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    Just came across this old photo and noticed that even as a youngster, George used the powerful right hand position (bent wrist) as used by Django and the Gypsy guitarists.

    I am betting that even as a child George was a better player than most of us (myself included) will ever be!

    Young George Benson-young-george-benson-jpg
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    "When the chord changes, you should change" Joe Pass

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    So, that's my problem! My dad gave me a cheap Airline guitar he bought while stationed in Hawaii. Had he given me a Gibson....well, who knows what I could have become!
    I never practice my guitar — from time to time I just open the case and throw in a piece of raw meat. - Wes Montgomery
    Gibson ES-335 | Gibson ES-175 | Ibanez LGB-30 | Fender Telecaster | Martin HD-28V

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    Little Georgie also had pretty good thumb action (ala Wes) as a smal child.