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Discussion in 'New Member Intros' started by Rmccamey, Aug 28, 2020.
Welcome to the forum, RM !
Hi & welcome. Thats an awesome looking Gretsch-model you got there.
Btw: George Harrison used a 62/63 Tennessean Rose model alot in the studio and live between 1963-1965. Unfortunatly noone knows where it is located today. It was believed to be stolen stolen from a storage closet at EMI's Abbey Road studio, along with a couple of other guitars.
Anyway, welcome & cheers!
Welcome to the forum RM. You came with a very nice Gretsch, so you'll fit in quite well here.
Welcome to the forum RM! People are really friendly here, which is so refreshing. Nice guitar!
Welcome and nice guitar.
Welcome @Rmccamey we are glad to have you aboard. Beautiful guitar, and since you have played acoustic, the electric will be an easy transition. Many of the top guitarist started on acoustic, and still play them.
I remember meeting Eric Clapton when I was about 12, he was in the radio station where we were playing. He stared at me, and I thought that it was because I was terrible, (and I was), but he couldn't wait to get his hands on my acoustic Kay guitar. He could really make that guitar sing, he said that was "the same model as me first guitar." I was amazed that he started on a simple guitar with incredibly high action.
After I felt bad because I was so awful, but I made a commitment to work and practice hard, and never be embarrassed to play acoustic again.
Well done for making the decision. I've been playing for 63 years but sadly it doesn't show. My present good fortune is that I'm teaching my 9yr old grandson to play. In addition to being an absolute joy it also avoids the problem of finding other 77 yr olds to form a band with!
Flip, you are spot on. That is how legacies are built, it is more about the memories of life events, time spent together, and your 9 year old Grandson will remember that forever. Thanks for sharing this.
My advice is to learn to play the juice harp instead. They are to many guitar players on GT. This means not enough work for us real guitar players. But the juice harp, that is a real instrument.
Welcome RM. Lovely guitar you have there. Can't believe you haven't been playing it. Glad it's going to get some serious love.
That axe looks just like my Chet Atkins Tennessee Rose, except mine has Filtertron pick ups.
Maximum respect from Italy !
And what a beautiful guitar , additionally !
I envy your commitment to learn : i play since some two hundred years and i never find your
Indeed i play terribly !
Do not give up , because someday playing is frustrating but sometimes is the road to peace !
Let's Gretsch !
Welcome, RM! Glad to hear you have found inspiration to play. I, too, spent years with my acoustic, and launched into electric guitars recently. I acquired a Strat and a Tele, and don’t pick them up without thinking how wonderful they are. But am really struggling to put my Tennessean down! There is so much about it that sparks joy for me, the look included. Congratulations, play on!!
I envision a photo with your Tennessean in the middle, a black duo Jet on the left, and a Country Gentleman on the right, with a nice black and white photo of an early George Harrison.
Oh by the way, don't commit, just do it, you'll enjoy the results much more.
hi, that's a good tennesseean i bet that's got a good rockàbilly twang ....
Thank you all very much for the warm welcome. I'm sure I'll be picking your collective brains in he coming months!
Glad to have ya here, RM! Collectively we add up to a brain or two that you may feel free to pick.
Welcome RM. I really love connecting with those, who like me, learned or are learning guitar at a more mature age. I started my journey last year at age 61 and have given lots of thought as to why I waited so long. The answer seems to be that while I love music (rock, mostly) I never looked at a guitarist and said to myself, "I've got to do that". Now I know I'm doing it for a feeling and expression. After about 15 months I tending towards the Delta Blues, Swamp Blues, and Americana as that is what's wants to come out. As someone who's spent almost all of his adult life in the Southern U.S. the region and its music has become very important. Good luck in your journey.
Welcome to GT! As a fellow beginner (you're way ahead of me) I can honestly say that you've come to the right place.