I got my first guitar when I was 12 yrs. Old. Is was an acoustic guitar. I played it for hours up in my room, while listening to my favorite bands. Then at 13 I went for my first guitar lessons and continued practicing, listening, and and picking up the rhythms as I played. I then purchased my first Jackson guitar and never put it down. I highly recommend them. When I was in high school in Brick (South Jersey), I was also a drummer in a band. So I also have that experience in playing to a live audience and feeling the thrill of the crowd. There is nothing like it. I hope this CD brings you much pleasure and inspiration. And I hope to inspire future guitarists just starting out to hang in there and remember to play for the love of the music. ROCK ON!!!!!