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    52 years. Started playing guitar in 1967.




    If you're really interested you can read the whole story here: http://www.guildsofgrot.com/history.html

    Still have the guitar!




    Switched to Bass as my main instrument about 30 years ago.

    Still at it! (Center on Bass)

    Last edited by The Guilds of Grot; 02-13-2019 at 04:08 PM.

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    Great story! GofG you d man!!
    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

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by davismanLV View Post


    I don't play because I'm good, just because i like it.
    Tom, I'ma stealin' that one.....
    - besides before buying more guitars I should learn to play better . . . Nuuska
    -I don't play because I'm good, just because i like it.Tom in Vegas

    1958 CE-100 Capri
    1966 F-20
    1988 D15
    1996 F4CE Sick puppy
    1996 A25
    Several assorted DeArmonds
    The odd Epi
    A Dorado resonator

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    No old photos, unfortunately. But here's a fairly recent one I've posted here before:


    "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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    I got my first guitar, a crappy no-name acoustic, in summer 1974. (I think…coulda been '73.) I was losing interest in the pieces my piano teacher was pushing me to play—Bartók & such—and getting more interested in the singer/songwriter music on the radio. (All the stuff Robert Christgau hated basically.) Figured out some basic chords from a John Pearce book and have been playing ever since.

    -Dave-
    1962 F-20 Troubadour
    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    1999 X-170T
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 T-bird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

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    Summer 1966 saw the arrival of the TPC - TiJuana Potato Chip - so named because if pretty much folded itself in half after a couple months in Denver. One could place their fingers between the fretboard and the strings at the 12th fret and have room to spare!
    Someplace in 67 or 68 saw the arrival of a Silvertone dread.... yellow stained top with grain similar to a sheet of CDx plywood and a flat wide fretboard (maybe originally a 1x3?) This one was playable but brutal, but that was the real start. Christmas 1970 brought the first real player n the form of a Yamaha Red Label FG-230 12 string that became the main player till Chazmo graced me with his G312 a year or so back. Two six strings came and left over the years - one small bodied Yammie in 1972 and a 74 Martin D-18. The D-18 and I never bonded so I sold it and eventually replaced it with a D150 as the "token six string" (every 12 string player has to have one six string - right?).

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    My Mom bought a crappy no-name acoustic classical for $15 from a waitress she worked with in '69, that was my 1st guitar for a year or so, and I put steel strings on it. The action was, shall we say, "high."
    "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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    Started at age 9. 58 years ago...

  10. #30
    Born in ‘51, started playing in ‘71.

    Started with a Yamaha FG-160, but soon wanted something with a slimmer neck porfile. Started hitting flea markets & within no time was up to ten instruments! Fixed them up & worked trades for better guitars, including a Guild F-20, F-30, F-40, & D-40.

    Fun stuff!
    > Guilds: '73 F-30R / '74 F-40nt / '76 G-37bld / '92 D-6nt-hg / '94 JF-30nt / '97 Starfire III / '14 Savoy A-150b
    > Gibsons: '22 "A" Mandolin / '66 ES-125T / '66 Epi Cortez (B-25) / '90 Tennessean / '00 J-100xt / '02 J-45 RW / '02 SG / '07 CJ-165 / '09 ES-339 / '10 ES-330L / '11 ES-335 P90s / '12 ES-330 VOS / '12 LP Special / '12 J-185 / '13 LG-2 / '13 M.Kalamazoo / '14 J-15 / '15 J-50
    > Epis: '00 AIUSA Sheraton / '05 McCartney Texan / '09 Elitist Casino
    > Martins: '00 OOO-16 / '01 CS RW D

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