I went to college for "Classical" guitar. I still pump nylon daily but I also dig fingerstyle jazz solos, acoustic singer/songwriter stuff from the 70s, Blues Rock, Prog Rock, and pizza with everything.
For most of the 90s I played all over the world for the U.S.Army Band including a year in Seoul, one of the best years of my life.
I build, modify, and repair guitars. I love guitar history & industry lore - I'm a certifiable guitar geek. I perform live as often as I can in 2 local bands, on SJ, and in Second Life.
The photo is the way I appear in Second Life. Look for me there performing under the same name.
Say "Hi" ... even if you think I suck. :)
One time I sat with my guitar as a brawl between 2 groups of bikers raged on all around me. I got through without a scratch and so did my Guitar but I DID stop singing for the duration.
My most embarrassing moment was ... well ... childhood through 40 years of age.
My first guitar was a Tiesco Spectrum 3 from K-Mart. :) I still remember my father choosing it for me. He played every guitar they had on display in 2 K-Marts. The Spectrum 3 was the fanciest one! I didn't expect him to choose the gorgeous blue Spectrum 3 but he did.
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:
2013 Fender CD140,
Seagull Explorer walnut
Epiphone J200 Artist
or my first decent acoustic and very cherished possession: a 1977 Epiphone FT150 Bard, a gift from my Dad.
“You made my heart sing.”
“Thanks for playing my song.”
“I bow to your Godliness.”
“I love and support your charity.”