Every guitar play remembers their first guitar and when they got it! I got my first guitar for my 15th birthday. After months and months of hassling my parents about getting a guitar, they finally caved and got me for my birthday.
I showed my parents photos and videos of the exact same guitar for months. I sent them my wish list on Guitar Center over and over again. I also printed out photos of that same guitar and left them laying around the house. So, I think they had a pretty good idea about what guitar I wanted hahaha! That guitar is an ESP LTD Deluxe EC-1000.
This thing is a BEAST. A rock and roll machine. The Les Paul of my dreams! I’m talking mahogany body, rosewood fingerboard, EMG 81/60 pickups, 24 extra jumbo frets, push/pull control knobs. This monster HAD IT ALL.
The day is August 14th, and it’s my 15th birthday. After celebrating the day with my family and going out to dinner, it was time for presents! After opening what I thought were all my presents, my father told me there was one more surprise for me. He left and the room and shortly came back. With no other than THE BEST GUITAR EVER! I was so surprised! They actually got me the guitar. I couldn’t believe my eyes. The silverburst finish was so beautiful. It was everything I dreamed of!
I stayed up until 2am that night. Just strumming the strings making random noise. Pretending I was a rockstar playing the hardest solo of all time. I will never forget that moment. The ambition and determination I had at that exact moment to learn how to play the guitar. To be able to play like some of the greats!
And that is my first guitar experience! I hope many others had the same great experience that ignited the fuse to it all.
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