Getting to grips with the Strat, I love this guitar!
I have played drums since I was 17ish in a few bands. When I moved into a flat I had no room for the kit and too many neighbours. I still felt the need to play something so I bought an electric guitar and amp one day (the Jim Deacon Les paul copy). I had no idea wether I'd be any good or wether I would even enjoy it, but my philosophy is 'try it, don't like it? you can always sell it, and that was that. My first drumkit was bought on that same premise and it remains one of the best things I have ever, ever spent money on.
An impromtu jam with my mum. Yep, she plays a bit too!
Anyone thinking they might like to play but think it's too difficult really need to try it. Yes, to become very good may take a while, and lots of practice, but to learn some chords and strum away to your favourite songs really is a piece of cake. A simple chord book will show you exactly where to put your fingers and sites like Harmony Central have thousands of songs listed with chords and tablature (an easy way to learn lead guitar, solo's etc.) so there's no excuse for not giving it a go Below are the guitars I have/had and a little information about them.
Giving family friend Stuart a guitar 'lesson'. Well, showing him a few chords anyway!