Playing my ES-350 at a Blue Heat jam session.
This was at the ZZ Shimbashi jam session on June 11, 2013. The first time for me to play with a band since being diagnosed with Meniere’s disease 4 months earlier.
This is my heavily modified Eastwood reissue of the Airline H44. It has a new nut, frets, bridge, pickguard, pickups, pots and switch. Because of its small size and light weight, it has become my main guitar. All work was done by Tokyo genius luthier Shin Ichikawa.
I joke about being old, but at some point it stops being a joke and becomes reality. The aches and pains start, your health starts to deteriorate, nothing works the way it used to, and it goes downhill from there. So at some point it becomes important to start considering what’s important in your life and what you want to be doing from now on, while you still can. For me playing the guitar is what I have done for most of my life, and it’s something that I want to continue to do for as long as I can. That may mean early retirement so I’ll have more time to practice and perform, and if that’s the case, then that’s what I’ll do. Gotta have some fun while I still can!