#1
I'm going to go look at this guitar and amp tomorrow as a xmas present for my g/f son. It will be his first one thats why I'm going cheap. The seller hasnt left really any detail about it so I was wondering if you guys could tell me more about it before I possibly waste my money. Thanks

http://london.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-musical-instruments-guitars-Silvertone-SG-copy-W0QQAdIdZ338909757
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#2
There's just so many of these cheap SG copies about - can't tell if this ones any good from photos - sorry.
For the price, if it tunes up and has less than a 3/16inch action at 12th fret will be fine. Beware twisted, loose or bent neck. If you can't play - get the guy to play it for you.
Oh, get the kid an electronic tuner too.
#3
Quote by PSimonR
There's just so many of these cheap SG copies about - can't tell if this ones any good from photos - sorry.
For the price, if it tunes up and has less than a 3/16inch action at 12th fret will be fine. Beware twisted, loose or bent neck. If you can't play - get the guy to play it for you.
Oh, get the kid an electronic tuner too.

Thanks. Yah, I've played for about 8 years now, its just that I've only bought 2 guitars in that time and never anything this cheap
"Spin the middle side topwise. Topwise!"

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#4
if it works when you test it out (given that you play, I am going to assume that you plan on testing it), and it doesn't take too much effort to physically play, it should be fine.

anytime a first guitar is a gift, its a bit of a gamble in the sense that you don't know if the recipient will actually play the thing or not. this should be a good starting point (if everything checks out) in the sense that its cheap enough that it wont be a huge deal if the kid barely uses it. if the love guitar, great. they get a better one next year then
#5
I wouldn't risk buying a guitar for a kid. He'll treat it terribly, kill your girlfriend's ears and then he'll forget about it a few days later.
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