Re: About the generations on chordie
I'll soon be 67. Started on tuba in high school. Played rhythm guitar, trumpet and trombone in bar bands for 24 years. Worked at the post office long enough to get a pension while playing a single guitar/vocal gig on weekends.
Now I play tuba in a beach music band. We sound like this: http://www.myspace.com/johnrenomusic
It's hard to sing with the tuba. I see why you changed over to guitar.
I have finally found happiness in my life. Guitars, singing, beer and camping. And they all intertwine wonderfully.