#1
firstly this may seem like a herp derp question. but i have to ask

when you get a new guitar, do you feel its worth every penny you spent? do you get a massive difference from your previous guitar? thinking about getting a nice washburn with EMGs, will this give a huge benefit over a low end LTD?

i had to ask because i dont like spending money often, and if i buy a new guitar, i want it to make a big difference.

and again, sorry for the dumbass question
#2
Its not stupid at all. But you are better off going and trying out as many guitars as possible. Its not always about how it sounds, its how you feel when you play it.

Money does make a difference, but what important is that you get what YOU feel is best.

Don't just order online, go into a shop and try out. x
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#3
it really depends on the guitars. i've not regretted any guitar upgrades i've made over the past few years. but i will add that it is always worth it to save up and go as big as possible.
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#4
Quote by stueey
Its not stupid at all. But you are better off going and trying out as many guitars as possible. Its not always about how it sounds, its how you feel when you play it.

Money does make a difference, but what important is that you get what YOU feel is best.

Don't just order online, go into a shop and try out. x


D:

my plan was to buy a Washburn X200 pro (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Washburn-XPRO200-/250635592938?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Musical_Instruments_Instruments&hash=item3a5b0ba4ea)

im in adelaide, australia and there are really only 3 shops that have some decent guitars
none stock washburns at all. and they are incredibly overpriced.
the MH-50 i bought, was $450, and this washburn is about ~$500
#5
I would say yea. My next guitar is better than the last and I'm done.

I think it's pretty common that beginners start with budget beaters and as they gain confidence move on to better equipments.
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#6
yeah go for it XPRO200 is a good guitar for 500 AUS thts not bad
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#7
should i try a different guitar with maybe a different shape or a fr
cos the washburn is very similar to the LTD. it'll sound different, but itll probably feel the same?
#8
Hmm. You should ask yourself if you deserve it. And you should ask yourself if you have need for it.

If you feel you have come a long way with your playing you may reward yourself with a spanking new axe to continue to improve on.

Or, if you're starting a band and you need a guitar that is durable and sounds good in the context of your particular band, go for it, it will pay for itself.
#9
that washburn is a decent guitar.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#10
I've made lateral purchases/downgrades I suppose. What matters is not the price but how much the guitar is right for you.

History

• Epiphone Les Paul (fell apart) -----sold----> Fender MIM Strat (lateral)

• then bought a Gretsch G5126 which was a move up in the world

• then Fender MIM Strat ----sold----> Fender MIM Telecaster (a little better) / Fender USA Strat (upgrade) [double NGD]

• then bought an Epiphone Casino ----sold----> Fender MIJ Jaguar (in between the Strat and Tele, better than the Casino)

Sometimes I've 'upgraded', sometimes I've just bought something different. Sometimes the guitar fell apart. The Casino was a great guitar for me but it was a bit of an impulse (i've just finished my exams so i'm gna treat myself) purchase, and it never just felt right. When I bought the Tele on the other hand, or the Jag (Tele cheaper, Jag fractionally more expensive) they felt perfect for me, and I couldn't imagine playing something else.

In a typical roundabout way what i'm trying to say is a new guitar can be a better guitar without being a whole lot more expensive. It's about what you want to do. I'd rather be playing my £300 Tele all day than a Schechter whatever-its-called because it's not me, though i'm sure the hardware and all that would be better on the Schechter.

What I've learnt in my time is that playing guitar is about developing a sense of taste. There comes a point when it just clicks and you realise what tone you're looking for or what guitar is right for you. You can't really do this as a beginner which is why people buy and sell guitars often. When you land on that perfect guitar though you're sorted. As for amps, well that's the same thing as well. Knowing what sort of tone you truly want and what's right for you, getting your EQ right etc etc. I'm pretty sure this development goes on forever (much like my post).