#1
Hey everyone this is my first post and i'm currently looking for my first guitar on Craigslist, i'm planning on teaching myself and was wondering if you guys could give me some advice.
Should i be looking for electric or acoustic guitars?
And is there any brands i should avoid/look for?
Keep in mind for both of these it's my first guitar, and i will upgrade if i decide to pursue playing guitar, thanks.
Thanks guys.
These are some brands Ive been looking at
Fender
Epiphone
Last edited by Goosage at Jun 28, 2011,
#2
Start on acoustics
Train your fingers
If you start on an electric and then try acoustic, your fingers will break
play 2 months on a beginner acoustic then jump onto the electric bandwagon if you'd like

Avoid:
tremolos as a newbie, you don't want to spend 2 hours tuning your guitar
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#3
Quote by solidrane
Start on acoustics
Train your fingers
If you start on an electric and then try acoustic, your fingers will break
play 2 months on a beginner acoustic then jump onto the electric bandwagon if you'd like

Avoid:
tremolos as a newbie, you don't want to spend 2 hours tuning your guitar


Alright, thanks. does this seem like a reasonable first?
http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/msg/2467126797.html
#4
start on electrics, depending on what you are planning on playing starting on acoustic will most likely just hamper your playing as it will limit you greatly to what you can play on it.

There are plenty of brands, all have good and bad guitars, tell us what you want o play and we can help more.

Also consider buying a better guitar second hand than a cheap beginner one. The better your guitar is the easier it will be to play and the better it will sound, which will encourage you to play and practice more.
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#5
Quote by RetroGunslinger
start on electrics, depending on what you are planning on playing starting on acoustic will most likely just hamper your playing as it will limit you greatly to what you can play on it.

There are plenty of brands, all have good and bad guitars, tell us what you want o play and we can help more.

Also consider buying a better guitar second hand than a cheap beginner one. The better your guitar is the easier it will be to play and the better it will sound, which will encourage you to play and practice more.


I'm really into learning Punk/Rock Mainly stuff like NOFX
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSsIFQI04Dg&feature=related)
How much can i expect to buy a used second hand one?
If i buy a electric i need to buy an amp, correct?
#6
Start on electrics. It's easier to play and learn riffs and chords. I started out with a Squier affinity strat and it's been working great all these four years. And will you need an amp?
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#7
Quote by kutless999
Start on electrics. It's easier to play and learn riffs and chords. I started out with a Squier affinity strat and it's been working great all these four years. And will you need an amp?


I did a search and found this
http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/msg/2454064605.html
this is what you used? Is $150 reasonable for the guitar and an amp?
#8
Yeah, that's a steal.
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#12
Gosh, so many 11'ers in here. You want to start with the acoustic guitar, so it forces you to learn your basics, like chords, strumming, and rhythm. If you get an electric you'll be tempted to skip all that and just wank about playing metal crap, and never learn anything about how to play, or what your actually playing.
#13
Quote by kutless999



I second this motion.
And...if you want to play punk/rock etc, start on electric. There is a misconception that electric guitarists struggle to play acoustic. It hurts a bit but if you start on acoustic, you will feel the pain when you are a beginner. I (on behalf of all UG members) recommend you start on what your favorite bands use the most. In your case, electric.

For the guitar and amp, post ^^^^^^ in the thread that kutless999 mentioned.
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She will join the prom.

She insists to wear this lights.

I don't think so.

How can I persuade her?
#14
He already did make a thread there. JKHC go check.
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#15
Quote by kutless999
He already did make a thread there. JKHC go check.



I see...thanks for pointing it out.

I will now kill this thread.


(the yellow one is a representation of this thread, the green one is me)
Quote by FEngHLyan

She will join the prom.

She insists to wear this lights.

I don't think so.

How can I persuade her?
#16
Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#17
Quote by ethan_hanus
Gosh, so many 11'ers in here. You want to start with the acoustic guitar, so it forces you to learn your basics, like chords, strumming, and rhythm. If you get an electric you'll be tempted to skip all that and just wank about playing metal crap, and never learn anything about how to play, or what your actually playing.

Just be cause you were maybe like that or you heard of people are like that doesn't mean he will do that
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#19
Now I will kill this thread....again

Quote by FEngHLyan

She will join the prom.

She insists to wear this lights.

I don't think so.

How can I persuade her?
#20
i would pop in to your local dealer ,,and try and get the feel of a few , when i started in 1970,s i got a big dreadnought kay accoustic out of a mailorder cat.. it had a neck of a oak tree trunk very hard to play but i perceved and eventually got there a friend who just started got a indie telle copy..and i set it up for him and have to say it was a great started i was very impressed, ;-)
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#22
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Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food
#23
Hi,,,
I am just as you can call Illetrate about the Guitar.Want to buy my first Guitar.Any one here can please guide me where to buy a new Guitar...
#24
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Guitars: Fender FSR Standard Strat, Squire Affinity Strat, Epiphone Nighthawk
Amps: Vox AC15C1, Roland Cube 15x, Peavey KB-1
Pedals: Digitech RP355, HD500, Joyo AC-Tone, EHX Soul Food