My first guitar!
I started playing guitar at an early age. My grandmother bought me my first guitar and started me on guitar lessons.
I gave up the guitar for a few years and switched to trumpet where I developed a lifelong love for horn-based funk and soul. Play me some Tower of Power, Chicago, or Blood Sweat & Tears!
At that time I also fell in love with jazz and that carried over to my guitar playing. I eventually switched back to guitar, forever.
As I grew in my musical journey, I discovered that I really enjoyed the musical experience, the "dialogue" between guitarist and singer. That relationship, during a song, can be powerful and intimate. My happy place.