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Please tell me I haven't made a big fat guitar-shaped mistake.Anyone know about guitars?

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Ormirian Mon 26-Sep-11 13:16:00

DS1 wanted a new guitar for christmas. Semi-acoustic. We said 'we'll see' because we are desperately trying to save money atm. But I popped into our local music shop so I could get an idea of what we might need to spend. There was one of these reduced from £479 to £299. He was willing to give us £40 P/X for DS's very basic Encore electric guitar (second hand when he got it 2 years ago). DS1 loved it so I went ahead and paid for it.

I was a bit freaked out at the price but thought it was a really good deal (as if I'd know hmm). But looking on Google shopping it seems to be available for much cheaper than 499 in most places. I am now wondering if I've been a bit of a twat and should have carried on looking for second-hand.

giyadas Mon 26-Sep-11 13:26:38

Someone somewhere will always be selling whatever you've bought at a cheaper price, t'is sods law.
It's a very nice guitar though,and £299 is a decent price for a new one. I don't think you've been a twat.
Am very envy of your son and his new guitar.

giyadas Mon 26-Sep-11 13:28:36

btw, my Mum bought me a £300 guitar when I was about 15 and I've still got it and play daily 17 years later, so could prove to be a good investment.

Ormirian Mon 26-Sep-11 13:29:47

Thanks givadas. I appreciate the envy. Music shop blokey was laying it on a bit thick about what an amazing bargain it was so I was suspicious.


Ormirian Mon 26-Sep-11 13:32:00

THanks for that too!

He won the Pop Project in his school last year with his band - they were amazing ! I just sat and watched open-mouthed. He actually SANG. On stage. In front of hundreds of people shock And their prize is to record their music at the college. I am hoping he will carry on playing and enjoying his music all his life.

reckoner Mon 26-Sep-11 13:33:08

That is a beautiful guitar.
Seems a good price too.

giyadas Mon 26-Sep-11 13:37:42

That's fantastic! I wish him every success, very brave to stand up and sing. Music's a great hobby, I'd be lost without instruments around the place.
Though now you've got me looking up guitars.
I want Santa to bring me one of these grin well, it is £30 off.

BelleEnd Mon 26-Sep-11 13:38:27

Looks about right to me. And to be honest, the important thing is that your DS1 had a go and that he liked the feel of it. I have a few guitars and the cheaper ones are far nicer to play than the ££££ Fender my husband bought circa 1983 grin

Ormirian Mon 26-Sep-11 13:51:38

Thanks everyone.

givadas - call it an early christmas present to yourself wink

HoneyPablo Thu 29-Sep-11 19:55:41

It is a lovely guitar, DH would love that.

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