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Old Guitar Man

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Hi from the Old Guitar Man. I got my first guitar on Feb 19th, 1964 after watching all those girls scream at the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. I was 14 at the time. I thought I need to get a guitar FAST! It was a German made Klira strat style covered in Red Naugahyde. I finally purchased my first professional level guitar in 1988. It was a 1952 Butterscotch Tele reissue. After 34 years, it is still my favorite guitar to play. It has a very slim and fast neck. It has very few nicks and scratches on it. I have been slowly wearing the finish off of the fret board. I consider the fretboard wear a badge of honor because I wore it off with my own four fingers. It didn't come that way from the factory. I am now the proud owner of several other guitars, including a 1988 Gibson Les Paul, a Fender pro series Strat and a Gibson ES-335. I played in a band around Portland OR for a short time. I play at a few open mics but mostly just for my own enjoyment.
 
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StoneH

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telestratosonic

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Hi from the Old Guitar Man. I got my first guitar on Feb 19th, 1964 after watching all those girls scream at the Beatles on Ed Sullivan. I was 14 at the time. I thought I need to get a guitar FAST! It was a German made Klira strat style covered in Red Naugahyde. I finally purchased my first professional level guitar in 1988. It was a 1952 Butterscotch Tele reissue. After 34 years, it is still my favorite guitar to play. It has a very slim and fast neck. It has very few nicks and scratches on it. I have been slowly wearing the finish off of the fret board. I consider the fretboard wear a badge of honor because I wore it off with my own four fingers. It didn't come that way from the factory. I am now the proud owner of several other guitars, including a 1988 Gibson Les Paul, a Fender pro series Strat and a Gibson ES-335. I played in a band around Portland OR for a short time. I play at a few open mics but mostly just for my own enjoyment.
Welcome aboard! I was 14 (born in 1949) in Newfoundland and also saw The Beatles on the same Ed Sullivan show. I already had a guitar. I got it for Christmas in 1963. It was an acoustic Harmony or Stella (forget which) from the Simpsons-Sears Christmas catalog and cost $17 CAD. I had already heard The Beatles on AM radio. Even though I barely knew one end of a guitar from the other, I was in a band that wouldn't grace the stage for another year or so.
 

Fenderdad1950

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Welcome from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Its pretty hard to imagine a naugahyde covered guitar ..... well maybe we shouldn't. Well your newer one sounds pretty cool
 

arlum

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Welcome to TDPRI. Another member who can identify with the '60s. Very glad you chose to join up.
 




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