I had a Fender Strat as well Martin, I also had a Yamaha electric guitar which I bought from a friend, plus a couple of Echo semi acoustic guitars; a 6 string one and a 12 string one (which I still have) my very first guitar which I was given for my 14th birthday in 1964 was a semi acoustic White Lucky 7 which belonged previously to one of my uncles, I was bought this with a copy of Bert Weedons Play in a Day book.
I had a few other guitars over the years that I picked up from various friends but nothing special.
I belonged to two amature groups between 1970 and 1977, the first was called Peanuts which we named after our female vocalist who was a Wren in the RN Lol, and the second band I was in was called The Devils Desciples and we had a brilliant lead guitarist and a brilliant Keyboard player who could virtually play any instrument. Me and the drummer were just run of the mill musicians, we played music by The Cream, Humble Pie, LED Zeplin, John Mayall and bands in the same genres.
We used to play in the occasional pub for peanuts on our ships journeys around the globe and once we appeared on an Australian TV magazine show when our ship was there.
Then I got married and left the RN and moved away and back home to Hertfordshire and never played in a band again, and my fingertips got soft again Lol.
I did however manage to teach my son his first chords and how to play Stairway to Heaven and a couple of other songs by Led Zep and a few others, but we got him proper lessons when he started to show a little promise Lol.
Edited by BoldBear, 02 July 2018 - 03:45 PM.
Happiness is Fish shaped (it used to be woman shaped but the wife is getting on a bit now)