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08-28-2004, 07:36 PM
I know you play the guitar can you give me a recommendation on a good starter guitar for my 13 yr old son?
Thanks in advance.

08-28-2004, 08:59 PM
How much do you want to spend? And do you want it to be Acoustic or Electric?

A good Acoustic guitar to begin on will run you at least 100 dollars, although I reccomend spending more on a starter guitar. If you shoot for something in the 300-400 dollar range you can get something that is much easier to play and sounds way better, and that goes a long way torwards making someone want to stick with it and not dump the hobby.

08-28-2004, 09:06 PM
Buy a Fender.

They have Fender packs at musiciansfriend.com for 200 bucks.

Here it is...

www.musiciansfriend.com/s...id/510705/ (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=home/search/detail/base_pid/510705/)

T Park Num 9
08-28-2004, 09:18 PM
a tasminie would be a great acoustic guitar to get started.

Great sound, brother to the IMO best acoustics out there the Takamine.

Patrick Davis
08-29-2004, 05:32 AM
for a begginer, they sell tons of acoustic guitars on ebay for $0.99 and about $35 shipping with extra stuff thrown in. Its a cheap way to see if your kid will stick with it or not.

08-29-2004, 09:34 PM
Guitars are an expensive addiction... I paid about 90 bucks for my first one, and I think it turned out okay.

08-29-2004, 11:10 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. I think I'll spend around $50 for an acoustic to make sure he is actually interested and not get on my nerves with a loud amp the learning process.

08-29-2004, 11:35 PM
it's going to be hard to find a decent acoustic for 50 dollars, but for about 100 or so you can get something like a washburn d10 or the equivlant that will be a great guitar to learn on.

good luck, hope he digs it.

08-29-2004, 11:41 PM
do try ebay, though.....I'm sure you'll find a lot of dads trying to sell the one's they bought for their kids that ended up *not* digging it.

Maybe you can find a good deal on a better one a little cheaper than brand new, but that's just been sitting in someone's closet (or under a bed, etc) for a while.


08-29-2004, 11:43 PM
Which reminds me... still want to buy some gear, Manny?

08-30-2004, 01:01 AM
scott, possibly. email me what you're trying to get rid of.

08-30-2004, 01:09 AM
Give him a baseball and teach him to pitch left handed. You can thank me later.

08-30-2004, 01:12 AM
Give him a basketball and MAKE him be the next Jordan.