So, for over two years now my son has asked me every now and again to buy him a guitar.
He's a kid, so at least 60% of his sentences start with "Papa, buy this ****, I need it".
But he does seem to have a bit of an ear for music, and unlike all the other stuff, he has consistently come back to wanting a guitar.
So, buy a kid sized cheapo china made guitar and just let him have it?
Buy a larger one, still cheap, that he can grow into?
Should I let him hack away it and potentially lose interest quickly as he has a typical modern microscopic attention span?
Or send him to lessons and risk him being stifled/bored/uninspired by some alcoholic instructor who needs money for that night's pints?
I can't play guitar myself. I learned a bunch of chords and riffs around seven years ago, but don't have the time to learn now. I remember being my son's age and my foks refusing to buy me a guitar and forcing me to learn penny whistle instead. I don't want to repeat that.
Players - how did you start. How could your parents have helped/did help?