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I know one guitar chord!

The G chord.

In the next few weeks, I plan to borrow my oldest son’s acoustic Fender guitar and try it out to see if I can learn to play a guitar right-handed (I’m a natural lefthander) or if I should stick with finding a left-handed one instead. It feels nice to have my left hand doing the chords, but my non-dominant right hand is extremely awkward at strumming.

I see the guitar as something to learn for pleasure. I suspect the same goes for guitar playing that it does for acting: if your motivation is fame, fortune and beautiful women giving you their phone numbers, then you’re probably wasting your time.

For now, I plan to stick with the standard E-A-D-B-G-E six string and not try the seven or 12-strings.

A guitar shop nearby has a left-handed Fender electric guitar with a whammy bar on consignment for around $800. I think that’s around two to three times what a righty guitar would cost.

I’ve often thought it would be fun to have a guitar with a whammy, but a few people have told me that using the whammy a lot quickly puts the guitar out of tune.

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