Buy an acoustic: spend your time playing it!
Buy an electronic: spend your time studying the manual and learning about batteries and chargers!
My Fr-1X is about the same age, bought new. Most of the time I am in musician mode (analogue), but sometimes I get adventurous and go into engineering mode and try to create new sets or change the sound. Then the mindset goes to mostly digital. It's hard to do both at the same time while trying to remember Music Theory 101 from 1965. The manual has most of the answers to my questions but is indeed challenging.that might be true
finding #1: I absolutely need the manual.
The buttons and display are not very self-explanatory for a first-user. First thing I learned is the difference between SETS and registers and how that they are arranged under the buttons.
finding #2: The straps and bass strap are nice.
Shoulder straps can be made nice and long, and the bass strap with velcro is a dream.
I just bought one. I am a newbie. Don’t know anything about sets or how to install them. Would like a great cassotto sound. Does that exist?