#1
Does anyone here have one of these? I found an ad on my local craigslist for an esteban electric for $100 US. It includes a case, amp, and I think a stand as well.

Opinions?
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#3
Esteban guitars are the cheapest, most awful things you can possibly buy.
#4
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#5
its nay

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#6
They're pretty terrible.
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#7
upon touching it the fingerboard will likely fall off.
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#8
Who have you been talking to, that would tell you such lies? Esteban guitars are crappy. Like mucho.
Edit: Also they're really not that uncommon in the States, they're just too crappy to be carried by major distributors.

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#9
Alright thanks everyone. I just really want to get an electric but because I'm just learning and already have a decent acoustic I really want to keep my cost down to a minimum. Any suggestions? And by the way, I'm NOT a metalhead. It seems whenever you ask for an opinion for an electric you always get these guitars that are more suited for metal.
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#10
A Squier. Same price as the Esteban, MUCH better quality.
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#11
A Dean Evo/Vendetta XM is alright for absolutely bottom line guitar for just starting electric playing, but I'm not sure how well it'd play.

Play it through a Roland Micro Cube and you'll be able to explore pretty much any genre you choose to.
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#12
Esteban is proof that people are morons.

"A sucker born every minute".

You did good by asking before you bought that abomination.
#15
Thanks again. I really like strats, and I like Fender, but I always hear bad things about Squier. Is that just from people that are too hard on them or is it true how bad they are?
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#16
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Thanks again. I really like strats, and I like Fender, but I always hear bad things about Squier. Is that just from people that are too hard on them or is it true how bad they are?



That's mostly people who have had the pleasure/have the money to play/buy better, more expensive guitars, but Squiers are just fine when you're starting out on electric.
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#17
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Thanks again. I really like strats, and I like Fender, but I always hear bad things about Squier. Is that just from people that are too hard on them or is it true how bad they are?

There are crappy Squiers but most of the hate is unwarranted BS. As long as you stick with the Affinity series or better you should be good, because they're made of alder and not plywood or whatever it is they use to make lame Squiers.

It's like the difference between getting an all laminate guitar and a guitar with a solid top.
#18
it's important that the electic guitar you choose holds it's tune.
a fixed bridge is best in the starter range. squiers can be fine. you should play the one you like first.
there are plenty of dogs in the starter range, no matter the model.

also, like said get a micro cube, dont settle for a sub par amp or any guitar you buy will sound bad.
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#19
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It's like the difference between getting an all laminate guitar and a guitar with a solid top.

Ya...about that...
Lol my acoustic is actually all laminate, but I always tend to surprise people with the tone. They usually think its a solid top. But ya, I know the basics of woods and such just from acoustics, but do the woods make as much of a difference in electrics as an acoustic? For example, does the wood aging over time help with tone like it does with an acoustic? Sorry for all the noobish questions but I really want to get into some electric stuff as my skills have vastly improved over the last few months and I want to start being able to do more than just play acoustic songs. I love acoustic but sometimes it gets a little dull. And again, im sorry that I have completely diverted this thread from its original intent.
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#20
in this price range, you're looking for an alder, basswood, poplar, or agathis guitar. (pretty much in that order)
not "hardwood"

imo, with electrics the plywood, hardwood ones, tend to warp and become unplayable over time.
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