Open Blog Rerun: “Starting with the guitar, part 1: Basic considerations”

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Since I’m traveling this week and not likely to post much, I’ve scheduled some entries like this to point to some of my personal favorite blog writings.

Here’s today’s blog blast from the past.

Title: “Starting with the guitar, part 1: Basic considerations”
Date: January 25, 2006

Most people I know who get serious about guitars eventually start acquiring more than one. Unless you are going after expensive collectible guitars, don’t assume that you can buy a guitar and then trade it in for a significant amount of money. For a decent guitar, you might only get one-third to one-half of what you paid for it. Therefore, do not buy your first guitar and assume that you will be able to trade it in for a lot toward a new and better guitar. There are worse things than having more than one guitar. Moreover, if you really don’t have the room for another one, you could always try to sell it on eBay, donate it to a school, or give it to an aspiring music student.

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