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.
My most embarrassing moment was ... well ... childhood through 50 years of age.
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. I didn't expect him to choose the gorgeous blue top-of-the-line. 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:
2013 Fender CD140,
Seagull Explorer walnut (BIG articulate sound! It puts more expensive guitars to shame)
Epiphone J200 Artist
Xaviere dreadnaught (bubinga/cedar - SUCH a sweet warm sound! Also puts much more expensive guitars to shame)
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.”