#1
Is there anyway I can get a bursary to buy an electric guitar. I cant afford one, but I really want for my band!

I just want a cheap telecaster really, probably squier.

Any Ideas?
#2
get a job, pay for it yourself?
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#3
there is a set up in the uk that most uk stores signed upto, Dawsons is one of them, where you pay 10% of the value of the guitar per month, so if you want a £400 guitar you pay £40 per month. (i sold a epi sg for that a couple of months back) so look at the 2nd hand market (cash generator, cash converters or similar pawn shops)

the scheme i`m talking about is called - take it away, and has a minimum purchase value of £200 so a payment of £20 per month is the minimum payment you are looking at, anyway a link.

http://www.dawsons.co.uk/acatalog/Finance_Information_about_the_Take_it_Away_Scheme.html

* i have no connections to dawsons and am just aware of the scheme `cos of the junk mail they send out. and it`s supported by the arts council of GB.
Last edited by ibanezgod1973 at Oct 1, 2009,
#4
I've literally applied for every job I can find to no avail. I'm in college too which doesnt help.
#5
You don't have any money, so your plan is to borrow money you can't pay back to buy a guitar?

If you can't afford it, and you can't find a job, I think you have more pressing issues than buying a guitar. I'm all for stretching budgets for instruments, but if you don't have any income I'd say you either need to sell some of your stuff or keep looking for a job.
#6
Protip: The current economic crisis is screwed because so many people got in debt and didn't/couldn't get out.
In other words, get the money, then by it. It won't be the end of the world if you don't have it by your next gig.
#7
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I've literally applied for every job I can find to no avail. I'm in college too which doesnt help.


sainsbury`s, tesco, asda and morrissons (uk supermarkets are after peeps), i`ve had a look in my local paper and found loads of bar jobs (glass collecting if you are under 18), local councils want litter pickers all the time - sometimes you`ve just got to do any job to get the cash.

there are jobs out there not all are advertised.

print off a shed load of CVs and put on a shirt and tie and go knocking on company doors.
#8
To clarify:
A bursary is a like a grant or scholarship.

I believe TS is talking about the equivalent of someone stateside getting a grant or endowment from a performing arts foundation or the Guv.

I'm no expert on the UK's government arts programs, but I'm thinking not so likely...

I agree with the sentiments to find some means of employment.
#9
Yeah thats fair enough.
But it's easy enough saying "Get a job", but when no one will employ you or even give you an interview, its not so easy.
#10
^Uh. Keep trying, **** is hard right now, but there -are- jobs out there. Make a CV, write covering letters (Shows your interest, better than just handing over a CV and walking off), and keep going.
#11
how come i`ve had over 30 interviews and 3 job offers in the last 3 weeks, register with agencies you won`t need a interview but make yourself presentable when you go, if you`ve got long hair and dress like a goth/metalhead/rocker in your street clothes no-one will employ you, if you smoke(make sure you don`t smell of tobacco by not smoking, tidy yourself up, get a smart haircut look professional as i said earlier there are loads of jobs outthere especially for students.
#12
Quote by Saamon
But it's easy enough saying "Get a job", but when no one will employ you or even give you an interview, its not so easy.


Any reason for this?
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