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ricka47
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09/16/2013 12:12 pm
I started taking guitar lessons when I was about 13 (I was born in 1950) and played until I was in about my second year of college. I was in a band but, like many garage bands back then, as long as you could play three chords (E-D-A), you were in! So, while I did take some classical lessons, I never really worked very hard and didn't practice much.

Fast forward many years and I started playing the drums at age 60. But, my daughter just went away to college and left behind her Yamaha acoustic guitar that she didn't play. Now, I find myself getting back into the guitar after all of these years and making use of the great online sources for lessons that did not exist years ago.

Of course, after playing her acoustic for a while, I was struck with GAS and just got a Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute and a Vox Valvetronix amp. It sure beats the old Harmony Bobkat electric and Silvertone 1484 twin 12" 100 watt amp that I had many years ago. (Although, I have found that the old Silvertone 1484 is quite a collectors item now and is sold for $750 to $1000!)

Rick Abshier[br]___________________________

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09/16/2013 2:52 pm
Rick, welcome. My story is similar. Born in 1948. Played bass in a band in high school but, like you, didn't put any work into it. I did is solely to be able to get out and drink beer. And, of course, it was cool to the girls to "be with the band". But after high school I quit. Now in retirement I am trying to learn correctly and electric six string rather than bass. Keep us posted on your progress!

Ron

Guitars: 2014 PRS Santana, 2013 PRS Paul's, 2009 PRS Hollowbody I, 1972 Gibson ES-325, 2012 Fender American Standard Stratocaster,  2020 Fender Telecaster, 2001 PRS Santana SE,  2021 Martin M-36, 2021 Martin 000-15M, Seagull S6 Classic, 2012 Yamaha Pacifica  Amps: Fender Blues Junior III, Boss Eband JS-10,  Line 6 POD HD500X, Quilter Microblock 45 w/homemade 12" cab.

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09/17/2013 1:05 pm
Hi Ron - thanks!

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09/18/2013 3:39 am
Hello Rick, nice to meet you. I hope you will get skills with your guitars.

Antonio Ramos
Aragua State - Venezuela
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09/18/2013 11:34 am
Thanks Antonio!

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09/18/2013 7:00 pm
Welcome to the party, Rick! :)

Let me know if you ever need anything or have questions. These forums are also a great source of advice.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us.
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09/19/2013 12:11 am
I appreciate it!

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