I have been playing guitar since 1994. That was the year I received my first guitar, a Lyon Series Washburn (Strat copy) for Christmas. But my life as a musician actually began a few years earlier while in middle school when I learned how to play he Tuba (real heavy metal). When I got to high school I picked up the trombone and played in the schools Jazz band before learnig how to play guitar. I learned a few tricks on the Bass guitar and then found my niche behind a drum set for a number of years. The Tuba, Trombone and Bass are all long gone and I sold my drums a few years ago (spring 2015). Now I spend the better part of any given day geeking out on guitars like a full fledged fanboy. I like to buy, sell & trade [flip] gear. I also like to transcribe chord sheets and tablature of songs from the bands I like.