well i never dreamt that i would ever be complaining about “arthritis” i suppose age just sneaks up on ya. well i’ve been playing (learning the open chords) guitar for a few weeks now, and i know that new chords etc are gonna make life a little difficult (pain wise) but playing out of “c” just kills my left hand finger joints!!! i remember a guitar playing buddy of mine complain about the the same thing years ago. so i was wondering if any of you guys have them same problem? i have no such problem when i play banjo, much slimmer neck i suppose. i do have a few lumps and bumps on my index finger joints perhaps i have the start of the dreaded “A” your thoughts please.