The Sad Guitar
This lady brought a guitar in to be fixed today. It looked really sad and Jake told her it was time to take it to the guitar graveyard. She wasn’t very happy but seemed to understand.
She said someone in her neighborhood told her they would teach her five year old little boy how to play guitar. That’s totally awesome, to learn about music and how to play an instrument…wait, that isn’t the story. She didn’t want to spend a lot on a guitar for her son, after all he’s only five, so she went to a big department store and bought something that said guitar on the box. She didn’t realize that most of those guitars are really just toys.
Her son played the guitar for a few days and broke a string. The guy in her neighborhood restrung the guitar for her, but he put real strings on the toy guitar. It didn’t take long before the strings ripped the bridge right off the guitar. (Jake says there’s 110 pounds of pressure per string in a “real” guitar and the guitar they had just wasn’t built to withstand that. What are pounds of pressure, anyway.)
So the sad little boy’s guitar was broke forever. At least Jake was able to help them find a new guitar that would last a long, long time!