Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
Re: Protect my gear in College
When I was in college, I came back to my dorm room one time, and I found some guy sitting at my desk, playing my guitar. He was a friend of my roomate, and my roomate let him in. He wasn't there to steal anything, but I found it annoying nonetheless.
Buy some off-brand Fender copy and maybe a small Peavey copy amplifier, is my opinion. Keep the good stuff at home.
ANOTHER option, since you've mentioned wanting to make a guitar of your own, is to make your own Strat or Tele copy from a Saga guitar kit. Might be fun to do.