keepers-guitarsGuitars to light your soul
Keepers Guitars arose from my private collection. This had no specific focus or direction other than to satisfy my love of guitars. Ending up as an eclectic and diverse mix of pre-owned guitars reflecting my interests and aspirations over a number of years. Each one, for different reasons, is a ‘Keeper’ for me. It is not a collection that harbours rare/vintage ‘assets’ or closet queens but pretty much covers all bases particularly for someone with my limited level of playing skills. However there are only so many guitars you can meaningfully own and play at any one time and none of them should or deserve to spend most of their time in a case.
Whilst it is clearly a privilege to have a collection of guitars to enjoy, in a perverse way it does end up effectively limiting opportunities to discover new treasures, modern developments and experience the rich variety and craft of small and boutique makers unless you have access to unlimited resources – which I certainly do not. So hence whilst I am happy to retain all of the collection as ‘Keepers’ there is a whole world of ‘Keepers’ still to try waiting out there.
The collection covers a broad spectrum of price points and as with everything else is inevitably subject to the law of diminishing returns. However, quality does count and skill, creativity and passion will always cost but enjoyment and satisfaction is not solely the domain of the ‘best’ or most expensive. I can honestly say I play my less expensive guitars at least as much as the more ‘exotic’ ones. ‘In the moment’ a Vintage Gordon Giltrap can be as worthy as a high end Taylor and is accessible to all. What better value can there be?