Well, to cut a long story short, I was made redundant after 20 years — to soften the blow they had to pay me off pretty handsomely (roughly 2 years’ salary as a lump sum). And my wife, a true pearl amongst women, said ‘Why don’t you buy yourself a nice new guitar?’ So off I went... tried many things... and came home today with this: Can you tell what it is yet? Isn’t that case gorgeous? And that guitar’s not bad either!! American Original 60s Jazzmaster in metallic Ocean Turquoise with tortoiseshell pickguard / scratchplate.