advice sought: guitar for 15 YO beginner?
"bendy(a)lostpla[dot]net" at example.com
Tue Aug 31 08:55:03 EDT 2004
Jeff Hart wrote:
> in the last year, i've bought two mexican made fenders (a telecaster
> and a strat). both were less than $350.
If the kid's into Hendrix, I would echo this recommendation for the
Mexicasters. I've got a mid-90s Stratocaster I got new, no case. Used,
something similar could still be had in the same range, and with a $80
case, you've got a rig that he wouldn't have to trade up for. I'd
recommend a strat anyways for a beginner, since it's got a wide range of
tone, and won't lock him into purely crunchy sounds (like the humbucker
guitars I started on...) or twangy (like the incredibly priced
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