#1
What electric guitar set up would you personally recommend to a newly starting guitarist who doesn't quite know what thay want to play genre-wise?

Nothing to over-the top complicated switch amount/PUP amount/fret amount-wise ofcourse, theyr a beginner after all.

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I'd say:

PUPS - [HSH combo] or [HH with coil taps].

POTS - [1 volume per PUP] + [master tone].

BRIDGE - [Fixed] + [seperate height adjust for individual saddles]

BODY - [Mahogany] + [RG style]

NECK - [Maple] + [(Wizard II'ish) medium-thin] + [Bolt on]

FRET BOARD - [Rosewood] + [24 frets]

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Your's doesn't have to be as specific as mine but yeh, tell us your perfect beginner electric guitar.
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#2
Quote by James13v
What electric guitar set up would you personally recommend to a newly starting guitarist who doesn't quite know what thay want to play genre-wise?

Nothing to over-the top complicated switch amount/PUP amount/fret amount-wise ofcourse, theyr a beginner after all.

- - -

I'd say:

PUPS - [HSH combo] or [HH with coil taps].

POTS - [1 volume per PUP] + [master tone].

BRIDGE - [Fixed] + [seperate height adjust for individual saddles]

BODY - [Mahogany] + [RG style]

NECK - [Maple] + [(Wizard II'ish) medium-thin] + [Bolt on]

FRET BOARD - [Rosewood] + [24 frets]

- - -

Your's doesn't have to be as specific as mine but yeh, tell us your perfect beginner electric guitar.


lol so an RG basically is what you'd recomend.
id agree personally i started on a GRG and it was great for a first guitar.
#3
Why would u want a beginner guitar? From your gears, you seem pretty experienced. But I gotta give it up to the Yamaha Pacifica112. It's the greatest.
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#4
Quote by larrytheguitar
Why would u want a beginner guitar? From your gears, you seem pretty experienced. But I gotta give it up to the Yamaha Pacifica112. It's the greatest.


Just curious on what peoples' opinions are on how people should start out.

And possibly get a good laugh out of somebody who may say an SSS strat is the best beginner guitar for learning.
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Last edited by James13v at Mar 11, 2009,
#5
Quote by larrytheguitar
Why would u want a beginner guitar? From your gears, you seem pretty experienced. But I gotta give it up to the Yamaha Pacifica112. It's the greatest.


didnt read too thoroughly did you... hes just asking for opinions, not one for himself.
#6
My first was a Special Two Les Paul (Epi) And I still play it. Not the greatest guitar in the world, but it got my rolling.
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#7
I think for someone who doesn't know what genre he wants to play an epiphone les paul would be good. they're really versatile. but yeah, rg's are awesome. i have one
#9
Can't quite say. I'm still on my first one.

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Setup: Lots of dust. Less then 6 strings! Easy to play!
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Last edited by MarauderNL at Mar 11, 2009,
#10
HSS
Pots don't matter, probably 1 master two tone
Bridge, stringthru with an adjustable saddle thingy.
Body, basswood. Shape doesn't matter
Neck, mahogany, about Gibson thickness, bolt-on
fretboard, doesn't matter. 22 frets though, beginners shouldn't need more.

^Basically.
Or a Washburn WI14 or so.
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#11
HSS strat.
Good versatility, easy to play and learn on, look good it's nothing too complicated about anything with that guitar.
PS: My first electric was a HSS strat, and I still have it.
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#12
If guitar prices would return to a sane level I'd go with an Ibanez RG321mh.

Since they're like $380 CDN wherever I go now, I don't think they really fit into a beginners budget anymore.
#13
Honestly I believe something like a HSS strat would be best for a beginner, versatile enough for just about every playing style. Beginners just need something to learn on, then they can branch out to other guitars after they figure out their playing style. BTW a SSS Strat is one of my favorite setups along with Telecasters, very versatile in my opinion, please try not to offend people by bashing a traditional setup.

Let's keep it civil people =)
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#15
Why hello Emily it's been awhile! I agree with Emily, Beginners don't have a preference yet, they may believe they do because a certain rockstar uses a whatever guitar. Besides that just take a beginner into a music store and carefully explain the differences between guitars and let them play the guitars so that they can feel the different guitar styles. I did that for a friend and she had a blast and still has yet to decide but she is much more informed as a result.
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#16
Quote by MarauderNL
Can't quite say. I'm still on my first one.

Type: random classical
Setup: Lots of dust. Less then 6 strings! Easy to play!
Location of aquirement: this place called My Attic.


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#17
If buying new, I'd steer someone (and have) to either a Godin Detour ($250) or an Ibanez (les paul copy...forget what they call it $299). I've played both and they are very consistantly better in quality than the comparable guitars in the price range. Both are relatively light, HH without a trem. The thing that's impressed me was that every one I've tried out, has been good. There are many bigger name guitars out there that are far more inconsistant at twice the price.

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#18
Quote by larrytheguitar
Why would u want a beginner guitar? From your gears, you seem pretty experienced. But I gotta give it up to the Yamaha Pacifica112. It's the greatest.


My son's guitar teacher recommended this.

Yamaha Pacifica 112V specifically. (Does the v mean anything?)

I can buy one for £160, or I can get a EG112 for £100.

Is it worth the extra cash?