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Old 11-01-2012, 03:35 AM   #1
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Please help me buy a guitar.

So i am thinking of buying my first electric guitar and the guitar I am considering are:

Washburn RX12
http://bajaao.com/shop/5-guitars/6-...rn+RX12FRMRD+RX

Cort X6
http://bajaao.com/shop/5-guitars/6-...ric-guitar.html

ESP LTD MH-50 (Non tremolo)
http://bajaao.com/shop/5-guitars/6-...ack-cherry.html

Please someone guide me as to which guitar would be better. Thanks
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:49 AM   #2
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I recommend the MH-50NT because the trems on cheaper guitars tend to be poor quality - after a while they'll wear out and then you won't be able to stay in tune anymore. Definitely not a good thing.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:44 AM   #3
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Oh okay so that is one thing. Which one of these do you think has the best pick ups?
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:15 AM   #4
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Go play them all. Never buy your first guitar without playing it. Sometimes, guitars look awesome on paper, but just don't feel right. More experienced players know what they like and don't like. Do yourself a favor and try them out.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:19 AM   #5
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Oh okay so that is one thing. Which one of these do you think has the best pick ups?

To be honest if this is your first guitar then it's not really an issue, with the best will in the world you're not going to be able to distinguish between the tonal variations in pickups for a good while yet - it was literally years before I could reliably tell the difference between singles and humbuckers, let alone different types of them
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:28 AM   #6
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Go play them all. Never buy your first guitar without playing it. Sometimes, guitars look awesome on paper, but just don't feel right. More experienced players know what they like and don't like. Do yourself a favor and try them out.

This.


Also, do you already have an amp?
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:03 AM   #7
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Go play them all. Never buy your first guitar without playing it. Sometimes, guitars look awesome on paper, but just don't feel right. More experienced players know what they like and don't like. Do yourself a favor and try them out.


I really want to do that but I can't. There isn't any guitar center near by where I can test them out before buying. Hence, my only option is to buy online.



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This.


Also, do you already have an amp?


Not actually, but, I have selected the one I will buy. A VOX PATHFINDER 15R.
I have seen very many videos of it on youtube and I really liked it.
Do you think it will be good?
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:59 AM   #8
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Buy which one you think is the coolest and start learning but stay away from any guitar that has a tremolo. Within about a year you will realize it's short comings and then upgrade to something nicer. When that happens you will want to take your time and be a lot more thoughtful of your purchase. It takes a little bit of experience to feel the differences between cheaper guitars and a better made one.

If I had to vote though I would buy the LTD. It has no trem and looks very nice.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:45 AM   #9
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the LTD or the Cort
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Buy which one you think is the coolest and start learning but stay away from any guitar that has a tremolo. Within about a year you will realize it's short comings and then upgrade to something nicer. When that happens you will want to take your time and be a lot more thoughtful of your purchase. It takes a little bit of experience to feel the differences between cheaper guitars and a better made one.

If I had to vote though I would buy the LTD. It has no trem and looks very nice.


This is so true. The first guitar I bought had a trem and I've always regretted that. It's especially true if you're into heavier kinds of music. Downtuning is a pain with a trem.
Appearances are more important than minor differences in specs in the beginning.

Just buy the one that looks best and don't spend too much. that way you can always upgrade later.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:01 PM   #11
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hands down the LTD. none of them are very good guitars (it's your first guitar, you won't even be able to appreciate the benefits of a better instrument for a couple years), but the LTD is a decently made guitar.

as mentioned, trems are an absolute nightmare for beginner guitarists, and are to be avoided until you understand them and know that you need one.

while that pathfinder is an okay amp for the money, I would urge you to consider either a Vox VT 20 (I know it's more money- it is totally worth every penny extra) or a Peavey Vypyr 15. with all small amps, you're going to run into various limitations, but the modelling circuitry in these amps will give you a tonne more variety to play around with. also, I think that both of them sound notably better than the pathfinder.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:54 PM   #12
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If you could spend a bit more, you could get a higher-end LTD. It would be a better guitar and hold its value. The 300 and 400 series shouldn't be all that expensive.

But yeah, if you have to have a cheap guitar, I'd go with the LTD I suppose. You could also look into a guitar company called Agile. They make guitars in Korea and ship them to you. Their focus is high-quality parts and quality control at cheap prices. Some people have good experiences with their stuff, and I'm thinking the next guitar I buy will probably be from them. Their website is rondomusic.
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