so at least a year ago i asked my best friend if he ever had any interest in learning guitar. He answered it was definately something he would be interested in doing once he had more free time to devote to it. Well, I helped keep the suggestion alive and about two weeks ago i gave him his first lesson.
He is now in the market for a guitar and says his budget is $1000. For him i think it will be best to start with an electric(much easier to mess around with an electric while on the net). He likes everything from phil collins to jay-z to dragonforce to meshuggah so buckers would proally be best(same musical tastes as me, we definately listen more to stuff with humbuckers).
So the question comes down to:
is it best to buy a cheapie $100-200 guitar or skip that step since he's able and get something that most likely will play/sound better? Either way it would be best if its something that will hold it's re-sale value in case it dosn't click. buying used dosn't bother him at all and i got a digitech effect box i'll be hooking him up with so he won't need an amp.
so there you have it....suggest away and thanks for the help