Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Finland, H*LL YEAH!
Re: Is anyone happy with a 555
Get her the cheapest piece of wood there is with strings attached. If she's wanting to learn to play guitar, she'll do it with that one.
I played with a nylon strung acoustic for 3 years before I got my first electric one. The acoustic was good enough to learn the Maidens and Metallicas. Then my first guitar was an Ibanez Roadstar II. Cheap, but liked it a lot and it was fun to play. When I got better and got my own money from a job, I bought my JEM77FP. I'm sure I wouldn't respect her as much if it was just a gift from someone.
So, if she wants to be a guitarist, it doesn't matter what she plays with. Like "not the size of dog in the fight", y'know?
Geez,... If I would've gotten (even) a JEM555 when I started playing...