#1
Hi,

Ive been playing guitar for about 2 years now. Started off with a Pacifica (112 i think), then got a Jim Deacon acoustic which has since then been upgraded to another Jim Deacon.

Now, Im looking at a new electric. Im trying to play Canon Rock and I feel the frets on the Yamaha are limiting how fast I can play. Im off to a few guitar shops tomorrow to try a few out.

I do want to play a wide vaiety of things but I mainly play rocky stuff. Also got a Behringer V-amp2 to help with the effects.

I had in mind an Ibanez RG370DX and possibly a Fender Stratocaster. Are there any I should specifically look for?

BTW: UK Guitars

Thanks!
#2
Ibanez guitars have pretty thin fast necks, but often have large frets. I suggest you check out the S and SA series: thin bodies, versatile, easy to play and frets aren't too huge. A fender mexican strat is ok, but not the best guitar in its price range. If you want a strat, save up a little more and get an american one.
#3
My budget is really £200-£300 (online that is)

I have large hands so wouldnt large frets make it easier to play? By large, are they wider (when looking at the fretboard with the guitar in playing position)?

Thanks
#4
yes. meaning the scale length is bigger (i think). the neck wouldn't be wider. sort of like this l-l then the larger frets being like this l--l.

you're best off going to your local guitar shop and trying some. then go online to buy i you find one you like.
Last edited by brokenwizard at Jun 2, 2006,
#5
Larger frets are easier to play fast on, they are wider, however because of it, it makes you a bit more accurate (or.. makes me more accurate at least)