One of my favorite guitarists of all time, Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, yes the man who wrote "Don't Fear the Reaper and Godzilla" started his playing career on a Stella accoustic as well. You are in the company of greatness Mr. Bobwow :D
I kinda stopped (except for some classical and flamenco) playing as well when I joined the Navy as well in 84. Wasn't till 2001 that I started getting back into playing electric then in 2003 got involved in a band. Welcome now sign thee up for the "SWAT Team!" If words ever fail you post some sea stories. Everyone likes a good shore leave/commie huntin/deck swabbin/barnacle encrusted seven seas adventure now and then :eek:
"I once played notes so fast that light emanated from the strings whereupon, I saw God.... who then told me to relax and start playing music."
"I don't want to think about how I am doing it because that just makes it harder." Steve Howe
"You know, once you've had that guitar up so loud on the stage, where you can lean back and volume will stop you from falling backward, that's a hard drug to kick." David Gilmour
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