SmokinHawk wrote:Spend at least 600-700 on something made in the USA, Canada, or Japan. Look into Godin guitars if you want some good bang for your buck. Spending less than this on some Chinese piece of shit will hinder your learning process, possibly causing you to develop bad habits.
A voice of reason.
Can't understand why I can't get this concept across, of spending more $$ to save $$...but I will try one last time.
Roland goes to the car lot. The salesperson says "I have a 2010 Honda accord (Gibson), runs like a dream. It's $10,000. I also have a 1972 Pinto (Squire). It's drives pretty bumpy and will require maintenance (neck adjustments etc). It's $3,000".
Salesman continues: " Do understand, If you buy the Honda, I will give you in writing, that I will give you your $10,000 back next year, or 10 years from now. If you buy the Pinto, I never want to see it again".
Which is the better deal?
Another good thing about buying a guitar, that plays like a dream and will forever retain it's value....is that feeling of guilt when you don't play it. You will want every edge and bit of motivation you can get. Trust me on this and I will say no more unless you ask.
Before buying an amp, let me know and I will dial you in on something I just got. You will never want a traditional amp or pedals again.