Hello all. I've been meaning to get aboard here for a while. I did get signed up a month or two ago...but I'm finally getting around to an introduction. My name is Brian & I am from western PA...just outside of Pittsburgh (Beaver County actually). I have been playing in bands for over 20 years...and have been obsessed with guitars for even longer. I grew up in the 1980's so early on I was really into a lot of the 80's guitars...particularly Charvels (the good ones...the early ones...particularly the strat-headstocked variety)...I still am a big Charvel guy (I've recognized a few folks here that I know from some of the Charvel forums)...but I am really into lots of other guitars too...Gibsons, Gretsches, Fenders...you name it...all of them... I don't consider myself a guitar collector. I play them. That is what they are for......but I do always have a lot of guitars around. I currently own around 60 guitars...mainly because I tend to do more buying & not enough selling. (I'm sure many of you can relate.) I joined a rockabilly/punk sort of band early this year...so that has really gotten me into playing the Gretsches a bit...but in the last couple of months...I bought a Fender Tele to record with (haven't had a Tele in a few years)...and I am really feeling drawn to Teles currently (I see this becoming my latest obsession.) For those interested...you can see pics of my guitars here: www.myspace.com/bsteff666 And you can check out the band here: www.myspace.com/thosepoordevils I'm looking forward to learning from my fellow gearheads here at The Gear Page, & I hope I can contribute something here too. Just for the hell of it...here are some pics of some guitars I enjoy. My Gretsches My Justin Sain metaltops My GMP Roxie Group shot of my Charvels, a couple Jacksons, a couple Charvel replicas. Since this pic...some have gone...more have come. My 92 PRS custom My relic 1 hum floyded Strat My Veleno My Reverend Rocco My Gibson Custom Shop Gary Rossington LP My 71 Ampeg Dan Armstrong Lucite Me playing live a few years ago... ...and more recently.