You know, you don't please everybody.
I don't recall getting a first guitar.
Gamma was a logical progression after doing the Open Fire record.
I was too broke to buy a guitar so I more borrowed guitars from friends.
But it has been a long process because I'm kind of a renaissance person.
Because it was the original 4 guys, and the dynamic of those 4 guys interacting together that had the power.
I would say seeing the original Yardbirds with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page at the old Fillmore was a pretty powerful influence on me.
I was following my muse and I was very fortunate in having good people around me and it turned out to be a pretty good recording in my opinion.
I shared guitars before I actually got one of my own and played a guy's Silver tone and played another guys Danelectro 12 string and it was at about age 17 that I actually started playing.
I was producing demos for a band that was called Physical Ed. Out of production of demos I went and did a few jam sessions with then in Northern California clubs, but I never actually toured with them.