Reply To: Bring your own guitar
I agree with Glen that having students bring guitars can be quite problematic do to the range in type and quality of instrument available to them. I don’t know what your district is like, but in my working class city, making such a requirement would scare away many students and families from participating. To avoid this social justice issue, perhaps consider asking community members to donate guitars – there are so many instruments of decent quality lying around homes and in closets, etc.
Also, it is incredibly inexpensive to purchase a decent set of classroom guitars – a few thousand dollars can outfit an entire classroom.