When I was a kid, I desperately wanted to play guitar. I was the oldest of 3, and when I got seriously into Metal, Mom was recently divorced. Putting extra money into a guitar and lessons just wasn’t in the cards. Over the years, I’ve had the idea to buy an axe and learn but I always gave up on it. Until…..
My father-in-law is a good guitarist. He grew up in England and started playing guitar in the mid-1960s, influenced by Brian Jones from the Stones. For the 3 years I have been telling my wife that I wanted to learn and she kept telling me to just do it.
I finally decided that it was time, that my dream of plugging in would happen on this vacation. My father-in-law had scouted the local shops for a decent used acoustic and we were off to the Guitar Center Wednesday night. We ended up buying a brand new Takamine G320 Dreadnought Acoustic for $200.
I just needed a basic guitar. It sounded great compared to the others, we must have been through about 20 before we settled on the Takamine. Nice sound, low action…..great for a beginner.
Any players with tips for a humble beginner, please send them along.