My pulse quickens at certain aspects of this hobby.
For instance, when I am in a thrift store and spot a good box across the room;
Or at a cigar store and the guy says "I want at least 2 bucks for those empty boxes" ;
Or, spotting a pile of old wood, just the right size for necks.
Or, when I first string up a new build and that first strum...
Or, when I first check for fret buzz - and there is none !
Or I see a CBG anywhere....
Anybody have this happen to them ever?
Nearly got arrested in a Michael's taking each box off the shelf, holding it up to my ear, and thumping it...
(They got over it when I bought 5 of 'em. Now they send me coupons.)
Yep, all the time!
mine quickens when the wife counts the tableware :-/
Here's some more quicken things ...
-- walking into the work shop in the morning, and smelling the sawdust you made the night before.
Or - Finding a new repeatable chord sequence that knocks you out...
Or - the glue's dry ! .. time to remove the clamps ~
Mine does when I see a phenomenal piece of wood, like koa, tiger or birdseye maple for sale online. Then I flat line when I see the price. When I regain consciousness, I reach for a lumber store slab of budget maple and get over my obsession.
Oh, almost forgot...it happens when Pick makes a video with a new Swamp Witch...nom nom. ; )
my pulse quicken even more when I cut my bleeding hand.lol
Constantly... Found a shop that wanted $1/box, and the proceeds go to local military families... So I cleaned them out.
My pulse raised a bit while opening a shipment of sapele mahogany. Two slabs for two electric tenor guitars. Took me 3 days to decide and draw a shape...pulse quickens. Spend another 24 hrs joining& gluing the book-matched top plate...some sweet figured maple. Set up a routing jig for the neck pocket and remove most of the pocket material with a Forstner bit...pulse races as the carefully set blades of the router finish the rest....heart in throat. Remove the jig to see if all is good...sah-weet. Starting to sweat. Time to use sharp chisel to fine-tune the neck fit...eyesight cloudy...breathe...slowly...heart slowing. Ah, woodgasm.
Agreed on that.. . My local Home Depot has beautiful Walnut 1x2... not a straight 3' section in the place...