#1
hi guys, i'm new to this forum. i've been trying to teach myself the guitar for the past 2mths with just a little success. i can play simple chord progressions and am working on my barre chords and scales.
i'm currently seeking to buy a guitar, and i saw this at my local guitar shop.
http://www.maestroguitars.com/2007/products/ed1.htm
what do u guys think of it? it goes for $449 singapore dollars. which is about $316.8 U.S. dollars, using google's exchange rate.
any advice would be appreciated. thanks!
#2
mate, i work in a guitar shop, go for a walden, twice the quality, less cost and better than that all round , and dont even consider a tanglewood
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#3
hi thanks for the quick reply. just so that you guys have an idea of the sickening prices they sell guitar for over here. a yamaha FG700s costs US $286.46. so would the above mentioned gutar be a better deal, or would the yamaha FG700s be a better deal?
sadly, guitars are quite an expensive thing over here =(
thanks for any advice
#4
Personally, I'd go for the Maestro over the yamaha any day; though I'm not sure of Maestro's reputation.
#5
Quote by avenger86
hi thanks for the quick reply. just so that you guys have an idea of the sickening prices they sell guitar for over here. a yamaha FG700s costs US $286.46. so would the above mentioned gutar be a better deal, or would the yamaha FG700s be a better deal?
sadly, guitars are quite an expensive thing over here =(
thanks for any advice


I have a Yamaha FG700ms (It's the satin finish the one you are looking at is a gloss finish). I really Like the guitar and it's great for a beginner. Plays nice and loud and seems to stay in tune. Only downside it really has is hard to access the 15th and up frets (But that is not a flaw just a part of the full-body design). For a biggnner guitar I would go for this. By they way, it sells for around the same price where I bought it here in Canada ($260).
#6
Personally ,Whenever I buy my Guitar,I rely primarily on my EARS & my HANDS.First....how does it sounds?If strings 4,5,& 6 sonds like Piano Bass and strings 1,2 & 3 sounds like Churchbells ,grab it.Next,How does it feel?Do you like the way the neck feels on the palm of your hands?,run your fingers from 1st down to the last fret.Was it comfortable to play?And if you have a Digital Guitar tuner bring it with you to CHECK FOR FLAWS of the notes in every fret.....I recently bought a Suzuki instead of a Yamaha....great acoustic sound ...
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Personally ,Whenever I buy my Guitar,I rely primarily on my EARS & my HANDS.First....how does it sounds?If strings 4,5,& 6 sonds like Piano Bass and strings 1,2 & 3 sounds like Churchbells ,grab it.Next,How does it feel?Do you like the way the neck feels on the palm of your hands?,run your fingers from 1st down to the last fret.Was it comfortable to play?And if you have a Digital Guitar tuner bring it with you to CHECK FOR FLAWS of the notes in every fret.....I recently bought a Suzuki instead of a Yamaha....great acoustic sound ...


alright, thanks! i'll remember that when i next pass by the shop.
#9
Quote by ballroomofmars
sounds really good.


yeah, it does sound pretty good to me as well. its either this or the yamaha for me i guess.
#10
Quote by ballroomofmars
sounds really good.

I think different....Epiphone was released so that Newbies can afford a good guitar with a Gibson quality but made with cheaper materials....Its the same respond made by FENDER when they released the SQUIRE.....jst my opinion
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I think different....Epiphone was released so that Newbies can afford a good guitar with a Gibson quality but made with cheaper materials....Its the same respond made by FENDER when they released the SQUIRE.....jst my opinion



...........Don't say **** if you're gonna pull it out of your ass. Epiphone has been around for about the same amount of time that Gibson had been, and was also one of the main competitors to Gibson, prewar. After WW2 Epiphone was sold off to Gibson.

In my opinion, modern Epiphone guitars and stuff aren't that great. Same with Gibson. I've got a cheap asian copy of a Les Paul and it performs just as well as an Epiphone Les Paul Standard, for about 1/3 of the price.
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#13
I love my Blueridge

Playin a BR 60. Sounds just as good as a $1200 guitar
#15
Quote by Guitar Hack
Take a serious look at Blueridge guitars.


alright, i'll take note of them. any specific models that i should take note of
#16
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Take a serious look at Blueridge guitars.


They're real nice. Got a BR-140 a few weeks ago, and besides minor fret buzz that was easily fixed, it plays and sounds great!
Guild GAD-40C w/ PWM pickup
Martin 000-16GT
Washburn D10s-12
Fender Jimmie Vaughan Strat
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Epiphone G-400 Ltd. w/ EMG's
#17
Seagull guitars seem a bit out of your price range. Look toward the Yamaha (though that Maestro looks good on paper).
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#18
that maestro guitar does look good on paper... perhaps better than the yamah fg700s imo because of the grover tuners. somebody else already said it best.... use your hands and eyes and ears to make your decision. go to any and all shops you can and play any and every guitar you can. then decide!
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that maestro guitar does look good on paper... perhaps better than the yamah fg700s imo because of the grover tuners. somebody else already said it best.... use your hands and eyes and ears to make your decision. go to any and all shops you can and play any and every guitar you can. then decide!


thanks for all the replies! just a quick newbie question, why would having grover tuners make it better?
#20
Quote by avenger86
thanks for all the replies! just a quick newbie question, why would having grover tuners make it better?

Grover tuners are one of the better tuning machine companies out there. It just means they used quality tuners on that guitar. You'll find a few "low-end" manufacturers that will play that game (WOW... Blah-Blah tuners... Tusq saddle & nut - whatever) to try an impress a person.

The people who said to try before you buy... using your ears and hands... have the right idea. If it sounds good, then it could have nuts and bolts for tuners , although it would be hard as hell to tune.