The "what was your 1st guitar" thread, along with the "gold foil" thread over in Pickups makes me kinda long for a few of the crappy guitars I used to own long ago. Some were truly bad, and some just had problems that were fixable if I had the means expertise at the time. I don't think I'm the only one that feels this way. Now that we are in our 50s and 60s, have been thru many guitars, maybe even built a few, we realize that you can get a decent sound and playability out of most anything if you know how. A few I wish I still had: 1. My 1st steel string, a little small body Yamaha that had high action and hurt my fingers in 1974. Sand down the saddle and play it till you finger toughen up dummy! 2. The green Univox Coily that wouldn't stay in tune, circa 1975. Install a proper nut and learn how to set intonation on a floating bridge doofus! 3. The 61 LP/SG that I sold for what I paid($300) in 1980, because I couldn't get the low e string to intonate right. Turn the saddle around backwards you idiot! People are lucky today. A few min on the internet can likely solve your guitar problems if you a savy enough to find places like this. Friendly experts who've seen it all and will help you for free.