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Elevation Full Size Electric Guitar & Amp Outfit £53.99 @ argos (was £129)

£53.99 @ Argos
* Maple neck and rosewood fretboard. * Solid body. * 3 single coil pick-ups. * Tone control. * Volume control. * 5 way selector switch and tremolo system. * Steel st…
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6y, 6m agoFound 6 years, 6 months ago
* Maple neck and rosewood fretboard.
* Solid body.
* 3 single coil pick-ups.
* Tone control.
* Volume control.
* 5 way selector switch and tremolo system.
* Steel strings.
* Includes spare set of strings, 6 note pitch pipe, strap, 3 plectrums, instruction manual, lead, nylon carry bag and 10watt RMS amp.
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#1
Nice find would buy one if i needed a new one, good starter guitar n amp:D
#2
wicked just managed to reserve last one on hastings my boy loves guitar hero and wanted to take proper lessons this will be fab xmas present!
#3
Nice...just reserved one in Norwich... one more left at Longwater
#4
1 left in Barnsley peel st if anyone wants it!!!
#5
nice find OP
good starter kit.
me being a lefty had to pay silly money even for a starter kit.8)

might get for my boy though.

heat added.
#6
seems like great deal can anyone can advise if this is any good not expecting to play the 02
#7
kevw
seems like great deal can anyone can advise if this is any good not expecting to play the 02

Great starter kit.
#8
merlin777
nice find OP
good starter kit.
me being a lefty had to pay silly money even for a starter kit.8)

might get for my boy though.

heat added.


Can't we just learn like a righty? I half began learning in a right way and I am not sure if I could swap to lefty now.
1 Like #9
terrible. Buy a second hand guitar instead
#10
Geat, just reserved the last one in Holyhead. Need to get back in to playing a real guitar and not the one on the 360
1 Like #11
I agree. Argos guitars are the worst you can get and are more likey to put you off playing than anything else. Buy from a guitar shop where you don't need to spend a forune to get something half decent and at least they will have set the guitar up properly which gives a beginner half a chance... Buy cheap, buy twice.
suspended#12
shadycowboy
terrible. Buy a second hand guitar instead


Yep cheapy guitars are a pain to learn on!
#13
I can confirm this - a cheap guitar cost me my interest in learning to play. At first I thought it was that I couldn't play, but I have since realised that the guitar just couldn't be tuned (it used to de-tune itself after a few plucks. You could literally hear the notes change each time you hit the string). If I had known then what I know now, I would have saved up a bit and gotten a better one.
#14
I add my vote for buying a good second hand one myself. There are plenty about due to many a youngster being indulged by their parents, but realise they can't play like Jeff Back after strumming it for a day and give up. What they don't realise is that if they had practised for a second day, then they could play like Status Quo.
#15
What are these likes compared to the Encore starter guitars? I actually don't think the Encore ones are that bad.
1 Like #16
This is a terrible guitar, and a complete waste of money.

If you want to learn or play guitar the absolute worst things you could want are;

- Poor build quality
- Poor materials
- Poor hardware
- Poor setup
- Poor tone
- Cheap nasty tremolo

All of which this guitar has in abundance.

Also, please don't make the argument that this is a good deal because it is so cheap. One of two things will happen with this guitar. Either it will put you off completely with its horrendous playability (a complete waste of £53) or you will need to upgrade to a good guitar very very quickly, because you will almost instantly outgrow this pile of crap. In this case you might as well have got the good guitar to start with.
#17
What are these likes compared to the Encore starter guitars?
The Encore packs are LOADS better. That's really the starting point for a beginner guitar.
#18
TheOptimist
This is a terrible guitar, and a complete waste of money.If you want to learn or play guitar the absolute worst things you could want are;- Poor build quality- Poor materials- Poor hardware- Poor setup- Poor tone- Cheap nasty tremoloAll of which this guitar has in abundance. Also, please don't make the argument that this is a good deal because it is so cheap. One of two things will happen with this guitar. Either it will put you off completely with its horrendous playability (a complete waste of £53) or you will need to upgrade to a good guitar very very quickly, because you will almost instantly outgrow this pile of crap. In this case you might as well have got the good guitar to start with.

Wow, I cant wait to hear what the pessimist has to say about this guitar...
#19
Everyone has covered it already, avoid.
1 Like #20
I bought one of these from Ebuyer, £50 delivered a few years ago and I must admit it was one of the best things I've ever bought. Sure you might have a few dodgy frets which means you can't keep up with Matt Bellamy but if you're just learning then who cares, at the beginning you'll probably start by learning open chords and playing along to some recognisable tunes. If you're not sure whether you're going to seriously get into playing guitar then to buy one of these guys is a low-risk option.

The tiny 10W amp I got was really quite shocking, and you will notice the difference in sound quality when you plug into a decent Marshall or similar, but it's only after I played on this thing for a few months that I really appreciated the difference.

If any one is interested in learning to play, I would really recommend this guy's website at http://www.justinguitar.com, this is where I've learned to play my instruments by using his youtube video series.

Since I bought mine, I've also bought myself a Yamaha Pacifica 112 (Old Violin Suburst) and a Yamaha Acoustic, both of which cost over £150 in-store, but I've never once regretted getting one of these.

Hope this helps! Head added.
#21
paddymcn
TheOptimist
This is a terrible guitar, and a complete waste of money.If you want to learn or play guitar the absolute worst things you could want are;- Poor build quality- Poor materials- Poor hardware- Poor setup- Poor tone- Cheap nasty tremoloAll of which this guitar has in abundance. Also, please don't make the argument that this is a good deal because it is so cheap. One of two things will happen with this guitar. Either it will put you off completely with its horrendous playability (a complete waste of £53) or you will need to upgrade to a good guitar very very quickly, because you will almost instantly outgrow this pile of crap. In this case you might as well have got the good guitar to start with.
Wow, I cant wait to hear what the pessimist has to say about this guitar...

Usually I would agree with you about the pessamists on this site but I reckon everyone is bang on. If i was starting out I think I would rather pay a wee bit more & buy a package from a proper music/guitar shop. A music shop will stock what they consider to be good for the money. You're obviously never gonna get a peach of an axe for cheap but you don't want one that will really put you off.

My local music store sells these online and i'm told they're great wee starter packs:

http://www.kennysmusic.co.uk/guitar-packages/rockburn-electric-guitar-pack-black.html

I don't work for them....honest!
#22
I work in a music shop and we're constantly getting rubbish like this brought in as people think that they're a bargain.

They also think that they themselves are the cause of bad playing until they try a properly built and setup guitar and realise they can actually play a chord without it killing their fingers and buzzing.

Guitars need to be setup so the string height (action) is correct which in turn ensures the intonation is correct. Argos shift boxes of guitars that are never setup and as such it is a lottery if you actually get one that will play.

Buying a guitar from places like argos or even online(except a minority that will setup) is just like buying a car without an MOT
#23
Although I agree not a great guitar it must also be said that a lot of kids will start guitar and give it up so a not a huge amount of money lost here if they end up not liking it.

I know a lot of guitar players and live with 2 of them and most of them start out on a **** guitar to start learning. Ok its a bit harder to play on a rubbish guitar than a good one but learning guitar is difficult anyway and if you have the dedication to do it then this will do you fine to start off and see if learning guitar is really for you.

Heat added

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#24
As said in a number of posts, cheap guitars (bargain or not) are not good to start with. I started with a Yamaha Pacifica 112J and it is a great build and is really comfortable to play. 30 minutes every day to start with and you'll soon be obsessed.
I paid £100 some 3 years ago for it with a cheap amp and the guy in the shop set it up for me and gave me a demo.
It makes a big difference, and having played some nasty guitars since then I am sure I made the right choice. I don't think I would have stuck with it if I had been using a cheapo.
Aside form the fact that the guitar is nice to play, it also has (or at least had) an element of kudos about it as it is made by a company that has a pedigree in instruments. Kind of like Lada Vs Audi.

Point here; if you want a guitar to start off with, get a bargain from Ebay or in a second hand music shop.
#25
decent but i would still recommend getting a cheap, good condition 2nd hand guitar and amp something like a squire tele
#26
I just had a look on Ebay and there are 2 Yamaha 112Js finishing in 2 hours for less than £50 at present. One looks very nice and comes with stand, Ernie Ball strings (spares) and a Stagg gig bag. Please don't consider this Argos cheapy a good deal before you've tinkered with some half decent guitars.
#27
a lot of kids will start guitar and give it up so a not a huge amount of money lost here if they end up not liking it.
A guitar like this will have next to no resale value. Spend a little more on something half decent and it will be easy to sell on without losing much.
#28
Don't go for cheap packages like these. Save up for a new yamaha pacifica 112 of some sort or buy a used one for around 70 quid. They will be great guitars to learn on. The amp will be really bad too. The best kind of starter package to go for would be a yamaha pacifica and a vox vt15/30 or a roland cube 30 for the amp. These will be more expensive but would give a vast variety of decent sounds which a pack like this will give no decent sounds whatsoever.
#29
o.k. for kids toy. xmas presie
you would pay this much for a pretend guitar in toysrus!
http://www.toysrus.co.uk/medias/sys_master/8609959256831936.jpg;jsessionid=0777AF5C6EEC6875C2275D37414B32CF.app17 (£89.99 plus del)

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