“As a matter of fact, I’ve started taking lessons,” he says, in a just-published interview with M – Music & Musicians. “I walked into Norman’s Rare Guitars, here in L.A., and there was a guy playing acoustic guitar. He sounded like two guitar players playing at once. I asked how he was doing that, and he started showing me all these alternative tunings. He turned out to be [former Wings guitarist] Lawrence Juber. I said, ‘Would you teach me how to do that?’ It was finger-style playing in alternative tunings, something that had passed me by when I was learning how to play. So I took my first guitar lesson at the age of 53. I’m still taking lessons from him. It’s been a gas.”
Sambora’s new solo album, Aftermath of the Lowdown, was released in September. A new Bon Jovi album is slated for release in the spring of 2013.