By: Bill McRea
The first time I picked up a guitar my whole life changed. I
think I slept with it the night I brought my first new guitar
home. It's a bit embarrassing to admit, but it is true. I
remember the feel of the guitar in my hands and the shape, which
reminded me of a girl I once dated. But seriously it was love,
Then I plugged it in and hit those first magic notes..... Wow
did it sound awful, maybe the worst noise I ever heard in my
life. So started my journey in the world of music some 23 years
ago, I found my one and only mistress, the guitar.
Today I am happily married with 3 kids, a real job, and my
guitars. The only thing my wife has ever been jealous over is my
guitars. I told her once I could have girlfriends or guitars,
she said she'd settle for the guitars. Thus is the secret to a
Oh more importantly, the guitars. No two are the same, even the
same model, made in the same year, with sequential serial
numbers, are going to play and sound different. They have their
own personalities, their own feel and their own mood swings. I
have Fender's, Gibson's, Washburn's, Parker's, solid bodies,
hollow bodies and semi-hollow body guitars.
Every week I go to a friend's house, or a local store and just
pickup every guitar I can and play it for a few minutes. It
really is an obsession. I think, dream and dwell on playing
guitar 24 Hours a day.
Is this story the same as your's. As humorous as this may sound,
many of my playing friends say the same thing. You can never
have enough guitars, or spend enough time playing your guitar.
Do you have a passion for playing as well?
About the author:
Bill McRea is the publisher of The Guitar Warehouse
and Guitar Playing
Techniques. Both sites offer free lessons and product sales.