How old were you when you started playing guitar?

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How old were you when you started playing guitar?

Post by Billy Pro » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:03 am

I played guitar when I was 10. My father taught me :))

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Re: How old were you when you started playing guitar?

Post by Don » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:42 pm

I was 8 when I started. I took lessons for about a year and a half then quit. I picked it back up when I was 15 and have played ever since (I'm 53 now).

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Post by rocksalt7 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:14 pm

My mother showed me some chords on her old Stella back when I was 8 or maybe 9. I'm 58 now, so I've pretty much had a six string with me my whole life!! :mrgreen:
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Post by domct203 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:57 pm

Started playing around 10 or 11, been in a steady band for the last 20. I'll be 50 this october.

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Post by braveluke » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:30 pm

You guys are jut good xD
I was not able to learn when I was young. So I decided to learn by myself last year. I can play some of choruses now xD

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Post by stephen sawall » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:14 am

6.....started in 1969.
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Post by guitar4jesus » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:10 pm

12. 1973. What a ride!
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Post by jediguitarist » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:12 pm

15 yrs. Parents moved to a new town right before I started high school. After a year of not having any friends close by to hang out, I decided to play guitar. And almost 30 years later, I'm still playing.

...Now if I could figure out the friend situation... :lol:

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Post by gag halfrunt » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:50 pm

Started when I was 12. Began gigging when I was 16 back in the 80s. Hung it up for 15 years when I got married and had a bunch of kids. Picked it up again in my 40s and began rocking again.

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Post by thunda1216 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:39 pm

My uncle brought me a handmade classical guitar from South America in 1969. Was taking piano lessons at the time, didn't get to take guitar lesson too. 1972, age 14 I broke my upper arm severely while trying to imitate Evel Knieval. (did a jump off a patio and struck a large pine tree...) They couldn't set the break so they put a real heavy cast on my left arm from my shoulder to my wrist. They wanted the weight of the cast to align the break. Had to sleep sitting up for 8 weeks. Soooo bored...got my Dad to go to the music store and buy a Mel Bay chord book. Learned to play sitting on the sofa with that old guitar. It actually sounds a lot like Willie's!
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Re: How old were you when you started playing guitar?

Post by kentran » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:14 am

Billy Pro wrote:I played guitar when I was 10. My father taught me :))
You very good, I bought a guitar and throw it away because it hurt my arm when i struck it.

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Re: How old were you when you started playing guitar?

Post by swbo101 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:47 am

Started when I was 8, back in 1974. You can do the math. :lol:
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Re: How old were you when you started playing guitar?

Post by bandit2013 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:23 pm

I sort of started playing almost 4 decades ago, still have not figured it out yet. That would put me in at 12 (I think). It sounds better if I tell everyone I have only played the guitar for less than 5 years. That is when I picked it up again anyway.

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Post by talltxguy » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:18 am

I was a 19-year-old college freshman who needed something to help pass the time in the afternoons. The summer before I turned 20 I purchased my first guitar. I'm 46 and still play to help pass the time.
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Re: How old were you when you started playing guitar?

Post by darkbluemurder » Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:22 am

I started with 14 after having tried to play violin for 4 years.

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