Good day from Connecticut

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by Shantytownbrown, May 11, 2021.

  1. Shantytownbrown

    Shantytownbrown TDPRI Member

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    Hello all,

    thanks for having me on your site.

    I am a new player, yes, started as a pandemic hobby, but its something I have always wanted to do; I was bequeathed my Grandmother's 1968 Yamaha nylon string guitar, which she bought around the time I was born, to learn folk music alongside a PBS program produced at KQED SF (I still have the chord book with all her notes!) She taught pre-k back in the day; I dont have a lot of memories of her playing it, but i do remember her letting me fool around with it every time we were in town for a visit. I carried it with me for the last several years and when we settled in CT unfortunately it sat in our basement.

    Cleaning up the basement soon after the era of the pandemic began I found it and pulled it out; it actually tuned up and held, and I found the many instructional vids on youtube and at 51 began to learn. (My teen daughter got the bug soon after and she has quickly surpassed me in skill!)

    It took quickly and soon I wanted a non-nylon/non-classical style so found some local FB marketplace deals; after a few months buying and reselling a few instruments I have settled on one electric and one acoustic I am enjoying the heck out of; I still wont play anything in front of people other than my wife and daughter, but its been my big stress reliever after a day at work (I am in healthcare).

    Now I want to add a Telecaster to my "collection" so, here I am. Just thought I'd say hello.

    Scott
     
  2. carpenter

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  3. Mark617

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    Welcome and enjoy
     
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  5. Greggorios

    Greggorios Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Nice to have you here. Glad to hear that you and your daughter are sharing music through guitars. Lots of support here.
     
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    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    Hi Scott.

    Sounds like you have a wonderful family, and now a new musical direction in life.

    Please share with us the trials, tribulations, and small victories, good sir!

    :)
     
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    Welcome and good luck with your search.
     
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    Welcome to the fold!

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    fendrguitplayr Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Welcome neighbor in New England!
     
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    Welcome. Just moved from East Haddam last year. Beautiful place to live. Good luck with your guitar playing.
     
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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
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  13. StevesBoogie

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    Welcome aboard! CT, my old stomping grounds! I find playing guitar after work incredibly stress-relieving as well, definitely agree with you on that front.
     
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  14. Shantytownbrown

    Shantytownbrown TDPRI Member

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    Now...lets find me a Tele!!! posted in an old thread about a HB available locally...
     
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    born and raised in Connecticut....what part are you from?
     
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    Hey there! Have fun learning. Don’t make it stressful. Sounds like you’re doing it the right way. Enjoy.
     
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    Welcome. Nice story.
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Scott !!
     
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    Welcome from Albuquerque New Mexico:D
     
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    Howdy!
     
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