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#1
I really do not know much about guitar other than the names for each part of the guitar.

So choosing a good first guitar may be hard for me.

So I was wondering if this wonderful community can help me!(please dont be like other forums and say tits or gtfo)

Im not into death metal or heavy metal
or metal at all.

I want a guitar that can be used to play all sorts of songs.

Like Sweet Home Alabama
or Hey there Dililah and Drift Away

I bet by now alot of you are laughing saying either those are the same type of guitars or totally diffrent.

I really dont know much about guitar

Something I just just bring on car rides to places and just play. I dont really want a huge amp I gata plug into or something

Unless its a little amp to make the sound louder.

Uhh, im sorry if I sound retarted.

Just a good starter guitar. Thanks.
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#5
this should be in electric guitar forum but w/e. squier strats probably the best option.
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#6
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Squierstrat


Win. You'll probably want a small amp too.

I however know nothing about electric guitars or amps so I can't help.
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#7
If acoustic, get a Epiphone AJ-10 (I think they're AJ-100 now)

If electric, get a Epiphone Les paul special and a roland micro-cube.
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Squier Bullet and Line 6 Spider.

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I really do not know much about guitar other than the names for each part of the guitar.

An excellent introduction, straight to the point.

So, choosing a good first guitar may be hard for me.

So, (actually, just stop using 'so' altogether) I was wondering if this wonderful community could help me(please dont be like other forums and say tits or gtfo)!

Punctuation is ailing, but you recover well and have clearly gotten the readers attention.


Im not into death metal or heavy metal
or
metal at all.

I want a guitar that can be used to play all sorts of songs.

A blanket statement, too vague and too simple to get answers.

Like Sweet Home Alabama
or Hey there Dililah and Drift Away.

I bet by now alot of you are laughing saying either those are the same type of guitars or totally diffrent.

I really don' t know much about guitar

Something I just just bring on car rides to places and just play. I dont really want a huge amp I gata plug into or something

Unless its a little amp to make the sound louder.

Uhh, im sorry if I sound retarded.

Just a good starter guitar. Thanks.

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#10
How much do you know about guitar?

Get a piece of **** and then when youve outgrown it get something good.
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#12
do u even know the difference between acoustic and electric?
dont worry about being able to take it places, you have a long way to go.
electric = squierstrat
acoustic=???
#14
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Squier Bullet and Line 6 Spider.

squire's are not that bad but avoid line 6 at all costs

a squire strat or a cheaper epiphone les paul with a small 15watt amp will do you justice
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#16
Ahh damn In not sure. I was thinking about acoustic last night. But now Im hearing some electric and it sounds good. Umm what are some good aucustics?
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#17
don't buy squier, as they suck and more liable to break. Epiphone SG is the best chice i think.
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EDIT:^^^ No. Please, God, no. That thing's ridiculous and it doesn't even tune to E standard. Just no. Any Squier would be better than that.


TS, I'll tell ya what. Take it to the electric guitar forum, take their (more) serious advice, then go to a music store and try out what they recommend. Can't stress that enough.
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#21
Maybe you need to go to a guitar store and ask people there as opposed to asking the internet with terrible grammar. Either that or get a Squire Strat.
#22
Lol guessing Squire is good? But i think im more intrested in Aucoustic
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#23
as you are a beginner, all the people try to f u c k ing confuse with all the stuff that is TOTALLY useless for a noob, like "uh, do you want a heavy metal sound, or do you play clean, doh, if you wanna metal buy a Les, because of the humbuckers, if you wanna cleans, go strat, also buy a cheap tube amp, warm sounds are amazing, uh, solid state sucks".... now you've got like 4-5 words that you don't know what to do with. F U C K IT!

For it's your first guitar, you don't need to care about anything but this: choose one that doesn't got out of tune badly and has a more or less comfortable action (hight between strings and fretboard). Check out your budget, and see how far you can go, however i would stay really low, because later on, you might be complaning about your guitar being so crappy anyway, though it does have some cool features on it.

Good Luck, mate!
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as you are a beginner, all the people try to f u c k ing confuse with all the stuff that is TOTALLY useless for a noob, like "uh, do you want a heavy metal sound, or do you play clean, doh, if you wanna metal buy a Les, because of the humbuckers, if you wanna cleans, go strat, also buy a cheap tube amp, warm sounds are amazing, uh, solid state sucks".... now you've got like 4-5 words that you don't know what to do with. F U C K IT!

For it's your first guitar, you don't need to care about anything but this: choose one that doesn't got out of tune badly and has a more or less comfortable action (hight between strings and fretboard). Check out your budget, and see how far you can go, however i would stay really low, because later on, you might be complaning about your guitar being so crappy anyway, though it does have some cool features on it.

Good Luck, mate!

Thanks alot! Well, Im getting a guitar for christmas along with other stuff, so I dont want to deplete all my parents money with just one gift. So Im leaning twards acoustic since I can just pick up and play instead of plugging in. I also like the sound of them a little more.
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#25
whatever you do, don't just go into a store and buy a ****ty starter pack. Don't go straight for the squier stratocaster, or the epiphone les paul. Tell the clerks you are looking for a reasonably priced starter guitar, and try out all sorts of different brands and obscure models. Which ever one feels the best, get.
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#27
well, amp price varies widely, though if you're going to get an acoustic you obviously don't need to worry about it, unless you're getting an acoustic-electric but I doubt that's neccesary if you're just going to strum around and aren't playing in band anytime soon.

but to try to answer your question

between $50 and $2500

If you do end up needing an amp, I agree with the guy who said roland microcube, it's small, relatively inexpensive, and sounds nice
#30
Epiphone SG Special II (i got this last winter. it's a pretty good starter set. comes with guitar, amp, tuner, strap, cable, picks, gig bag, and an instructional DVD. $265. not a bad deal)
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#32
Jay Turser Strat or Les Paul copy. I got mine at a local music store with an amp for $140. This is for electric, by the way. Jay Turser makes some great entry level guitars.
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If you do end up needing an amp, I agree with the guy who said roland microcube, it's small, relatively inexpensive, and sounds nice


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#35
Uhh, this is so hard, some people are saying the Squire Strat is good some say its horrible
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#36
Dean Dimeblade, with a Line 6 Spider III 15 watt amp. Cheap, reliable, not overly complicated. Good to go.
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#37
Squierstrat ftw! - simple, confortable and a normal sound


or.....get a bamboo stick with a pick up
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#38
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Uhh, this is so hard, some people are saying the Squire Strat is good some say its horrible

If it is your first guitar, which it is, it is fine, it is a beginner guitar, once you get better though you will wanna upgrade. I suggest acoustic though.
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#39
The best advice I can give you is to hit as many guitar shops as absolutely possible and try as many guitars as absolutely possible. Find somthing that feels good in your hands, gives a good tone acousticly (Really. Even though it's electric, if it sounds dead and dull unplugged, it won't sound much better plugged in. Look for somthing that sounds lively and vibrant and doesn't buzz all over the place), looks good to you, and sounds good plugged in.
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Also, make sure it feels solid. If it's a bolt on neck, make sure the neck doesn't wobble. Pluck a note and give the neck a little pull twards your body. The note shoulden't go more then about 1/2 step out of tune. The tuners should be solid and not wobble or feel too tight when you turn em, and the bridge and pickups should be firmly attached to the body.

That or get a wangcaster.
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#40
I would recommend a Fender Stratocaster. if thats too much, get a Fender Squier Strat (thats what I have)....

If you want acoustic I would go with a Yamaha . They make cheap guitars but they also sound nice as well.

For an amp, DONT GET LINE 6 SPYDER!!!!
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