New here, NGD for my son

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by OldeEnglishD, Jul 13, 2018 at 3:34 PM.

  1. OldeEnglishD

    OldeEnglishD New Member

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    Hi all,

    I am a drummer who has an 8 year old son who started playing guitar 9 months ago. He started off on a used 3/4 scale Squire Strat but once I saw he was hooked and knew he would keep playing, I started to look into full size guitars and what brands/models to go with. After a lot of research my mind was pretty settled on a PRS. My son gave his input on what he saw/heard while I was doing my research and in the end we thought the SE 24 Standard would be a great match for him. At this point it was a "in the future, when you outgrow your Squire" plan. Two weeks later on FB Marketplace I came across a 4 month old SE 24 Standard in Cherry Red (the color he wanted) with a new gig bag for $300! Let's just say Christmas came early for my son this year. He even put $100 of his own money (Grandparents at birthday, allowance savings, etc.) towards the purchase so he has "skin in the game". The guitar is perfect, the seller came into some bills he needed to pay and this was the odd guitar out as he is a F guy and had a Tele and Strat. My son loves his new guitar and has no issues playing a full size at all. I look forward to learning a lot from this group.

    OED
     
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  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    Bangin’!

    Welcome aboard.
     
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  3. banditcosmo

    banditcosmo New Member

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    Awesome :) Welcome, I'm pretty new here too and everyone has been very helpful.
    Post a pic, we'd love to see your son's PRS.
     
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  4. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    I love it when the kids get a PRS! My grandson will have one before long.
     
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  5. alantig

    alantig Sassyless pants

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    Nice going! Congrats!
     
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    Eddie kim New Member

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  7. OldeEnglishD

    OldeEnglishD New Member

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    Thanks everyone! I have some pictures on my phone and will try to get them uploaded this weekend. I also got a 20th anniversary Custom Shop poster that he put up on his wall (along with a couple other guitar posters). Guess you can say he and I have caught the PRS bug.
     
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  8. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    Sweet! Better put together a financial plan if you're going to hang around this group of GAS enablers...

    I got a Paul Allender for my daughter back in the day.
     
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  9. OldeEnglishD

    OldeEnglishD New Member

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    Oh believe me I know GAS. My older son and I are drummers and we get it as bad as you guys! Cymbals, pedals, thrones, kits, always something that looks too good to pass up!
     
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  10. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    BeerBatteredPhish New Member

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    Great story ! Hope he rocks it for years to come.
     
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  12. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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  13. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    PRS makes the perfect guitar for young musicians. Both of my boys got PRSi for the same reason you got the one for your son. He should love it. Great choice and welcome!
     
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  14. BWV548

    BWV548 New Member

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    Awesome! Kids playing PRS is terrific. Kids playing music is bloody awesome! Great for the growing brain! (And all other brains too)
     
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    Tucson Thump New Member

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    As a Dad, you RULE!
     
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  16. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Awesome thing to do (I once got my son a PRS)!

    So...Olde English D...Tigers fan?
     
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  17. OldeEnglishD

    OldeEnglishD New Member

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    Yep, even though they are terrible now.
     
  18. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    They are indeed pretty bad this year. It’s a cyclical thing, right? I need to get down to the park for an afternoon, but I’m not sure I want to see what’s likely to happen! :eek:
     
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    OldeEnglishD New Member

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    I heard Fulmer and Castellanos are on the trade block, hopefully they can continue to build up the farm system and we can have a watchable team again in 3-4 years.
     
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  20. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Great story. There’s nothing better than seeing your kids get into music and enjoy it!:D
     
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