Calling all Guitar Nerds!
I’m a keyboard player. Most of you know that by now…
But I’ve been trying to expand my horizons over the last couple years by learning guitar.
So far it’s just been on the church’s backup acoustic and the occasional borrowing of a friend’s stagnant Strat. That at least got my feet wet (and fingers calloused).
I’ve known all along I needed something that was actually mine, and that I could practice with at the kitchen table after the kids go to bed.
So, after saving (and asking Santa for nothing but cash), I’ve got $500 burning a hole in my pocket.
Now I’m not at a level of proficiency that makes a “$1,000 +” guitar a wise move, but I at least want something that has some decent quality, decent tone, and (most importantly) won’t have the real guitarists making fun of me.
In other words, no pointy guitars. (My apologies to those of you who keep Ibanez in business….)
So what do you think?
I’m leaning towards a Fender Nashville Telecaster. The consumer reviews have them as a step above the standard stuff that comes out of Mexico, but still at an affordable price point. Plus, I like the option of the versatility of the 3rd “Strat Tex-Mex” pickup.
Thanks for letting me pick your brains!