#1
My friend got a ME537 as a gift. since he dose'nt have the time to learn these days i borrowed it from him.

i like the feel of it. i have'nt tested it on an amp yet. but i really feel like it fits with me. i was planning on buying it.

question is... Should i? it's costs only $70.???
#2
nah
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#3
Some First Act guitars are pretty good and they have a Custom Shop and showroom here in Boston and I drool every time I go in to the store but they do sell the whole line there some of the mid range First Acts are really good for the money.

The ME537 gets decent reviews especially for a guitar that cost around $70.00 new. Check Harmony Central for reviews. A lot of these First Acts have popped up on Craig's List and in the local shops in the last year so I have tried a lot of First Act guitars mainly so I can rag on them and just for fun but some really are nice. The ME537s I have tried were not bad at all and for $70.00 you can always toss in a better pup and some better pots. One of my local shops has a ME601 that I actually like a lot it plays well and sounds decent for a guitar that is about $70.00 new. First Act's Custom Shop guitars are amazing but pricey they had a custom painted on in a glass case I really wanted. Not only did it look killer it played like butter and had a tone I would compare to some of my favoritevintage Gibsons I have owned.

What really surprises me is some of the Artists that actually play First Act Guitars I have seen really playing them.

I guess when it comes down to it if you like it and it sounds good to you, it's only $70.00 you could actually resell it for $50.00 later. I do not let anyone tell me what guitar to buy or not to buy I make my decisions by how it feels,plays and sounds.

John
#4
that's what i exactly was thinking. it's beginners guitar. i like the way my hand goes thourgh it. have'nt heard it yet, but saw some youtube vids and it's good. i guess once i get the amp, i'll make a right decision.

meanwhile others. what d'you think??
#5
Its not a terrible guitar, not great either, but for $70 it seems decent. I would check everything before I buy it, if I were you. I once bought an Ibanez bass for $80 and the knobs were screwed in too close to the body, so whenever you adjusted the knobs, the bottoms were scraping into the body (when i took them off, they had worn the finish away in 3 different rings) when you adjusted them and it was plugged in you could hear it scraping the body, sounded a little like sandpaper. Another $90 Samick Guitar had un-bearable pickups, just my experiences with really cheap guitars. You should try it out extensively before making the purchase.
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#6
If you already have a decent guitar, i wouldnt do it. Save up and get a really nice peice of equipment and use what you have now.
Owning one really nice guitar in the future > owning more than one decent guitar now.
#7
Anything that gets you playing can't be too bad. If nothing else, you'll learn it's faults and that'll help you make a better decision on your next axe.
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#8
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What really surprises me is some of the Artists that actually play First Act Guitars I have seen really playing them.


John



Matt Pike plays them along with Brent Hinds and Bill Kheller. They are pretty big tone guys so i doubt theyd play them if they don't like them. i really would like to get a custom from them. similar to Pike's just different color. haha.
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#9
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Some First Act guitars are pretty good and they have a Custom Shop and showroom here in Boston and I drool every time I go in to the store but they do sell the whole line there some of the mid range First Acts are really good for the money.

The ME537 gets decent reviews especially for a guitar that cost around $70.00 new. Check Harmony Central for reviews. A lot of these First Acts have popped up on Craig's List and in the local shops in the last year so I have tried a lot of First Act guitars mainly so I can rag on them and just for fun but some really are nice. The ME537s I have tried were not bad at all and for $70.00 you can always toss in a better pup and some better pots. One of my local shops has a ME601 that I actually like a lot it plays well and sounds decent for a guitar that is about $70.00 new. First Act's Custom Shop guitars are amazing but pricey they had a custom painted on in a glass case I really wanted. Not only did it look killer it played like butter and had a tone I would compare to some of my favoritevintage Gibsons I have owned.

What really surprises me is some of the Artists that actually play First Act Guitars I have seen really playing them.

I guess when it comes down to it if you like it and it sounds good to you, it's only $70.00 you could actually resell it for $50.00 later. I do not let anyone tell me what guitar to buy or not to buy I make my decisions by how it feels,plays and sounds.

John



Go with this- he sums up everything rather nicely
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#10
Wow, well, I guess I lucked out for once! I bought one of these for £25 (around $40) in my local ASDA (the UK subsidiary of Wal-Mart) - a "Manager's Special" as the normal price is £49.99 (a little under $80).

I have never played guitar at all and I was doubtful if anything at that price could possibly play well, but having read the reviews on Harmony Central and this thread, I'm no longer feeling like I wasted my money.

All I need to do now is learn how to tune it and play it properly... unfortunately that's going to be the difficult bit :-/

I know I should really have checked here first before buying, and I apologise to anyone who has spent similar money on a terrible guitar (after all, you could potentially feed 2 people for a week on the same money if you were very careful). OTOH it's not a huge amount to lose these days, I guess I should really feel sorry for people who spent 3 or 4 times as much for the same guitar. I'll shut up now before it sounds like I'm gloating (maybe too late for that already?)