I have wanted to learn to play for years.. My brother was always playing his guitar when we were little and I idolised him as a youngster; so yesterday, I took the plunge and bought my first guitar, and I love it!
Where and how is it used?
I use it to play music at home, and with friends.
What did you or someone else pay for it?
Why do you want to add it to the museum?
Because music has always been a big part of my life - it is probably one of the most important material possessions I have.
How was it made?
Is made in a factory
Is produced by local cottage industry
Is made to particular specifications
Is craft / hand-made
Is a service
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What does it cost to make it?
20% of retail value, so £40 ish
What is it made from?
Neck and body
Buying & Owning
Who decides how much it costs?
Guitar shop owners
Who or what assesses its quality?
Fender - the company
Where is it sold?
In guitar shops worldwide
Who or what sells it?
How did this thing arrive from where it was made to where you got it?
Ship and truck
Where is it used?
At home and at friend's houses as well as gigs.
Where is it kept?
In my bedroom
How and by whom is it cared for?
I maintain it just by not being too heavy-handed with it. The guitar shop may change the strings every once in a while.
How long will it last?
Hopefully 10-20 years,
Where will it go when it's finished with?
Hopefully to my children.
What is it worth?
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