advice sought: guitar for 15 YO beginner?
grady at ibiblio.org
Thu Aug 26 14:57:14 EDT 2004
Go to a locally-owned music store & ask the guitar specialist[s] the
There are Music Lofts in Durham and Carrboro, and Harry's Guitar Shop &
Indoor Storm in Raleigh. (Fat Sound in Cary is also staffed by smart
local musicians, but I dunno if they sell anything in that pricerange. I
know they give lessons, though, so they probably sell something for
I dunno much about the Carrboro Music Loft (I think I bought some blank
tape there once) but I know for a fact that the other stores I mentioned
are staffed by guitarists (veterans of many fine local bands, most of
'em) who'd be happy to give an honest answer to that question. After
all, if they sell a kid a quality $300 guitar today, and he sticks with
his lessons and/or strikes out on his own & develops his talent, they're
going to be selling him strings and/or new guitars for the rest of his
life. I mean, I've never known a guitarist to be happy with owning just
one guitar. Have you?
Disclaimer: I'm not a guitarist, so there are probably other
locally-owned, musician-staffed stores in the Triangle that I'm not
aware of as well, and no offense to anybody I've left out.
> ok, i've got a co-worker, whose
> son wants to learn to play guitar.
> co-worker is willing to spend about
> $300 on an electric guitar (guitar
> alone, not including cost of amp).
> co-worker does not play guitar, and
> has no guitar playing friends to ask
> for advice. i'm a bit concerned
> that he might waste his money on a
> guitar with bad tone or action, one
> that would discourage his son before
> he even begins to learn ... any
> words of wisdom that anyone can give?
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