June 28, 2007
Getting my fingers busy…
As you may already know from previous post I’ve started to learn to play the classical guitar in the beginning of the year. I’ve been playing with a guitar from a friend of mine… thanks John! But I decided to finally get one of my own!
- A case, which I’ve decided for a Classic Guitar Gator Case;
- A tuner/metronome, which I’ve decided for a BOSS TU-80;
- A foot stand, which one was not really important;
Then, I just went to look for the price at DigitalVillage. In fact, there were many cheap things there compared to other places online, so I’ve decided to give DV a try and sent them an email asking if they had the 4 items in stock, so I could order them to the Southampton shop and get them myself (I was not too comfortable in getting a guitar posted by mail). Unfortunately at the time they didn’t have it. So, I kept searching for other stores online and I found the case cheaper and tuner cheaper on other places so I frowned and decided to send them an email:
Dear all at DV247,
I was searching for the following products which I want to buy:
Case : http://www.dv247.com/invt/34869/
Tuner : http://www.dv247.com/invt/35532/ Foot Rest:
However, the tuner is 12£ in:
and the case is 45£ in:
In case, you sell me at these prices, I’m willing to buy it all from DV247.
Since I’m from Southampton, and your Southampton store doesn’t sell guitars, I’ll probably have to buy only, I’ll be waiting for a reply before purchasing anything.
After a while I got an email from Richard Bottom from the Southampton store with the news:
We can match those prices for you.
And that was that! :-) The result? See for yourself:
In the end I bought it all with a few 240£, definitely excellent value for price. Definitely, regarding music… go for DV!
Since my first post on music I’ve found 3 nice things for classical guitarists and musicians in general which is worth noting:
- A stream from sky.fm on classical guitar… it’s definitely addictive!
- GuitarAlive!, which contains interviews and radio shows that can be downloaded for free as mp3 with very good quality!
- GNU Solfege, an excellent program with a lots of training exercises for you to test a lot of your music abilities;
And now… I’ll definitely keep my finger busy!