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Hi, fellas. My gf wanna learn guitar. So I'm looking for a nice guitar for female. (She's a smart girl and we're in Broomfield now, if it helps) My budget is around 200 bucks.
My research indicate that I can get this Dean Vendetta Electric Guitar. How do u think about it? Is it a nice first guitar?? Any advice??
#2
I've not had a lot of experience with Dean electrics, but I usually hate their acoustics. Personally I think you can't go wrong with a Squier strat as a first guitar. Can last long into ability and not a huge pricetag if she decides she'd rather have nice fingernails than play guitar.
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#4
I don't know why a guitar would be any different for a girl than a guy, but I'd look for a Squier Strat of some sort. They get way more flak than they deserve, and they're great, cheap starter guitars, then get a 15W Peavey Vypyr practice amp. That'll set her up for a while.
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#5
The guitar you are looking at is decent. My dad owns it. It is definitely a starter guitar, but it is pretty nice for a starter guitar.
#6
how do you define a guitar for a female? id say fluorescent pink and purple, but the 80's proved that wrong.

how about one that whines and has trouble with feedback?
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The guitar you are looking at is decent. My dad owns it. It is definitely a starter guitar, but it is pretty nice for a starter guitar.

really? so glad to hear about that.
#8
Yeah, grab a strat. One advantage I find is that they are really light, which makes me feel a lot more comfortable with the guitar (especially as someone who moved from classical guitar)
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Hi, fellas. My gf wanna learn guitar. So I'm looking for a nice guitar for female. (She's a smart girl and we're in Broomfield now, if it helps) My budget is around 200 bucks.
My research indicate that I can get this Dean Vendetta Electric Guitar. How do u think about it? Is it a nice first guitar?? Any advice??


Do NOT get a dean for your first guitar. If you are going to go for quality AND looks go for an ESP LTD. A nice one would be the MH100QM. Hope I helped!
#11
i dont know guys, some acoustics are "specially carved" to be more comfotable sitting down. i know atleast daisy rock does this (my friends first actual guitar and hers is alot different than my epiphone dreadnought)

and shes played both my epiphone and her daisy rock, she orefers her guitar a million times over, but she can manage to play decently on mine, and thats huge, so to the TS's gf, she sould be fine with something like a squire strat
#12
I don't see why the gender of the person playing the guitar matters. You might as well be asking "what's a good piano for a black man?" or "do gay people like grilled cheese sandwiches?".

You can't go wrong with one of the better Squiers. Squier's Telecasters tend to be more reliable than their Strats though which is worth thinking about for any beginner as reptitive problems can easily put a new player off of learning.
Epiphone G-400s are really good for the money too. Just be aware their necks are somewhat thick which can be annoying for some people to learn on.
Agile, Vintage and Tokai also make a wide range of lower-priced guitars that would be fine for a beginner. Keeping to the usual Strat/Tele/LP/SG style guitars will be fine.
Yamaha Pacificas can be good too, as an alternative to a Squier Strat.

Really though so long as you just stay away from guitars with cheap Floyd Rose copies then you're fine. The differences between all the hundreds of beginner guitars out there isn't much.
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I don't see why the gender of the person playing the guitar matters. You might as well be asking "what's a good piano for a black man?"


easy question, a white one. seemed to work for kanye west... actually can that dude even play piano?
#14
ok well im gonna be blunt with it now

its doesnt matter, like honestly the TS would be fine with any electric, but gender matter for guitars becuase of the chest cutaways on the back, apparently some are more comfortable for girls because the cutaway accomadates room for the girls breasts and doesnt sit akwardly against them
#15
I think what he means is one that is going to be comfortable for a female, i.e. smaller hands, etc.
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#16
My girlfriend likes Telecasters and Gretsch White Falcons.

The answer is "ask her". Everybody has different preferences. Just make sure that the money spent is on a good instrument. Deans tend not to be good instruments for their price points. I second the Fender Squire, and alternatively a Yamaha Pacifica or Agile or whatever else has been recommended hundreds of times on this forum.
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I love peaveys as starter instruments. but for a girl I dunno man, let her pick one out, if it feels comfortable for her get it. just stear her away from bad guitars.
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Used Ibanez RG321 or RG2EX1. Best guitars in the beginner budget bracket IMO. Ibanez blows away every other company at that price point, from what I've experienced. Do not get a Dean that cheap. I've been down that road. I would be no decent human if I didn't warn you.
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how do you define a guitar for a female? id say fluorescent pink and purple, but the 80's proved that wrong.

how about one that whines and has trouble with feedback?


that is great. hahahaha
#27
dellinger got in there before me

what about an emily strange sg? if you can find one used

or yeh the hello kitty strat lol


or failing the ornamental stuff a squier strat would surfice, maybe if you wanna throw a few more notes at it the classic vibes ones they are outstanding for thje price.
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I wont choose any dean for a female !! Squier strat sounds perfect!!

Squier strat ? which model do u suggest to go with??
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The best starter guitar is without a doubt the Yamaha Pacifica.
It has the best quality/price ratio.

If you don't believe me, just google for some reviews.
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#30
i've got a vendetta 1.0 and while it's a good guitar, for a beginner i dunno. GRG170DX would be what i'd get, squiers are nothing other than crap, trust me.
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#31
Go with either a Yamaha Pacifica or a Squier starterpack.
For a beginner those will work nicely.
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squiers are nothing other than crap, trust me.


I don't.

Nor it seems do quite a few others here, given that the overwhelming majority of recommendations have been FOR a Squier strat.

As to the question posed,


There are two Squier Strats hanging in my guitar room, and they are both perfectly competent instruments. 2 GIO's as well, a GRX and a GAX, and either of them would work just fine for the question posed, as would the Pacifica suggested earlier (which I do not have, but have played).

However, unless the OP is insistent on making this a 'surprise', the best advice would be to take her and show her a selection of reasonable beginner instruments and let her choose.

It's always better received to get a person what they actually want rather than what you want them to have...
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Quote by jsync
how do you define a guitar for a female? id say fluorescent pink and purple, but the 80's proved that wrong.

how about one that whines and has trouble with feedback?


Maybe find yourselves a decent noise gate first.


Squier all the way, good neck-profile so she can go thinner (Wizard II necks on most solid-body Ibanez guitars) or thicker (Gibon, Epiphone, ESP, every single semi/hollowbody guitar as well) when she decides it's time to step up. Decent pickups, a tremolo that can actually work without detuning contantly if she's lucky, available in multiple colours and it's not like she needs 24 frets right from the get go.

Gender would not even be a problem with that guitar either. I think most men would prefer their girl to play guitars with 'ergonomic cutaways' :P
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#37
i would recommend a Yamaha Pacifica. It is a really nice starter guitar with a real nice feel to it. ive seen people who have had theirs for years because it plays so well.
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how do you define a guitar for a female?
how about one that whines and has trouble with feedback?
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how do you define a guitar for a female? id say fluorescent pink and purple, but the 80's proved that wrong.

how about one that whines and has trouble with feedback?

#39
like everyone says except for the couple special people.. squire strats, especially the standard series, id stay away from the bullet series and the affinietys can be hit or miss.. but the standard, classic vibe and vintage modified series are really solid guitars
#40
Honestly, my only recommendation for you is to take her to a Guitar Center or your local guitar shop and have her "try out" the lower priced electrics. And when I say "try out", I mean have her hold each guitar and find which is the most comfortable and easy to hold.

Squire Strats are okay for beginners, but there are many better guitars for beginners out there for around the same or slightly higher prices, particularly Ibanez's lower end stuff. Still, best thing to do is find what guitar she finds is the most comfortable and that she likes the best.
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