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Complete Electric Guitar Package inc Amplifer (Red) - £53.50 or less delivered from ebuyer.com

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KCC Electric Guitar Kit with Amp - Red

Body : Solid Wood or Solid Alder | Neck : One Piece Hard Maple | Fingerboard : Maple Wood | Scale Length : 25-1/2 (648mm) | Frets : 22 | Pick Ups : 3 Single Coils | Controls : 1 Volume, 2 Tone, 5 Position Lever Switch | Color : Red

Accessories : Gigbag | Strap | Spare Strings | Plectrum | Pitch Pipe | Guitar Lead | 10W Amplifier
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#1
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Bargain ... This would make an excellent christmas present edi ! :thumbsup: Thanks for the ifo on the black one too steveuk :)
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My brother got one of these a while back when it was around £47 Inc VAT Please remember, you get what you pay for with an electric guitar.

The downside:

- Weak/Cheap Machine Heads - Causes the strings to not stay in tune for long (You have to re-tune every 20 minutes), also hard to tune because they are so sensitive rather than an even progression while turning - Mainly on the top 3 strings on my brother's guitar;
- Fret's are slightly too high, which causes fret buzz;
- Intonation is wrong, the Octave won't be right - flat notes play incorrectly;
- Head is too small which means the Machine Heads are too close together and makes the guitar weighted incorrectly (A small head also means the machine heads have to be smaller and closer together);

Note on the AMP, the Distortion knob is poorly made so you get either on or off rather than a smooth transition from no distortion to full distortion.

The Upside:

- If you can live with all that (some of which is fixable to a degree), then you get a bargain for ~£50
- You get a lot of good accessories for the price - expecially the extra strings, which can be a lot for all 6 strings.

I hope this helps someone thinking of buying, any questions hit me back and I'll ask my brother about his experiences.

X10
#4
The red and the black models were £45 inc. VAT + delivery last week during a happy hour and so I picked up a red one on impulse with some other things I needed to save on the postage. The cheaper price might come back if you watch out for happy hours in the future, or it might not.

I'm no expert on guitars (I've had a £20 acoustic for a while, never played electric before) but it seems perfectly fine for a beginner's model especially since everything's included, even a gigbag, spare strings and pitch pipe. Not that I can really play it yet so I can't comment much on the guitar itself!

ebuyer do £20 acoustics too if you're interested, dunno if it's the same make as mine which I got from somewhere else but probably similar quality and I've been happy enough with mine (and someone who knew a lot more about guitars was impressed with it and said he'd seen people start on much worse).

That's useful info, X10, sounds more informed than most of the ebuyer reviews (or mine!), but....

X10
- Intonation is wrong, the Octave won't be right - flat notes play incorrectly;


I'm not sure what this means - surely flat notes are incorrect on any instrument? Unless flat notes play sharp or something?!
#5
0d0d

That's useful info, X10, sounds more informed than most of the ebuyer reviews (or mine!), but....

I'm not sure what this means - surely flat notes are incorrect on any instrument? Unless flat notes play sharp or something?!


Thanks 0d0d.
I'm getting my brother to clarify what he meant with that, he'll get back to me in a few minutes. But I know what he's talking about, there are a lot of notes that just play incorrectly, you can hear them - it can be quite painful when he attempts to play a tune and one or two notes just go completely awry.

Please don't get me wrong, for £50 you could do worse, but basically I got my brother to take his guitar to my Guitar teacher, he's been playing guitars for about 25 years. He gave us some advice on what to do to help it play properly, but at the end of the day you pay for a £50 guitar, you get a £50 guitar. He said that if you really are interested in getting an Electric Guitar then you're better off looking in second hand ads for a Fender that someone has bought but realises they now have no inclination to play the guitar (those rich types with more money than sense that you probably don't see here on HUKD ;) ). You can get something like that for £100-£150 and you'd have something completely worthwhile. That was his advice anyway. He said he had expected worse for £50, but you'll never be able to get it to be like a £100+ guitar. He could still make it play like the Devil though - A good professional can make any crap tools work!

X10
#6
0d0d

I'm not sure what this means - surely flat notes are incorrect on any instrument? Unless flat notes play sharp or something?!

Okay, here's what my brother says:

"If you tune the low e string correctly, and then say hold the 3rd fret on that low e string, it should be a g. This is not the case with this guitar, you will get an out of tune g, and it will be a sharp g"

There you have it, I hope that makes sense.
X10
#7
Makes sense, and sounds like quite a serious fault. Ah well, I'll suffer through learning on a bad instrument. It's only for fun, and I wouldn't have bothered if it needed a £100+ investment to get started.
#8
i've been playing guitar for the past 15 yrs (damn, I'm old!!) - I'd recommend to buy a half decent guitar to start with - (buy it used on ebay or sth) - if you get bored, then sell it again, you shouldnt loose too much on the £ because the branded ones hold their values.
I started with super duper crappy guitar that my friend had, it was painful, didnt make me want to play further until I played on some nicer guitars that actually sound nice and play nice.
Just my small contribution.
#9
Agreed. I play bass, and I gave up after about 6 months because I sounded poo. Then I bought myself a decent bass and it really made the world of difference! You really do get what you pay for when it comes to things like this, I'd recommend what TinoP says, buy a used one off eBay to start out with then move on when you're ready to invest in a better instrument.
#10
Browsing ebay electric guitars category, completed items, used items only I can't see any names I've heard of anywhere near this price range. I don't know enough (anything!) about what I'm doing to pick a better second hand one than an ebuyer one, so at least I'm getting something new delivered to my door that can be returned if it's faulty and that comes with everything I need. If I'm still interested when I've finished being a starving student I can trade up to something better.
#11
My $0.02 (which I chip in each time this deal surfaces):

I was given this guitar for my birthday, a progression from an acoustic I started learning with at the beginning of this year. I'm just a beginner, but I can play a little, and I disagree with some things said about it.

1/ The tuning is a bit fiddly, but it does hold pretty well. I suspect the brother got a duff one somehow? The major issue with things like this is that they're cheap because they've got no quality control. If it's duff, get it replaced.

2/ I was about to rail about the fact that the G was perfectly good, but got out some kit to test it, and indeed, it is a little sharp. In fact, the top two strings are a little off around that area for some reason. However, it all seems to work itself out on the lower four strings, and isn't even bad further up the frets..

3/ There is indeed a bit of fret buzz on the low E string, and sometimes on A, but pretty rarely. I'd always assumed it was my picking style at fault though, the strings go in a BIG circular motion when I hammer it.

4/ Head too small - looks identical to the stratocaster after which it's modelled to me?

So yes, it's not perfect, you pay £50 for an entire guitar KIT, and you get, in my opinion, £100 worth :) On the other hand - if there's a costco near you, they're selling a real fender kit for something like £150 at the moment...

For my purposes, learning guitar, it's perfect. I'm not tone deaf, but I've never noticed the sharpness on the top strings, which is funny because one of the tunes I sit down and play most often uses G a lot, which is EXACTLY where the brother quoted it as a problem!

Oh, and the distortion is completely linear in my amp, it's a nice feature, lets you get some heavier styles, but not much use, distortion really needs to be in a pedal.

My advice? Don't be put off, this is a great deal, and a pretty reasonable guitar. The craftmanship on the neck is even beautiful to look at. Buy it, when you can play more than "Stairway", treat yourself to an upgrade.
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0d0d - eBay isn't that great for this kind of thing, you'd be better off looking off-line in music shops etc.

Kallisti - Possibly this was a duff one, but frankly the hassle of having to get eBuyer to replace it just wasn't worth the time, money or hassle. And from the sound of your own experimentation with similar if not as bad results it's probably a design flaw, so no telling how many are good and how many are bad.

With regard to:

"4/ Head too small - looks identical to the stratocaster after which it's modelled to me?"

It's not.

I'm not saying that it's rubbish kit, I was simply pointing out what one person's purchase has been like and the things to watch out for.
The extras are good and makes the package more attractive at that price, but at the same time a better guitar can lead to a happier guitar learning experience for some people.

greenfeld - LoL - What with all the savings you've made on HUKD since last year ;)

X10
#14
Thanks guys for the excellent discussion here. Amazed by wealth of music knowledge you have :)

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