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Golden Guitar


Today I had the usual excruciating experience of receiving an injection of a drug directly into my eyeball, (done at my local hospital.) This is necessary because of the deteriorisation of my eyesight due to diabetes complications which I've had for a couple of years now. The injections are to try and slow the loss of my eyesight, though they won't cure the problem. Needless to say, it's not a pleasant proceedure and I was at the hospital from 2:30 pm to 5:30pm. The number of patients having to endure this treatment is astonishing. Not all diabetes related, some of them experiencing age-related macular degeneration, but I seem to have got both conditions.These regular injections never become a commonplace thing. They are always dreaded and stressful. And right now, my eye is very sore, bloodshot and painful as a result of the injection. Nevertheless, I have no choice other than to risk losing my vision completely. And so it goes... Meanwhile, a ray of sunshine on the horizon is that Gordon White, my guitar fettler of choice, has managed to prepare two guitars for me, which I'm planning to use at the upcoming launch party on the 28th of this month. One is my baby-blue J.Joye 'Bel Air' guitar which has been troubled by faulty switching and an ever looser jack socket. The other guitar is my Musicvox Mi-6 gold sparkle model which Gordon has refined the action for me and added a Duesenberg tremolo arm to it. (See attached photo' from Gordon with the guitar on his workbench.) I'm looking forward to collecting these two guitars from Gordon in Leeds tomorrow at his 'Single Coil' guitar repair workshop off the Kirkstall Road. I highly recommend him for his expertise in adjusting guitars...he works with people of the calibre of Richard Hawley, Lambchop and Duane Eddy, amongst many others. When you place a guitar with him, it's in very safe hands.



© Bill Nelson 2020

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