Tuesday, November 24, 2015

You Can Never Have Too Many Guitars


I received a Sweetwater gift card as part of my relationship with the Quality Blue Community. All opinions expressed are my own.
There is just something about the guitar. The moment I saw my husband playing the guitar, I was sold. He could have proposed right then and I would have said yes. It is such a beautiful, swoon worthy instrument that I have fallen more and more in love with over the years. In the past 9 years, listening to my husband play his guitar almost daily has been one of my favorite things. While we were dating, he wrote and recorded a song for me, I listen to it often, especially when I am away on business trips of having a bad day. He has since written songs for our little girls, some silly and some sweet. I think their favorite song is the hurry up song that he plays when we are going to be late somewhere and they are still getting ready. 

Ever since we have had kids, one of the guitars in our house has found its home on the floor. We have always strongly believed the way to get kids interested in music, is to let them experience for themselves often from an early age. My husband just starting teaching our 7-year-old how to play the guitar and as you can see, she thinks she is quite the rocker all ready. 


Almost every person who has walked into our house has freaked out when their small children have touched the guitar and then had their mouth drop open in shock when we tell them that we don't mind if their kids play it, in fact we love it when they do. Even when there are cringe worthy musical moments from the kids, I am always glad we have guitars in our house. 
We have five guitars in our house. Two electrics, two acoustics and this gorgeous Fender CD-60CE - All Mahogany acoustic-electric. This gorgeous guitar was a dream come true in our house. My husband has always wanted an acoustic-electric because who doesn't want to be able to play louder? 



After a bad experience buying a guitar in high school, where he ended up with a defective guitar my husband is wary of who he purchases guitars from. We were both nervous to buy our next guitar online but Sweetwaters guarantees convinced us. The Sweetwater site is very easy to use and has a ton of information about each guitar. I happen to have my own guitar guru in my husband, but Sweetwater makes it possible for everyone to feel like they have their own guitar guru helping them purchase their guitar. After I placed the order, someone from Sweetwater actually called to see if I had any questions they could answer. They CALLED. Seriously, nobody does that anymore! 


Sweetwater offers free tech support on all purchases and a 2 year warranty on every guitar. Every guitar goes through a 55 point inspection. The inspection includes playability (stretching the strings and checking for playability), electronics (checking for a smoothless and noiseless operation), fit and finish (check the body and fingerboard), hardware and the case. They even tune the guitar before the ship it. I love knowing that I am getting a guitar that is guaranteed to be in perfect condition. It provides the peace of mind you need to buy a guitar online. I don't think I could purchase anywhere else but Sweetwater. 

This guitar sounds gorgeous both plugged in and played acoustically. My husband loves the on board tuner and clarity of each string allows for better picking while still having gorgeous chords. The cut away lets you do a more solo work than a typical guitar and honestly, it is just simply gorgeous. It has become a family favorite in a short amount of time and my 7-year-old is convinced we need to let her have it for Christmas. 

 My daughter loves this guitar and since I think we might need a smaller guitar while she grows into this one we will be shopping Sweetwater's Cyber Monday deals for the best one for her. I am so glad my little ones love music and the guitar especially. 
Check out Sweetwater's Cyber Monday deals this coming week to score the best deal for the musician or aspiring musician in your life!
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32 comments:

bxcrochet said...

What a beautiful little model. That guitar looks awesome too.

Michelle F.

MikiHope said...

I do love to listen to guitars being played. I never quite got the hang of it although I did try. That new one you purchased sounds like a beauty.

Scott said...

I wish I had learned when I was younger. No time for it today, but I do make sure my girls have all the music lessons they want!

Janet Krugel said...

My son wants to learn the guitar and we've been told that he has the hands for it. This looks like a great guitar and your model is adorable!

Crystal said...

We have a few here also, but you're right about never having too many. I love hearing what my kids come up with!

Liz Mays said...

I totally love the freedom you give the kids to play. That's how you really develop a love for music. :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my goodness, those photos of your daughter with the guitar are just priceless!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Claire C said...

Your little girl is adorable, she's a great model :) I wish I had learned to play the guitar.

Kelly M. said...

What a great way to expose kids to music at an early age - especially with hands-on musical experiences! I love listening to the guitar!

Kiersten Millican said...

Love the modeling with the guitar, it's so adorable. :)

Designitgirl said...

I don't know how to play the guitar but i love the craftsmanship, I work with wood so I would love one to display.

Ourfamilyworld said...

What a pretty guitar. My son would love this!

Kid Minds said...

We tried guitar lessons with my oldest but he didn't like it. He does very well with the piano lessons though. Maybe he will come back to guitar when he is older and figures out that girls love boys who know how to play guitar.

Jenn Peters said...

That guitar is beautiful. And the photos are adorable. So nice that you encourage children to try out instruments.

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

Oh my gosh that toothless smile is the best

Kallee said...

It looks like a great guitar. I love when people have instruments the kids can play

Jess Benoit said...

Looks like an awesome guitar and ordering from Sweetwater seems so easy!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

My husband plays guitar. I think he would like this one.

bxcrochet said...

I really love the look of that guitar. Looks like a great gift idea too.

Michelle F.

Integrated Learning Strategies said...

How fun! I wish I would have learned to play the guitar. I hope my kids want to take it up someday. Great deal for the holidays too!

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com said...

What a beautiful guitar! I love that you let the love of music happen organically in your home!

Michelle De La Cerda said...

I would really like for my daughter to learn the guitar (and ballet and marital arts). I'll have to investigate this more.

EZPZ Mealz said...

Your daughter is so cute. I love guitars. Great post.

2justByou said...

OMG I am SO loving the photos with her and the guitar! Gorgeous photo shoot. I don't play, and I don't really know anyone that does, but thanks for all the info on where to buy!

Liz Mays said...

We do our kids such a favor when we encourage musical development. I think it's wonderful for them.

Crystal said...

I'm still stumped as to what to get my husband for Christmas. I know he'd love a new guitar. Thanks for the recommendation!

Camila Rojas said...

Seem s like not only your hubby enjoys the guitar!!! It looks gorgeous... my grandma used to play so beautifully so I got a special love for guitars even though I could never learn.
XO

MikiHope said...

Children have to learn how to touch different objects-I am glad you allow all kids to touch and attempt to play at least one of those guitars. I have a ceramic dachshund puppy which every child has wanted to hold since I got it--I always let them but tell them to sit on the couch with it on their lap--they sit for hours just petting and cuddling it.

Emily Glover said...

What a pretty guitar! That's great your kids have become so interested in music!

mail4rosey said...

My son is 8 and he just got his first guitar. His brother gave it to him and he's in love. :)

Nicole Escat said...

Such a beautiful guitar, My hubby wants to learn on how to play guitar. This is a perfect gift to him.

Theresa Sutton said...

This is awesome! I play the piano and a bit of the guitar, but my hubby is awesome at it. I'm hoping to really pick it up in 2016 and get our daughter interested in playing. The family that makes music together, stays together ;)

 
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