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Another Older Beginner
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I'm new to the forum and just wanted to introduce myself. Having never played an instrument of any kind I decided to learn to play the guitar. The kids have all moved out and you can only Facebook so…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Lustick Aug 16, 2012.

 

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Chris commented on David Susman's group Alvarez Guitars
"I've never owned an Alvarez before but an entertaining the idea of getting an Alvarez AP710. Anyone have any words of wisdom? Pro/cons?"
Mar 6, 2013
Chris joined David Susman's group
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Alvarez Guitars

For owners and those who appreciate Alvarez instruments
Mar 6, 2013
Michael Rosendahl replied to Chris's discussion Setup Question in the group Guitar Makers
"Chris,        Martin is a first class company, and I had no doubt that they would make it right.  I belong to the Martin Owners Club, and you may want to consider that also.  You cannot beat the freebies they send you.…"
Oct 24, 2012
Michael S. Jackson replied to Chris's discussion Setup Question in the group Guitar Makers
"Good news, Chris. I'm glad they came through for you. m"
Oct 24, 2012
Chris replied to Chris's discussion Setup Question in the group Guitar Makers
"This will probably be my update on this issue as it appears the problem will be resolved. I spoke a with a customer service rep. She apologized for this happeniong to me. Martin has taken the  Authorized Martin Service Center designation…"
Oct 23, 2012
Sharon Peterson replied to Chris's discussion New Here + Question in the group Acoustic Newb
"Jamplay offers annual subscriptions now.  I think that's a fairly recent development. Guitartricks.com is a similar site; they also offer annual subscriptions. Not sure about current prices, but I don't think either one goes over $150…"
Oct 19, 2012
Charles replied to Chris's discussion New Here + Question in the group Acoustic Newb
"Your story is similar to mine. Picked up guitar for 1st time about 15 months ago shortly before turning 50. I took lessons for 3 months once a week but m work hours made keeping that commitment difficult plus it gets expensive over time. I lost…"
Oct 19, 2012
Michael S. Jackson replied to Chris's discussion Setup Question in the group Guitar Makers
"Fortunately, unless the apprentice messed around with your frets and nut, the saddle is an easy fix on a part that is replaceable. I understand your concern with taking it back there. The repairman is responsible for everything that goes on in his…"
Oct 19, 2012
Dave Fengler replied to Chris's discussion New Here + Question in the group Acoustic Newb
"I'm 49 and took lessons twice per month for 6 months, but I only had a 10 minute ride. I highly recommend Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar program.  20 DVD's that cover from learning to read music up to intermediate level…"
Oct 19, 2012
Denny Baer replied to Chris's discussion New Here + Question in the group Acoustic Newb
"I recommend checking out: www.justinguitar.com - Free lessons - good instruction www.guitarjamz.com - subscription lessons, some free, Marty is good. www.nextlevelguitar.com, is also pretty good."
Oct 18, 2012
Newbie Dean replied to Chris's discussion New Here + Question in the group Acoustic Newb
"I'm 63 and started this git thing about 3 years ago.  I have not had an instructor.  I have a local friend that has played for 45+ years that got me started with basic chords.  The rest I've learned from sites like…"
Oct 18, 2012
Phil Manuel replied to Chris's discussion New Here + Question in the group Acoustic Newb
"Chris, What style of music interests you?  I know some folks in the community who offer skype lessons, which may be a good alternative for you. Especially, if no one close plays.  I don't know how much skype lessons cost, but I…"
Oct 18, 2012
Robert Sheer replied to Chris's discussion New Here + Question in the group Acoustic Newb
"Well my advice to you is to keep practicing! YouTube tutorial videos are great as well. I also think that you can get a wealth of info and learning from Acoustic Guitar Magazine. They also have online courses through the Internet subscription to the…"
Oct 18, 2012
Chris added a discussion to the group Acoustic Newb
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New Here + Question

New to this group and guitar. I'm 50 and just bought my first guitar in May of this year. I've been taking lessons once a week since the week I bought it. My starting point was, "So how do you hold this thing?" My question/delimma is this:  I've been taking lessons for 6 months now, which require me to drive 70 miles one way. Northern Nevada has a geographical oddity, everything is 60-70 miles away. Winter weather, gas prices ($4.00+ per gal) and changing financial situation are forcing me to…See More
Oct 18, 2012
Chris joined Derrick Miller's group
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Acoustic Newb

A network of beginning acoustic guitar students for sharing discussion, encouragement, ideas, resources, and support as we begin the journey.
Oct 18, 2012
Chris replied to Chris's discussion Setup Question in the group Guitar Makers
"I think the percussive part is still quite a ways out. My first lesson was May 4th of this year and consisted of this is how you hold a guitar and pick. I started completely from scratch but a guy needs a goal so I picked a lofty one."
Oct 18, 2012

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician, Guitar student
How many years have you been playing guitar?
Less than 1 year
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Breedlove Passport C200/SMP
What type of music do you like to play?
Only started 3 months ago. Goal is to learn percussive fingerstyle like what Andy McKee and Antoine Dufour play.
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I subscribe

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