I'm the old school guy here I suppose. I haven't had time to read all the post,just joined the forum this morning. Anyhow I'll try and make this short. I was introduced to playing an instrument by my mother when I was around 10 or 11,it was a uke and around 12 she surprised me with a Stella Guitar which I learn to play somewhat easily knowing what I had learned on the uke. That was 1952, told you I was old. Anyway I graduated from our high school teen band to a musical career that lasted some thirty plus years. Retiring from Nashville,Tn around 2009. I will spare you the corporate years before moving to Nashville in 1982. My influences if you haven't already guess were WLAC Radio,John R and The Horseman Bill Allen and Sun Records, Memphis. By the way I still have my Stella.