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I am looking to buy a guitar for my 15 yr old son. I would not like to spent a lot of money until I know if he is really interested . Any suggestions for a "beginner" guitar. TIA
 

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Low-end Ibanez, Epiphone, or a peavey starter set.
 

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I'd suggest you buy him a used US made strat for $800-$900 in the classified adds, if he doesn't get into it , it wont be because you bought him crap. You can resell the guitar for the same money anytime.
 

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I agree with Xanadu, the starter set packs are a good deal.
 

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What type of music is he into? How much is not too much? And what about an amp. A small portable amp he can use with earphones, run a CD player into so he can play along would be a good idea, Like a Roland microcube, a Vox DA-5, Keep away from the cheap Marshall SS amps.

What ever guitar you get, make sure it is set up properly with a new set of strings
 

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sore fingers

Petr Puck said:
I am looking to buy a guitar for my 15 yr old son. I would not like to spent a lot of money until I know if he is really interested . Any suggestions for a "beginner" guitar. TIA
the fender starter kits are a great idea.
just make sure the vendor or his tech. sets up the action.
this is the heigth of the strings above the neck , he is in for a month or two of sore fingers, and a badly set action will only make it worse.
you might also want to install , light guage strings, which are also easer on the fingers.
good luck
jimmy peters
 
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