Originally posted by COtto1984
ok i know nothin about guitars but am dying to learn how to play one as well as get one. i know fender is good. what should i get as a beginner and where?
I'd reccomend starting off with a steel string accoustic from a secondhand store, dont spend too much. That way if you decide a few months later that it isnt for you, you wont have wasted a lot of cash, and you'll probably be able to sell it for close to what you paid for it.
If you do like it, and want an electric, i'd reccomend an ibanez if you're on a budget, or a fender/gibson if you can afford it.
Peavy make some nice practice amps. I used to use a 15"/100watt DOD, but it was huge. I'm using a small 8"/30 watt peavy now.
and whats the best way to learn? im sure lessons is but i plan to practice a lot if i can find a good tutorial.
I've never had a lesson in my life, i just learnt by stuffing around. I'd reccomend getting a few books when you start out though, as you'll be able to correct any bad habbits (like arching your wrist while picking, and dropping your little finger) early.
 And get an electronic tuner with a mic built in, they're the handiest things ever invented [/edit]