#1
I'd rather not bring my more expensive guitars to the campground to play by the campfire while consuming copious amounts of beer. Guitars have a habit of getting knocked over late at night when people get a little inebriated.

Was thinking about getting a cheap one, doing a good set up on it with a decent bridge pickup. I don't need to be overly concerned with my tone since this is running through a battery powered amp with a 4" speaker. It is only going to get so good... Doesn't matter too much though, everyone is drunk.

My thoughts were:
A bolt on neck so I could dress and level the frets easier if needed.
Relatively think neck- American Strat or thinner.
At least a 9" radius on the fret board but flatter the better.
Bridge Humbucker, any others would rarely get used so there is no priority here. A PAF or similar pickup will end up in the bridge position. Haven't decided yet.
Fixed bridge. Not even going to attempt a tremlo system on a bottom dollar guitar.


An HSS squire Strat (decked bridge) or one of the cheap Epi Les Pauls might work but neither of those are as cheap as I was hoping for. Anyone have other recommendations?
#2
https://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_dc_200_ch_student_series.htm

Or go to a pawn shop and find an old beater guitar for dirt cheap.
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#3
Yamaha Pacifica with a blocked off bridge would be my first pick.

What budget do you have exactly?
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#4
Personally, I'd opt for an acoustic for the scenario you've described, but if you really want an electric, Fernandes/Burny and Pignose both offer electrics with built-in speakers.

https://reverb.com/item/1488617-fernandes-nomad-travel-guitar-built-in-speaker-1990-s-black-gold

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pignose-Mini-Travel-Electric-Guitar-Built-in-Amp-PGG-200FM-SBL-Blue-Japan-/272472340870?hash=item3f709df986:g:YdYAAOSwux5YQjC3

And, FWIW, Fernandes does offer a couple models with terms.
http://www.fernandes.co.jp/products/zo/zo-3-st.html
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#5
Carting around an electric and a battery-powered amp is too much hassle for me.
I've got a $150 Yamaha acoustic for my Kumbaya moments.
#6
Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
Yamaha Pacifica with a blocked off bridge would be my first pick.

What budget do you have exactly?


No real budget in mind per say. I have enough rather expensive guitars so I'm looking for something serviceable but cheap enough that I won't mind dinging it up. Ideally the new bridge pickup would cost more than the guitar. Maybe a Pawn shop special as N1ghtmar3C1n3ma suggested.


Quote by dannyalcatraz
Personally, I'd opt for an acoustic for the scenario you've described, but if you really want an electric, Fernandes/Burny and Pignose both offer electrics with built-in speakers.

https://reverb.com/item/1488617-fernandes-nomad-travel-guitar-built-in-speaker-1990-s-black-gold

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pignose-Mini-Travel-Electric-Guitar-Built-in-Amp-PGG-200FM-SBL-Blue-Japan-/272472340870?hash=item3f709df986:g:YdYAAOSwux5YQjC3

And, FWIW, Fernandes does offer a couple models with terms.
http://www.fernandes.co.jp/products/zo/zo-3-st.html


Thanks , But I already have the amp and I already have an acoustic I bring on occasion. Cheap but serviceable electrics are what I am looking for here.
#7
Jeffh40

OK. A used Godin (made in Canada or USA, depending on model & year of manufacture) would be a solid option if you can find one cheap enough to suit you. Their necks are nice. Consistent QC. I think you might like something in the SD family.
https://reverb.com/brand/godin?sort=price%7Casc&product_type=electric-guitars
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#8
Just go acoustic. Thats what me and my friends always do. Altough last year we did have an electric with one of those marshal micro amps, and combined with the acoustic it was great for some imporomptu jams. So if you really need something electic, just get some random no name strat knockoff. And if you go acoustic, just get a cheap one, that you wont feel bad if you fall on it drunk and break it. Just remember to bring extra strings. One time we tried to weld one back together in the fire, and it didnt really end that well.
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#9
go acoustic...
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#10
I'd take N1ghtmar3C1n3ma's advice here. Get a really cheap guitar you can break down if you have to. Craig's list is usually full of options. I would look for a Squier Telecaster. Enjoy the beers and the tunes!
#11
Yeah, between Craigslist and local pawn shops I bet I can find something usable for less than $100 pretty easy. All I really need is a good feeling neck, decent tuning stability, and a flat fretboard radius. I can fix just about any other problem.