#1
ive had the same, cheap guitar for several years. i just want to know what exactly is better about the more high end, expensive guitars. like, do they produce better quality sound?? also, some suggestions to moderately priced guitars would be nice
#2
Usually..
-The pickups will have better range and be less susceptible to muddiness.
-Better quality electrical components and wiring.
-Better quality woods and craftsmanship.
-Better quality craftsmanship and woods on necks, making them less prone to warping.
-Better quality hardware such as the pegs and bridge, meaning your guitar will stay in tune better.
-Better sustain and action as a result of all the extra craftsmanship and hardware.

Would be the biggest points.
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#3
Usually wood, sometimes craftsmanship, sometimes tuning pegs. Pretty much anything you'd upgrade on a guitar you want to upgrade comes better on a better guitar.
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#4
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#5
my first guitar was a cheap (~£100) schecter and i thought it was great at the time, then i upgraded to a reverend ($999) which had a set neck (as opposed to the schecter's bolt-on), better, lighter wood and better pickups which all contribute to a greater quality tone through better sustain and more highly resonant body and of course the better pickups giving the nicer tone

but still i think one of the most important factors in buying a guitar is the comfort and playability which is at least as important as how the guitar sounds
#6
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but still i think one of the most important factors in buying a guitar is the comfort and playability which is at least as important as how the guitar sounds

How it plays can be a huge part of how it sounds.
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#8
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lol true story

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I just bought a PRS SE Custom 24 and replaced the tuners with grover 406c and BK pickups, great guitar though for the price
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#9
This conversation is remaining surprisingly civil, I'm proud of you guys. I'd like to point out that you can buy a cheapy that you like the playability and give it the same hardware as an expensive guitar, and granted the body and neck are well made and joined it'll be practically the same thing just without fancy badging and you don't have to stick with a neck profile of an upper price bracket guitar and you can save some money.
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#10
Check this website out and goto electric guitars. Scroll though until you see Agile guitars,
great guitars if your looking for a cheap upgrade. I have an Agile 8 string and it plays like a champ.

www.rondomusic.com

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This conversation is remaining surprisingly civil, I'm proud of you guys. I'd like to point out that you can buy a cheapy that you like the playability and give it the same hardware as an expensive guitar, and granted the body and neck are well made and joined it'll be practically the same thing just without fancy badging and you don't have to stick with a neck profile of an upper price bracket guitar and you can save some money.



Thats all I do since I love to customize my guitars and deck them out with anything i can replace haha, I just find one in the mid range price that plays well. Thats why I like Agile from rondomusic because they play really well for how cheap they are. But the majority of the time my pickups cost half of what the guitar cost lol since I'm hooked on Bare Knuckles.
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Martin and Fender acoustics

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#13
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Check this website out and goto electric guitars. Scroll though until you see Agile guitars,
great guitars if your looking for a cheap upgrade. I have an Agile 8 string and it plays like a champ.

www.rondomusic.com


Thats all I do since I love to customize my guitars and deck them out with anything i can replace haha, I just find one in the mid range price that plays well. Thats why I like Agile from rondomusic because they play really well for how cheap they are. But the majority of the time my pickups cost half of what the guitar cost lol since I'm hooked on Bare Knuckles.


I'll second this guy.

Agile guitars are on-par with lower end Les Pauls (actually, they beat the f*ck out of the LPj), an AL-3000 is the best value under 500 bucks.
#14
My experience is there is a reason why a guitar is cheap, I had a low end Dean lp guitar brought to me and it was just not right, truss rod was hard to adjust to start, sharp fret ends, neck pocket angle was off and gave the guitar fat action on high end. The nut was not centred and the frets were not even on the fret board all in all bit of a nightmare,
#15
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a low end Dean

That right there is your problem, many people aren't satisfied with the quality on nicer deans either.
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#17
But it's not to say all cheap guitars are bad I think it's just luck of The draw, no guitar is the same i have a squire showmaster just a simple 1 and it plays really nice and sounds alright with stock electronics. But I would always recommended buy a older guitar that's value has dropped and take it to a friend who can look over it, like a old Ibanez, I brought a fender heartfield Japanese guitar for £100 and it's really good