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Acoustic guitars - 41" £24.99 - 39" £19.99 + a pink 29" £9.99 - Netto - Monday 15th Sept --

£9.99 @ Netto
also... Guitar Stand - ................ £4.99 Music Stand - .................£6.99 Violin with Case.............£29.99 Clarinet Flute
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Guitar Stand - ................ £4.99
Music Stand - .................£6.99
Violin with Case.............£29.99
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#1
Hot,hot,hot !!
Great post Holly, getting one for my girls :-D
Thanks.M.B.C
#2
I got a pink guitar from woolies recently for 23quid. It wasnt all that but the recipient was happy. I may have to check this out. Heat added!
#3
my son wants to learn guitar..mainly electric, but as he has NO guitar at all at the moment, this might do as a see how he likes it thing?
#4
lemonie17
my son wants to learn guitar..mainly electric, but as he has NO guitar at all at the moment, this might do as a see how he likes it thing?


This is an excellent deal for your son. At least it gives him the chance to see if he likes it before you go to any expense. All of us guitarists started playing accoustic guitars
#5
kemo
All of us guitarists started playing accoustic guitars
Either that or pinching your older brothers electric whilst he was out :roll:
#6
Don't get the violin - great firewood
But guitar voted HOT
#7
Flute and clarinet is £49.99
#8
kemo
All of us guitarists started playing accoustic guitars


Speak for yourself mate. I don't know anyone who started on an acoustic.
#9
belovedmonster
Speak for yourself mate. I don't know anyone who started on an acoustic.


I did, as did most of my friends. Good deal. Voted hot.
#10
All the people I know who started on electric are, well... ****. :)
#11
bu$$er, and to think I just paid £400 for mine

toad
#12
I also started on an acoustic just 3 months ago.
you can always lower the action a bit but i undersand that its probably easier to learn on an electric.
Once the calluses form on your fingers it stops being such an issue.

Rock on! :thumbsup:
#13
how good are these, is it worth putting the £25 towards a better guitar ? has it got nylon strings & is it easy to change for leftys ? questions questions!:roll:
#14
I'd really not bother with one of these, they're the type that appear in The Works too - strings that don't tune, feel like cardboard.. Best off spending more like £60 or £70 at your local music store instead.
#15
Adamo
I'd really not bother with one of these, they're the type that appear in The Works too - strings that don't tune, feel like cardboard.. Best off spending more like £60 or £70 at your local music store instead.


perhaps go for a cheap yamaha ?
#16
belovedmonster;2944420
Speak for yourself mate. I don't know anyone who started on an acoustic.


I started on an acoustic as well as everybody else I know.
#17
i wish i could play the guitar, i just dont understand how to

i play the keyboard by ear but the guitar i havnt a clue where to start and most people say the guitar is easier to play than the keyboard!
#18
I'd say the keyboard is easier, simply as it isn't too hard to play each note. :P
#19
These are fine as a toy but please don't buy them for someone that really wants to learn as it is more likely to put them off with it being impossible play a chord in tune due to poor intonation making even the best guitarist sound bad.
#20
I agree with Adamo, you could put a child (assuming its for a child) off playing any instrument for life by giving them one of these thrown together monstrosities; unless you are a competent guitar tech who can smooth off the sharp fret edges, lower the action so its close enough for a child to push the strings down without effort (and without the frets buzzing) it just isnt worth skimping. Any good guitar shop with an inhouse tech will sort you out a good quality electric or acoustic, well set up and easy to play, brand new for about £60 -£80 (or if on a budget, used, for nearer half that). It will not only be much better value but an instrument that will help them play and progress rather than put them off for life.
If you are a competent guitar tech/luthier, and can check it out of the box first, by all means go for one of these things but otherwise budget for an extra £30 to have it professionally set up. Also, cheap wind instruments are a mistake as the very poor quality metals used in their construction mean that keys etc will bend and snap in a very short time, making the instrument useless, something not easily seen by the untrained eye/ear.
Note: This is also true of cheap guitars with brass frets which wear incredibly quickly and in some cases can make the guitar, if used a lot, unuseable within weeks or months, always go for nickel silver fretted instruments (silver instead of gold coloured)
#21
I learnt on a classical acoustic, like the £20 deal, then moved onto a steel-string guitar, like the £25 one here. Steel-string guitars are hard on your fingers as a beginner, but the sound is much more exciting for folk/rock.

Electric guitars are alot easier to play than acoustics, so perhaps a learner will be more likely to persist with one. The added advantage for people who live with a learner on an electric guitar is lack of disturbance unless the guitarist also has an amplifier ;-) I do have to agree that the steel-string acoustic here looks very cheap, so probably won't be too comfortable to learn on, but yes, a good price.
#22
Can I just add, the acoustic / electric thing...
Traditionally, people have been 'told' its right to start on a acoustic guitar, this is nonsense and more to do with cost and not needed additional amplification. Electric guitars with their much lighter strings , closer to the fretboard (low action) are much MUCH easier to learn on. It is true that nylon classical guitars have lighter strings than a steel strung acoustic and the wider spacing can help people with large or 'stubby' fingers but I would almost invariably recommend using an electric to begin with.
(Oh btw, before anyone says "who made you the expert"?, decades of experience, my entire working life says so! :-P)
#23
btw, heat added for the cheapness, but I hope everyone will be aware that what they are actually buying is of no use as an instrument out of the box
#24
If you want to spend more and get a branded guitar, Amazon do the Yamaha F310 acoustic for £85.
#25
A few myths always come up on guitar threads.

Accoustic guitars do not necessariy have a higher action than electrics. My ovation certainly has a lower action than many electrics I've owned. It's a similar action to a Strat, and lower than a Tele.

Accoustic classical style guitars with nylon strings definitely do have a higher action and more widely spaced strings on a wider neck. They are definitely NOT harder to learn on. Low action gives it's own problems to beginners, and does not develop finger strength or fret discipline in the way that a classical will. In fact the electric way is considered the lazy learners way. It's OK if that's all you want to play but restrictive stylewise.

Start on one or the other. All the talk about action here is complete rubbish.

The real problem with these cheap guitars as already mentioned is the fact that they are so difficult to get in tune and keep in tune, and the tuning isn't even consistent from one end of the fretboard to the other. This is due to inaccurate intonation, it can sometimes be helped, but not completely, by replacing the cheap strings with better quality. It is possible to learned fret and right hand technique on these cheap guitars, but it will never sound great.
#26
By very definition, a thicker string (such as standard .012" gauge as on an acoustic) requires a larger space to vibrate than a thinner one (such as standard .009" gauge as on an electric), hence assuming they are of an equivalent quality/set up, the electric will always be ABLE to have a lower action.
Beginners should be concentrating efforts on learning to play and not building up strength, this can be done later with heavier gauge strings on an electric (sound better due to more ferrous mass for the magnets in the pickups to work with and hence greater signal) or by moving over to an acoustic.
There is no technical reason for nylon strung acoustics to have a higher action than a steel strung acoustic, on the whole nylon strung guitars are so because they are the cheapest option (this is because of the construction not requiring a reinforcing 'truss rod' in the neck, present in all other guitars)
I agree with androoski regarding tuning problems which I hadn't even touched on and could fill 100 sides of A4 with the problems of tuning and intonation (even £2000 martin acoustics are positioned for a partic. gauge and action height and the intonation isn't perfect on thos when you start changing gauges and string height!)
The cheap strings mentioned on these guitars are more an issue regarding tone and longevity than tuning issues although there is some relevance in that.
#27
These cheap guitars are terrible im afraid the price is the only selling point on them, you really are much better off buying a second hand half decent one from a music shop than buying one of these it really will put you off , im only learning at the minute i already had an electric and wanted an acoustic so the kids bought me a cheap one to mess around with for christmas , what a terrible mistake , they are very badly made, donot stay in tune and really rip your fingers to shreds.
#28
I was a professional guitarist signed to Sony, trust me you do NOT want to buy these, especially to learn on, a classical guitar is a daunting instrument to learn at the best of times, let alone a shoddy, badly constructed, badly intonated one such as this.

If you have sons or daughters wanting to learn, take my advice, get a cheapish ELECTRIC guitar, a Fender Squire or Epiphone would be a good choice. These are much easier for a beginner to play and are more rewarding and inspiring from a sound perspective than the **** tone you'll get from a 25 quid classical.

I know this may not be a popular sentiment on hotukdeals but some things in life you really do get what you pay for.
#29
fandyboy
I was a professional guitarist signed to Sony, trust me you do NOT want to buy these, especially to learn on, a classical guitar is a daunting instrument to learn at the best of times, let alone a shoddy, badly constructed, badly intonated one such as this.

If you have sons or daughters wanting to learn, take my advice, get a cheapish ELECTRIC guitar, a Fender Squire or Epiphone would be a good choice. These are much easier for a beginner to play and are more rewarding and inspiring from a sound perspective than the **** tone you'll get from a 25 quid classical.

I know this may not be a popular sentiment on hotukdeals but some things in life you really do get what you pay for.


agree 100%, my son has just bought his 2nd Epiphone and loves them, he now has 4 guitars but the Epiphones are the best according to him! He has been having lessons since March.
[helper]#30
fandyboy
If you have sons or daughters wanting to learn, take my advice, get a cheapish ELECTRIC guitar, a Fender Squire or Epiphone would be a good choice. These are much easier for a beginner to play and are more rewarding and inspiring from a sound perspective than the **** tone you'll get from a 25 quid classical.
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You forgot to mention - the best thing about your kids learning on an electric guitar is they can plug their earphones into the amp and their parents don't have to listen....:-D
#31
fandyboy
I was a professional guitarist signed to Sony, trust me you do NOT want to buy these, especially to learn on, a classical guitar is a daunting instrument to learn at the best of times, let alone a shoddy, badly constructed, badly intonated one such as this.

If you have sons or daughters wanting to learn, take my advice, get a cheapish ELECTRIC guitar, a Fender Squire or Epiphone would be a good choice. These are much easier for a beginner to play and are more rewarding and inspiring from a sound perspective than the **** tone you'll get from a 25 quid classical.

I know this may not be a popular sentiment on hotukdeals but some things in life you really do get what you pay for.


What he said. :thumbsup:
#32
as there seems to be a few guitarists out there....Charlies 11...got Guitar Hero..i know they arent the same thing!! but its given him the guitar bug.... he loves all the rock music i play, and loves the stuff on guitar hero...but not sure if its a 5 min wonder...you know what kids are like!
What would i best best to get as a first guitar..i dont want him teased at school! Not got ladsa money either, planning on it as a Christmas present.
#33
ame
If you want to spend more and get a branded guitar, Amazon do the Yamaha F310 acoustic for £85.


I've had one of these for about 8 years now and still love it - I can't believe what good value it is!

I'm not going to vote either way, but the quality of these things is certain to be ****! Then again, if it's just something to sit in the corner of a kid's bedroom to look cool and not be played, then I guess you could do worse :whistling:
#34
lemonie17
as there seems to be a few guitarists out there....Charlies 11...got Guitar Hero..i know they arent the same thing!! but its given him the guitar bug.... he loves all the rock music i play, and loves the stuff on guitar hero...but not sure if its a 5 min wonder...you know what kids are like!
What would i best best to get as a first guitar..i dont want him teased at school! Not got ladsa money either, planning on it as a Christmas present.


Honestly, if you're going for an acoustic like this, the Yamaha F-310 is a belting guitar for the money - at least, mine was. The best thing (unless you need to keep it a surprise) is probably to take Charlie to your nearest decent music shop, where the staff will actually spend a bit of time with you and let him try out a few different ones.

It's true, as some of the guys further up the thread have said, that the electric guitar is a little easier to play, and so any of the "Squier by Fender" or Epiphone ranges would be useable. Very good value for money these days IMHO. Don't forget to budget for a small practice amp as well, and maybe even an effects box so that the boy can get some Guitar Hero sounds - a 'clean' sound never excited me as an 11 year old, and that was a long long time before Guitar Hero came along ;-)

If you have a Dawsons ([url]www.dawsons.co.uk[/url]) in your area you could do far worse than have a chat with them. I've always found the staff at the Chester and Liverpool stores to be really helpful, and they often throw in some free internet lessons or something :thumbsup:
#35
I, like most of the good guitarists I know, got started on a P.O.S. classical with strings an inch off the fretboard. The deep end is the best end.
#36
UEF
I, like most of the good guitarists I know, got started on a P.O.S. classical with strings an inch off the fretboard. The deep end is the best end.


i know nothing about guitars but my lad wants one for birthday next week. so whats a P.O.S ? THANKS.
#37
A piece of... :)

In other words, dont worry about how much you're spending. Get an acoustic thats within budget - if he wants to play it, he'll play it.
#38
UEF
A piece of... :)

In other words, dont worry about how much you're spending. Get an acoustic thats within budget - if he wants to play it, he'll play it.


silly me!:oops: lol.

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