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I've always been a fan of rock, heavy metal and blues and I'm looking for a new hobby that will occupy my time now I'm retired. It has to be something I can do at home and is not weather dependent. I already do rock climbing and mountain biking but at 71 I'm looking for something a little more sedate. I consider that it's never too late to learn. In the dim and distant past I could play a few chords on an acoustic but it never really seemed to be satisfactory so I thought I would buy an electric guitar and amp. Which leads to the advice I am seeking. I have seen starter kits for around about £100. Are they worthwhile or a waste of money? I'm never going to be a David Gilmore but hey ho we all have to start somewhere.