Oh the guitar
I have played the guitar for 57 years now. Funny..just recently I bought a new electronic toy to enhance the sound of my RainSong weather proof carbon fiber guitar and it prompted me to get back to electric style playing so my callouses have grown again. I play in a duo...Cane Pole Soul, and years back played in loud rock bands. I also hit the road in 1973, with a big sound system but that was mission impossible so gave it up for $ to just volunteer..play when we can stuff. I gave away my high end Strat, low end Les Paul, amps, and now just play through a Mackie mixer and three powered acoutic amps of which the lil Bose Compact is the bomb. Roland and a Marshall acoustic amps are other two with a Galaxy spot monitor pointed back at me. (I don't hear so good anymore, heheh).
My first self taught song..House of the Rising Sun...but of course. I never had a lesson, cannot sight read music but still manage to do lil shows for events. I smoke a cig while playing still but not a cigar.
Even sing and smoke at same time.
I go from give it up to playing for hours at a time at home. Yep..guitar. I've owned 10 acoustics, given some away, still have 5 but that RainSong is the workhorse road axe. No more affected by temps nor humidity and would give up my others to any deserving soul who needs them as I have many others.