Something I have always wanted to do is learn the guitar and I finally got tired of waiting. I bought my first guitar last night off craigslist. It's a Martin D-16GT Acoustic. I got it for $750 which is a pretty good deal (they go for about $1100 new). The guy was an electric player that thought he wanted to get into acoustic and bought it and it just sat there for a few years, virtually unplayed. It's in mint condition with no signs of drying or wear. Lucky me. I know I didn't really 'need' a guitar this nice but with my gadget budget from work I have to buy something so it's a good excuse to get something that I will be happy with for a long time. It was a big decision I played by bro-in-laws Martin DX a bit, played with many models at Guitar Center comparing dreadnoughts to OM models, Martin's to Seagull's and Taylor's and others... I am pretty excited about my new axe and already have very sore fingers on my left hand but I can't wait to get back to it. It's going to make me sad when traveling that I can't practice - I could take it on the road with me, which I am thinking about, but leaving it in the room when I am at the office doesn't sit well with me, so we will see.