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    Supraja Vadlamani
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    I’m interested to know how you got your first guitar. I had to drive a 100km through a terrible snowstorm in Canada to pick up my second-hand (8 year old) fender strat from a seller off Craigslist. It wasn’t in good shape and I snapped the high e within two minutes of playing it, got it fixed soon after and modified certain things and now we’re 4 months in and going strong!

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    Elton Breaux
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    I drove 2 hrs to see my dad who never was in the picture. I made him feel bad so he asked what he can do, i made him buy me a guitar LMAO it was a bass and then later i traded it for an electric.
    Weird story but thats how it happened lol

    #154810
    Supraja Vadlamani
    supraja vadlamani
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    that’s actually an interesting story haha!

    #154811
    Dan Shipway
    Dan Shipway
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    I went to a shop and bought it.

    #154812
    Supraja Vadlamani
    supraja vadlamani
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    and the award for the best story goes to ^

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    Ids Schiere
    Ids Schiere
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    I bought an incredibly shitty package online for €40 or so. The guitar was a really bad nylon string guitar

    #154821
    Calvin Phillips
    Calvin Phillips
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    I’m not even 100% sure what exactly got me into wanting to play guitar. But I remember going to a used electrical store. And getting this piece of jump and a terrible amp for 75 dollars combined. My early youtube videos from my original account has this guitar. When I felt good and ready to upgrade thats when I went for the Revenger. I also bought a cheap acoustic somewhere in the middle there. But I dont have that guitar anymore.

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    Supraja Vadlamani
    supraja vadlamani
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    @Ids, haha how long did you wait until you moved on to a better guitar? 😀

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    Supraja Vadlamani
    supraja vadlamani
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    @calvin, that’s so cool haha! I hope to upgrade someday too but not until I can make the best of the guitar I have right now! Good for you 😀

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    #154837
    Dominik Gräber
    Dominik Gräber
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    A far related Cousin from the us brought an acoustic guitar for my little Brother for his communion in which I started playing in the end.(we live in Germany by the way) Thats how I came to Play guitar. And that cousin took me to our local music store where I fell in Love with a White Ibanez Gio. I guess I have annoyed my Patents pretty much with it because one day my father ordered the exact Same guitar from the Internet as a Gift for me.

    How original was that, huh? 😀

    #154838
    Ids Schiere
    Ids Schiere
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    I played it for about a year. Learned the outro solo of M.I.A and Sidewinder on it. I still actually own it.

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    Sayonil Mitra
    Sayonil Mitra
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    I got it from my father. A jumbo acoustic was lying in his room at that time and I had nothing to do. So just picked it up and plucked strings like absolute noob. My father thought, let’s get this bored kid something to learn. That’s it.

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    Ed Seith
    Ed Seith
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    My first guitar was a rental. No one in my family had any musical inclination, though my middle sister played flute through high school in the marching band. Alto Music in Monsey, NY, rented me a Fender Jaguar and a little Peavey practice amp for about $25 a month, I think. After a few months and with me sticking to it, my parents were willing to let me spend some money on something. I wound up buying my cousin’s beat up Aria Pro 2 explorer body guitar. I really wish I’d kept it, but I think I traded it in? I don’t recall. Back at Alto a couple years later, I bought an Ibanez PL1660 – their offset V/Rhoads knockoff. I wish I’d kept that one too. I bought an old Sunn tube amp from a newspaper add, and started collecting pedals. Around 1990 I bought a Fender M-80 half stack and my black RG550. In 1991 came the red Ibanez 540R Custom and a Roland GP-16 multi-effect unit. That was the core of my tone until I started playing again in 2009.

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    Mervin Moras
    Mervin Moras
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    How much did the Craigslist guitar cost anyway? Anything more than $180 and you were scammed. Cuz my first guitar (acoustic) was around $200 and my second (electric) was $150 and it came with a free amp. Plus I still have the acoustic 🙂

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    Noah Berends
    Noah Berends
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    My first guitar was an inexpensive classical acoustic from Guitar Center when I was 10. It was purchased because I had a lot of musical family and my mom found a guitar class that my friend was also in and she thought it would be cool for us to be in the class together. My uncle got a good deal on the guitar and so I was in the class but didn’t stay in it for long because I didn’t enjoy the classical acoustic as a beginner. Ended up sitting in a closet for a year until the uncle who got the deal on it played it at an Easter get together at our house. Less than a month later that uncle passed away, and I thought I’d pick it up again. Started taking lessons from a family friend and then a year later at the next Christmas I got my first real electric guitar, a Laguna electric and Spider IV amp from those Guitar Center starter packs. Still have the guitar, it’s absolutely beaten from trying to put a DIY fretless neck on it among other things, but it still works.

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