Dear Mr. Fielding.
I regret to inform you that the guitar referenced in this thread has suffered a disaster. It has finally broken a string.
Da D String exploded Right in the middle of my last song of the year at the "Yellow Canoe Cafe." (It wasn't going to be the last song, but...) I was playing "Early Morning Rain" in D at the time, so geez, it was a struggle to finish, specially since I dropped my pick in shock.
Lucky I had my special guest Dan Whiteley playing a fabulous mandolin break at the time. Just said "keep playin" and he did. That was a lot of fun jammin with the boy, he sure can pick that porkchop. Guess I was pickin harder with him than I have been solo.
Now for some people this wouldn't be worth mentioning, but it doesn't happen to me very much.
Coda: Went home, unloaded, and got out the Martin for the first time in a month...after a night working out on the big ol' Lowden, the O-18's easy action and light weight is a nice way to wind down.
Wonder where I can get me some of them Elixir strings to try out...