I think Sparky2 makes the most sense. The forum was meant to share a passion not to belittle a dream.....I don't get all this animosity toward the OP.
If icantplayguitar has the money, and knows exactly what he or she wants, who are we to tell him or her to aim lower, and to settle for less?
If this were a motorcycle forum, and the OP was ican'trideatall, and insisted on buying and starting out riding/ learning on a 150 hp Suzuki Hayabusa, then I would expect this kind of reaction.
Because there's a safety factor there.
The guy could lose his life.
But this is a guitar.
Nobody is going to get killed learning how to play guitar.
icantplayguitar, I salute you.
Go for exactly what you want, don't settle for less, and learn how to play guitar on a first-class instrument.
Kudos to you.
I’m curious, what is the budget for this and since the original was a Gibson is that what you want. or would you be satisfied with something else?Black top R8, but thats an expensive first guitar.
Yep.I think Sparky2 makes the most sense. The forum was meant to share a passion not to belittle a dream.....
I think i'm bad too but my friends who have heard me play say i sound good, I also took lessons couple years ago and the instructor told me i'm not bad at all.... i think we are too hard on ourselves sometimes.Yep.
Thought I've been playing since Carter was in the White House, God knows that my collection far exceeds my talent.
If OP has the resources to purchase an R6... or to buy an original '56 GT, more power to him. It's none of our business whether he can play, wants to learn to play, or wants to hang the guitar in a shadowbox with belongings that remind him of his grandpa.