I am shit broke, friends and neighbors. I'm lucky in that I am nicely housed, too well fed, still have my wife and cats and one great guitar. So we're not talking rock-bottom broke. Just your basic nasty setback, hard-slap wakeup call, temporary shit broke that you pray is truly temporary.
Yet my stupid fingers still don't know any better than to browse guitars online. GAS, peepul. I done got myself some GAS. What a stupid thing. It's a desire for largely unnecessary shit that most of us create, I believe, out of thin air. Lunacy. But even knowing this, I get sucked in.
Anyway, enough of the philosophical shit. Ran across this, and now I'd love to have one. It's purty, and there's a sound demo if you scroll down. Also available in small body flavors:
Who knows? Maybe by the time my crisis has ebbed to the point where I can safely waste money again, these things will actually be on the street. In the last few years, Breedlove seems to have introduced and then ditched several very exciting lower-pricepoint series. This has happened frequently enough that I pretty easily get some of their series confused with others and am not sure what's still around, what's not. So I hope this Oregon Series survives, because it looks awesome. Kind of wish the b/s were gloss, only because the wood is so damn purty it seems a shame not to pop it, visually. But WTF. I'm infatuated.