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By AnneWorner  
My husband is looking for a hobby to occupy his time when he retires.

At the end of last year, we were at Austin Vintage Guitar to put John's Gibson 1968 Heritage on commission. He is hoping to buy an an electric guitar with headset so he won't bother me when he is playing - or maybe he's planning on tuning me out Wink

Special thanks to Moira for her UA for my image of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum.

Thanks for looking,


Tags: Guitar Still life General Abstract Strings Musical instrument

Voters: Philip_H, woolybill1, Herge88 and 39 more

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JimV 14 6 3 Canada
31 Jan 2013 3:58AM
So I take it he's still just looking Anne! I know nothing about guitars other than to admire them for their beauty, and the craftsmanship that goes into making them. Does he already play a guitar, or other musical instrument, or do you have to suffer hearing him learn how, poor you if the latter!
Rgds., Jim
Source 10
31 Jan 2013 11:58PM
Very clever.Like this alot.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
1 Feb 2013 1:38AM
Love the crop onthis!!!
Rende 13 38 4 Netherlands
1 Feb 2013 2:10PM
Wonderful abstract !
woolybill1 Plus
13 34 76 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 1:29PM
That is one superb crop. I doubt I'll be alone in seeing part of a face, albeit a surreal one. Excellent tones, too.
I assume that the instrument is an acoustic bass; I have never seen one with blue strings! The patterning on the fingerboard suggests a class instrument . . .
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
2 Feb 2013 1:32PM
Saw the face as well. Could have been worse... it could be the violin he's looking to learn on.

CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
2 Feb 2013 1:47PM
A first class crop, Anne, and yes, there's an eye, nose and mouth there, too Smile Carol
scrimmy Plus
12 389 5 Scotland
2 Feb 2013 1:52PM
beautiful image ... great clarity .... love the grain, certainly looks like a class instrument
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
2 Feb 2013 2:13PM
I love this image Anne !! I hope he surprise you with his skill one day SmileGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2264 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 2:19PM
First thought - there's a face and it's winking at me....
Parts of the whole - Yes it's something that I appreciate. A little can say a lot.
As for that dangerous age that men go through as they face retirement, be thankful that it's an electric guitar not a very powerful motor cycle, and be grateful for the headset! Wink
morpheus1955 13 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 2:43PM
Wonderful abstract I love it Smile

jaktis 16 84 Sweden
2 Feb 2013 3:30PM
You made a great abstract of this

2 Feb 2013 4:08PM
Very good piece of work Anne, a lovely clean cut image of a lovely looking instrument.
Good luck with putting up with your Hubby in his own little world, Smile but sounds like a worthwhile hobby to me.

John Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
2 Feb 2013 4:44PM
Yes, must be an acoustic bass, only having the four strings. A superb close-up capture, Anne Smile
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 5:10PM
Brilliant crop Anne!
EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
2 Feb 2013 5:11PM
Wonderfully crisp lines, shapes and colours.

2 Feb 2013 6:16PM
Brilliant abstract.
jdinne 17 16 England
2 Feb 2013 7:50PM
Excellent, great detail and presented superbly.

gajewski 16 10 9 United States
2 Feb 2013 9:16PM
I love the tight, frame filling crop.
Regarding the '68 Gibson. Don't let John sell it. He will regret it for the rest of his life.
fentiger 19 920 24 England
3 Feb 2013 7:56AM
That is a most impressive well composed abstract Ann.

Tibetan 8 3 England
3 Feb 2013 1:41PM
Nice eye nose and mouth what his name lol. looks like something out of a Walt Disney film Ann. like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
3 Feb 2013 2:30PM
With such a soft smile and gentleness in its eye, how could anyone not?

Lovely portraiture, Anne Wink

saltireblue Plus
10 11.0k 66 Norway
3 Feb 2013 2:59PM
The three dark wood elements in this imaginative abstract do seem to be aDali inspired face, Anne.
Wonder how this would be in b&w...

Joline Plus
14 30 58 United States
4 Feb 2013 12:02AM
Looks like it's winking at meWink
AnneWorner 12 620 43 United States
5 Feb 2013 1:17AM
Thanks to all. Special thanks to Bill for his UA.


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