G’Day From Craig in Western Australia

G’Day All,

Thought it was time to post up an introduction.

I’m Craig, we live in the South West of Western Australia. Originally from Kent UK some 34 years ago.
I have dabbled with guitar for some years on and off teaching myself to play songs (or parts of) I liked so I could have a sing along on my own, (never been confident enough in my abilities to do it in front of anyone including my wife until very recent🙄)
Now at 59 and having retired I have more time on my hands and having always had an interest in music have embarked on a journey to learn guitar properly and also music theory.
I have had an acoustic that I have struggled with for as long as I can remember and more recently after a trip to my local music shop found that it had a high action :thinking:, so after they adjusted everything for me I now find it’s like playing a completely different guitar. :+1::flushed:.
I have also recently bought an electric that I love and a Boss Katana Mk2 and Boss RC1 Loop Pedal both of which have just been so much fun and transformed the sound😀.
So………. Looking forward to my journey with excitement.
It’s great looking at others journeys and look forward to chatting with some of you.
Sorry………this turned out to be quite long :roll_eyes::scream:.


Hi Craig,
Welcome here ,and i wish you a lot of fun :sunglasses:
You got now the time …ànd the stuff :sunglasses:
Your story is certainly not too long, the more we know, the better the interaction, … and you will be extra welcomed by the ever-growing group of compatriots of yours who come to your topic title like a Koala bear on eucaliptus or a :crocodile: …noo i stop :smile:

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Hey Craig, welcome to the community, quite a few Aussies are lurking here, we had the pleasure of traveling through West Australia last year for a bit over 4 months in our caravan. Look forward to hearing more from you.

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Hi Craig, welcome to the community. Plenty of friendly folk here to assist and motivate.

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Welcome Craig, so nice to have you here :hugs:.
Having enough time and the equipment is a good starting point for this fun journey :grinning:.
I wish you a great time here in this community :smiley:.

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Welcome Craig, look forward to sharing in your journey :slightly_smiling_face:

Hello and welcome to our community Craig. :slight_smile:

Retired at 59…nice! Sounds like you have some decent kit there. Lots of fun to be had.

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Welcome Craig. You have some good kit and the time to make progress.

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Hello Craig, welcome to the community.

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Hey Craig, welcome to JG!

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Hi Craig. Welcome to JustinGuitar and the community.
Enjoy your retirement and your guitar.
If you need any help just ask.

Hi Richard,

Thanks for that, trust me I need a lot of help :slight_smile: LOL

Looking forward to seeing the performances tonight.

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Hi Craig, welcome. Enjoy playing your guitars and have fun upping your music skills. I also had the same experience with my acoustic guitar, it had very high action, and it has been more fun to play it after the setup it had one year ago.

Craig, welcome to the community. That was a good decision to get the action adjusted on your acoustic. It really makes a huge difference. Your acoustic will get even easier to play with practice, but you’ll also get plenty of chances to play your electric guitar, Have fun on your guitar journey in retirement.

Hi Craig, welcome aboard from a Canberran. It sure seems like a huge number of acoustic guitars have that problem with the action being too high.

Hello Craig,

Welcome, I’m new to here too after a few years of lurking in the shadows.

You have hit on the bane of all new guitar players, a high action. I truly believe that every new player should have their first guitar setup before they attempt to play anything on it. Not having an instrument fight you every step of the way is key to being able to develop enough ability to keep you motivated in those early stages of learning to play. I’m glad you stuck with it long enough to find out about the benefits of a lower action, it changes everything IMO,

Just like you a Boss Katana was also my first electric guitar amp and my first pedal, the RC-1 looper, made that amp even better. One thing I learned early on is that it really is hard to go wrong with just any of the Boss or Roland gear.

I’m looking forward to reading more from you.

Cheers :beers: