Poll: Who Buys Your Guitar(s)?
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I always pay
116 49%
They always pay
16 7%
We both pay
53 23%
I pay sometimes, they pay sometimes
50 21%
Voters: 235.
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#1
So... who buys your guitars? You or your parents/grandparents/friends/slave/etc.? Or do you pay half and someone else pays the rest?


I'm like the only kid I know who has to buy his own guitars. I saved up $600 for my first acoustic. Now I'm saving up $1200 for my future electric guitar and amp.

But personally, I think buying stuff with your own money is the best. Its much more satisfying in the end. Knowing you saved up so much just for that one thing means your committed. Getting someone to buy for you is sort of cheating.
I will soon perish from this lethal injection called love.
#2
Me and my mom.
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#4
my parents, cause of my birthday and/or christmas. i saved up for half of my strat though.
#5
i've bought all of my guitars and gear by myself, well over $2000, the only thing my parents ever got me was an acoustic one christmas. to be fair, i save my money and have had a job for a while.
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#6
My dad paid for 200 bucks of my Jackson for my birthday, I paid the other 550$. I paid for for pretty much all the rest of my gear.
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#7
my parents buy most of my stuff for me for birthday or christmas gifts otherwise i have to work for it
#8
WELLLLLL. it depends, im not sixteen yet (few months) so where i am i cant get a job. i had a job for a while, under the table of course, and when i had that i bought my own stuff. but i'd much rather ***** my stuff off of others, not literally. its much more pleasing if you ask me. its like "holy ****, i just got all of this and didnt pay anything!"

maybe im just a bad person.
#9
i found my guitar and fixed it up with a soldering gun, sand paper, and wood stainer.
The best thing about life is knowing you put it together
#10
I bought my mustang which was $1,850 and bought my used Fender M-80 Chorus amp for $125
(not trying to brag or anything)
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#12
i have to buy my own gear
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#13
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#17
i pay for all my stuff im only a freshman i have spent like 2500 dollars on stuff
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#18
I pay for most of it.
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#19
Quote by Leadhead3225
i pay for all my stuff im only a freshman i have spent like 2500 dollars on stuff



How have you made 2500 dollars at the age of 14?
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Condemned by what you condemned before
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Underground is your joy your laws
#20
I've bought all of my gear except my current SG, which was given to me as an unsolicited gift.
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#21
Quote by misfitsramones
im 16 and i work 40 hours a week to pay for my gear...

Whoa! Good for you man. Really! I only work 20 hours a week and I'm 16.

That's really good.
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#23
There is no way my parents would buy 5 instruments for me.
Part time jobs ftw!
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#24
Got the first one from my dad. That was my one and only freebie.
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#25
My parents payed half for my crappy first guitar, and half for my $1100 acoustic, after that I'm on my own though
#26
I get stuff for Christmas but other than that I pay for everything...Many times I get my mom or dad to loan me money then I pay it back as quickly as possibly....I need to pay my mom back for my bass and start saving for my amp.....
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#27
I've paid 100% for every piece of gear I've ever had...

I've spent well over $5000 in the last 3 years, and still spending...

Great satisfaction comes when i wake up every morning and look across the room to see all my money in purposeful form
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#29
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My parents payed half for my crappy first guitar, and half for my $1100 acoustic, after that I'm on my own though

Whoa a $1100 acoustic? Nice! I would be so happy if my parents payed even an eighth of all that.
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#30
Me.

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#31
Myself.
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#34
I've bought every single one after the very First one which I got for school, a Squier bass. But everyone since then I've saved my $ for and bought it all on my own.
#35
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i have to buy my own gear

Same here...
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#36
I agree with TS. Except my first two guitars. They were gifts. Everything else (bass, amp, 2 other guitars) and everything in the future comes from my pockets.
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#37
So far my grandparents have bought me everything for Christmas or Birthday gifts since I don't have a job and can't get one yet, but as soon as I'm working I'll buy my own.

Anyone else feel bad about people buying them things? I mean, I like the stuff and I'm thankful, but sometimes I just wonder, "WTF did I do to deserve this?" They pay for my food, clothes, shelter and everything and I do nothing, yet they still drop that much money on me.

I hope I get to pay them back someday, somehow.
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#38
My first guitar/amp was from a christmas gift to my bro,which he pretty much gave up so I started using it.Since then:
Pedal,christmas gift
Guitar,I mostly paid for and have to pay some back
Guitar case,I paid for.
A mate of mine has $2500 worth of stuff that his parents all paid for.
Another friend works for his mum and she pays him $900 to run up the door and drop the package (NOT DRUGS!,MAKE UP!).
#39
My slaves.
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#40
my parents paid for my strat and part of the jaguar.
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