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    50 years

    I got my first guitar in 1969, I was 15 years old.

    Borrowing a line from "Amanda:" "I got my first guitar when I was fifteen, now I'm half past sixty and still wearing jeans..."
    "Heat lightning burnt the sky like alcohol." John Prine

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    congrats Dread! this is a great thread starter too. I wonder how many years LTGers been playing guitar...

    I started on my birthday in 1980. 39 years so far :)

    "39 years? you think you would be better by now..."
    "i know, i know..."

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    I'm close to you, dread, but I took time off from it a few times. I wish I didn't, I'd be a better player. I think...

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    One year and still excited.
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    Got my 1st guitar in 1965. I was 14 years old. My mom and dad couldn't afford it but they bought me a brand new Fender Strat and a Vibrolux Reverb amp at B Sharp music in Minneapolis. (man, would they be worth something today-alas I sold them both for beer money my senior year in college-beer and women just seemed more important at the time) Played mostly electric through college. Took 30 years or so off and then got heavily into acoustic around 2003 and just keep on buying. I'm resigned to the fact that I'm as good as I'm going to get (and that's average or below) and that my old bones are stiffening up worse each year. But, I just don't give a damn. I enjoy it and will be playing I'm sure up to my last breath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richardp69 View Post
    I just don't give a damn. I enjoy it and will be playing I'm sure up to my last breath.
    +1. It's all about enjoyment!

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    You guys have got it right - it's all about having fun with the music. I've told more than one band over the years "As soon as this ceases to be fun, I'm outta here!"

    I like to joke about still being on my trek to international rock stardom...but I never really aspired to do anything more than play guitar by the campfire and sing with my friends.

    One night were were at a campfire by a friend's lakefront property, my bass player invited some friends that played for the local symphony - he played violin and she played viola. It was a calm summer night and as we played all these boats anchored close by to listen to the music. It was a special space in time; the symphony musicians played a beautiful interlude to "Nights In White Satin."

    Then they thanked us profusely for letting them join us, which I considered a real compliment.
    "Heat lightning burnt the sky like alcohol." John Prine

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    '98 DeArmond Starfire Special
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    Crate CA-125D Acoustic Amp
    Fishman Loudbox Mini Acoustic Amp

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    1979, so 40 years. My first guitar:

    '60s: [ SF3 ]
    '70s: [ S70 | 2xS300AD ]
    '80s: [ X79-3 | 2xX80 | X82 | X100 | X175 | S270 | S281 | BHM1 ]
    '80s: [ S300AD | Detonator | Liberator Elite | SF4 | D46 | AA ]
    '90s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SF3,4,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    '90s: [ X2000 | X3000 | DV72 | BHM1 ]
    '00s: [ SF3 | SF4 | BB-90 | X160R ]
    '10s:
    [ 2xTB | SF3 ]

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    Iconic photo, Gary. Looks like a million other kids.
    "Heat lightning burnt the sky like alcohol." John Prine

    '76 D-25M
    '99 DV-52ABHG (gave to my son)
    '98 DeArmond Starfire Special
    Takamine Acoustic Flying "A"
    Crate CA-125D Acoustic Amp
    Fishman Loudbox Mini Acoustic Amp

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    1979, so 40 years. My first guitar:

    GAD is all over that neck with his first guitar. You just can't hide talent, it will always stand out!
    1971 Guild D40 "Guild Guitar Inc" label SN 55360
    2001 Chris Bozung Rosewood Dred - Antique Sunburst - "A Dozen Roses"
    2011 Chris Bozung CB "45" Brazilian Rosewood Dread

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