Originally Posted by BendtheBar
What's the cost to get a functional instrument? Meaning on that actually stays in tune...
Mine cost £101 (p&p inc.), it really depends, from what I gather, bearing in mind I'm new to it, on geared tuning pegs as opposed to other styles of pegs which can slip. In the USA, it may well be cheaper, and there are cardboard versions for newbies which are definitely cheaper than wooden ones.