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#1
well i have been playin for 4 months so i dnt noo what guitar to buy to learn on am lukin for summit aroun 200 pound
#2
you been playing for four months and dont know what guitar to buy

dont you already have one?

and if not what have you been playing on for these four months?
#4
There is no real guitar that is really easier. Everyone has different styles. I personally like the feel of sg's. I don't know how much pound is relative to the dollar but the Epiphone Sg G400 is a really good guitar for like $289.
#5
A good guitar will elieve you of all the problems caused by the gear that you think are your fault. A bad one will make you a much better player when you finally get your hands on something with a good neck and setup.
For the former, Agile guitars are great. Cheap, too, but it might be a bit tough to get one in England.

For the latter, look around in dumpsters behind guitar stores. :p
#6
get a cheap guitar, doesn't matter what it is, and have it professionally set up. a cheap guitar with a crap action is really an uninspiring thing to play. seriously....i played a squier last week that was professionally set up and it played so good that you couldn't tell it was mass produced junk. when you get better ,move up to something decent
#7
Best guitar to learn on is whatever makes you want to play it. Maybe not the answer you were looking for, but I firmly believe it's true. Head to the guitar store, find something in your price range that you just don't want to put down.
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#8
Even though i dont like them much, squier strats are nice starter guitars, plus you have the bonus of when you get a better guitar you'll be blown away by how much better it is.
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#9
You can get G-400 SGs for under £200.. Yamaha Pacificas, and Squier TELECASTERS, squier stratocasters are weak compaired to the Teles.
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#10
dude personally i think a suire stratocaaster would be a great guitar. strats are great to begin with but the squire is cheaper. plus you get a tremelo bridge that opens up new possibilities for you.
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get a cheap guitar, doesn't matter what it is, and have it professionally set up. a cheap guitar with a crap action is really an uninspiring thing to play. seriously....i played a squier last week that was professionally set up and it played so good that you couldn't tell it was mass produced junk. when you get better ,move up to something decent


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#14
right well a going tae buy a gibson les paul custom

av put my money range way higher so i can by 1
#15
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#16
I would suggest just going to local music shops and trying things out. You won't really know what you're most comfortable with until you try. It's hard to say what guitar is "easiest" to learn on. I started with a Fender strat and it was really comfortable- then I moved on to acoustics.
#18
For me (playing for 6 months), the Fender standard strat felt very comfortable to play with (the mexican one). I'm having it professionally set up today and will let you know the results later today when I get home. My dream guitar is an Explorer though, but I've yet to actually play one, so I don't know how the shape will feel.
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#19
Go to a guitar shop and try out as many guitars within your price range as you can, the one that feels and sounds best is the one that will inspire you to practice more. Also, if you're comfortable on a guitar, your technique is more likely to develop properly than if you're uncomfortable.
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#20
Most definatly an esp explorer...haha just kidding, my friends always seem to complain because my guitar is "too hard" for them to play.

anyways i started out on an ibanez. there cheap pretty good depending on what you pay and they are versatile.
#21
yamaha pacifica 112v would be my choice, you can pick them up for around £160. assuming you like superstrats.
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#22
i dont know how much an mim strat is in pounds but its pretty much an all rounder for people just starting
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#23
do u think a copy of a gibson les paul custon would be any good to me cause i can get 1 for £1oo
#24
A copy made by who? At 200 pounds, I'd look at something like a Yamaha Pacifica or a MIM stratocaster.
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#25
Quote by micky dee
do u think a copy of a gibson les paul custon would be any good to me cause i can get 1 for £1oo


no dont get a copy
it will prob fall to pieces in a few months
lopk at an epi g-400 or a yamaha pacifica
the gibson les paul customs are £2000+
dont buy copys!!!!

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A copy made by who? At 200 pounds, I'd look at something like a Yamaha Pacifica or a MIM stratocaster.


he prob doesn't know what the mim means.
a made in mexico fender strat is good
so is the pacifica
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#26
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no dont get a copy
it will prob fall to pieces in a few months
lopk at an epi g-400 or a yamaha pacifica
the gibson les paul customs are £2000+
dont buy copys!!!!


he prob doesn't know what the mim means.
a made in mexico fender strat is good
so is the pacifica


+1

copies at £300-£400+ can be really goode (japanese-made tokais, edwards and the like), but at £100, it's liable to be a p.o.s....


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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#27
You need to play a few guitars and see what your comfortable with that's all that counts. I find LP and even Strat shaped guitars pretty comfortable to play. I like a thin neck profile IMHO they are much easier as well. I would say try some Epis or Ibanez models and see what you like. Stay away from the crazy shapes for now if you like to practice sitting down these can be horrible to play. I never sit I only play standing so it doesn't matter to me if they are comfortable sitting.
#28
Has anybody even considered this guy's gonna need an AMP!!!
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#29
^ yeah, that's a good point.

i still say yamaha pacifica 112, though- it's pretty versatile, and £60 or so will buy you a microcube, so you're only about £20 or so over budget... (not that there's anything wrong with your recommendation either, that's just what i'd prefer to get, but it depends on what type of music is being played, etc. etc. )

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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#30
I use a Yamaha Pacifica 112v and can't reccommend it enough. It's very easy to play and very easy on your fingers. And it's got some great great tones.

This along with a Vox Ad15VT will keep you happy for sometime, at which point you could up grade to a bigger amp.

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#31
My only few suggestions are.

Take someone that has been playing for a while to make sure you don't buy some pos with a neck that looks like a freakin pretzel and crap parts. See if it fits your hands and feels good, then hand it to your friend and let them check it out. I can't count how many high end guitars I've played that have dead frets and require fret work brand new.
#33
MIM = Made in Mexico

IMO you should just go to shops and play whatever guitars you like then go from there. Also be sure to play the same model at different shops to, because as one of the previous posters said set-up is a big thing too and that can be a good way to judge the set-ups done by different shops (or if they do it at all).
#35
which cube? i didn't know there was a 40 watt cube, unless it's an older model...
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#36
dnt noo a think it is an older model cause a gt it for £30 off my guitar teacher
#39
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dnt noo a think it is an older model cause a gt it for £30 off my guitar teacher


ah, ok. if it's anything like the newer cubes, it's probably pretty decent. I haven't tried the older ones, though.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#40
Yahama Pacifica series, the cheapest models are still better than Fender squier affinitys. And another that i wouldn't recommend is Harley Benton's, you can't get crappier guitar than that at any price. Btw, There is still plenty of Epiphone's and Esp ltd's with good price.
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