e-man worked all summer long in the garden with me, for a piddly few dollars an hour. we matched his saved working-money and he got some birthday cash. eight months after he started saving (on black friday) he made his purchase. (It's a gibson les paul and a very good one at that. so far he's having a very good time with it -typed by e.c.)
ziggy's borrowed guitar now goes to miss m, who will begin lessons as soon as her hands are big enough and her back is strong enough.