Here in America's home town, Plymouth, MA

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Here in America's home town, Plymouth, MA

Post by Golfgnome » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:36 pm

This is my first post in this forum and I hope it is the start of a great adventure. I am new to Classical guitar as far as playing goes. I have been listening and attending concerts for many, many years. I used to play electric and worked in a band for 20 years. Once I quit the band I put the guitar away for a long time, big mistake! Every so many years I would get it out and try to play but the longer I waited the worse I played. Basically I stopped playing for about 25 years. I still have my last electric (Gibson 335) and I will never get rid of it. I bought an inexpensive Yamaha beginner/student classical guitar and fooled around occasionally with it. Tried some instruction books but having played with a pick all my life my right hand is dreadful! I love the sound and the versatility so I thought it was time to make a real attempt. I am taking lessons from a great guitarist and teacher. We have only had two lessons so far but I am so happy with the progress I am making. Like many of you I am sure, I am finding some of the left hand stretches diabolical. The challenges on the right hand are many but the most difficult right now is forcing myself to use the ring finger when it should be used and not loading up on the middle finger.
Anyway, that's me for now. I'm really looking forward to the exchange of information here. I may be looking to upgrade my guitar and I'm sure there is a lot of knowledge here.
Thanks for taking the time to read this!!!

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Re: Here in America's home town, Plymouth, MA

Post by Erik Zurcher » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:45 pm

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Re: Here in America's home town, Plymouth, MA

Post by bear » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:02 pm

welcome, I'm down the road apiece. There are a couple of other members from Plymouth. I sold my 335 and used the money to have a "Hauser" built.
2013 Jeff Medlin '37 Hauser 640mm sp
2006 Michele Della Guistina Concert 10 string 650mm ce
2005 Jose Ramirez 4E 650mm ce
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2003 Manuel Rodriguez Model D 650mm ce

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Re: Here in America's home town, Plymouth, MA

Post by lagartija » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:32 pm

Welcome from the Western part of the State! :bye:
We are glad you have joined us and look forward to your contributions to the conversations.
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Re: Here in America's home town, Plymouth, MA

Post by Jack Douglas » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:00 am

I really enjoyed your post and welcome to Delcamp. Plymouth has a special place in my memories. I grew up in the South and visited my college roommate in Scituate, MA and while there got treated to a visit to Plymouth where I had 'whole belly clams', a delicious experience. And some years later I went to graduate school in Cambridge, MA and a student design project of mine was preparing a master plan for Plymouth Plantation. I had discovered guitar by then, but not classical. For that it was another 12 or so years after graduate school. I remember my first real classical guitar and getting hooked on playing.
Upgrading ought to be a fun inquiry. Take your time and do thorough research before making your decision.
It's good that you have a teacher that may be able to guide you. Remember though that not all teachers know about the many luthiers or types of guitars. Read and listen and ask a lot of questions.
Best of luck.
Jack
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Re: Here in America's home town, Plymouth, MA

Post by Golfgnome » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:02 pm

Thank you!

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