March 6, 2012
I would hardly qualify my Yamaha Acoustic as an "axe." It's my mainstay though. Someone recently gave me an Ibanez Gio electric guitar. On curiosity of quality, I googled it. The stand-out reviews included words like "re-gift" and "firewood."
I'm into listening to all kinds of music but I have a real jonesing to play Robert Johnson style blues (Delta blues?). Add to that jazz and swing with finger picking. I love the sound of one guitar sounding like three.
I'd love to meet up with people who want to learn to play music just out of their reach. What I mean by that is, pushing to learn music just out of one's technical level. I'm at a place in my ability where I can play (and understand) moveable chords. I have a rudimentary understanding of major, minor and pentatonic scales. I see chords as knots that need to be unraveled. I do NOT however have the know how to do that. I'd love to play with people who want to learn how to unknot them.
I had a buddy years ago say, "You put that guitar in its case, you'll never take it out again." Turns out he was right. I have twenty years of guitar expereince under my belt -- 20 minus the 10 years it was in the closet, in its case.