#1
It's a recommend a guitar thread. But with a twist. Basically my school needs new guitars and I'm trying to find an electric guitar under £250 that suits most people. So far I'm looking at a Yamaha Pacifica 112VM http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/electric_guitars_detail.asp?stock=09090915035728
with a maple neck. I chose maple because most people I know prefer maple. If you prefer rosewood reply please If you could tell me what you look for in a guitar (bearing in mind my budget is around £250 per guitar) that would be great.
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#2
I prefer rosewood even though I play a 72' Telecaster deluxe with maple fretboard.
and I need a bridge humbucker.
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#3
I prefer rosewood or ebony.

And bridge humbucker is good on a school guitar.
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Yeah all maple is a good idea. I would honestly get two different necks, so the students can choose which they like more.

C shaped neck, and a flat D would be cool. So maybe look into Ibanez Gio RGs?
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#5
Whats "vintage style vibratos" in the advertisement for it? I have been playing for years and never seen a guitar with "vintage style vibrato."
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#6
Something like a strat with a humbucker in bridge seems like a pretty good all around guitar.. Its a pretty versatile guitar, and the neck typically isn't very fat nor very thin.

The Yamaha if available with a humbucker in bridge seems like a good choice..
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#7
We used to use Pacificas at my old Sixth Form. They work alright.
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#8
I'll try to modify them and set them up before they're 'released'. I'm also looking at a classic vibe telecaster and an epiphone SG G400 as. The Yamaha does have a bridge humbucker,I remember someone asking about that.
Would that be enough versatility? It's not a case of one type of guitar, I'm trying to suit most people hence three different guitars. No les Paul's, because of the fragile headstock.
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#9
If you rule out LP's for headstock problems an SG wouldn't be much different would it?

The Classic Vibes are a great choice.. But i'd go for the yamaha with humbucker in bridge since versatility is a high priority..

To cover everything, the best would probably be to get 1x fender style guitar,strat/tele 1x gibson style LP/SG and 1x ibanez style guitar.. Then you'd have it all covered..
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#10
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Definitely versatile enough.

Strat, tele, and an almost Les Paul. The holy trinity.



Yeah,I wish I had the same budget as my school... This is just spare change to them. I'm not choosing guitars with locking tremelos,a cheap whammy is a bitch.
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#11
Amps are also needed. Hit me with decent,versatile solid state amps under 20 watts.
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#12
For a versatile and good-priced guitar I'd forever recommend the Yamaha Pacifica 112. Bridge humbucker and 2 singles. This was my first guitar and served me well for 3 years, at which point it was still good enough to sell on. Pretty standard and can cover most sounds, replicates a Fender Strat. When I bought it, it cost around 120-150 quid, very reasonably priced.

As for amps, at my old school the standard amps lying around ranged from 15W to 20W I think, that's definitely all that's needed for practise. Probably just go for some Yamaha amps for something trustworthy.
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#13
Look at Vintage guitars since your in the UK. Very good guitars for the money. From what I understand they are much nicer than comprable Epiphones an Squiers.
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#14
The Pacifica is a good choice for the guitar, even better if you can find someone who locks down the tremolo.
And for the amp I'd say get something like a Line 6 Flextone. Has quite a lot of wattage, but if you have school performances you will need some wattage to be heard over the drummer.
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The Pacifica is a good choice for the guitar, even better if you can find someone who locks down the tremolo.
And for the amp I'd say get something like a Line 6 Flextone. Has quite a lot of wattage, but if you have school performances you will need some wattage to be heard over the drummer.


We never have school performances
The low wattage is because people trying to practice flutes with a 150 watt distorted amp right behind them doesn't go down well
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#16
Back when I was in middle school I believe they had an Epiphone SG, dont remember if it was G310 or G400 though. It worked quite nicely.

I love rosewood and maple equally. Ebony still the best, though :p
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#17
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Whats "vintage style vibratos" in the advertisement for it? I have been playing for years and never seen a guitar with "vintage style vibrato."


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It basically means a non-locking strat style bridge.


Yep... the 6 screw variety with standard bent metal saddles is called the "Vintage" model on the Fender Strats... that design has been around for years... takes a little setup know how to make one stay in tune, but lots less moving parts than a F.R.
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#18
I prefer ebony or rosewood myself. I would get a variety of guitars if you're getting alot for your school. Some Squire Strats and Tellys, Epiphone SG and Les Pauls and the Ibanez RG gio series would all be great guitars. Don't let the headstock angle on the LP's put you off, they aren't fragile like people think, some folks just like to break stuff....
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