#1
Well Im just starting out on acoustic and I just got a job so I'm savign for my first guitar. I dont want crap so im going to save all summer with ym job and hopefully get a nice guitar. Since Its my first I dont want to pay more than 650$ so what can I get for under 650$ thats great for beginners and will let me learn and play on it for a while?
My gear:
-OLP MM2
-OLP practice amp 10w
-Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky Strings
-1.14 Everly Star Picks
#2
For that kind of money you can get alot. I would say, just get a western guitar that you find good looking and plays good. For about 400$ there are quite some good guitars.
#3
I would set the bar lower. Since it's your first guitar, you'll wanna go cheap IMO because A) In case you dont like it that much, you wont be out a ton of money, and B) When you're first starting out, your equipment isn't gonna make a huge difference in your sound. I'm not saying get plywood or somthing dirt cheap like that, but keep it in the $120 - $190 range. Theres a lot of quality in that price range, and you can use the left over cash to get some extras (guitar bag, strap, picks (you'll lose a lot of those, buy more then a few), spare packs of strings (I recommend A'ddagio), tuner, string winder, etc).

IMO you'd be better off going cheap, getting your basic stuff, and getting about 6 months to a year of playing under your belt. Then, not only will you better appriciate the tones you get out of a higher quality instrument, but you'll also know what you want in a guitar and you'll be better able to make a decision you'll be happy with.
Last edited by Garou1911 at Jul 8, 2007,
#4
Hell no Garou! The 190 range won't get you a decent plywood guitar let alone a solid top. Go for a 300$ dolar range and check out the sticky, some very nice beginner guitars there.
#5
LoL. I spent $80 on my first guitar about 8 months ago and it's served me very well. I also saw some very nice acoustics in shop for anywhere between $120 - $200. All I'm saying is what's the good in having a high quality guitar when all you can produce are low quality sounds. Plus you need to be able to understand what kind of action/feel you want, what kinda tone, etc etc. If you start out on a $300 guitar, then find out a year later that it sounds nothing like you want and you dont like the feel/action, you're screwed. That's always been my take on it anyway. lol. Not to mention the afformentioned extras you need to buy when you first start
#6
Action can be fixed with sand paper and the right information. This is my take on it. To split the difference Keep it at 290$ with the Yamaha in the stickie. Don't tell me that's a bad beginner guitar because I think it's the perfect one. It's all round and has very nice playability. Though I'm more of a classical guitarist and go by what the bulk of people that answer these threads seem to say.
#7
I'll concede that one. Yamaha makes some fine, reasonably priced starter guitars. Just make sure you like the feel of it, cause you'll be spending a *lot* of time with her
#8
For $650 you might be able to land a decent used higher end guitar. Buuuuut my suggestion would be to take $300, buy a Yamaha FG730s and spend the other $350 on a good case, tuner, picks, strap, capo.. beginner's book or even guitar lessons.
#9
Alright I made up my mind, Ill get the 730s and then spend about 100$ on accessories and stuff. Then with the rest buy a case for it. Sound good?
My gear:
-OLP MM2
-OLP practice amp 10w
-Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky Strings
-1.14 Everly Star Picks
#10
Get a hard case, not a gig bag. This way you'll never have to upgrade the case. Also try getting one that you can check on a plane. A good case is very important so don't cheap out.
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#11
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Get a hard case, not a gig bag. This way you'll never have to upgrade the case. Also try getting one that you can check on a plane. A good case is very important so don't cheap out.


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