I have been mostly a jazz bone player, but a guitarist I worked with turned me on to jazz guitar 15 years ago. I learned some guitar skills, but was too busy to ever get into it much. After retiring, I wanted an instrument that would be satisfying to play without a group, and classical guitar was and still is most appealing. I've been very inspired and encouraged by the stories of the members of this board, as well as by their generous sharing of their playing via the sound clips. Once I get some better chops, I hope to share as well, if only to encourage other beginners. I've sold five electrics and two trombones to build up my step up guitar fund, and I pay a lot of attention to what members use for their own instruments.