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    Default Two milk crates, one milk crate, guitar

    At the age of 47, I bought my first guitar 8 years ago.

    It still is my first and only guitar. I custom ordered from my local dealer thru Taylor. A lefty DN4. With a few mod's by the same dealer afterwards.

    At first, it was like a bunch of milk crates in my lap. Big, un-gangly, hard to keep in place.

    Then, after months went on, it amazingly reduced itself in size to two milk crates.

    Then, a few years later down to one milk crate.

    Now, it's feels like a perfect curved wood stringed instrument. Pics from tonight.



    Lefty Taylor DN4

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    I learned on an electric, then a series of tiny-sized student acoustics, all flipped rightys. When I decided to move up to a proper-sized dreadnought (and a real LH model), I spent an entire day searching guitar stores in the nearest big city (Orlando). I finally found one guitar. When the salesman put it in my hands, I realized I could barely play it! It was huge, unwieldy and my hands didn't seem to function properly. I bought it anyway, and still have it to this very day. So I know exactly what you mean!
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    Guitar sure takes some getting used to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitarra View Post
    At the age of 47, I bought my first guitar 8 years ago.

    It still is my first and only guitar.
    Hmmm... doesn't this violate some kinda rule in the guitar world? Can you DO that??

    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary C View Post
    Hmmm... doesn't this violate some kinda rule in the guitar world? Can you DO that??

    Gary
    Which part, the buying at 47 or only one guitar? Yeah, one guitar....there's just something wrong there. chitarra, get on the stick!

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    I felt that way about the fretboard at first. It seemed to have a million notes on it all randomly arranged. It's shrunk considerably now.
    "It was a musical thing and you were supposed to sing, or to dance, while the music was being played."

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    Thanks for the responses.

    For some reason, buying a second guitar would seem like cheating on my current squeeze.

    For now, I'm a one guitar man.

    My grandpa had only one guitar the entire time I knew him.
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    I guess the last thing you want would be for a guitar you might have briefly strummed a few years ago to come out now with charges of musical harassment towards you. Some of us aren't so lucky...
    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by chitarra View Post
    For some reason, buying a second guitar would seem like cheating on my current squeeze.
    Ahhh, you're thinking about guitars the wrong way! They're not like having a girlfriend/lover/spouse, they're like having children!

    The more of them you have, the more love there is to give away!

    See how easy that was?

    Gary

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