Introduction to Forum from Chris

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Introduction to Forum from Chris

Postby Chris2484 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:53 pm

Destiny... chance... kharma..... who knows what it is that creates the path we walk in life? How did I get to this point where I am writing an introduction on a Classic Guitar Forum!

After smoking for 45 years I gave up smoking 12 months ago and to increase my lung capacity and give my lungs some joy after 45 years of hell I decided to teach myself how to play a clarinet which I did and then taught myself how to play a soprano saxaphone because I liked the sound better, both of these instruments I play for no other reason than to increase and maintain my lung capacity.

I have always loved classical guitar and flamenco music, about 6 months ago I had the opportunity to buy a Alhambra Classical Guitar brand new with half the top and one side crushed, I bought it virtually for the cost of the postage. My father was a cabinet maker so I have spent all my life being with timber, restoring antique furniture, French clocks, building things etc. so I thought if I could fix the guitar as a reward for myself I would learn how to play it. I repaired the top and grafted a replacement side into it from another guitar.

So I started on January 1 this year to teach myself how to play..... I love it i will never be some famous guitar player but I will be able to play sufficiently to give myself pleasure.

I work in the Philippines with my son in a sand quarry and have built myself a workshop so that I can spend my days restoring guitars and other similar instruments, I look for those that you would consider beyond hope as my time is my own and i enjoy the challenge of putting something nearly destroyed back together. I do not wish to make guitars there are more than enough brilliant people doing this already but I would like to be able to repair any guitar more along conservation rather than "looks brand new" restoration lines.

So I have joined this forum to listen to your stories, gain more knowledge and hopefully share with you the joys and the mistakes that I make in my workshop in the future.

Chris

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Re: Introduction to Forum from Chris

Postby Erik Zurcher » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:21 pm

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Reedition Domingo Esteso by Conde Hermanos 2004; Kenny Hill, model Barcelona 2001
"While you try to master classical guitar, prepare for a slave's life: the guitar will forever be your master and you its slave".

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Re: Introduction to Forum from Chris

Postby Luuttuaja » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:36 pm

Hello Chris, welcome to the forum!. Congratulations on quitting smoking. Good luck with learning the guitar, as well as with the work on guitar restoration!


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