some of you might remember that I thought of buying an electric guitar. (Up to now I’ve only played acoustic.)
I searched at a second hand site for a nice and reasonable instrument. It took some time, but finally I found a suitable one and contacted the seller. As she was on holiday at that time, I asked her to reserve it for me in the meantime. The guitar was a beautiful red Fender Squier Strat.
Only few days later, we had lunch at my parents in laws house. Suddenly they handed me over an old Ibanez electric guitar they had found on their attic. It belonged to their other son who wasn’t interested in it anymore. A short research showed that it was built somewhen in the 1980s. It definitely needed new strings , and some tiny bits had to be repaired. Thankfully, my son in law took over this task.
Although I now already had an electric, I decided to buy the Fender, as well. It was cheap and I had fallen in love with its colour .
So, from zero to two electrics it took only few days .
What I was now missing, was an amp. In the beginning, I played without any. But this wasn’t really satisfying, as you surely can imagine . Therefore, I borrowed one from my SIL. Finally, I found a hardly used Fender Frontman 25R at a fantastic price. And now it’s mine .
Although I definitely prefer my acoustic, playing around with the new gear is great fun .
Here are pics of my new guitars and the amp.
Ahh… the colour on that Strat
Happy ngd & nad Nicole. Have fun with them
Happy NG’sD and NAD too. Those are two sweet looking guitars. Obviously a little like busses, none for ages then two come along at the same time.
Yes, new tech is fun to play with, once you’ve got over the frustrations of it.
It’s a well-known fact that acoustics are gateway drugs.
"In September my cousin tried reefer for the very first time
Now he’s doing horse; it’s June" (Sign O’ the Times, Prince)
Be careful out there…
Happy NGD! A women simply needs a red guitar . Beautiful! Hope you have a lot of fun with both of them. And don’t touch the Kleinanzeigen (classified column?) during your holidays!
Very cool Nicole! From none to two electrics! How awesome. And one even has nostalgia behind it.
Time to make some noise.
Happy NGD and NAD, Nicole!
That’s two beauties you got yourself! Those red guitars just have something magic…
Is it actually helpful to overcome G.A.S. with two guitars at the same time or will it get even worse after a while? hhhm
Wishing you loads of fun with your new toys. ← see, this is also red. lol
Say what, Andrea? Looks as if I have to give the idea of a “real” electric guitar Christmas present for myself a chance
And of course, @NicoleKKB I almost forgot: Beautiful guitars. Have so much phone exploring them
This how you start to accumulate gear…
It just happens to you somehow, really!
Those both look great! That will be fun!
But now your single acoustic will feel out numbered. You know how to remedy that…
Thank you for this encouragement…I will listen to the feminine side in me and try to make her happy
…I actually have 2 red guitars but one is on loan (a 100euro guitar 33(?) years ago) and the other (from 1950+) Elité is quite damaged…
I’ll listen to you and look for a playable one …
I really like that Fender red Nicole, I’ve been peeking at it again
Happy NGDNAD !!
The guitar look great both wonderful finishes. Have some fun experimenting with the amp but don’t blow the windows out ! Look forward to hearing them some time in the future !
A couple of beauties there it would be a tough choice looking at them both and deciding which one to pick up
My dream guitar brand is Ibanez. So jealous! And I love the wicked red Squier.
They are both good looking guitars. That’s excellent. Have fun.
Looks so nice!!!
Love both guitars! Especially the Ibanez though, really love to see the wood grain.
Nice looking gear you scored. Ibanez make killer guitars. The ones from the 70’s and 80’s played way about there pay grade. have fun playing with all the switches and knobs.
You have probably already noticed it but I see the Squier has the strings tied the wrong way on the posts which will cause tuning problems. Have fun they both look wonderful.