I’ve been away from the forum for some time as I had to stop playing for some time to allow for healing on my left thumb (overuse injury). I got some great on-line help and am playing once again. I live in Hiouchi at the far northern end of California near the Oregon border on Hwy 199 and on the banks of the Smith river. It’s got a population of about 400 and is surrounded by giant Redwoods. I play a cedar top Alan Fontanilla guitar that I love. Alan was a luthier in SF and is now living in Sacto. I look forward to looking over the posts and getting caught up again.