YES! After I received my confirmation e-Mail from Klangfarbe that my stuff was ready to be picked up, the day started to really drag. I was still at the office, you see – and had a couple of hours to go, on a Friday nonetheless, and afterwards I was scheduled to pick up my kids from my parents’ place and spend some time there, before finally being able to go pick up my new guitar. Additionally, sometime during the afternoon I also received a confirmation e-Mail that my amazon order with the strap and the wall mounts has been delivered and was awaiting my pickup at the post office as well. So by the time I was finally home, this was the beautiful arrangement on my dinner table:
I have never in my life unboxed a guitar before. I bought both my nylon string as well as my bass together with a case. For this one I don’t even have a bag, but I figured that would have been a waste of money – it’s not like I am ever going to take this somewhere. And if the need should arise – I can still always buy a case later on. Anyway.
Isn’t she beautiful? But seriously – getting that protective transparent foil off from underneath the knobs has been quite the chore that took way longer than it probably should have, and it caused me to immediately learn a new something about electric guitars: how to remove knobs. Ha!
This is the other thing I purchased: an iRig 2 guitar interface. I was a bit shocked to see that the software that comes with it, AmpliTube, ships at yet another 20€ or so – but was then pleasantly surprised to see that it offers a free version as well. Which is massively limited, of course, but suits my little needs just fine. No need to plug into my amp all the time, plus the opportunity to use headphones and disturb no one in the house, and that’s really all I need. The interface also helps the Yousician app to better recognize the notes I am playing – or at least that’s what the internet claims. I have yet to try that out, of course.
Today was also the day where I pushed that “subscribe” button on Yousician. I decided to go with a 1-month-sub to start with, just to see if I really, really like it – and if I will actually stick with it and practice regularly. If so, I will upgrade to a 1-year-sub… the price difference is really quite staggering. Hopefully I’ll get any of the able-handed men in my life to help me mount my two guitars on the wall soon, now that I have everything together and am all ready to go!