G’day from Down Under

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Llywelyn, Aug 30, 2020.

  1. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Synchromatic

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Welcome to the forum. Nice guitar to learn on, enjoy it.
    Hopefully this lockdown crap will go away and you can find an instructor.
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  2. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Age is just a number. Have fun with your new guitar.
  3. Zeek

    Zeek Synchromatic

    May 29, 2016
    Illinos USA
    Welcome and Congrads on the new adventure ...
    You are never to old to ENJOY life and the things that make you happy.
    But be careful Gretschs are addicting like a lays potato chip.
    Betcha cant own just one,Lol
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  4. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    +1 for Justin Guitar!

    Congrats on the new beauty. Never too late to start playing.

    Welcome to G-T, the friendliest guitar forum on the internet.
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  5. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Welcome aboard sir!:)

    Congrats on the new geet.
  6. Llywelyn

    Llywelyn Electromatic

    Aug 26, 2020
    Thank you all for your kind thoughts and encouragement. I am really quite excited about this new musical journey I have begun. Idiot grin getting wider all the time :)
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  7. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Gretschie

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    Welcome to the group! I'm right there with you as a beginner at age 58. Fortunately, we've both found a unicorn in the best forum on the web. You will not find a nicer, nor more supportive and knowledgeable group of friendly strangers than on this site.
  8. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Me too. You can call me Wyn. I was born in Wales, came out to Australia with my parents in 1950 when I was 3 years old!
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  9. Defib Tim

    Defib Tim Electromatic

    Dec 3, 2018
    Sydney Australia
    Welcome to the forum & to learning guitar. Its a wonderful journey no matter what your age. Video lessons are great, but when you are able to I recommend getting face-to-face with a good teacher. I did that at 45 & progressed far faster than the 20 years of noodling before it. Your fingertips will toughen up and the soreness will go soon, just keep playing.
  10. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Welcome from Brisbane, never too old to learn anything so enjoy your journey.
    Great guitar to start with.
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  11. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk, Llywelyn!

    The 5220 is a very nice guitar, so you have chosen well. As to age, well, learning something new later in life is certainly good for us. Enjoy the journey!

    THE BALD REVEREND Electromatic

    Jul 14, 2020
    Hy Llywelyn , i think foolish is to give up because of the age and not to do what we still could do !
    Take your time , enjoy life , love other people , try to be happy , enjoy your guitar !
    Let's Gretsch and - this is my motto - God blues you !
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  13. wizard_23

    wizard_23 Gretschie

    Jul 18, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    Welcome from just down the road in Melbourne town. Enjoy the new guitar!
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  14. Berington

    Berington Electromatic

    Jan 6, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Beautiful guitar, Llywelyn, and welcome to the club! Hey, no age is too old to start playing any instrument. Keep going, learn to play your favorite songs - don't have to be perfect, that'll come as you gain more technique, either on your own or with help, and soon you'll have fans hangin' out outside your windows to listen! You picked a great guitar to start, and that's a great advantage. A cheap guitar with lousy action would have you giving it up in weeks. (Hint: put some very-light-gauge strings on it right away, or have your local music store do it. It'll make a huge difference in those callouses building up painlessly, and it's just easier to play.) Congratulations, and HAVE FUN!! Cheers!
  15. Cass

    Cass Electromatic

    May 24, 2020
    Welcome, and congratulations on pursuing music through guitar. And what a lovely choice of guitar you made! (glad you found the right buttons to press to post the pic). I’m in Melbourne, and am struggling to put down my G6119 - it sparks joy every time. Like Robbie said, it’s a pathway to the ‘permanent grin’! Play on!!
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  16. Chris MC

    Chris MC Gretschie

    Oct 27, 2014
    Orange, Aus
    Hello - 5220 player in Australia here too.
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  17. tpwaterhouse

    tpwaterhouse Electromatic

    Nov 5, 2010
    san luis obispo, ca
    I started playing again at 50. It has been so rewarding and FUN! Caution, though; you'll start out doing it just to entertain yourself and next thing you know your friends and relatives will have you entertaining at parties (whenever those are a thing again!). Next thing you'll know you'll be leading a rockin' band and thinking to yourself, "I need more comfortable stage wear."
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  18. bone

    bone Gretschie

    Aug 9, 2020
    foolish? not at all! what are you supposed to do at 70? sit around and listen to the wife wail? whittle? fantastic choice to enhance your life and enjoy your time! these forum gents are fantastic! hop in a thread and commence the learnin' or just shoot the shizzle!! welcome, aboard!
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  19. SAguitar

    SAguitar Gretschie

    Jan 17, 2020
    Grins are good, congratulations to you and yours! Welcome to the madness.
  20. Llywelyn

    Llywelyn Electromatic

    Aug 26, 2020
    Once again, thank you to everyone for their lovely comments. My fingers are slowly getting less painful, grin still getting wider :)
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