[thechat] Guitars

Joel D Canfield joel at bizba6.com
Mon Feb 22 12:09:03 CST 2010

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 9:32 AM, Jack Timmons <jorachim at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thinking of picking one up. Nothing fancy, I'm going to start teaching
> myself as a method of down time.

electric is easier than acoustic

for starters, you can get a Squier Strat and small Fender amp, with cable,
strap, all the blah blah blah for about $400 total. For about $700, you can
get a MexiStrat, which is nicer than a Squier.

I love my Strat.

Or, if you're in the mood, you can get a Saga kit for under $200 and build a
Strat or Telecaster copy, or a Gibson SG or Les Paul copy.

Ibanez makes some nice stuff too.

Cheaper guitars often don't stay in tune as well. My stepson has a $99 Strat
copy and a $99 Les Paul copy. Neither one will stay tuned for two songs in a

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