Wow man that is a very nice guitar brother. I am so damn pleased you have stuck with playing! I can't tell you how much positivity that will bring to the entire rest of your life if you stick with it man. It's the music that is the best gift I have ever given myself. Remember last time we visited I had been playing daily for a long time, well I still do, although my level of skill somehow doesn't seem to reflect that lol. I wish it did, but maybe we are our own biggest critics.
I have expanded my skill set to include 3,6,12 string guitars, Mandolin, Ukelele, Bass and even some violin lol. The thing about that is they all tune differently so each one has it's own learning curve. It keeps me from getting stagnated with one or the other.
I would sure like to hook up again sometime soon bro. I will never be a Pro, but I accept that and have fun with what I can work out. If I find myself down and bummed, learning a new song always seems to make life better. I had to find something to do with myself after I quit smoking and growing and guitar just kinda became that. It's a daily routine for me, and I am still strumming that same Ibanez $200 12 string 80% of the time. Not sure I can find a pic of it on here, but I will try! :)
You heard and saw my favorite one that day. I have gone out to buy a $2-3,000 guitar a few times, but cannot seem to equal the beautiful tone of that $200 guitar. Until I DO I will keep it. Here;s a picture of the beautiful Mandolin I got a while back, and my 3 12 strings and my favorite 6 string, which is an old school Dean B. Zelinda before he sold the company and it became just Dean guitars. My favorite players here.
I tell my wife I need three different 12 strings because I break so many strings retuning between the 4-5 different tunings lol. So by that line of thought I still need 2-3 more! :) Glad to see you are still at it brother.
Edited by Coopdog, 11 January 2020 - 05:04 AM.