Well, after having the little rant about the car, I thought I’d post up something a bit more positive! I bought a new guitar yesterday. It’s a Squier Stratocaster Classic Vibe. Squier used to be cheap knock-off copies of Fender guitars… now they are expensive knock-off copies of Fender guitars! Just kidding. Apparently it’s one of the better Squier guitars, it seems pretty well built and plays nicely.
I also tried a few other guitars in the shop – notably an Ibanez and an Epiphone Les Paul. I liked the sound on both of them, really ‘warm’ – but I thought the Strat would be the best all-rounder. Plus it was in my price range – the Epiphone was a bit more expensive.
So, I am now the proud owner of my very first electric guitar. And it’s been great fun so far! Although it took a bit of getting used to, I think I’m getting the hang of it so I can do pretty much the same things on the electric that I could do on the acoustic guitar. What I’ll have to do now is learn to play with distortion and some powerchords, and then of course learn some solos… but there’s plenty of time for that!
Anyway, I’m dead chuffed with the guitar – it seems like a great little guitar to get started on, and I think it will last me for a long time. So, yay!