My First Guitar.. was this Fender DG21s pictured here. I purchased this back in 1998 at the old Mars Music in Nashville at 100 Oaks Mall. I picked up this and one of those beginner guitar CD-ROMS - I took them home stuck the disc in a computer and began my struggle through the easy chord progression of Knockin' on Heaven's Door...thinking I was never going to get this down... glad I stuck with it. The first song I ever learned all the way through...and played in public was Charlie Robison's My Hometown....a great GREAT song and artist who has been a huge influence on me. When I moved to Austin in 2002, I had South Austin Music install a nice Fishamn pickup and off I went to play as many open mics as I could.
I still have the guitar, although I haven't played it in years...after replacing it with a couple Gibsons and a Martin. I did write half of the songs from my first record 'Get Lit' on this guitar. So, maybe I should pull it out to write? Great memories with this guitar. I would love to hear about your first instrument. Any good memories?