I owe everything about playing guitar - having "my own" guitar - to one of my uncles. We took a summer vacation from our California home, and were visiting my dad's home city in Kansas where my grandparents still lived. My older sister had a cheap Tijuana nylon string "classical" guitar that she took with her. Every time she was out of the house at home, I would take her "Alfred's Guitar Method" book and turn it over to the chord charts on the back cover. I would sit there trying to contort my little 10-year old fingers to make the chords. Half the challenge was making my little hand manage the 2" nut width of that classical guitar!What was your very first electric and acoustic? I'll start with my first guitar being a rouge dreadnought which I still have and is undergoing a refinish. My first electric was a series 10 danelectro copy. Post pics if you can, I'll have to find mine. Let's see some guitars!
Yeah, those are weird guitars, here's the Gibson versionFirst electric guitar was pretty much like this - this one must have been well looked after, mine was already more beaten up before I got it! Audition/ Teisco 7002 or similar. It was 1973 or thereabouts, £30 second-hand with a practice amp thrown in. The whammy bar was fun but as soon as you touched it the guitar needed tuning again. Luckily punk rock was just round the corner.
Bought it from a friend who was trading up. He bought a black and white Epiphone that looked like a Strat but with humbuckers - I’ve never seen another Epi like it. He was a good friend, showed me how to play “Badge” and a load of other stuff. Happy days. View attachment 978709
I can remember when I first started not knowing what distortion was except that I liked it so imagine me playing Dixie with the gain turned all the way up lolA horrible Hagström SGish electric with a clunky bolt-on neck and a vibrato that always threw the bugger out of tune. None of which mattered of course, so I merrily kept on torturing my folks by playing (to use the verb extremely broadly) it through a tube radio at full blast all the time Was about ten or thereabouts and just loved the distortion...