- Feb 6, 2015
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Got the Kiss “Love Gun” record at 4 years old. That sound hasn’t left me for forty years now.
My guitar teacher told me to go out and get this album by John Mayall. He told me to get the one with Eric Clapton reading the Beano Comic book on the cover. We went through that album from start to finish.
Lucky. I sold my first ('95 Standard). Didn't think anything of it, but now i miss it--just part of getting old, i guessBack in high school, I was a Page freak. Started taking guitar lessons around '86 or 7 on a Fender Catalina acoustic. Thought it was cool because it had a Strat-style headstock. After a while, and playing friend's guitars, I decided I needed an electric. My dad, who was financing my lessons (and ponied up for the Fender) made me a deal where if I met certain goals laid out between us and my guitar teacher, he'd get me a used electric. I started practicing my ass off and started looking, in earnest, at electrics.
The shop where I took lessons carried a lot of different brands back then. They had Fender, Peavey, Ibanez and Gibson. Now it's mainly Fender. Anyways... one night I walked in and there she was. Hanging with the new LP's. I eventually played it and I HAD TO HAVE IT. A while later after I met my goals, I was presented with this:
'85 LPC. Was about a year old. Only real wear was some buckle wear on the back. Still got it. First electric I owned, probably the first LP I played.