Favorite Things | Guitar

Today’s guest post from David William of Almost Bohemian is part of Simple Black Coffee’s Favorite Things series. Submit your story to share.

I’ve been following Simple Black Coffee since I first saw Craig’s ‘Your Favorite Things’ post with Joshua Millburn. I was actually the lucky winner of his gorgeous $300+ Allen Edmonds dress shoes. I enjoy seeing the strange and absolutely different things people deem their favorite.

As a minimalist myself, there isn’t much I physically own that isn’t my favorite thing. If it isn’t something I am crazy for, I simply get rid of it.

The few things I choose to own are all things that excite me and have a specific purpose to me.

It’s difficult to pinpoint that one thing I’d be determined to save from a fire. Specifically, my custom surfboard by the insanely talented Eli Mirandon, my 1947 CZ motorcycle (same as James Deans first bike), and my meticulously restored 1944 Remington Rand typewriter (I’m a sucker for love letters) would all be in the running.

surfboard and typewriter

But even those things I could replace. What I count as my most prized possession- my favorite thing- is not even technically mine.

1978 yamaha guitar fg340

It’s my mom’s 1978 Yamaha FG-340 acoustic guitar. My dad bought it for my mom brand new way back in the day and I sort of, well, ‘inherited’ it since it wasn’t getting much play anymore. I’ve since become the most accomplished musician in my family. My mom can forget ever getting it back. :)

The tone is deep and beautiful; the strings sing sweeter than a Beatles melody.

So that’s my favorite thing: my mom’s guitar. Oh, and the 6’x9′ world map circa 1984 also ranks up there.

Today’s guest post was written by David William of Almost Bohemian. Follow him on twitter @almostbohemian.

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8 thoughts on “Favorite Things | Guitar

  1. Pingback: Your Favorite Things | Simple Black Coffee

  2. A favorite thing that you play very well. I love the photo with the world map in the background. Great guest post! I am very proud. :)

  3. Pingback: Favorite Things: Engagement Ring | Simple Black Coffee

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