Spoke to the guitar shop today and the new one has been despatched already - thank goodness!
I know there are already a LOT of guitars in this house... but actually, it seems there are not enough.Vin has 2 electrics and a small spanish acoustic. Carl has a really nice fender acoustic (and a mandolin, and that's another story) but Vin has no acoustic of his own since he gave up on the half size he started out with. This causes all sorts of arguments between my men - both wanting to play the same instrument at the same time.
I'd intended to get Vin one for his birthday in July anyway... but after more cross words between them last night I could take no more and went online and ordered one from a shop we spied in Dean St last week. It is winging it's way to us by courier even as I write.
Putting up with the noise from all these guitars is far preferable to listening to them killing each other for possession of just one, any day!