I think it was a Harmony. It was my wife's guitar, but she didn't play any more. So I gave a whack at it. The neck was twisted, so there was always one string out of tune. Next was a Stella that was given to me when I helped a friend move. My sister-in-law said she was interested in learning to play, so I gave that one to her along with a few videos. Then I bought my sister's Epiphone from her and it was a very, very nice guitar. A while later, I gave it back to her. It was more of a face-saving "here's some money to help you get through without it being charity" kind of thing for me. But I got my feet wet. Then later I helped another friend move. He had been widowed. His wife's boyfriend from just before they were married had been a guitar teacher. So as we were cleaning out the house, we found five old beaters in a closet. He gave them all to me, and I gave three of them away, gave one to my daughter, and kept one for myself to learn on. THAT is the one that I learned to play on, which was a Yamaha classical. Same guitar nearly everyone everywhere learned to play on. It was beat to heck, but it tuned up and it sounded good. That's the guitar that I gave to my sister a couple months ago. In that mix, I also picked up an Ibanez GS that sounds terrific but I'm not much of an electric kind of guy. I keep it around because I'm thinking of tuning it to an open G or A and learning slide on it.
Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
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