This is the last of five posts about the building of a guitar as a keepsake from my mother who died in February of 2020. My father died the year before in 2019. My continuing task is to try to become worthy of this beautiful instrument built by Clayton Pledger.
On a recent visit to Mountain Thyme B&B, I enjoyed playing before breakfast at the same table where we enjoyed fellowship with my parents a few years ago. I asked Rhonda and Mike to continue making breakfast preparations in hopes that clanging pans might cover wrong notes.
Having something tangible to remind me of my parents has been more special than I expected. It is a joy to practice on this guitar. I think of my parents’ love and commitment every time I touch it. I appreciate Randy Soller’s patient instruction as he teaches a drummer to play guitar.
Below are links that show how the idea of having a guitar built came about and Clayton Pledger’s work in making this beautiful instrument.
1 Mother’s Guitar on the Builder’s Bench: Beginnings
2 Mother’s Guitar: A Work in Progress
3. Mother’s Guitar: Calling Our Best Self
Very proud of you, Jim. I know your folks are too.
Jim, so good to hear you play your mother’s keepsake! Thanks again for including me in the memory of your folks. I love the photo of them at Mountain Thyme. Looks like a lovely place that I’ll have to visit sometime!