Re: What was your dream guitar as a NOOB?
When I started, I wanted a Les Paul Custom and a Jackson Rhoads. I eventually scored a mid-70s LP and loved it. I outgrew the desire for a Jackson after playing a copy and realizing I'd hit the fins on *everything*. My first guitar hero was Randy Rhoads, so that's where I got the idea that I wanted those.
Over time, I've played and owned a variety of guitars from different manufacturers. I keep coming back to Ibanez because they just...feel right.
Now, it's the same guitar I've wanted most of my guitar playing life - a UVMC. I have a UV7PWH, and it's like owning a slice of heaven, but I still want an ATD UV.