Still plugging away each day with at least one practice session - though to be brutally honest still lacking talent, especially in the area or rhythm! Though it has to be said I do enjoy it, every time I pick up the guitar and plug it into my amp - currently a Laney LV100 combo (no longer using the Fender). Now my first guitar was the Ibanez GIO GRX70QA, which as I said in my last post was an absolute bargain from Sound Unlimited in Plymouth - being perhaps the cheapest thing they had in the shop at the time! A few months on however and I felt the need for something a little more 'staid' or should the be 'old fashioned' so started looking for a semi-acoustic.
After a few months bought from Gumtree an old Tanglewood Memphis semi, not the greatest guitar but totally different from the Ibanez GIO and this in turn pushed me toward spending a bit more money on a nice instrument in the shape of an Ibanez (George Benson Signature) GB10EM in a gorgeous Antique Amber finish. This is a real joy to play - even though I still feel a total lack of talent, it's just a real pleasure to pick up and hold. In the guitar rack in the background in these pictures the is also a Epiphone WildKat on loan from a friend and this has given me a further perspective as it provides a totally different feel and sound, and may have to look at some of the Epiphone guitars as this guitar just seems to have one of the most comfortable necks to play, chords just seem to fall into place more easily when using this.
The final update is that to go with the guitars, I decided that I'd get a bass as well to allow me to explore this aspect of guitar playing so after a little research decided on an Ibanez TMB30 short scale bass (definitely turning into an Ibanez 'fanboy' it would seem) but can't really say that this is for me, though my youngest son has expressed an interest so I'll just keep this for him to play with. To go with this I have a Laney RB2 bass combo, which is a great little unit and sounds really stunning.
Born in 1956 (so getting on a bit now) I'm married and have two wonderful children we all live in Devon in the South West of England - on the Cornish border.