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scotman11
04-05-2007, 11:13 PM
Hi to all out there... I have had a great love for the guitar for as long as I can remember. I retired a year ago and still have not picked up a guitar or taken the time to learn... I have decided it is time .. Basically I would like some advise as to what to buy..Electric or ?? what kind of small amp, so on and so on...I figure at 55 I had better get started..Any input or sugestions greatly appreciated..Till then Fuzzy

jhjps
04-05-2007, 11:19 PM
you should probably buy an acoustic first, it will build up your finger strength, strings on an acoustic are stronger/thicker, so when you switch to elecrtric you'll have an advantage

SOADrox429
04-05-2007, 11:27 PM
this guitar should be good, and it's not too expensive

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Special-II-Electric-Guitar?sku=518334

and one of these amps should be good, depending on how much you want to spend

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Rocktron-V15-Velocity-15w-1x10-Combo-Amp?sku=480976

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Valve-Junior-Combo-Amp?sku=480260

EDIT: unless you want an acoustic... get this one, i have the slightly cheaper version (which they won't have in stock until September), and it's amazing (especially for the price)

http://www.musicyo.com/product_specs.asp?pf_id=441

scotman11
04-06-2007, 12:58 AM
Thanks for the info...I think I wil give both a try

scotman11
04-06-2007, 01:01 AM
Thanks for info.. Both are great looking guitars..Think I am going to orded a Les Pual and an amp... I am hopefull that I can pick this up and enjoy what I started to do 40 years ago