
And then I got a message from a guy that wanted to trade me a Flying V, plus some cash to make up for the value difference between the SG and the V. In the back of my tiny little mind I have always wanted a V, so when I received his offer…I snapped it up!
It’s my first V ever. I have never even played one…I can’t wait to get it freshly stringed and set up…and then I’ll probably spend the rest of the day playing Scorpions tunes… :D
I recently bought a lot of included quartz crystals and these were my absolute faves out of the bunch. Take a look at picture two, the crystal at the far right; that blue gray inclusion and the green inclusions… are floaters. The green looks to have wanted to mingle with the blue gray, but something stopped it. It is such a breathtaking gem. The bottom picture, the one in the middle, well those are layers and on the back (second to last picture) you can see where the mineral was growing into it. Man…, I am BLOWN away by crystals. I really, really am.