Perpetual beginner here. Have had a Martin knock off for years that I would pick up from time to time but never to the point that I could actually play. Same 6 chords that that I had trouble changing between. A month or so ago I started with an online course. Decided to stick to one (I tend to wander) and work through it. Wouldn't you know, I am making sounds that almost resemble music.
Birthday coming up in a few days (55).
Have lusted after a J45 for years. Couldn't justify the price vs. my level of play (really wanted Mahogany though). Was all ready to order a J15 instead and decided to go test drive a few at the local GC. Turns out my 3 shoulder surgeries made the J15 a poor option. My RT shoulder just wasn't having it. Picked up a L-00 which suited me a bit better comfort wise. Something about it just didn't work for me though.
Went home and started researching options.
Short story long - I found a new 2018 LG2AE online, negotiated a fair price, and rolled the dice. Satisfies the Mahogany craving in a smaller package. Should be here in a couple of days.
Just wanted to say hi. Looking forward to the journey. Any and all tips, tricks, and recommendations are welcome.