#1
how do first act guitars hold up to other brands like Fender, Epiphone, etc.??

ive been to the site, and they look decent, but i've never played one.

edit: and i don't make the crappy walmart guitars either.
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#2
the walmart ones suk but there customs are supposed to be good
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#4
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#5
i don't know for sure but aren't first act a "catalog" brand? judging by the name they sound like they are specifically for absolute beginners, so are probably phenomenally crap - but i don't know this for sure as i don't think we have first act in the UK
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#6
a lot of guitarists are using them lately. just definitely stay away from anything from wal mart or similar stores
#7
their cheap **** beginner guitars.. and they fall apart.. they dont measure up to fender, epiphone, etc..
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#9
Stay away!!! Squiers are pretty lousy guitars, but they work if your a beginner on a budget.
First Act makes Squier look like professional-series guitars.
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#10
first acts are terrible. but they ARE pretty durable. my friends and i had quite a bit of fun destroying one, it would not die easily.
#11
...first acts are not just crappy walmart guitars people.
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#12
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Stay away!!! Squiers are pretty lousy guitars, but they work if your a beginner on a budget.
First Act makes Squier look like professional-series guitars.

squiers aren't ALL lousy guitars.
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#14
Maroon 5 and Converge play First Act customs, so I assume they're half decent.
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#16
Most people end up judging the whole line because of the fact that First Act makes inexpensive store chain guitars, and completely disregard the fact that First Act also makes some very high end, professional quality, customs.

Someone I knew actually argued once that First Act doesn't make customs and even when I showed him one, refused to believe it, saying it was a fake and a joke (meaning someone got a quality guitar and stuck a First Act decal on it).

At the same time, all he would talk about is his sub $1000 Silvertone professional guitar...

I've seen the starter pack and amp it came with.

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#18
I know the ME685 was reviewed in last month's guitar world and wasn't that bad... and it has a boost swith on it... and you can buy that at Toys "R" us
#19
if you can, look for a First act VW one. I heard they are pretty good. first act is alright, but dont go for the wal mart or target ones THey are just horrible. Its like fender in gutiar center compared to the fender in best buy. or gibson les paul from guitar center compared to gibson les paul in target. same name, but very different.
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#22
Alright, everyone who just said they're total crap even worse than a squier/lp special, you people really dont know much. Check out the higher end models, not the walmart crap ones, the higher end lp style models are beautiful. I've tried them before and hell they were amazing, but out of my price range, i saw some going for 1000, but it was well worth it, because they were very well built/feel great, and play great. The custom ones also, they're pretty amazing, and their price range is huge.
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#23
I just went onto their website and looked at the custom guitar builder...

I built a guitar that would end up costing around 3 and a half thousand bucks.
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the walmart ones suk but there customs are supposed to be good


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#25
here's the deal they suck! THE END
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#26
Well its been quite a while since i have seen one of these threads on here.

But the First Act Wal-Mart guitars suck. They really do. I got one as a present once and I hardly ever played it. But the custom models and the ones that they sell in there gallery are really really good. Alot of people use and endorse them. Honestly if you could get one of those, then go for it. Sure, there are better names, but whats in a name?