I figure this is like an akward date,we need catalyst for some conversation. Let's go the whole nine yards. Why do you play, what type of music do you play, who are your influences, do you have a band, what kind of strat (or otherwise) do you jam on, etc etc. I am 19 years old, and started playing when I was 13. I was playing drums prior to that, I am from a heavily musicly influenced family and town. My dad bought me Jimi Hendrix's Are You Experienced to listen to Mitch Mitchell's drum work when I was about 11. I was quite impressed with the drums, but I was mesmerized by Jimi. I switched to guitar, sold my drums to buy a Fender Ultra Chorus amp, and had my dad teach my guitar. I play guitar for a band named HighwayJammin, and have been for about two years. I am the young pup of the group of four (by about 20 years) but we have fun. They are all just so talented that it makes me want to play my heart out. We are a big time jam band that roots with, of course The Grateful Dead, Phish, Dan Tyminski and Union Station. I model my guitar playing along with that Jimi Hendrix, and more recently, John Mayer's more rhythm approach to lead guitar. My main guitars are a MIJ 62 reissue in sunburst that my dad got me for my 14th birthday, and aMartin D-18V that I bought last September after saving and panhandling for nearly a year. Awesome guitars. Wow, long post but maybe when the site opens official like, we can build on it.