My name is Mark. I've played the guitar for about 30-35 years now, a wide array of styles. I'm totally self taught. Though I never got to take lessons, I currently teach at a local music store. Teaching is an incredible experience, I really enjoy watching other people learn & helping them. I'm glad I could help others. To me, it's all about sharing the music.
I began by playing folk songs & bluegrass, but switched my interest over to Rock & Roll in my late teens. I've been involved in many bands & groups over the years, ranging from Heavy Metal to country music that has included lots of public performances. Growing weary of the hassles involved with performing with groups, I totally quit playing for a span of about 10 years. I really developed a horrible attitude towards music in general during this period. Since this time I have re discovered the guitar & have played in a classic rock band that has sense hung up. I now focus on teaching & public performances for charities, etc. either by myself or with my students. I'm having more fun playing the guitar now that I ever have, it's awesome!It's all about having fun!
In short, I love the guitar, it simply fascinates me, it is truly a remarkable instrument
I've noticed lots of posts on here listing equipment, so here we go!
1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom,
2007 Epiphone Les Paul Custom (antique white Randy Rhoads style),
1956 Buddy Holly reissue Fender Stratocaster,
1969? Kustomcraft (my first electric),
1996 yamaha APX-4 Acoustic Electric 12 string,
2006 Alhambra 6P acoustic classical,
2008 Hohner CE800 electric classical,
2014 Seagull acoustic dreadnaught
2013 Recording King ROH-05 "Dirty Thirties" acoustic
2013 Recording King ROM-06-CFE4 acoustic electric
Marshall 5212 combo amp,
Marshall 150AVT 1/2 stack,
Boss & Marshall effects,
Dean Markley Blue Steel acoustic & electric strings,
Dean Markley master Series nylon strings,
- Jimi Hendrix
- Randy Rhoads
- Anything by Beethoven
- Hendrix: The Star Spangled Banner @ Woodstock
- Rhoads: Diary of a Mad Man