#1
Hey guys, just wanted some opinions,

Im getting alot of money soon, since my granney died the end of last year, recently sold her house, my mum says shell give me some money from it, dont get me wrong, i totally feel guilty getting this :/

I was really close to her and want to get something to remember her by, my bros getting a tattoo of her, im thinking of ordering a custom guitar with her name "Alexandria" in the 12th fret, my mum seems to think this is a waste of the money.

I think my graney wouldve liked it, ive played guitar many years and will never stop playing as long as i have hands and ears. im not just some bedroom wannabe guitarist with a squier strat or anything, i make my own music at the moment, id be using it all the time, i just feel like it might be wrong now, since my mum doesnt agree...

She thinks i should save it and buy a car with it or something later, i just think this would be a waste of money...a one time thing, and not something i could keep forever to remember her by...

Id like some opinions on if you think im a selfish pig for buying a guitar with this money or not.
#4
seems like a nice thing to do, and as long as it will have a great meaning to you and won't go to waste, i think you should go for it
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#5
I think you should honor your granny by spending it on college and making something of yourself.
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#6
Do it. that seems like the perfect thing to do. As long as it means something to you.
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#7
12th fret?! more than that! this is your grandma we're talking about!
how about a letter in each fret?
12 downwards obviously so its not backwards.

that would be awesome, plus it'd look cool.

I'm not trying to be offensive here btw, just if its your grandma it should definitely be something awesome and eye catching!

EDIT: I like how everyone suddenly is going all glum.....
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I think you should honor your granny by spending it on college and making something of yourself.


I concur.
#9
It seems like a good idea to me.
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I think you should honor your granny by spending it on college and making something of yourself.

man makes a good point
but the tribute guitar would be nice i imagine, college is optimal though
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#14
dude, i think u should go with the guitar with her name...maybe not on the fret, jus a picture that remembers u of her, in the body, i don't know wich tattoos u'r bothers have, but if it's a picture of some kind u could use the same design and place it on your guitar
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#15
Convince your mom...
Go for the guitar
Get famous and make your granny hape

BTW : What a lovely name ... Alexandria... (it's her name right?)
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#16
i mean its a nice idea and everything... but i mean theres probably better uses out there.
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#17
Sounds good. The only question you need to ask yourself is "Are you really doing this to honour her, or are you doing it to have a nice guitar?"
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Im already going to college. in scotland we get our courses payed for us man

thanks for all your support, if i do this, ug will be the first place i post pics


Honestly, I'd do it if I was getting a load of money from her. I'd probably have it put like, on the back or something though.

Make sure it's a really ****ing awesome guitar though, if you're going custom. Like a PRS or a Martyn Booth or something
#19
Write a song for her, ok shes gone but her 'spirit' will hear it.
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Convince your mom...
Go for the guitar
Get famous and make your granny hape

BTW : What a lovely name ... Alexandria... (it's her name right?)


Yeah

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Sounds good. The only question you need to ask yourself is "Are you really doing this to honour her, or are you doing it to have a nice guitar?"


thats what im conflicting on, haha, probably more to honour her, ive already got lovley guitars...ill probably have to chip in some of my own money too though. if that justifys it a bit.

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Honestly, I'd do it if I was getting a load of money from her. I'd probably have it put like, on the back or something though.

Make sure it's a really ****ing awesome guitar though, if you're going custom. Like a PRS or a Martyn Booth or something


Nah im thinking of a custom RAN, i probably wont have enough for a custom prs haha i wish! Ran guitars are so sweet though, i can get it exactly to my specs,.

going to have it with white and with like black bleeding into it round the sides, if that makes sense? like see through white, i know its going to be a super strat body, not sure exactly what like yet though, and maybe like a blackmachine head or a reverse Edwards head.
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#21
Why not just buy an amusement park?

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#23
your mom confuses me. how is a car gonna last you longer than a guitar?

your brothers tattoo is a cool idea. but i guess you cant do that. maybe something your granney would have loved to see? like put it towards college, if youre that age.

i dont think you need to be feeling guilty. if your granney were alive and you two were as close as you say you were, she would want you to be happy.
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I think you should honor your granny by spending it on college and making something of yourself.



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#25
Do it, your mother would be able to fund college/university if she has the rest of the money.
As said before, do it on each fret, AND subtely somewhere on the body
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#29
dude i would so do the custom guitar thing...That way everytime you play your guitar, it will be like your grandma is right there with you...
#31
how bout having all the inlays as the letters of your grandma's name?

so like A could be the 3rd fret and etc...

dont know if it'll fit or not tho
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#32
Yeah thought about that, but i think it would look a bit cheesy, i think her name on the 12th fret will look alot better, i got lots of time to think it through, not sure if id get it 7 strings or not, since im kinda liking 7's at the moment :P