Hi everyone! Essentially a new guitarist

Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Bendem, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, Bendem!
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  2. slickfaster

    slickfaster Synchromatic

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lookin Good!! Nice purchase!!
    Ya might find yourself selling off some other items to fund the next step in your new journey..ha
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  3. JLD4133

    JLD4133 Country Gent

    May 10, 2011
    Mequon, WI
    Welcome. Here's hoping you enjoy the new Gretsch. Its a beauty.
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  4. Bendem

    Bendem Electromatic

    Nov 28, 2020
    Richmond, Virginia
    Thanks for your message. I've got a Boss Katana Mini amp that I'm using for practice.
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  5. Bendem

    Bendem Electromatic

    Nov 28, 2020
    Richmond, Virginia
    Come On You Gunners! ;-)
  6. Bendem

    Bendem Electromatic

    Nov 28, 2020
    Richmond, Virginia
    Thanks a bunch for your suggestion. I'm using a Boss Katana Mini amp but the one you mentioned sounds great.
  7. Bendem

    Bendem Electromatic

    Nov 28, 2020
    Richmond, Virginia
    Thanks for sharing your story. It's exciting to look online and see instruction for songs I enjoy.
  8. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Synchromatic

    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    Nice guit! Congratulations
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  9. Andrew Griffin

    Andrew Griffin Synchromatic

    Oct 22, 2015
    Welcome. Watch out- I was 55 when I got hooked, and now I'm obsessed ( my girlfriend says)
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  10. Gregor

    Gregor Synchromatic

    Oct 17, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Welcome Bendem. You've picked a great guitar.... I have the same one in casino gold. The best advice I can give you is what you and others have already mentioned...learn to play songs you love!!! Break them down into there simplest form first, and go from there.
    No one was born with the ability to play guitar...we all had to learn from scratch.
    Good luck in your journey.
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  11. OzzPocket

    OzzPocket Gretschie

    Aug 11, 2020
    That's a great guitar to start out with...really sharp! I'm not a particularly good guitarist, but I've "tinkered" for a lot of years, and am certainly a "gear head"....I think if you weren't a guitarist before, that Gretsch of yours will certainly turn you into one, as you're going to love playing it! :)
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  12. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Welcome to the forum, fantastic guitar you have there, justin guitar has a lot of really good lessons amd songs to learn so you'll be stage ready in no time.
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  13. Dumbthumbs

    Dumbthumbs Gretschie

    Nov 28, 2020
    New Mexico
    Welcome! I think you fell in with some pretty friendly hooligans. Nice git fiddle!
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  14. Silver gringo

    Silver gringo Newbie

    Jan 14, 2020
    Nice looking guitar, but then it's a Gretsch so of course it looks nice :)
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  15. Sprout

    Sprout Newbie

    Nov 28, 2020
    Madison WI
    C0E1D391-1C63-4BD5-B6C6-E705DAADC902.jpeg I am 54 and just did the exact same thing! The main exception is I never played guitar before. With COVID I am picking up new hobbies to take advantage of the down time! I am also using Justin Guitar!!
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2020
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  16. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Synchromatic

    Jun 12, 2012
    Hey there,

    I love Neil Finn. Fantastic songwriter and a very underated guitarist. Neil has a fleet of Firebird Red Jets. I actually bought mine because of seeing him with his.

    Enjoy that guitar of yours, it looks awesome!
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  17. Highroller

    Highroller Synchromatic

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Welcome to the forum - Nice Gretsch !

    I spent 6 years in Richmond back in the day. Life in the Fan and VCU. Good times and good memories. Used to live right there on Monument Ave, just west of Stonewall Jackson, which ... I assume is gone now?

    I'd love to get back there for a visit. It's been a really long time!
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2020
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  18. SAguitar

    SAguitar Gretschie

    Jan 17, 2020
    Jack Plate, Oregon
    Welcome to the Madness! And congratulations on a fine guitar.
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  19. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
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  20. Back in Black

    Back in Black Gretschie

    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada
    Welcome Bendem,

    Great choice!

    If you like Jets, you're in excellent company!

    At 50 you're still young, and have every chance of becoming a ''Rock God''

    You don't stop playing because you get old...you get old because you stop playing!

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