wahwah101 said:These would be a great way to get kids into playing guitar... if it weren't for the actual guitar.
mikeyrsmith said:So, sadly, if you don't have a local used/mom-and-pop music store in town (all too often the case these days), I still don't see the harm in 'em. Besides, playing a shite guitar for a little while is kind of a rite of passage.
wildelectric said:Also a valid point, if it weren't for the existence of ebay.
mikeyrsmith said:What's the big deal? If it gets some kid off his @ss and away from the video games long enough to rock out, I'm all for it! And remember...there was a time when your dad could go to Sears to buy tires, your mom could buy curtains, and YOU--if you were VERY lucky!--could score a way-cool Silvertone guitar and amp, go home and try to imitate your favorite Beatles, Stones, and Kinks records, and thus begin to live the rock-and-roll dream!
Woolworths, Kresges, Wards, Sears...they all sold cheapie guitars in the '60s and '70s when demand was high, and when most of us could barely afford a new G.I. Joe or a pack of Kiss trading cards, let alone a Gibson Les Paul or a Fender Strat. At least these things look the part, and don't cost an arm-and-a-leg. If Best Buy is carrying cheapie Les Pauls, they've done the market research to know that somebody, somewhere, wants 'em. So maybe rock and roll ain't completely dead after all...eh?