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#1
So I have my heart set on an olympic white american strat with a maple fretboard for christmas. My mom said we could dig deep this year, but a thousand bucks may be a little much and my dad keeps asking my why I need another guitar (My main is a Gibson SG). Any thoughts on how i can swing this?
#4
Hug.

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#5
Grow up.
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#7
What if you tell them that you'll pay 200-300 dollars of it?

Show your dad an AC/DC song, and say, "this is played with a Gibson SG." Then show him a Stevie Ray Vaughan song and say, "this is played with a Fender Strat." Granted, they both recorded it with lots of other stuff and very expensive amps and everything, it will show him the difference in the sound of both guitars, and could make him understand why you want the strat.
#8
Get a Mexi strat instead?
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#9
Sell your SG
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#10
Not sure about convincing parents as a duo. I'm more interested in convincing the mothers of various Pitmonkeys...
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#12
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Sell your SG


That's a plan.

You don't really need that many guitars...

If you can afford them, then that's fine. But if you are trying to gfet your parents to buy another one for you, then it seems a bit excessive. Use the SG money to fund your new guitar.
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#13
Get a job and pay for it yourself.

imo trying to convince your parents you need them to buy you another guitar makes you look like a dick (and a spoilt kid)

Or sell your SG. You can only play one guitar at a time afterall.
If you want it that bad, get it yourself and don't scrounge off of your parents for a guitar.
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#15
Dude... asking your parents to buy you a $1k guitar when u already got a Gibson SG ...
Haven't you heard of the economic crisis ?:P

Sell your SG or get a part-time job like ppl suggested! ;-)
#16
Yeah, that's what you want to do, pressure your parents into spending money they don't have. Hell, Who needs to eat anyway. Tell them to take it out of your college fund. Look around dude, That's one reason the U.S. is in the mess we're in right now, spending more than we have. Of course it's all relative, I just spent a bunch of money to see AC/DC last night, but it was MY money.
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#17
Quote by austinb0309
So I have my heart set on an olympic white american strat with a maple fretboard for christmas. My mom said we could dig deep this year, but a thousand bucks may be a little much and my dad keeps asking my why I need another guitar (My main is a Gibson SG). Any thoughts on how i can swing this?


And us Pitmonkeys, working for our money to buy our guitars all this time, when all you'll ever need is mummy and daddy's funding... How silly of us
#18
I don't want to sound like a jackass, but if you already have a Gibson SG, I don't see the point in making your parents pay for an american Strat. I think you should be grateful you have a Gibson and come up with the money for the american Strat yourself.

It's sort of like me asking for a new pair of ski's. I have Volkl's that cost over a grand and they're an all mountain ski and I am quite good at skiing. If I was to ask for a new pair of top mountain ski's, the ones that are better for powder snow, especially Volkls, my parents would be like "buy them yourself".
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#19
Get a Highway One. They're American made, and the tone is unbelievable. They're $750
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#20
Also, on topic:

I want an Atomic Reactor 112-50. I'm working to get all the money by myself (600 euros, minus 200 for selling my Cube).. And even now my parents are complaining. They say I already have an amp, I don't need a new one, and that I should save my money for later, especially with the crisis and all that.

I'm going to buy the amp anyway but I can't deny that they have a point somehow... And then you come in and complain how your parents won't buy you a $1k guitar?

*pear*
#21
Pay half. Or just ask them to save the money, and you get the extra.
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#22
Learn the value of a hard earned buck junior !!!
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#23
You already have a guitar. Mine is ****ed and I haven't played it in 2 months.
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#25
Y'know what? I have a fat old overdraft and I've had to sell most of my awesome stuff to fund my living expenses, and I'm a working musician! I've also had to get a part-time job just to fund my existence, and you're whinging that Mummy and Daddy won't get you a $1000 guitar?!

Deal with it and work for it.
#26
Offer to go 50/50 with them on it. You already have a nice guitar so your parents really shouldn't need to put any money into a new one, but if you really want their help, 50/50 is the best approach.
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#30
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Offer to go 50/50 with them on it. You already have a nice guitar so your parents really shouldn't need to put any money into a new one, but if you really want their help, 50/50 is the best approach.


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#32
Why would you want a strat rather than an SG?!
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#34
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Sell your SG


Yeh strats are much better
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#37
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same here.


On topic.
TS, don't you think you're being selfish? Don't you think your parents might want something to give each other as well?
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