Introduction: I consider it a privilege to be able to play my classical guitar each day. I appreciate , respect, admire and praise classical guitar music and guitar players. I have a complete collection of vinyl LPs of Christopher Parkening and sample LPs of Segovia, Bream, Torre, Williams, and Niedt, plus more that I can not remember at the moment. My interest in guitar came from my father who bought me Chet Atkins records from the bargain basement department stores as a teen ager. As a old man of 66, I returned to my roots of the style of Chet Atkins, because I admire him as a musician and humanitarian. My instrument of choice is the classical guitar, because I can feel its vibrations in my heart as I play. Michael Mosely at UNC at Charlotte taught me classical guitar 1972-1974, independent study creative arts program. During my college years I also continued private lessons with Fred Nance of Charlotte NC. My father and these two instructors helped me develop a hobby that I have received much joy from. In closing, I praise the classical guitar makers that have a special gift to create instruments that enable musical expression possible throughout the world. My first custom handmade classical guitar was from W Ray Ledford, Shelby, North Carolina, in 1976. I no longer have the guitar, but hope some day to get another one, even though he has passed.