Because I have such a large family, we have to do gift-0pening in two stages. We open family gifts to each other on Christmas Eve, and do “Santa” gifts Christmas morning.
I never expect anything substantial from the kids, and they usually pool their money together to buy something for both my wife and me. So imagine my surprise when one of my sons walks out with a very large wrapped package that looks like a guitar case.
I thought to myself, “How cool is that? Bennie got me a hardshell case,” and I commented to that effect. But Bennie said, “Open the case, Dad.” And sitting in the case was a MIJ Fender P Bass. No, not the best bass in the world, but I didn’t care. No one in my family; not even my wife had ever bought me a guitar before.
Needless to say, I was absolutely speechless.
After everyone finished opening gifts and we cleaned up, I proceeded to my man-cave and ended up playing the bass till around midnight when I had to play Santa and lay out gifts.
So what do I think of it? It’s totally basic, but that’s the beauty of it, and though it has a relatively short scale (which is great for my small hands), it can thump! I totally dig it!
So yes. It is a Merry Christmas indeed!
In any case, here’s wishing all my readers to have a blessed and happy holiday season!