At the age of ~12 me and my parents were told in a local music store that since I'm left handed, I couldn't play the guitar (Yes they believed it). The result was I didn't get a guitar. In stead I got an accordion. I actually had lessons for2 or 3 years.
Afterwards I sold the accordion and bought me a right handed guitar. At first I tried to play right handed but that didn't work for me. I changed the string order to lefty and there it started.
When I was in my 30's I finally bought me my first real left handed guitar, A used ' 83 Tokai goldstar Strat. That was the time I started making real progression.
I still have and love the Tokai Goldstar.
July 18 1959
"Wikiloops has not only improved my bassplaying, but I have also made new friends around the world! For example I visited Wade in NZ last year."