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Title: Acoustic Player needs Electric advice
Post by: kewltunes on September 24, 2008, 03:55:05 PM
Hi all, I'm a regular in the acoustic forum but I lurk here sometimes. I've started to teach my son guitar, and I'd like to get him an electric of his own. I'm on a bit of a budget so I'd like to start out with a lower end guitar but my knowledge of Washburn made electrics is sadly lacking. Oh great and wise electric gurus, would you share your opinions on what would be a good starter guitar/kit?

Thank you very much for taking the time to help me and my son.


Title: Acoustic Player needs Electric advice
Post by: Tio Kimo on September 24, 2008, 10:19:46 PM
well, there are far more knowledgable folks lurking here, but that's never stopped me from voicing an opinion before.

couple of things...I don't know WHERE you are, or what a bit of a budget means to you.

But I often pull up craigslist, clic for sale and type washburn just to see what's up. I'm in a major metro area though, so there's always 20-40 listings, and many are often VERY reasonable....

for example
http://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/msg/846268148.html

but I've seen WI-64's on ebay for 250, and a Roland cube is a killer mini practice amp (now you're up to about 400)

other ideas, find a shop that sells on consignment. maybe you'll get lucky.

good luck. clearly, your an excellent father. [:D]



~kimo

'03 Idol WI-67PROQTS
'04 Larrivee LV-03 w/ Fishman blend
Roland Cube 30X
Title: Acoustic Player needs Electric advice
Post by: No Fret Music on September 25, 2008, 02:15:42 PM
I recently sold a WI15SJK Idol Electric with cool Stephen Jensen Life Graphic to a young fellow and he loves it. Considering how nice it was the price was surprisingly low with a softshell case. Check your local Washburn Dealer for price and availibility. You would be very happy with this choice of guitar. It is nice to see a parent wanting to start their child off on the right foot with a decent and playable guitar.

Good Luck Friend,

Scotty

Scotty