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    (Original post by Mr Bee)
    I'm not 'bad'. My guitar teacher is extremely talented and every week basically "Because well, your rather quite good.", "Your definitely no beginner any more".


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    I understand that. But not being a beginner isn't exactly advanced. I would honestly wait until you can afford it yourself or stick with a conventional guitar.
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    Well....you could:

    1) Sell something valuable on ebay
    2) Do a Garage sale
    3) Do a Lemonade Stand! (It's Summer after all, so no harm in trying )
    4) Get a job!
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    (Original post by RobertWhite)
    I understand that. But not being a beginner isn't exactly advanced. I would honestly wait until you can afford it yourself or stick with a conventional guitar.
    He that that once :P A long time agoo! Now it's more "You are getting real good!"


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    Save say three months worth of money £240, and then go to your parents and ask them if they will give you the other £260 as an advance because you've shown them dedication to wanting the guitar by saving up the £240, and you will pay them back over the next 6 months.
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    Write a song that expresses your desire for the guitar, then play it for your mum. Commitment to the cause.
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    I went through one of those guitar phases when I was around 12. I thought that an expensive guitar was the only option. The truth is, your parents are right. You don't need an amazing guitar. Ask them for a more moderately priced guitar and learn how to play well with it to prove your dedication. I got the expensive guitar which I asked for, then barely ever used it.

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    (Original post by mangoh)
    NO!

    I will not be quiet. People are losing their jobs etc... and OP is asking for a guitar

    #FIRSTWORLDPROBLEMS

    k?
    My parents aren't losing their jobs. And my father is self employed.


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    How about not sponging off your folks and getting a job?

    When I was 14 I worked in a burger bar, did babysitting and had 6 paper rounds. I didn't need to ask anyone for money, I worked hard and saved up. It is much better and you will ether learn that £500 is actually a lot of money for a guitar, or you will work hard and get it in the end.
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    (Original post by Hermione_moo)
    How about not sponging off your folks and getting a job?

    When I was 14 I worked in a burger bar, did babysitting and had 6 paper rounds. I didn't need to ask anyone for money, I worked hard and saved up. It is much better and you will ether learn that £500 is actually a lot of money for a guitar, or you will work hard and get it in the end.
    I know it is a lot of money. But I get £50 allowance and deliver 400 magazines for £30. That's £80 a month.


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    You get £80 a month, just save half of that untill christmas and then ask for that guitar as a christmas present. You'll have loads of time to improve between now and christmas so if your parents notice you getting better then perhaps they'll be less reluctant to buy it.
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    Not getting it. Times are hard for money lately, not just us but everyone in general. So, thanks for the advice.

    God bless y'all!


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