Hey all, I'm kinda new to the guitar scene. I started playing the guitar when I was in my 12th standard, with about 10 days of classes, but then gave up due to exams and all. Now I'm in the US, doing BS in my third year, and all of a sudden, I felt this intense urge to pick up the neck again. I have a Martin Backpacker that I borrowed from a friend and intend to buy a Takamine Jasmine S35 when I have enough money. I've started playing quite seriously and have pretty much decimated my left hand fingers. They hurt even when I type. Anyway, I intend to play the guitar like it's never been played before, in a good way and seek all your help in doing that. I'll have to point out that my true influences for this change are Led Zeppelin and Richard Thompson, both of whom I recently discovered. I hope to emulate them someday. Anyway, enough of all the talk, and lets get down to business! Thank you for reading through!