For all it’s power as a tool for staying in the moment, there’s one thing about my guitar playing that’s set off a big OCD trigger.
Is it the need to play constantly, every day? Nope.
Is it the nagging obsession to acquire a Gibson Les Paul? Nah. I have that obsession, but it’s not OCD. It’s the desire of many guitarists, except for those who already own one.
Here’s my problem, as told in three photos:
As you can see, the Music Man guitar on the right is crooked. It makes me crazy.
I fix it, only to discover that the Epiphone Les Paul Junior on the left is crooked, too. It torments me.
That’s a little better. But I keep staring and wondering: Is the Music Man crooked again?
There’s only one remedy for this torment: picking up one of them and getting on with my practice.