My Guitar 5 – Goodbye

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After special-ordering it brand new, and then owning and ministering with it for more than 23 years, today, I sold my beautiful, custom-made, still-brand-new-looking, Taylor 955CE, 12-string acoustic-electric guitar — ironically, to support the continuing work of my self-funded ministry.

For years, I never even considered doing that, but the time arrived when I felt that the significant amount of money that I could get from selling it could help me accomplish more ministry than having and using the guitar itself.

Sometimes, God’s will is that obvious.

People are more important than things.

I don’t regret my decision at all. The time was right, and I’m glad that I did it.

If I am asked to minister musically again, I will use the 1978 Guild F-512, 12-string acoustic-electric guitar, that I bought when it was less than a year old, way back in 1979.

Thank you, and goodbye, old friend.

Update, July 9, 2020: Well, it’s been two weeks since I sold it, and I’m still glad that I did. Surprisingly, I don’t miss it anywhere near as much as I thought that I would, for the past 23 years. It was a top-of-the-line guitar in every way — beautiful and really fancy; and I really was sentimentally attached to it for decades — but, when push came to shove, it turned out that having it really wasn’t as important to me as being able to minister with the money that I got from selling it. 😉

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4 Responses to My Guitar 5 – Goodbye

  1. LuAnne Grant says:

    Sorry you felt that need, but proud you could let go when felt it! May God continue to bless you in your ministry, dear cousin!

  2. Ann Barlow says:

    I’m so sorry you felt the need to do that!

  3. Candy says:

    God Bless You! You are a true Christian with a true Christian heart! You’re right, people are more important than things!

  4. Paulo Tadeu says:

    A decision that is certainly difficult at the sentimental level!

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