How do you feel about your guitar? How would you describe your feelings for it? Do you have several instruments and a slightly different relationship with each one? What would happen if your lost your guitar was lost or damaged?

Keola recommends a great read by John Schroeter, entitled, “Between the Strings: The Secret Lives of Guitars” (Paperback – April, 2004). This is a collection of 100 stories about life with the guitar. It’s a veritable compendium of the world’s greatest guitarists, from BB to ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons. (Keola also has a story in the book) These short stories are inspiring, uplifting, illuminating, humorous, stirring, and edifying. Some of the stories are simply entertaining in the way they take unexpected twists. If you were ever curious about how other guitarists think about their “axes”, check this out!

Between the Strings: The Secret Lives of Guitars

Keola’s Story Only From This Book – Hāwanawana (The Whispering)