What were you using in 68?

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  1. twotone60

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    Wilson woods and Spalding irons. I didn't start playing guitar until shortly before I graduated high school in 1970.
     
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    In 68 I was in the Navy stationed at Fort Allen Communications Station in Ponce Puerto Rico. Some of us sailors formed a band and played all of the military clubs around the island for a couple of years. That was when I got my first decent rig. The only problem with that guitar was that the feed back was so bad you had to turn the amp to the wall and stay as far away from it as possible.

    Fender Coronado II through a black face Bandmaster.

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    So, if you are 58 like it says in your signature, we are in 2021 ?

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    Training wheels.
     
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    I was 17 when I finished training so I just missed going to Viet Nam.

    When I was about 10 or 11 (1961ish) I restrung a borrowed cheap acoustic L/H and was minding my own business trying to steel Chet Atkins licks off of a record.

    My dad saw this and immediately made me restring it back to R/H siting some pretty bogus reason not to play L/H. I quite trying to learn how to play shortly after that and did make attempts off and on to play R/H for many years.

    I got my first real L/H guitar in 1979, a 1978 Gibson SG Standard which I still have. Thanks DAD for all of those lost years of clubbing to death miscellaneous R/H guitars trying to play R/H.

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    I have an old cloth diaper (probably one I wore) that I use as a shoe polish rag. I showed it to my kids and they couldn't believe it.
     
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    I was 13 and just starting 7th grade. I had just given up on this:

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    Baseball and football replaced music for awhile.
     
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    In 1968? Gibson ES-345TDN-SVT through a Fender Super Reverb:

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    I started playing in '69- a Sears Silvertone with f-holes that I traded a pair of Bass Weejuns to my best friend to acquire.
     
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    In '68... a '66 Mosrite (Ventures model) through a blackface Bandmaster. The band (my first) broke later that year. That's when the crazy stuff started, I was 16. :eek:
     
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    pivotal year.... I went from a Lyle 12 string & Sears 6 string to a Mustang, then to a Strat. I had a Sears amp... the 2-12 one everybody wishes they had back
     
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    An unknown cherry red Japanese on pickup model with strings so heavy i couldn't play it. Didn't pick up another guitar till my 40's.
     
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    I was going to say Pampers, but it could have been cloth diapers. It was probably Pampers. And I was adorable.
     
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    I had a Kay electric, and an acoustic with a name I don't remember. This picture is very close if not 68.
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