HI MY NAME IS TONY. I LIVE IN THE U.K.
JUST POSTED A GUITAR FOR SALE AS A MEANS TO MAKING NEW FRIENDS ON THE FORUM, BUT THE ADMINISTRATORS CAME 'DOWN' QUICKLY ON ME AS THIS WAS NOT THE WAY TO "INTRODUCE MYSELF".
AND THAT THIS "WASN'T EBAY". I JUST COULDN'T THINK OF A BETTER WAY TO START ALL THIS UP I GUESS. I THINK THEY HAVE A POINT OF SOME KIND SO I AM TRYING TO DO IT PROPERLY TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.
IT IS REALLY TOUGH TO READ THE POSTS HERE AS I HAVE TOTAL DIFFICULTY READING WHITE TYPEFACE ON A BLACK BACKGROUND - BEING VISUALLY DISABLED NOW.
SO HERE I AM. I AM 41, DISABLED AND A GUITAR PLAYER. POSTED THIS HERE AS HEALTH IS MY BIG DRAWBACK. I BROKE MY NECK A FEW YEARS BACK AND AM NOW PARTIALY SIGHTED AND HAVE ONE-SIDED WEAKNESS AND MANY OTHER PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TROUBLES DUE TO THAT ACCIDENT. IT GOT SO BAD I WAS SUICIDAL AND TOOK UP GUITAR AGAIN JUST TO BEAT THE CRUSHING DEPRESSION. I AM AGROPHOBIC NOW TOO AND HATE GOING OUT SO HAVE ONLY ONE, INTERNET BASED , GUITAR FRIEND. LIFE SEEMS VERY FAR AWAY FROM ME SOMETIMES. PRETTY BLUE.
MY RIGHT ARM IS PRETTY GIMPY AND IT IS SO HARD TO SYNC IT WITH MY LEFT. I AM RIGHT HANDED. BEING ONE-EYED IS TOUGH WHEN TRYING TO FOCUS QUICKLY - IT IS SLOW AT TIMES. SOMETIMES I CAN'T EVEN PLAY AT ALL. I SAVED UP ALL MY DISABILITY PENSION FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND PUT A PRETTY GOOD GUITAR RACK AND SOME GOOD PRO GUITARS TOGETHER BUT WOULD SWAP IT ALL FOR BEING WELL AGAIN.
IT KEEPS ME GOING AS I HAVE SOMETHING TO GET UP FOR I GUESS. I AM GLAD I AM NOT COMLETELY PARALYSED TOO.
MUSIC LIFTS ME UP, I AM I RIGHT THERE ON THE SOLO'S AND IN THE RIFFS AND IMAGINE I AM TOTALLY FIT AGAIN AND PLAYING THAT WELL. WISH I WAS. THE REALITY IS I AM 'RUNNING' TO EVEN 'STAND STILL'.
MY FAVORITE GUITARISTS ARE EDDIE VAN HALEN, ALLAN HOLDSWORTH, STEVE FARRIS, GEORGE LYNCH, BRYAN ASPEY, RONNIE LE TEKRO, CHRIS DE GARMO, DAVE MUSTAINE, BUCK DHARMA, BOBBY ELLSWORTH, DARRELL ABBOTT, ALEX LIFESON, JERRY CANTRELL, DAVE GILMOUR AND ANDY SUMMERS ARE GREAT TOO BUT NOT METAL TYPE GUYS I KNOW.
ANYWAY, ARE THERE ANY OTHER DISABLED GUITARISTS OUT THERE WHO WANT TO BE FRIENDS - I REALLY NEED ONE. WHEN MY EYE IS WORKING, I WILL REPLY FOR SURE.
I HAVE LOADS OF BOOTLEGS AND RARE ALBUMS I WILL SHARE FOR FREE WITH ANYONE WHO WANTS TO. I AM WELL READ AND EXPERT ON MANY GUITARS AND GEAR - BEEN INTO THIS SINCE I WAS 13. THANKS FOR READING.
GOD BLESS TODAY. TONY.
Chris came down hard on you because as you can imagine we get an awful lot of spam on the forum from people who just sign up to sell stuff and disappear, and this is a much tighter, close-knit community than on many forums you may have been on.
I'm very sorry to hear about your condition, and I'm glad you've found something that gives you something to strive towards, but please just be aware that Chris wasn't doing anything other than what we all have done in that situation.
Anyway, hope to see you around buddy.