Get a nice second hand SG Special and a Fender Blues Jr. - should be able to get those on your budget (and they fit each other nicely) :-)
I'd go for it, too.
What a great guitar - and what a great band The Black Keys are :)
I agree on taking one's kids out to concerts. I'm taking my son out to see Jerry Lee Lewis tonight.
"Again: if you can't come up with something constructive SHUT UP OR MOVE OUT!!!"
Then there shouldn't be anyone within the US borders...
@OP: Would you like to be compared to the other countries you mention?
I'll go with oldrockfan on this one; buy used and pay half. I did that and got the worn brown faded, which is an amazing guitar for less than £300...
I found the combination of my TS7 (808-modded by Stinkfoot) in front of my Danelectro Cool Cat Transparent Overdrive to be a winning combination...
That's damn nifty, iblive! How did you do that? (I want one as well :)
Started playing in '83 - bought my first Gibson ('80 LP Deluxe) in '91, so eight years.
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