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I'm Andrew, from Manhattan, NYC. Playing guitar since the eighth grade (now in the 49th grade?) Currently my main instrument is a Takamine jumbo 12-string acoustic-electric. I also own a DeArmond solid mahogony electric guitar, and an Ibanez 6-string. My dream guitars include the two Rickenbackers played by the Beatles, a Gibson L5, a "Lucille" ES-335, and the black Les Paul played by Dickey Betts with the Allman Brothers. My first electric back in junior high was a Kovette's guitar, then I graduated to the Gibson SG, which I had until the mid-90's. I also bought a GIbson L4 jazz guitar in the late 80's, but never felt quite "worthy" of it and ultimately sold it in 1994 for about half of what I paid for it.

I jam and play out whenver possible, and belong to a couple of New York City-area Meetup groups. The NYC group has some fun guitar picnics in Central Park and the Bergen County group has some great acoustic song sessions in Northern New Jersey.
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Welcome coach! Delighted to have you aboard, and really glad to see a fellow New Yorker (although I'm in that "other" part of the state that city-dwellers often forget about. )
I am a StarGeezer: some call me..."Tim."*

* - Heartfelt apologies to Monty Python for blatant plagiarism. Those responsible have been sacked.
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