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  • RLD

    March 13, 2023 at 4:59 pm

    I can’t say that I know exactly what you’re going through as we’re all different, but I’m 1 year post-op from my 3rd rotator cuff repair, this one is #2 on my right shoulder. It has definitely impacted my guitar playing. It seemed to take me forever before I could get my right arm over my Martin dread, and then the shoulder would tire quickly. It is definitely getting better each time I play. What has kept me in the swing of things was getting a smaller body guitar: a 00 size that is much easier on my shoulder and got me going when I really couldn’t play my dread for any length of time. On various Facebook guitar forums, I’ve read many comments from people my age (72) about needing to switch to smaller guitars because of their aging shoulders or slow recovery from various surgical procedures. My experiences has been that these recoveries require patience. My doc told me that playing guitar is great therapy, but not to be in a rush. I love playing the 00 size guitar and it may become my favorite. I hope this helps.