#1
when you decided to get your second electric guitar? i know it varies from person to person, but i feel like i need a new guitar to advance my playing even though im not too great myself..my guitar doesnt stay in tune very well and often cuts out when i switch to the middle pickup (i play a fender starcaster)
#2
No one deserves any certain level of guitar - just buy as good a setup as you can afford.
#3
Quote by blue_strat
No one deserves any certain level of guitar - just buy as good a setup as you can afford.

i know, but im just wanting to see how long it took people to advance compared to me.
#4
I played my first guitar for 3 years, then went to a Jay Turser after that, which was only $100 and only SLIGHTLY better. After a year of that guitar I bought an Epiphone Les Paul, but's that's only because I had just got my first job and got my first paycheck.

I just bought a new one today, and I had my Epiphone for 2 years.
#5
It took me a while before I moved up to my Tele from my Ibanez GSA60... Three years I think? And then another four after that before I decided to start saving for my PRS.
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#6
First guitar.

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#8
I bought my Yngwie when I got as good as him. j/k

I got my Yngwie this past winter after about 4-5 years of playing. I'm pretty good, not to sound cocky, but you asked how good we were.
#9
I knew the pentatonic scale and could play very basic lead guitar. I probably bought a new guitar too soon, but luckily I've kept playing and my investment wasn't wasted.
#10
played my squier strat for about half a year (even though we had it for around 5 years) then got my dean razorback which is still good to me. Then my 3rd guitar a year later my kh-602.
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#13
to me it's more about committment to playing than how good you are. the reason to get a cheap first guitar in the first place is so your not wasting your money if you quit playing for any reason.

if you're serious about playing than you should get a second guitar if your first is really low-end.

it took me a year btw.
#14
Yeah, if you play a lot and enjoy it then get a good guitar, if you play occasionally and aren't very committed then don't bother. Just weigh up how much money's worth of playing you will do on it, I upgraded to a Korean Strat after 2 years.
#16
I played for three years with my Fender Standard Fat Strat until the body developed a crack in the neck pocket.

that's when i got my first Jackson.
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#18
Don't worry about that, it's all about what you need to progress. I had a decent starter guitar, saved up a lot of money from work and bought an American Standard Strat. My playing definitely wasn't "good" enough for the guitar, but I bought it with my own money and learned to play far better on it. Just get what you want man.
#19
My teacher actually secretly talked to my dad saying I needed a second guitar and that I was getting good in a short time.

So, I was beginner advanced (meaning I could play stuff that's on the easier side of advanced) when I got my first actual guitar, so about seven months into playing.
#20
Quote by TheDissident
Don't worry about that, it's all about what you need to progress. I had a decent starter guitar, saved up a lot of money from work and bought an American Standard Strat. My playing definitely wasn't "good" enough for the guitar, but I bought it with my own money and learned to play far better on it. Just get what you want man.

Alright thanks for the response..im thinking of saving up for a MIM strat since ive heard its a HUGE leap up from my current guitar
#22
i could play buckethead/paul gilbert licks (gilbert's 3 string "string skipping" arppegios and the lick that buckethead and paul always use.

however, i could also improvise WELL on blues and rock.

i know where your coming from tho. i based my second guitar on my skill level too.
#23
well, i was given a vintage gibson sg custom with vibrola after i played for like 6 months if that counts... bought a gibson les paul not a year and half after i started playing.

all in all just buy whatever you can afford at the time whos to say when you need a upgrade except yourself man.
#24
Quote by Dog--
I played my first guitar for 3 years, then went to a Jay Turser after that, which was only $100 and only SLIGHTLY better. After a year of that guitar I bought an Epiphone Les Paul, but's that's only because I had just got my first job and got my first paycheck.

I just bought a new one today, and I had my Epiphone for 2 years.


yur first job's first paycheck bought you a $400 guitar? piss, my first paycheck was like $100. unless yur first job was fulltime and not minimum wage, and not at price chopper.
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#25
oh right, gotta post on topic. uh, i still sorta sucked when i got my second guitar. but i got good money for my birthday and had to get a new guitar, because that's me.
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#26
I went from a yard sale harmony to a squier strat after a few months. I still sucked.
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#27
im still looking for some Epiphone Les Paul Standard and i play acoustic guitar since 3 years and electric guitar since 1.5
today i learned "Master of Puppets" on 20 minutes so you can imagine my skills
i want a new guitar!!!
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#28
i think you should be better to deserve a new piece of equipment... but at the same time, sometimes an old guitar can hold you back. who knows? maybe you need a wizard neck to hit your potential. or maybe you need a nice floyd rose to show what you can do. maybe you need a nice 4x12 amp?

anyway, when you think you're ready, you're ready.
#29
Had my Schecter Damien 6 for about a year then I got an Epiphone Zakk Wylde Les Paul. Couple of months later got a Ibanez RG320 for the Floyd Rose. Then got a Fender Strat for my birthday about a year later. Since then I have built 1 guitar and got a couple of acoustics.

Kinda funny because I started playing when I was twelve and pretty much spent all of my money from my job on guitars for the next 3 years!
#30
3-4 years then got second guitar
MIM Tele
Fender Blues Jr NOS
Schecter Omen 6
Squier Strat
Greg Bennett Acoustic
other crap...
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#31
I got a squire for christmas and then four years later got my schecter. Then two years later I got my ibanez. Now i'm working towards a PRS...
But to answer your question, not very. In the years of playing my squire I was still back in my blink182/green day/tons of other punk/pop crap stage. I was just getting out of that and learning to play heavier and slightly more difficult stuff.
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#32
i only had my first electric for about 6 months before i got my second. it wasnt anything about getting better, just about wanting one with a fixed bridge