Thought it would be fun to hear from you what kind of bad assed junk you bought first! Yeah, it IS a bit late for halloween, but NOW it's time to let the freaks and monsters out! (Guess somebody must have already posted a similiar thread earlier, but here we go ... ) My first buy, against better judgement and at the age of 12, was a black/red 'burst Riviera, a remarkably uninspired Strat copy. I remember it left me something like 30 Euro poorer! This was way back in 1984, and you have to understand that 30 Euro was NOT a lot of money back then, haha! (Only joking, that guitar cost me all my savings!) Can't remember too much about the guitar. It had pretty grusome action and, after what I remember, a limp, thin tone from the two embarrissingly lame single coils. Got rid of the Riviera some months later and got me a one of the few guitars I later would regret I sold: a PEARL Les Paul Custom-copy. ( I sold the Riviera for 50 Euro! Highend guitar-budget-time it suddenly was!) Yeah, couldnt find any pics of the Riviera "Flegmacaster", but still have pictures in my head, and sometimes they haunt me - like a fly, haha!