Greetings from Vancouver Island, BC

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Shagarello, Jul 23, 2021.

  1. Shagarello

    Shagarello Electromatic

    Jul 23, 2021
    Vancouver Island
    Hello all,
    Taking a minute to introduce myself. I go by username Shagarello and live on beautiful Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. I enjoy banging around on guitar, and have collected a few acoustics and electrics over the years, although nothing of real, particular note.

    My playing philosophy is simple: I pick up the guitar only when I feel like it. That is to say, I am not driven to practice x hours per day or week on any set schedule. This way, I will always enjoy picking up the guitar. And this way, I have not progressed all that far in the years I have been banging around![​IMG] I certainly do not play in a band, nor do I have such aspirations. Heck, I'm still working on barre chords!

    I tend to be more a lurker than a poster, but looking forward to the occasional conversation. I probably have more to ask than I do to answer; but hey, formally registering was the first goodwill step, no?!
    Cheers everyone!
  2. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Shagarello! We are so happy you joined us here.
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  3. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Welcome to Gretschville!
  4. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Here's a welcome from Ontario, @Shagarello! What are you playing these days?
  5. BrianW

    BrianW Country Gent

    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    Welcome to G-T @Shagarello , from another Islander. Lots of friendly folks here to converse with. And pretty broad spectrum of skill levels as well.

    Enjoy your time here!
  6. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    Welcome @Shagarello Vancouverate ! :)

    We've been in Vancouver in Oct.-Nov. 2017 to visit our daughter studying for a year at UBC (as part of an exchange between the University of Lyon - France) and we had the chance (it seems !) to appreciate locally, under an (unusual) superb sunny weather, that Beautiful Britich Columbia, as written on your license car plates. What good memories ! :cool::cool::cool:

    By the way : are your guitars water-repellent ? o_O:rolleyes: OK, I stop... :D;)

  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Welcome friend , glad you've joined us :)
  8. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Welcome to GT from Ontario. The Island is certainly a beautiful place.
  9. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Always nice to see new members from my general part of the world. Welcome to the forum!

    btw, don't worry about your skill level. For one thing, it's not important here. But for another - you can play a heck of a lot of songs with cowboy chords. And there ain't nothing wrong with that!
  10. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Firenze, Italy
    I love it there man. My favorite place in North America.
  11. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Gretschified

    Oct 18, 2015
    Enjoy your stay here.
  12. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk, Shagarello!

    I've been in the play "just for the fun of it" times, and I've been in the much more serious "I've got to get serious about my practice" mode, as well. The fact is that I have always needed work in my musical side with my other responsibilities. Since I play the drums along with guitars, I just make sure that whether I'm in a learning mode, or a just for the fun of it mode, the key is always about the fun.

    Again, welcome!
  13. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Hello and welcome to the forum, good to have you here.
  14. larryr

    larryr Synchromatic

    Mar 6, 2012
    Camarillo, Ca.
    Glad to meet you and welcome aboard
  15. db62

    db62 Synchromatic

    Apr 6, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Welcome. Lots of Canuck Gretsch fans here. I’m in TO via WPG, EDM and MTL.
  16. GreTschocaster

    GreTschocaster Synchromatic

    Feb 11, 2013
    Welcome from another BC'er! (Pitt Meadows). Friendly and informative group here.
  17. juks

    juks Synchromatic

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    Welcome! My sis lives in Vancouver. Used to go there annually until this craziness started. Hoping for next year.
  18. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Playing guitar
    Welcome, I’ve been on your island, I love it!

    Enjoy guitar any way you want, it’s all good.
  19. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Welcome to Gretsch-Talk! Can you show us your guits, eh?
  20. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Hey! Welcome, Shagarello, nice to have you here. Got a good buddy in Parksville. The island is gorgeous!
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