Ill teach you the basics and it really doesnt take that much time to learn if you LISTEN to your teacher. The problems I have had in the past is in teaching youngsters that worship Metallica and am only interested in "Speed Metal" With you Lyn, it would be a piece of cake! Back in the early 80s when I played in a band, we played mostly country and Elvis! We threw in some BTO and Chuck Berry, but since the music of the times were generated from the movie "The Urban Cowboy", thats what I know best. Jody Selby was our singer and I think he is still around, could fool you on a recording. You would swear it was Elvis!Bigmax said:Couldn't resist huh? If I had the time and someone with patience to teach me then the acoustic that I have sitting in the corner of the room would be strumming now. It's not electric but it has had some pretty good sounds come from it.
I even had callousis(sp) building up at the tips of my fingers before I put it down.
A 2COOL BAND would be a hoot!
Welp, on my way home from work I thought Id stop by a pawn shop just to pick up an old accoustic to beat on. I didnt want to spend more $50 so my expectations were low. lol They didnt have anything even close to decent at $150 and up, but this Strat copy Ibanez caught my eye. It plays surprisingly well for an el cheapo. The tag said $150 and they had it marked down to $99.95. I offered them $80 even with no tax and they took it!PD2 said:What did you get Gary?? I have three guitars right now - a 1978 Tabacco Sunburst Fender Strat, a '90's version of an ESP Mirage (my old Heavy Metal guitar days), and a 2000 Limited Edition, signature Ovation acoustic. Still have my Fender M80 amp with a Peavy dual 10" cabinet too. Have not picked up the guitar in God knows when, but aside from heavy metal stuff, I used to love to pick SRV and just make up my own blues licks. Last time I seriously played, I used to string my guitar up with some Dean Markley Cold Blue steels - some times 10's some times 12's (depends on what music I was playing). If you ever have the cash snag a set of them - those things have life that is unreal! Even when the strings start to rust out their tone and sustain are awesome!