A friend invited me to the Artisan Guitar Show and it never occurred to me that I'd find tulips. If you follow my blog, you know that I am featuring the tulip this month, so I was delighted to meet Victor Paredes, the proud owner of an exquisite guitar created by Bill Collings from Philadelphia, PA. Collings guitars are extraordinary from an auditory as well as visual perspective. I'm not accomplished enough to make the auditory determination, but I have been assured by the experts that these instruments raise the barre. From a visual perspective, this guitar is museum quality.
I was captivated by the detail on the 'tulip' guitar when it's owner came over and introduced himself. He told me the story of how his guitar was created, over a period of six years, and he shared personal stories and perspectives on the instrument he clearly loves.
As our conversation continued, Victor told me that he has to sell his guitar because of some personal concerns. If you are interested, please let me know and I will send you his phone number. It is a treasure and he's hoping it will find a new home where it will be loved.
"My mission is
to help others see and cherish the beauty,
romance and treasures within and around them
that are often dismissed or completely overlooked."
Mikell is a writer, artist and professional treasure hunter, finding the greatest treasures in the wonderful people who enter her life!