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Just out of curiosity. How old were you when you first started playing the guitar and how long did it take before you bought your second one?

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Played some, maybe a couple years as a kid, took it up again last December at 55, bought my 2nd(Squier 51) right after Christmas. I just ordered another, an acoustic electric. Add those to my original dreadnaught acoustic.

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I started playing when I was 13. I bought a second guitar when I was 44. We now have 5 guitars between my daughters and I.

Nutty

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I bought my first guitar when I was 13 years old; a real cheap acoustic with terrible action. My second guitar was a real cheap electric that I bought a year later (starting to see a pattern?). I believe that I was 16 when I switched to bass and bought a Fender Mustang which I played for many years. I bought my fourth guitar, a Washburn D-10 about 10 years ago at 43 years old but just got serious about learning to play it in the past 6 months.

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Started playing at about 20. Picked up a pawn shop special acoustic (Samick) and followed that with a Squier Strat about 2 months later. I've got both of them still, although the acoustic is loaned out right now.

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About 19 when I traded an accordion for my first Classical guitar

which I still own today. My second was was purchased thru a friend

about 3 month after.

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I started playing when I was 13. I bought a second guitar when I was 44. We now have 5 guitars between my daughters and I.

Nutty

Are you saying you had the same guitar for 31 years or did I misunderstand? If so, what do you have? :winkthumb:

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Are you saying you had the same guitar for 31 years or did I misunderstand? If so, what do you have? :winkthumb:

That's longer than most marriages :yes:

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Lets see... I was 14 when I told my Dad, "I wanna play drums". There in the shopping center we were at had a music store going out of business, so we walked in for a look around. While I drooled over drum kits Dad talked with the sales rep... and after a few bugged eyed looks in response to the prices my hopes were all but dashed. :crying2:

But the sales rep went into the back of the store and came out with a box... more like a crate... with guitar heads and necks sticking out of it. For $10 we got the five dead guitars lying about in the repair area... and a cool soldering gun. :dunno:

With the keys off the 12 string with the split neck, and the soapbar type pickups from an Epi body I managed to get the strings tight on a Global brand semi-acoustic. :smilinguitar:

The next year Pre-Christmas I was helping Grandma get decorations down from the attic and saw an old guitar case and amp. She gave them to me... a Danelectro and a Fender Champ amp. :jawdrop: For some reason it didn't help me sound like Jimmy Page at all.

When I joined the Army at Age 18 I plunked down the hard cash for a Kramer Pacer.

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My first guitar was bought 6 months before our oldest was born, which would have made me 33 years old. I bought my Fender Tex-Mex Strat about a year after that.

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Bought my first guitar in January 2004 at age 43. (had played a little when I was a kid, tried every so often after that, never took). It was a Yamaha Pacifica, great for a beginner. Stuck to it, practiced every day. That year for the holidays my gf (now my wife) bought me an Epi LP Standard.

Michael

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When I first started playing *which* time? :)

I got my first guitar at about 9 years old - cheapo classical my uncle bought for me at a swap meet. I messed around with it but never got serious, and quit playing shortly thereafter. Don't know what ever happened to that guitar.

Started again in junior high (middle) school with a cheapo Chinese Strat copy - learned my open and barre chords, played in a garage band with a few friends through high school, and bought a cheapo Japanese Les Paul copy from the other guitarist in my band when he 'graduated' to an Ibanez Iceman. Also bought a 12-string acoustic and played with the youth group at our church at the time. A couple years after high school, I quit playing.

...Fast forward almost 25 years to last August, when I decided to "start" playing again. Bought a Strat, then an acoustic guitar shortly thereafter. Since then, I've bought 5 other electric guitars (along with a bunch of other stuff). I still have that 12-string acoustic from nearly 30 years ago, and just sold the old Les Paul copy a couple months ago at a garage sale.

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I started playing this January and bought a maple 60mm deep slim bodied electro acoustic (that's it on the left in my avatar) for 170 pounds. Four weeks later I won an auction (by accident, I bid on it not thinking I'd win) on a "well-known-auction-site-where-people-from-all-over-the-world-sell-things-and-people-buy them-blind" and paid 78 pounds for a fabulous Les Paul style hollow bodied jazz guitar, that's just been set up with D'Addario flat wound chrome jazz lite 11's and now sounds gorgeous. Then just last week I bought an Ibanez GA5TCE nylon strung cutaway electro classical, slightly narrower neck that a full tilt classical but wider than my other guitars and even in my hands sounds beautiful. No more guitars for me now on pain of death !!

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My parents gave me my first guitar for Christmas in 1963 a Sears model (whatever that might hav been). I bought one, a Stella back in 1985 and didn't buy my second until last month when I bought two, a Squire '51 and a Fullerton Strat copy.

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I started playing at the ripe old age of 52, got my second guitar as a gift, an Esteban acoustic/electric, 6 months later. @years have gone by and I now have 8. But there is always room for one more. My newest is an epiphone SG. By the way I play left handed.

Old Man Down The Road

The journey's long, so enjoy the trip

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Bought my first guitar for £5.00 when I was twelve, gave up playing, but found the guitar last year in my mums attic been there for 33 years needs a bit of work though.Got the second when I was 30 gave up again but still have that. A friend and neighbour gave me a yamaha guitar before he moved house on the understanding I learn to play it, guitar sat in my room for six months, picked it up about a year ago and had a go on it and I've been playing it ever since, so I kept my promise.

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I started playing guitar for like 3 months ago and it was a coincidence that this whole thing started. Me and some friends made a bet that we'd stay away from everything that had anything to do with computers and televisions for a week to prove that we weren't addicted to them. Of course we got bored as hell as soon as we went home. One night that week when I was at a friends house I found this really old guitar in an old room, when we were playing cards. I kinda got stuck there all night just tapping on the strings over and over. I didn't know a single chord back then. When I got home that night I started thinking about what it'd be like if I put my time into playing an intrument instead of watching television and spending my time in front of the computer. I had always been saying that I'd wanted to start playing the guitar so I just went for it. I went to the music store and bought a Cort AD850 steel stringed acoustic guitar. Lovely guitar. I've been playing every day ever since and my fingers still hurt a bit even thought it's been 3 months :smilinguitar: If we hadn't made that stupid bet. I probably wouldn't be able to play any chord at all on a guitar by now.

Now I'm looking for my second guitar, an electric. Don't know what to get yet though but time will tell. I was 18 when I started playing btw.

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