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Hmm, so far 24 is the youngest on board and 75 is the oldest. We don't have an 80 year old guitarist here in the world? msp_confused.gifmsp_flapper.gif

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Yes surprising, there are plenty of guitarists over 75 but I guess they don't write on forums!

 

 

Hmm, so far 24 is the youngest on board and 75 is the oldest. We don't have an 80 year old guitarist here in the world? msp_confused.gifmsp_flapper.gif

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Yes surprising, there are plenty of guitarists over 75 but I guess they don't write on forums!

 

 

After 75 I had to stop playing due to arthritis and just lost dexterity in my hands to play well. Started picking in 1953 or so. Oh well, all good things must end. But, even with bad hearing I enjoy hearing other players. Now at 77 things are okay otherwise.

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It's an awful thing arthritis, my wife has it in her hands and knees, I don't have and I'm eleven years older than her. I believe we all have it but it troubles some people and not others. I'm glad you are enjoying music Dusty.

 

After 75 I had to stop playing due to arthritis and just lost dexterity in my hands to play well. Started picking in 1953 or so. Oh well, all good things must end. But, even with bad hearing I enjoy hearing other players. Now at 77 things are okay otherwise.

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It's an awful thing arthritis, my wife has it in her hands and knees, I don't have and I'm eleven years older than her. I believe we all have it but it troubles some people and not others. I'm glad you are enjoying music Dusty.

 

Well, after having total knee replacement in 2009 now my hips are going south. Too many sports and genes, that is from my parents :) It comes with age. Yes, I am listening to guitar stiff my kids listened to (Joe Walsh, Warren Haynes, Joe Bonamassa and so on) and now that make fun of me for tuning in to it. :) I was an old fuddy-duddy back then, Jazz and Blues, hillbilly, that kind of stuff :)

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Yes it's amazing how the young tune into music. My daughter loves CSN and particularly Neil Young, so I get pressed into recording Out On The Weekend, imagine that happening with my mun and dad and Bing Crosby!

 

 

Well, after having total knee replacement in 2009 now my hips are going south. Too many sports and genes, that is from my parents :) It comes with age. Yes, I am listening to guitar stiff my kids listened to (Joe Walsh, Warren Haynes, Joe Bonamassa and so on) and now that make fun of me for tuning in to it. :) I was an old fuddy-duddy back then, Jazz and Blues, hillbilly, that kind of stuff :)

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After 75 I had to stop playing due to arthritis and just lost dexterity in my hands to play well. Started picking in 1953 or so. Oh well, all good things must end. But, even with bad hearing I enjoy hearing other players. Now at 77 things are okay otherwise.

Oh my goodness, somebody older than me! (71)

 

Arthritis has me unable to put any pressure on my left thumb at all and that’s my dominant side. The right thumb isn’t too flash and I tend to drop things...a lot nowadays!

 

Holding the neck of a guitar for any useful time is too hard for me now but, like you, I love music. In fact I have music going whatever I’m doing, mostly throughout the day.

 

My hearing is atrocious too unfortunately and I guess we might be scaring these younger folk....Grin~

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Yeah, I know. On a playing hiatus because of carpal and tendonitis (there's a lyric)... Or whatever it is. I must say it's starting to concern me a bit. No one is more conscientous about stretching than me... just like no one is more conscientous about earplugs, and then, boom, accident, tinnitus.

 

I'm noticing more squeaks, so to speak.

 

Might be a lyric but you have to be able to say it before you can play it....grin~

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Do any of you ever get the piles?

 

 

NOBODY is going to tell on this one!!!!

 

Not even the bikers..... [laugh] [laugh]

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After 75 I had to stop playing due to arthritis and just lost dexterity in my hands to play well. Started picking in 1953 or so. Oh well, all good things must end. But, even with bad hearing I enjoy hearing other players. Now at 77 things are okay otherwise.

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fretplay, I grew up in a family listening to Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny, you name the big band; then after my dad retired he started listening to The Eagles!!!! Guess some of my guitar picking rubbed off on him :)

 

Digger, a lot of what is posted here would make great songs :) Yeah, everyday I wake up thinking I'm only 76 [biggrin]

 

Wow, Retired, that sounds like something to try, thanks. Now, I wonder if it will spice up my Moonshine. [thumbup] I will look for a small bottle and try it, so maybe my wife too.

Okay, found it at Walmart so will go get some, thanks.

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There are some really good things about being older than dirt!

 

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Granddaughter Melissa and Great Granddaughter Pyper!

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I'm 30.

 

I wan't my twenties back, I wasted them. Well, I didn't waste them, but I sure am bitter about how they turned out.

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