Thanks guys. Luckily my wife is supportive and also thinks the guitar is beautiful. Somehow the next couple days is harder than the last many years.
Can't wait to pick it up. First time I played a Kelly was by accident at a NY Amp Show. Didn't know what it was at the time but instantly felt there was something special about that guitar that stuck with me.
Happy birthday! Congrats, play it in a good health.
I am wondering was it mine you played at the NY Amp Show? I took it there a few years ago, quite a few people were impressed with it.
Rick definitely likes the action set slide-guitar high, haha. Being an acoustic player mainly, I don't mind it, but it's definitely not a slinky setup.
Good impression on the acoustic properties. Kelly guitars really ring out, don't they? I was playing mine unplugged last night and my wife actually told me to turn it down because the kids were sleeping! Whattttt?
That's one of my favorite pics in this whole thread. We need more pictures that capture the je ne sais quoi of Rick Kelly guitars. Mine's currently in Rick's shop having some work done, but I'll definitely snap some pics when it comes home.