New guitar player

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Rider2040, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. Rider2040

    Rider2040 Strat-Talk Member

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    Hi All,

    I joined the forum a couple of weeks ago and finally found the time to make an introduction. I'm pretty new to playing the guitar.

    I had a cheap acoustic about twenty years ago that I learned to strum basic chords on. I gave it to a friend who was going to go around the world as a hand on a ship and wanted to learn the guitar with all of the free time he had. I wasn't playing it at the time so I was happy to give it away.

    This past Christmas my six year old son said he wanted a guitar. My wife initially got some really cheap kids guitar that wouldn't stay in tune and was really nothing more than a toy. We returned it and ended up getting him a Mini Strat. After spending some time teaching my son a few things, I realized how much I missed having a guitar and started shopping for one for myself.

    About 6 weeks ago, I picked up my first electric guitar - an American Professional Stratocaster. I had originally intended on getting a MIM Player Strat, but after spending a couple of hours in my local music shop I just fell in love with the one that I bought.

    Ever since then I've been picking up my guitar in every free minute that I have. I'm really loving my Strat and am amazed at the resources that are available today to learn how to play. I'm still very much a beginner, but I am getting better and based on the progress that I've made so far I'm confident that I'll get to where I want to go as long as I keep at it.

    One thing I've learned in a couple of weeks of reading this forum is that it doesn't count if there's no pics. so here are a couple of shots of my Strat.

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  2. Bettyfender

    Bettyfender Strat-Talk Member

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    Pics or it didn't happen as they say. Gorgeous strat. Good luck on your guitar journey.
     
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  3. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

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    Beautiful! Welcome to the forum.
     
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  4. Rider2040

    Rider2040 Strat-Talk Member

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    Thank you! I chose it based entirely on feel, but I have grown to really love the looks of it too.
     
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  5. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "Was you ever bit by a dead bee?" Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome to the zoo neighbour :thumb:
     
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  6. Rev Roy

    Rev Roy Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    Welcome! I’ve only been playing for about 5 years. Started when I retired. Played acoustic at first and bought my first electric (a Pro Am Strat) a few weeks ago. Hope you enjoy the journey as much as I have.
     
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  7. Engine Swap

    Engine Swap Strat-Talker

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    Love the color!
     
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  8. smithstrato

    smithstrato Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome to Strat talk.
    Thanks for sharing pictures of your wonderful new friend.
     
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  9. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Most Honored Senior Member

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    I always liked that model of Strat, especially in that olive color.
    Enjoy it!
    Welcome to Strat-Talk.
     
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    Cyberi4n Strat-Talker

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    Gorgeous colour!! What is it?
     
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    Speedmaster Strat-Talker

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    Awesome strat, congrats! Welcome to the madness.
     
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    Stratafied Senior Stratmaster

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    Really beautiful great choice, welcome!
     
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  13. Rider2040

    Rider2040 Strat-Talk Member

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    The color is called Antique Olive. The guy at the store said that it was a new color in the past couple of years. I'm really digging it. I think it's beautiful enough to hang on the wall, but my wife still needs some convincing.
     
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    dublindave8456 Strat-O-Master

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    agree .........

    great colour

    love it

    have fun !
     
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    papamaxou Strat-Talk Member

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    Welcome (back) to guitar world !
     
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    rlongnt Strat-O-Master

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    Happy NGD.. I love Antique Olive
     
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    Welcome
     
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    dbolt Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    Very nice fiddle. Sell it and give up this ridiculous notion of learning to play guitar. Truly if you pursue this the light you see will fade into dim darkness. Well maybe you’ll enjoy it quite a bit for a long time.
     
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    Mike Furlong Strat-O-Master

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    Big welcome from across the pond. Hope you enjoy the forums. Lots of tips and info are now available to you. And at times a bit of fun:thumb::rolleyes:
     
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  20. Rider2040

    Rider2040 Strat-Talk Member

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    Ha! Thanks for the encouragement...I think.
     
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