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Looking for advice on buying a guitar

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My daughter is doing higher Music, equivalent of A Levels, she has a guitar just now but she says it is rubbish! Lol.. Looking at getting her a new one for Xmas... Is this one OK, or is there a better… Read More
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6m, 3w agoPosted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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6m, 3w agoPosted 6 months, 3 weeks ago
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#1
Personally I would take your daughter into a local guitar shop and let her choose one within your budget. That way she will be able to try them before you buy.
Nothing worse than buying something to find its not what she's after
#2
Presuming she likes to play acoustic rather than classical, the F310 is an excellent guitar which is great for starters, and intermediate use.

I had one myself.

In fact my son now uses it as his sole acoustic guitar, and to give you an indication of his level of play, he has a Jim Root Jazz Master as his electric.

The F310 has a great tone.

The price seems very good too.
#3
hottoast
Presuming she likes to play acoustic rather than classical, the F310 is an excellent guitar which is great for starters, and intermediate use.
I had one myself.
In fact my son now uses it as his sole acoustic guitar, and to give you an indication of his level of play, he has a Jim Root Jazz Master as his electric.
The F310 has a great tone.
The price seems very good too.

Thank you! Can you tell me is the accessory pack good, or should I buy the guitar on its own?
Thanks
#4
Looks like a good deal to me with the accessories that are included. I don't think you can go far wrong with Yamaha. Just to mention this guitar is also on Amazon for I think about £145 with some accessories (not sure if it's like for like), but for slightly higher price you get 3 months access to an online licks library, which if she's learning may be useful. Also, Amazon are often good for returning items if she doesn't like the guitar at Christmas, but I don't really know the other company so this may not be an issue. Just a thought, as guitars sound so different so it's personal choice. I have a Crafter guitar with nylon strings which are much softer on the fingers than steel strings, but I have other Yamaha instruments which have always been great. Hope this helps.
#5
I would also recommend the Epiphone pro 1 series as they are designed for ease of playing and sound great, check out this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeF_nktVmGs
#6
thank you for your suggestions. xx
#7
I would go for the pack you listed, as long as you know she will use them.

The guitar on is own is £99.99 in Argos.

The accessories are well worth more than the extra cost you will pay. I haven't priced them but the accessories of bought individually would likely be £35 to £50. Just the case and stand are worth over £20.

Be aware this guitar is also available in a nice looking Tobacco Sunburst colour. They may be able to do the pack in that colour too if you think she would prefer that finish.
#8
I agree with FreeDeal - musical instruments are something you should try before you buy. Its not only the sound that's important, its how comfortable it feels in your hands. Something that is comfortable for one person is not for another (from personal experience - I'm quite short so guitars with large bodies are uncomfortable to play).

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