A Guitar for Christmas

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I still remember getting my first guitar on Christmas morning 1971.
It was a gift from my Aunt Martha, who passed away a few years ago.

I still have that sucker - an Emenee Tiger Sunburst.
A plastic piece of crap that was good enough for me to learn cowboy chords on, and how to read music.

Anyway - my little great great nephew has shown an interest in my guitars lately. (He likes my Les Paul the best - he says "that's your only rock and roll guitar." :)
We were talking this morning about his music class while I was taking him to school, and he mentioned that he'd like to learn guitar more than any other instrument.
He's eight, so a regular sized guitar would be a pain for little hands, so I just ordered a Yamaha Jr. for him as a Christmas gift.

I don't know how serious he'll be about it, but if he really wants to learn, Uncle Meatwad will be giving him lessons.

As for my little 4 year old great great niece, she usually walks in my room, crosses her arms, and says, "why do you need all these guitars?"
She gets a lump of coal.
She's gonna make some guy miserable one of these days.:rofl:
 

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says, "why do you need all these guitars?"
She gets a lump of coal.
She's gonna make some guy miserable one of these days.:rofl:
My wife did the same EXACT thing.

and yet, at the same time she said : "You really should hang them on the walls, it would look good"

talk about mixed messages ? (and the walls of the one room I'm "allowed" do not have any wall-space that will work. Exterior Windows, a Closet and door, and the little unobstructed wall space is required for my workstation desk.)
 

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I still remember getting my first guitar on Christmas morning 1971.
It was a gift from my Aunt Martha, who passed away a few years ago.

I still have that sucker - an Emenee Tiger Sunburst.
A plastic piece of crap that was good enough for me to learn cowboy chords on, and how to read music.

Anyway - my little great great nephew has shown an interest in my guitars lately. (He likes my Les Paul the best - he says "that's your only rock and roll guitar." :)
We were talking this morning about his music class while I was taking him to school, and he mentioned that he'd like to learn guitar more than any other instrument.
He's eight, so a regular sized guitar would be a pain for little hands, so I just ordered a Yamaha Jr. for him as a Christmas gift.

I don't know how serious he'll be about it, but if he really wants to learn, Uncle Meatwad will be giving him lessons.

As for my little 4 year old great great niece, she usually walks in my room, crosses her arms, and says, "why do you need all these guitars?"
She gets a lump of coal.
She's gonna make some guy miserable one of these days.:rofl:
Holy crap! I think we are twins separated at birth. Are those Tough Skins?

We're a couple of ugly ducklings that grew up into beautiful swans...

I have given my niece and nephews three guitars, so far. They have all loved them. I am planning on buying the most musical family a full drum kit. That is really designed to piss off my sister more than to foster musicality.
 

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Funny coincidence. My older sisters bought me an electric guitar for Christams - - also in 1971. It was a cheapie they probably bought at the mall they worked at.

The plastic tuners were so hard to turn I couldn't turn them at all, so genius that I am decides to pull out dad's pliers and teach that sucker a lesson. Needles to say, it didn't work out well.
 

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Me too. First guitar ( a Silvertone from Sears) was for Christmas in '68 or '69. Isn't that sad?. I honestly can't remember which year. :facepalm:
 

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My first guitar was a Chiquita Travel Guitar. Got it for Christmas when I was 5. It came with a paid lesson. My one lesson, the guy taught me how to play the Day Tripper note progression. Somehow, I got it down that day. Dad was impressed... but I never went back for another lesson. I think he figured I could do it myself? I don't know why my Dad took me for a lesson. He was a studio guitar player. I think he really just did not want me playing with his adult guitars.
Don't have a pic, but it was like this one:
 

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Last Christmas, my parents got me my first electrical guitar, my one and only Epiphone Les Paul.
After years of playing on a $60 guitar, this guitar was amazing, nice thick neck, better tuners, a wide variety of tones and overall a better playing guitar.
Merry Christmas!!!
 

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My first was a 1959 Silvertone built by harmony, and a Silvertone tube amp with 8" speaker. The guitar didn't have an adjutible truss rod, and bowed like hell. So I then got a 1961 Gibson SG LP Standard with the side pull trem, and a bigger Silvertone amp with 15" speaker. Still have the LP SG, but the amps ae long gone. I don't have any grandchildrn with any interst in guitar. But my granddaughter can really sing (at age 9). That is looking good!
 

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My first guitar was so long ago I don't even remember it. My first electric was an epi strat. The same model Cobain played. I was 9or10 I think
 


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