In 1962 at the age of 11 my mother bought me a REMO snare drum. Soon after that my Uncle Bob McGann brought over a guitar he purchased for himself. He lost interested and figured I might want to use it. Prior to that I had a plastic "Hootenanny" guitar that was hard to keep tuned.
I immediately purchased the classic “Mel Bay” beginner guitar book. I couldn't read music at the time but spend countless hours learning the chord positions. The “action” on the neck was about a half inch high. That means I had to press those strings down with every bit of strength in my hand.
I would later purchase a VOX Super Meteor apple red electric guitar. In 1987 WPST radio station played "Love for Sure".