Hi friends, I am a complete beginner guitar player, 52 years old, started learning about a year ago. I have been lurking around for quite some time. Nice crowd here, I learned a lot. When I started I got a low cost student guitar from the Brazilian ebay, but it was good enough. Except for the pickups, which were very noisy. A friend that was coming from the US brought me a set of Seymour Ducan pickups which are wonderful. After installing those and isolating the pickup cavities with copper film the guitar turned out to be very nice. So, I have lessons, learned a bit, already know the five pentatonic shapes, imagine that, all five... Then I decided to get a better guitar, but that is the subject of another thread. Anyway, thanks for having me here, thanks for all the info, I'll stick around, maybe someday I will even be able to contribute, who knows... Sergio.