possible answer for John and other guitar players
Hi, I am not a professional guitar player but I have played my share of musical instruments over the years: trumpet, coronet, baritone, acoustic and electric guitar. Yamaha has come up with a guitar that doesnt use frets or strings. You can use a pick, strum, download songs to it and also write your own music and use it on your computer. Its called an EZ something sorry not good with the exact name but I saw it for sale on QVC for $219. Maybe you can use it in the band the only problem with it like all guitars is you still need to do the finger placement, but at least this gives you an option other guitars don't without the strings and frets they caused me the most pain. It also comes with a speaker and uses a battery. It looked like a great option. I hope it helps John and others.
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