A Kid's Guitar Story
by Clay Harrison
My dad has been playing guitar for a long time, and he's always been trying to get me to start.
First he got me a little First Act beginner acoustic when I was a tiny little kid. It didn't stay in tune and it was a piece of junk, basically. Later, he got me a Dean Playmate 3/4 size acoustic. I had it for a while before I really got interested. Last winter, my dad taught me my first song: "Blackbird", by The Beatles. I loved guitar from that time forward.
One day, I was playing my dad's old Univox acoustic, and I broke the high E. When I went to tell him, he said I could have the guitar! I love my Univox. It plays well, and has a couple of defects, but it's great. I play it more then my electric.
I got my electric last winter, as well. My dad was showing me around a store called Antique Rocker when I saw a Saga TC-10 Telecaster kit. Yes, a kit. I wanted it immediately. It was a good price, but we left empty handed.
That Christmas, I opened a big box to find (surprise, surprise) the Tele kit. We didn't finish building it until summer, but I love the end product. It still needs to be set up, but I don't care. I love it.