G'day, Justin and everyone else.
I have never played guitar before, but I did play quite a bit of piano, though that was 30 years ago. I'm 56, and I just decided one day to take the plunge. Bought an inexpensive Squier by Fender Strat and a Peavey Vypyr VIP-1 modeling amp. I also have a Yamaha beginners acoustic, which is what I actually learn on, then I transfer that to the electric. The acoustic is harder to play, so I figured I'd learn there and then just play away on the electric. I've also fooled around with an ancient (50 yrs old) nylon string 3/4 classical guitar which I rebuilt. Changed out all the ancient tuners, strings, bridge, nut, etc.
Anyway, to make a long story short, I found Justin on YouTube. I was hooked. Couple of weeks later, I was playing nearly all the beginner songs. Now I'm on to most of the intermediates. I am having a blast. I have a basis in music theory due to my ancient piano experience, but I have a lot to relearn. I have not yet mastered major or pentatonic or other scales, but I do have an understanding of them.
This is more than just a hobby for me. This is therapeutic and cathartic for me. Justin makes it seem easy, and his lessons are outstanding, and his humor (see cowbells) makes things more fun. I have tried some others for some song lessons, and while a few have some isolated good stuff, I ALWAYS return to justinguitar.com.
Thank you so much for putting so much of your time and effort into freebies. I intend to donate in the future (I need a new contract...between working gigs).
Best wishes, Justin, and again....thank you VERY much.