#1
Hey guys
Im looking to buy an acoustic guitar, but literally as cheaply as possible - can anyone help me with what features I should look for when browsing non-guitar specialist shops? Im looking to play things like Paramore, if thats any help
thanks!
#2
It doesn't matter what you play. All those tunes are somewhere in any guitar; the only problem is how to get them out.
Getting an extremely cheap no brand guitar from a dealer not specialized in musical instruments is a big hazard. If a guitar is cheaper than say €150,- you can be sure there is something wrong with it. That should be no problem if you knew what. Dull sound, cheap materials and sloppy finish don't have to stop you from making music, but misaligned strings and misplaced fretwork and bridges can render a guitar unplayable even for professional musicians. If you're not able to judge things like that yourself, take someone along who can. Or else do go to a specialized shop and ask for the cheapest guitar they have. It may be more expensive, but there they have an incentive not to go below a certain minimum quality level.
#4
yeah i got an f-310 for pretty cheap, and sure it's crap compared to the good ones but when u start off u don't even know the difference... it still sounds good
#5
Yamaha FG700s
Best cheap guitar out there.

In general make sure the soundboard (top of the guitar) is made out of solid wood as opposed to laminate used in cheaper guitars. It will sound waaay better
#6
how about you go to your local pawn shop. eyyyy
Guitars.

Seagull Entourage Rustic Q1
Washburn D-10 N 93'
Jay turser.. i dunno what model.
#7
thanks a lot, I'll have a look round i figure i'll buy a cheap guitar to see how i am at playing, then maybe invest in a better one
#8
Quote by Naz2402
thanks a lot, I'll have a look round i figure i'll buy a cheap guitar to see how i am at playing, then maybe invest in a better one


Not so sure if that's a good idea. Had i bought my esteban before i bought my Dean I'm not sure if i'd be playing today. You get a guitar that's to cheap and it's going to be to hard to play. the action will be to high, the strings will be crap etc etc. I had my estaban worked on (+ Martin SP11 strings) and it's a night and day difference, but still alot harder to play then my Dean. Learning to play is hard enough. you don't need a guitar that makes it 10X worse.
Dean Icon PZ
Line 6 Variax 700
Dean V-Wing
Dean ML 79 SilverBurst
MXR M 108
H2O Chorus/Echo
Valve Junior (V3 Head/Cab and Combo)
VHT Special 6
Phonic 620 Power Pod PA
Wampler Super Plextortion
Line 6 Pod HD
#9
Quote by scott58
Not so sure if that's a good idea. Had i bought my esteban before i bought my Dean I'm not sure if i'd be playing today. You get a guitar that's to cheap and it's going to be to hard to play. the action will be to high, the strings will be crap etc etc. I had my estaban worked on (+ Martin SP11 strings) and it's a night and day difference, but still alot harder to play then my Dean. Learning to play is hard enough. you don't need a guitar that makes it 10X worse.


Exactly my point.
And you mentioned Dean while others suggested Yamaha. Both are famed for their low priced entry level guitars and that is no coincidence. These manufacturers choose to market their cheapies under the same name as their more expensive products and don't bother to put up a B-brand for this like many others do. These cheap guitars must be good enough not to damage the reputation of their more expensive brothers. In fact their prime purpose is not to earn huge profits right away, but to tie novice costumers to the brand and rip them off later. This situation offers a good oppertunity to buy a usable guitar for very little money.