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After carpal tunnel surgery
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A couple of years ago I started taking lessons in flatpicking soon afterwards my left hand (chord hand) began getting numb at night and when I practiced.The docs told me I had carpal tunnel and we…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kenny Dec 9, 2012.

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Favorite Flatpickers
Dan Crary, Doc Watson
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Just a few that I've come across but I know there's more out there waiting on me to discover.
Liberty, Jerusalem Ridge, St. Anne's Reel, Gold Rush, Reuben
Favorite Guitars
The only one I have, Taylor 214
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I took an introduction to guitar as a sophmore in high school then picked up a few things here and there and then played very little then nothing in the last ten years... until last year.
I started taking lessons and got bit by the bluegrass bug.

It's slow going at age 51 but I have a very patient and encouraging guitar educator who is a member of this site.

I'm simi-retired with a great wife and two grown daughters.
Oh yea, we have a five year old dochsund.

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