Renewing member from Southern California. I was on the forum several years ago and apparently was not on for more than year because my login didn't work. Oh well, time to renew my membership because I am attempting to get back into playing regularly again. I have not played consistently for a few years because of competing priorities. There have been some sporadic periods of practicing for a week or two to play for some occasion or just to attempt to regain my facility. I have recently realized that if I don't devote some time for regular practice, I may not be able to get it back as age creeps up on me. To that end, I have been playing pretty regularly for maybe a month. Unfortunately, I have been experiencing some issues with my hands. Frequently, my left hand in particular but occasionally the right hand as well will go numb after playing for a few minutes. Even the warming up process will sometimes result in the pins and needles feeling. This will go away if I let my arms hang loose for a minute or two, so it seems as though it may be related to circulation. Sometimes I can go as long as 15 or 20 minutes or even longer without experiencing numbness. It is frustrating to say the least! I have tried various ways of adjusting my approach to holding the guitar, but nothin seems to reliably alleviate the onset of numbness. I am determined and will persist even if playing requires frequent breaks. I would occasionally (but not often) experience a bit of numbness while practicing for my master's recital, but that was more than twenty years ago. I wonder if perhaps some forum member experienced something similar and has found a workable solution.
2005 Spruce & CSA Rosewood by Fritz Ober, Yamaha SG100N with RMC pickups and polyphonic preamp with Roland ready 13 pin output