#1
Can I please get everybody's opinion on this guitar:

http://www.artistguitars.com.au/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_new.tpl&product_id=432&category_id=24&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=4


What I mean by that is just a short answer..

e.g. Piece of shit, Not bad for the money, Very good, etc....

I'm not sure about the type of wood its made from or anything like that. I was thinking maybe it is cheap because the brand is not well known.
#2
The only thing I see wrong with it is it's probably made of bad wood since the body wood isn't listed and its out of stock.
#3
I can't say I've ever played one, but you usually get what you pay for. For $170, you will likely get a guitar with cheap hardware, cheap wood, cheap pickups, bad wiring, poor setup, etc.
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#5
^ What he said.

If your going to spend $170 get an Agile LP. Much better for your money then that will be.
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#6
Are you in Australia?
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#8
Quote by shaggydogJV
It'll probably turn out to be a waste of &170. I'd try searching around http://www.rondomusic.com/electricguitar.html for some cheap guitars. The build quality is generally nice.



I would if it didn't cost me so damn much to get it in to the country
(over $100)

that has got me upset now. lol.

Any Aussies here know of a store with good cheap ones?

oh and while i'm here, can any of you tell me which body wood I should stay away from?

If I email artist guitars and ask them what the body wood is on that particular guitar do you think they would tell the truth? Might be worth asking.
#9
Quote by meneedit
Yeah, I'm in Australia, why's that?


Because of the Rondo suggestions. It sucks to get guitars from there if you're not in the US.
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#10
Meh. I wouldn't really waste money on an unknown cheap brand like that. I'd go for maybe a used epiphone les paul or an aria les paul style guitar.
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#11
no way am I ever buying a used guitar again. Bought a fender off eBay and its noisy as hell. (yes i know single coils have buzz but this is much noisier)
#12
^It's probably just unshielded, or the ground wire might have come unattached.
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#13
Well I had a guy look at it and he did some "grounding" but its still fairly noisy.


but anyway......

I'm gonna need a verdict...... I inquired about the LP guitar and its "Basswood"

Good or bad?

I cant really make up my mind looking at this page:

http://www.warmoth.com/Guitar/Bodies/Options/BodyWoodOptions.aspx

It says its a warmer tone (which is what i'm after) but apparently i would have to be very careful with it.
#14
Bass wood is light and get dented really easily. But its not the worst (aka plywood) and lower end "metalz" guitars are made from BW
Maybe check Craigslist for a used guitar so you can try it out first
#15
Just out of curiosity, what does happen when a guitar gets dented. Does it majorly alter the tone?
#16
^ haha, no. It's just a cosmetic flaw. Kind of like if you dent a car, it doesn't affect the performance at all, it just looks bad.
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