Just bought a guitar

When I was a kid, I desperately wanted to play guitar. I was the oldest of 3, and when I got seriously into Metal, Mom was recently divorced. Putting extra money into a guitar and lessons just wasn’t in the cards. Over the years, I’ve had the idea to buy an axe and learn but I always gave up on it. Until…..

My father-in-law is a good guitarist. He grew up in England and started playing guitar in the mid-1960s, influenced by Brian Jones from the Stones. For the 3 years I have been telling my wife that I wanted to learn and she kept telling me to just do it.

I finally decided that it was time, that my dream of plugging in would happen on this vacation. My father-in-law had scouted the local shops for a decent used acoustic and we were off to the Guitar Center Wednesday night. We ended up buying a brand new Takamine G320 Dreadnought Acoustic for $200.

Takamine G320 Dreadnought

I just needed a basic guitar. It sounded great compared to the others, we must have been through about 20 before we settled on the Takamine. Nice sound, low action…..great for a beginner.

Any players with tips for a humble beginner, please send them along.

3 comments on “Just bought a guitar

  1. I have a Fender Squire bass that I got about 4 years ago that I can barely play. I used to play The Who’s “Boris the Spider”, but I can’t remember it anymore. I looked up Tabs online. That was the easiest way for me to learn since I haven’t read sheetmusic since 3rd grade.

  2. I’m not the most patient person when it comes to learning something new. Generally, I’m quick to pick things up but I do get frustrated if it takes longer than I anticipate. I hope that this trait shows up now while I’m learning.

  3. I have been playing bass for a long time and at one point I was decent. Now I don’t get much time to play due to the kids. I played a lot in college. I recorded some songs once with some friends in college, but don’t have a copy of it. I got to play a three song set with some friends at a fundraiser in college as well. That was the only time I got to play on stage and it was in front of maybe 60 people.

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