My first guitar was a cheap six-string that I got when I was 15. It was barely playable. I've still got it, gathering dust on top of a cupboard. My next was a cheap 12-string that I got a couple of years later. It get me going for quite a few years before it fell to bits. After that I got a cheap electric 6 string which was crap. I lost or it broke too; I can't remember. After that I got a secondhand Les Paul copy which was okay. Somewhere around that time I started bass and bought a kamikaze copy of a fender which was ok, but like my other guitars, bits fell off it over the years. The late seventies was the first time I bought a 'good' guitar, a Martin electric bass. That was a faithful friend for 30 years, till it got blown over and the headstock broke. I fixed it, and I've still got it, but I don't play it. Instead I got a Warwick, which I really like. Somewhere in there I bought a Pacifica, which I also really like. Somewhere in there I was also given a Bolero 12-string. It were nothing special, but did its job. Interestingly, I put some Alchemy coated strings on it, and boy did that change its sound from okay to awesome. So, like Greg L, I've always bought cheap stuff. I guess that because I've still got most of the crap still lying around means that I've got some attachment . . . if only because I don't like throwing things away.