Here I am holding my 2009 Epiphone Dot Deluxe, my newest guitar. I bought it in February. I will be using it tonight because every Thursday night my band (presently called Avondale, but we are trying to come up with a new name) practices at my house. We play a variety of rock, punk, new wave, and reggae songs. About half are cover songs and half are songs I have written. I have been hosting a night of music, wherever I've lived, every week for about 15 years now. Now, with a basement, I have a pretty decent setup. I have a drum kit and sound system permanently set up, so it is easy for us to just plug in and start playing. We have a small entourage of regular fans that come and watch us. Someday we may venture out and play somewhere, but we mostly just play to entertain ourselves.