|Taylor Guitars From Guitar Center|
I hope that all of you Mom's had a wonderful Mother's Day. For me it was a great day because I celebrated at brunch with my family and afterwards my husband, daughter and I stopped at Guitar Center to pick up a graduation present for a friend.
We barely made it through the doors of the store and my daughter was headed to the acoustic guitar room. I have to admit that I didn't mind because this is my favorite area of any Guitar Center. I got my first acoustic guitar when I was ten and even though I have a beautiful Fender Telecaster, I reach for my Taylor everyday!
It wasn't like we were there to buy a new acoustic that day, and my daughter didn't ask us to buy her a new guitar, but as we were looking around she stopped in her tracks and there it was...a Taylor GS Mini. "It looks kind of like yours, Mom!" The Guitar Center sales associate asked if she'd like to play it and from the first strum of the strings and the look on her face as she happily played Cobie Caillat's "Brighter Than The Sun"... I knew we may have come into Guitar Center for one present, but we would be leaving Guitar Center with two.
My daughter did say that it was Mother's Day and so she shouldn't be the one getting a present. But this was a wonderful teachable moment as I explained to my nine year old that as a Mom, the joy really is in the giving of a gift, and as much as I loved my Mother's Day gifts, the best gift was the smile on her face when we told her we were buying her that Taylor.
That GS Mini has been played so much this week! I am amazed that Taylor has found a way to make a smaller size guitar with all of the quality and tone of their standard guitars. It was funny because my daughter looked at me and said, "I'm not surprised about the quality...it's a Taylor!"
She'll be playing that Taylor at the House Of Blues this week and I'll be watching and smiling.
My Style Shout Out Tip: Summer is rapidly approaching and this is a great time to give your children the gift of music. My nine year old started piano lessons two Summers ago and I have to say that I am still a little bit amazed that two summers later she's playing at the House Of Blues. Get your kids into a music program and you may be amazed too.