Yeah, I'm a serious guy
Worked all summer and sold some stuff. Got a used 1994 '61 SG reissue.
well done sir, on so many levels.It's 1969.
I want my first good guitar.
I work all summer bagging groceries making minimum wage ($1.65 per hour).
My girlfriend tells me she'll make my lunch every day.
My dad told me he'll pay for the case; tax and drive me to Sam Ash for the guitar.
My day comes.
Dad is happy his 16 year old son worked his summer vacation for his guitar.
I married my girlfriend 5 years later.
It was $250.00 in 1969.
I still have it.
Interestingly, the $125 I paid for the used SG Special seemed like a deal in 1972. But if you calculate inflation over time, a $600 SG Classic from the mid 2000's is probably a better guitar and a better deal (unless your a romantic and are partial to old wood).Mowed lawns and swept floors at the local sign shop while in jr high. Bought an SG Special in '72 from a sign painter. Kept saving money (same job) and picked up a Les Paul Deluxe about a year later.