Been semi or full pro since I was a teenager. It was the easiest way to get into a bar "I'm with the BAND!" lol Now I'm 53 & I still play in 3 bands ... it's my second job.
1. 3 piece Blues & Classic Rock band "Dirty Ernie"
2. 5 piece full-on Blues band "Delta Ratz"
3. 12 piece Mellencamp tribute band "Pink Houses"
The 1st 2 bands play everything from little bars & private parties to poker runs, charity events & festivals. The 3rd band only plays large outdoor festivals and fairs.
Do I have a guitar? Yeah, about 20 of them not counting the mandolins, banjo, Russian Balalaika, dulcimer, keyboards & other instruments I own & play regularly.
I play lap steel guitar, I have a 1950's Supro Comet eight-string and a triple-neck Remington Steel. Play them through a Mesa Boogie Subway Blues tube amp and they squeal like pigs!!! I just bought a Fender Resonator guitar, it's gorgeous, it's all chrome! Listen to a lot of Duane Allman, Eric Clapton, Warren Haynes. I love blues, western swing and old country (love that Hank Sr. sound).
I just retired from the Air Force, been in Germany 9 years. I play country mostly and believe it or not there was a good calling for it here. The Germans just love the really old country. Been gigin here for about 4 years, hope to continue when I get back home in a couple weeks. I own 15 guitars including 1 bass. I love my Martin but play my Takamines for live shows. Would love to learn some Blues, I love that sound.
Zee- Do you know Jimmy Slack--Slacker-- He is really good! Then there is Joe Sharp--and how about Jumpin Jerry Jo Clark, he's a hoot!!! He is also a sweetie!!! Well as you know I have left many out-- but just too many to name.
HD65, thanks for the request. In time, I will put my pic up, just not ready to yet.
Nice collection of guitars for someone that has only been playing for 3 months. I had 5 before my divorce, went down to 1, but now back up to 3. You are right, it's a very relaxing hobby. Stick with it!
I've been playing for only a few months now, but I got 3 guitars, a Gibson Epiphone, a jackson, and a accoustic guitar, I just love playing it's so relaxing, a way to get away from the world just turn up the amp and jam