Just pondering whether I could make enough time and get interested enough to learn to play. Back in my youth I had an acoustic for a while and then a cheapie electric and could knock out a recognisable version of House of the Rising Sun and sometimes even Albatross! But I never really became a 'good' player. Fast forward about 35 years and I think I want to have another go. With a bit of arthritis in my fingers I'm not sure how well I'll manage but I can't think of a different instrument I'd rather try.
What will I use it for? Probably just entertaining myself at home, no intention of joining a band or playing gigs. I'm not into heavy metal, more likely to try Nile Rodger's style with some YouTube lessons!
A quick bit of googling shows me how much the amplifiers have moved on and that they are not that expensive either! For no objective reason I fancy a Marshall Combo - probably wouldn't stretch to a valve jobbie but I quite like the look and features of this one - https://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Marshall-MG30GFX-Gold-30W-Guitar-Combo/23GJ
Guitar-wise, not sure what to go for. My instinct says a strat copy of some sort, but again I have no real reason for this choice!
I've posted this here because I know there are some good musicians among the blatchat fraternity and maybe someone could give me some thoughts on what to buy or explain why it is such a bad idea!