Twenty years after high school I went to college for "Classical" guitar. I still pump nylon daily but I also dig fingerstyle jazz solos, most anything from the 70s, Blues Rock, and pizza with everything.
For most of the 90s I was a guitarist for the U.S.Army Band. My year in Seoul with the Army was one of the best years of my life.
I'm a certifiable guitar geek. I build, modify, and repair guitars. I love guitar history & industry lore.
I try to perform about twice a month here on StreetJelly, and in several local bands.
Please say "Hi" ... even if you think I suck. :)
One time I sat very still with my guitar as a brawl between 2 groups of bikers raged on all around me. The guitar & I both got through without a scratch. It was almost like a scene from F-Troop. :)
My most embarrassing moment was ... well ... childhood through 50 years of age. Maybe 55.
My first guitar was a Tiesco Spectrum 3 from K-Mart. :) I still remember my father choosing it for me, but I didn't know it by model name at the time. Dad played every electric guitar they had on display in 2 K-Marts and he even made the employee go in the store room and get second examples of a few models. I didn't expect him to choose the gorgeous blue top-of-the-line model. That guitar was my pride & joy.
Since then I've become a guitar freak. I have a room full of Strats and Teles of all sorts, but you'll probably see me on StreetJelly playing one of the following:
Xaviere dreadnaught (bubinga/cedar)
Xaviere dreadnaught (zebrawood/spruce)
Those 2 put much more expensive guitars to shame
Michael Kelly Forte Port
or my 1977 Epiphone FT150 Bard, a gift from my Dad and maybe my most cherished possession.
“You made my heart sing.”
“Thanks for playing my song.”
“I bow to your Godliness.”
“I love and support your charity.”
“Your fans adore you.”