I'm in the market for a guitar as I'm going to start lessons in a few weeks, and I need some advice. The two guitars I most want are quite different. The solid-body Fender Vintage Hot Rod 52 Telecaster Fender The semi-hollowbody Rickenbacker 360 Jetglo Rickenbacker I've played the Tele, and it's an amazing guitar. I also quite like the Ric, but I can't find a place in Chicago that sells new models so I can try one out. I mainly know the guitar from R.E.M. Both get great reviews, but I wonder if anyone has advice on which would be the better buy for a beginner.