As the discussion title states, I'm New2Guitar. I've been playing for 5 weeks and wanted to introduce myself with a little story:
Back in the early 90's I dated this girl and she bought me a new guitar for the Xmas of 92. We lived together, she moved out and she said, keep it! So it sat inside the hard case in my bedroom for 18 yrs. Understand, I know nothing about guitars, so I select a teacher and bring it to my first lesson. I tell him the same thing I just told you, it was given to me and it's been sitting for 18 yrs.
Well, he takes the guitar, tunes it and plays it. His comment; Amazing sound! He relates, I've never known, until now, someone having a Martin HD28, and letting it age for 18 yrs before it was played for the first time. He then educated me on Martin's, their guitars and how lucky I am to have a HD28 to learn on.
I'm five weeks into learning the learning process. For the first few weeks my fingers couldn't handle the light strings. I've now developed some very nice callouses and practice 2 hours a day. To make music is such a great experience. I think I've become OCD. Time will tell.