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Marshall MG15CFXMS Microstack £199.00 at GuitarGuitar + Free Delivery or Click and Collect

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Marshall MG15CFXMS Microstack £199 at GuitarGuitar + Free Delivery or Click and Collect This is £265 at Andertons. It gets some 5-star reviews, according to Google.However, for between £169 and £17…
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Gibson Les Paul traditional sale £1,300.00 @ guitarguitar

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A gibson les paul sale from guitar guitar
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alvinwallop
Good price but will not buy one until they are jumbo frets that go all the way across the board . The nibs serve no purpose for the player but are easier for Gibson to make them that way .
I'm still waiting to get really good at guitar before I buy one. I think i would rather go into the shop then buy online
Good price but will not buy one until they are jumbo frets that go all the way across the board . The nibs serve no purpose for the player but are easier for Gibson to make them that way .
What a wicked game you play......oO
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Shure Super 55 Deluxe Vocal "Elvis" Microphone £163.00 + Free Delivery guitarguitar

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Dubbed the "Elvis microphone" Been looking at these for a while and finally decided to take the plunge. £163 is a great price, as I've seen it for £170+ elsewhere. Free next day delivery for acc…
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PRS SE Torero Electric Guitar - £499.00 Delivered @ GuitarGuitar

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Was £899, now £499 Bargain! The SE Torero is a shred ready guitar with a Floyd Rose tremolo, jumbo frets, and a neck through body design with a deep cutaway for superior fret access. Active EMG
Alex Theory Avatar8m, 4w agoFound 8 months, 4 weeks ago10 Comments
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Think these are made in Korea for sure. Prs have recently moved some production to Indonesia and this has resulted in the se standard models that cost around the £400 mark. I would agree with the comments above, the prs range are very well built and many times play really good straight out of the box.
Tibrocks
Does anyone know where these are made? Looking to replace my Strat

Korea, but these are some of the best, Non-USA instruments you can buy. Seriously!
Tibrocks
Does anyone know where these are made? Looking to replace my Strat


​The SEs are normally made in Korea to my knowledge. Theyre made to a really high standard though
Does anyone know where these are made? Looking to replace my Strat
PRS SE guitars are pretty incredible for the price. The build quality and finish are on point and playability..... Wow. I have nine guitars my PRS is a fraction of the price of some of them. It slays the majority of them. The quality of the necks really stand out compared to other axes of similar price
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Presonus Audiobox iTWO Studio Recording Package guitarguitar £139.00 Free Delivery @ Guitar Guitar

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Pretty amazing piece of kit for the price. This has dropped 30% in price in the last few months and there are a few places incl Amzamoan that are offering this price but I've linked to guitarguitar be…
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Arcana
That's a lot of gear for not much money.

I would say though, if your budget goes to £300 you'll be able to get some much better gear.

Definitely!
I'll prob blow a bit more on one of these bad boys
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jackbremer
I've never met any Amazon staff who don't pay income tax
I've never met any Amazonian staff
That's a lot of gear for not much money.

I would say though, if your budget goes to £300 you'll be able to get some much better gear.
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Gibson USA SG Tributes (50's & 70's) Various Colours - £399.00 Delivered @ GuitarGuitar

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Fantastic deal on these USA made Gibson SGs. These retailed at £699 so nearly half price! Features: * Solid Mahogany body available in three satin finishes * Mahogany neck with comfortable, round…
Alex Theory Avatar10m, 4d agoFound 10 months, 4 days ago35 Comments
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Have to say, guitarguitar CS is spot on. Offered me a replacement which would be setup by their luthier, a few sets of strings and sent down to swap with the current one. I thanked them, but declined, I'll stick with the Epi. From that, I'll probably use them again.
WasStoNed
trevornelmes
Bazza71
Just wanted to feedback on the SG 50s in ebony I bought from this deal.
It's going straight back. Quality is awful. Ding in the face of the body, looks post paint, so poor QA from Gibson. Headstock top edge had paint chips all along, again, this looks like poor QA. Where the fret board meets the neck, it's not flush at all, looks very poor. Also the P90 bridge is scarily loose, but maybe that's how it should be? All in all, if this is what Gibsons are like, I'll stick with Epiphone, my Les Paul standard looks amazing compared to this.
Just like to say ... got my 70s SG in sunburst. No obvious defects. Well happy.


Same here with my 50s Cherry, well happy


Reading about Gibson, seems their quality has slipped. Appears it's a little hit and miss. It the fact that they charge £700 for this, yet my £300 Epiphone LP looks more like the £700 guitar.
Hope you enjoy yours? I'm too ocd to live with it, even at that price.
trevornelmes
Bazza71
Just wanted to feedback on the SG 50s in ebony I bought from this deal.
It's going straight back. Quality is awful. Ding in the face of the body, looks post paint, so poor QA from Gibson. Headstock top edge had paint chips all along, again, this looks like poor QA. Where the fret board meets the neck, it's not flush at all, looks very poor. Also the P90 bridge is scarily loose, but maybe that's how it should be? All in all, if this is what Gibsons are like, I'll stick with Epiphone, my Les Paul standard looks amazing compared to this.
Just like to say ... got my 70s SG in sunburst. No obvious defects. Well happy.


Same here with my 50s Cherry, well happy
Bazza71
Just wanted to feedback on the SG 50s in ebony I bought from this deal.
It's going straight back. Quality is awful. Ding in the face of the body, looks post paint, so poor QA from Gibson. Headstock top edge had paint chips all along, again, this looks like poor QA. Where the fret board meets the neck, it's not flush at all, looks very poor. Also the P90 bridge is scarily loose, but maybe that's how it should be? All in all, if this is what Gibsons are like, I'll stick with Epiphone, my Les Paul standard looks amazing compared to this.

Just like to say ... got my 70s SG in sunburst. No obvious defects. Well happy.
Just wanted to feedback on the SG 50s in ebony I bought from this deal.
It's going straight back. Quality is awful. Ding in the face of the body, looks post paint, so poor QA from Gibson. Headstock top edge had paint chips all along, again, this looks like poor QA. Where the fret board meets the neck, it's not flush at all, looks very poor. Also the P90 bridge is scarily loose, but maybe that's how it should be? All in all, if this is what Gibsons are like, I'll stick with Epiphone, my Les Paul standard looks amazing compared to this.
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Real FENDER acoustic guitar, full size, £81.00, inc. gigbag GuitarGuitar

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Not "by Fender", but actual Fender, which means it will retain resale value once you realise your playing is hopeless. FREE next day delivery! Fender ESC105 Classical Guitar 4/4 Size,
jevtamsn Avatar11m, 3w agoFound 11 months, 3 weeks ago11 Comments
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Theo Cupier
2015
Can anyone help?
I know my brother wants an electric guitar and I'm thinking of getting him one for Christmas but I literally have no idea where to start.
He's only really just started learning guitar in the last 6 months or so and budget would be £100/£120. Any help or points in the right direction would really be appreciated.
If he doesn't have a guitar at present a Yamaha Pacifica 012 would be a great starter. You can get them in beginner packages with a stand and a basic practise amp for that ballpark cost, maybe a little more

Thank you. Give me somewhere to start.


Plus one for this. Any budget under £200 and you cannot beat Yamaha for value for a decent instrument. I don't own one but teach guitar for a living and have many students with varying guitars but the yamahas stand out for sound, build quality, value for money and playability too.

I play PRS electrics and Taylor acoustics so im not a Yamaha fanboy but appreciate a decent range of products that doesn't rip off customers
Theo Cupier
2015
Can anyone help?
I know my brother wants an electric guitar and I'm thinking of getting him one for Christmas but I literally have no idea where to start.
He's only really just started learning guitar in the last 6 months or so and budget would be £100/£120. Any help or points in the right direction would really be appreciated.
If he doesn't have a guitar at present a Yamaha Pacifica 012 would be a great starter. You can get them in beginner packages with a stand and a basic practise amp for that ballpark cost, maybe a little more

Thank you. Give me somewhere to start.
2015
Can anyone help?
I know my brother wants an electric guitar and I'm thinking of getting him one for Christmas but I literally have no idea where to start.
He's only really just started learning guitar in the last 6 months or so and budget would be £100/£120. Any help or points in the right direction would really be appreciated.
If he doesn't have a guitar at present a Yamaha Pacifica 012 would be a great starter. You can get them in beginner packages with a stand and a basic practise amp for that ballpark cost, maybe a little more
Better off with the £99 Yamaha deal posted earlier
aldi has some nice guitar for £35
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Jim Dunlop Cry Baby Mini Wah £59.00 (£4.95 Shipping) @ GuitarGuitar

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GuitarGuitar's deal of the day, so it ends midnight. This usually retails for around £90. Every pedalboard should have a wah-wah. Don’t let its small size fool you—the CBM95 Cry Baby Mini Wah does…
Ramphastos Avatar1y, 3w agoFound 1 year, 3 weeks ago1 Comment
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Really good deal if you are looking for a wah. Some of the deals on guitars have been almost too good to resist, if a fender p bass turns up I might have to break out the credit card.
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PRS SE Bernie Marsden Ltd Ed Gold Metallic (Deal of the Day) - £349.00 @ GuitarGuitar

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Wow another great deal! It's a steal at £349.00. Only for one day Available in black too. http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/christmas/detail.asp?stock=14022710365988
Datuk Avatar1y, 3w agoFound 1 year, 3 weeks ago6 Comments
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Absolutely brilliant guitar. PRS upped their game with the SE's since 2013. Very good finishes and really good.
that's cheap
Is it for ps4 or xbox?
Likely2
The GG deals have been great and only yesterday saw someone on another forum who bought the Gibson from the other day.


​I wanted to buy that Gibson the other day.too late.hot deal
The GG deals have been great and only yesterday saw someone on another forum who bought the Gibson from the other day.
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Gibson Les Paul 50s Tribute Wine Red @ guitarguitar £399.00

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Great price for a genuine USA Gibson. Main Features: • Mahogany body with solid carved maple top • Mahogany neck with comfortable, rounded '50s profile • Rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inla…
sham63 Avatar1y, 3w agoFound 1 year, 3 weeks ago31 Comments
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zorbathegeek
andrewbushell3
yes and I own a guitar store/repair business. have been in the trade for 13 years and played more guitars than you can shake a
stick at.

As do I and you're talking crap pal.


and you work in this industry and you don't think these are ****? and how exactly am I talking crap?
they have to worse quality control and if your lucky you get something which is playable. my advice spend that cash on a far eastern built guitar and you will get a better instrument.
jimrd
andrewbushell3
they will all be £399 in a matter of days, these tributes are utter rubbish. buy anything else these aren't keepers

Why do you say that? Have you owned / played one?


I own a guitar store, have been playing for 25 years and repair and restore guitars. enough to have an opinion in your book?
andrewbushell3
yes and I own a guitar store/repair business. have been in the trade for 13 years and played more guitars than you can shake a
stick at.

As do I and you're talking crap pal.
airbus330
I have a Cort Acoustic which is superb for the price. My brother in law who plays semi pro is always trying to get me to sell it to him!

cort make guitars for many of the big names in the business (ibanez, for example, don't even have a factory of their own - i read somewhere that they make around 30% of the new guitars for sale worldwide in their factories, and barely any of them carry the cort brand), so i think they're just genuinely well made guitars. i'll certainly never trade mine in for anything else i've played since i bought my z44 - she's a keeper. and yeah, i have a couple of professional guitarist friends, and they loved it (albeit they're death-metal shredder types, so my tobacco burst singlecut just wouldn't work on stage, apparently).
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Epiphone Gary Clark Jr Blak and Blu Casino GuitarGuitar Deal of the Day - £399.00

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Body Laminated Maple; 5-ply (Maple/Burch) Neck Mahogany Gibson USA p90 pickups Grover 18:1 Tuners
evomister1 Avatar1y, 4w agoFound 1 year, 4 weeks ago4 Comments
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Some of these GG Deals of the Day have been really good....if music is your thing, a bookmark is recommended.
Doodles903
no idea why it's been rated cold. really great deal if you want one. I'm not keen on slim D necks, only reason I traded my Les Paul Custom. If this had a thicker 50s neck I'd be all over it

You should know by now if it's not some 30 yr old remastered 'blu ray' or some 10 yr old game for 99p or some other junk some retailer has had gathering dust in a cellar....or supermarket staff posting 'bait' food deals....people get confused....and panic. The price is proof that most here know nothing as it's been £500+ since it came out, great price.

Edited By: Likely2 on Nov 10, 2015 13:04
no idea why it's been rated cold. really great deal if you want one. I'm not keen on slim D necks, only reason I traded my Les Paul Custom. If this had a thicker 50s neck I'd be all over it
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PRS SE 245 Soapbar Tobacco Sunburst (Deal of the Day) @ GuitarGuitar £299.00

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Deal of the day. PRS SE 245 at £299 is pretty good bargain to me.
Datuk Avatar1y, 1m agoFound 1 year, 1 month ago8 Comments
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RRP £699..lol

They have never ever been £699. I bought one new about 10 years ago for £350 and another new 3 years ago for £320.

This is a good price and a decent guitar.
SpectreFace
The only thing stopping me is how good some of their guitar deals have been so far, wonder what else is round the corner


Was thinking the same. Have they only just started the deals of the day?
I want a proper Les Paul Gold Top, with 60s neck for £1000. I hope they're reading this.
OOS

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Sold out :(
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Slash Guitar Package (Deal of the day) £119.00 @ GuitarGuitar

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Good guitar package down in price. Today only
TheMev Avatar1y, 1m agoFound 1 year, 1 month ago45 Comments
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Just spoke to guitarguitar, the £119 price is not available anymore.
id say, go to a music shop and try as many guitars you can afford, iv seen parents buy for there little dears expensive
guitars, and they think kid will sound great...no thats not how it works it's loving the instrument reguardless of its cost
and enthusiasm, practice practice practice till it hurts, where you finger tips have calluses, you will either stick with it or give up, it does pay off..you will have a life time of pure joy for yourself and others

Edited By: fender62 on Nov 14, 2015 18:11
these comments hahahah
vivski123
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Troll Alert!!!!
IMO Both Mediocre.
If you play guitar you wouldn't buy this. If you don't play buy something better from a shop where you can get advice from other guitarists. A decent second hand guitar will get you more if you sold it. This Epiphone second hand will be worth nothing. IMHO of course:)
So by your own logic, surely the person or shop selling a decent second hand guitar wouldn't sell it cheap since it keeps it's value, meaning they'd be little profit buying and selling it on. Yes?
Secondly, to get this guitar for £120, because it's a cheap but official Slash endorsed replica, huge fanbase and appeal for beginners, i reckon you could easily get £80 selling it on. A maximum 40 quid loss isn't the worst outcome in the second hand guitar market. No?
Your first statement introduces the word cheep. I didn't.
My point is trying to learn on a "cheep" guitar often puts people off. The action, tone and constant de-tuning often found in cheep guitars takes the pleasure out of learning. The then 2nd hand "cheep" guitar will have lost most of its value.
If you sell a decent 2nd hand guitar I doubt if it will lose much from price paid.
I would be surprised if this could be resold at £80. Unfortunately there is always the exception to the rule. I mostly use a Washburn N3. It has the best action and play-ability I have ever experienced on any guitar. My second is a Burns split sound. Both outclass Gibson and Fender models I have played.
Of course its the poor sod who doesn't play that will buy this Epiphone POS and help a mediocre guitarist make even more money out of kids that don't know better. :)
Your first question has no bearing on my opinion which is not to lose money if you found the guitar is not for you.
I cant be bothered to re read you second question as your being pedantic.
Rock on dude. :D
That's a shame as it was my second question that was concerned with resale value. You're just another cheesy guitar playing wannabe knowitall who folds when questioned on his craptalk. Most people will lose money sellin a guitar, with this Slash one, there's good damage limitation. Disprove me please. 8) or rock off! :3
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Anybody know what sellin means, or is that a spelling error?
Cameron92
Is this the exact model he uses on stage
no it's not lol..
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Gibson SG 50's Tribute Ebony Electric Guitar @ GuitarGuitar (free shipping) £399.00

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Only the ebony SG is available for £399, the other finishes are £499. I purchased a 50's tribute last year and I can't recommend this guitar highly enough. The P90 pickups sound amazing, and the chunk…
Ramphastos Avatar1y, 1m agoFound 1 year, 1 month ago25 Comments
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There are some who say that high end Epiphones are now better than low end Gibsons, due to the latter's poor quality control.
Asphyz
Says £499 for me?
I have been endlessly looking on Gum Tree for a guitar as I want to learn, and my budget was £400 - so my question, is this a good guitar to start with?
As the 50's Tribute SG features a thick D shaped neck, I wouldn't recommend it for beginners. Instead a modern C neck it far more comfortable for the majority of players. Coming primariliy from an acoustic background, I prefer chunky necks because that's what I'm used to playing. I personally think a Squire Stratocaster is a great first guitar.
jont999
If you're not aware, when you buy any guitar (or string instrument) it's worth having it set up professionally by someone who knows what they're doing. It doesn't cost much usually about £40-50 on average and it makes a huge difference.
It's worth noting that Gibson uses PLEK machines to ensure their guitars are professionally set up before they leave the factory.
Can't believe I missed this, what a bargain at £399
bladesuk1
to be honest, i'd rather get the JHS Vintage VS6 - less than half the price, sounds fantastic, and plays really nicely. you can pick 'em up brand new for around £200, but they're even cheaper second hand. i've currently got a JHS Vintage v52 tele hung on my wall, and it's a great guitar.
in case you think it's just a cost thing, i used to own a 'proper' gibson les paul - i ended up selling it and replacing it with a cort zenox z44, which played better, looked better, and was better made by a long shot.
these days, there are many, many better options than gibson out there - especially for beginners.

Some folk just gotta have a gibbo - tho you are right if you know what you are looking for there are some real bargains out there - I got a Sammick Artist Series SG modded with SD pickups CTS pots, switchcraft bobbins and full copper shielding for £120 second hand.
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Propellerheads Balance USB Audio Interface + 2 Reason Refills - £149.00 delivered @ guitarguitar

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This was well reviewed at £300, though was considered pricey. guitarguitar seem to have a batch of the last available stock, selling for half the original RRP. The caveat is that it doesn't come…
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I'm jealous
imiskeen
Thanks! HOT price, awesome find. Quality bit of kit. I am seriously considering buying one of these.

niceguyrichy
great price, wish I had the cash atm

FatLadZ
Hot Hot Hot !
Thanks Antonio :D

Just received mine. It came with:
- 3 Reason Refills (maybe worth £30), not 2
- Reason Essentials, maybe worth £70

Could end up paying around £50 for the Balance, which is an awesome deal!

As for the Balance, it's a lovely bit of kit.
Hot Hot Hot !
Thanks Antonio :D
I buckled and bought one. Next day delivery too! Can't wait.
great price, wish I had the cash atm
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Fender Roland Strat £549.00 @ GUITARGUITAR

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Fender Roland Strat. Half price with Roland´s COSM® modelling. "Industry giants Roland and Fender are proud to introduce the VG Stratocaster G-5, an amazingly versatile electronic guitar that fuses…
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Out of stock? They are good...
I'd raise the bridge, file down the nut and take the buzz out of the low E.
http://blog.codinghorror.com/content/images/uploads/2007/02/6a0120a85dcdae970b0128777002e2970c-pi.jpg
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Akai Pro Phase Shifter Guitar Pedal £19.99 @ guitarguitar

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Something to go with one of the guitar deals on at the moment. Also some nice savings on the rest of the Akai Pro pedal range. Phase Shifter provides an instantly recognizable swirling sound. T…
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Vox Lil Night Train Gold Stack Limited Edition Guitar Amp Head And Cabinet £199.00 (Free Delivery) @ GuitarGuitar

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32 in stock at the time of posting. This usually retails for £279 (although GAK currently sell it for £239, which would be a bargain worthy of HUKD were it not for GuitarGuitar). The Lil' Night Tr…
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Guitar Guitar - Fender Pawn Shop 2.0 Offset Special MN 2 Tone Sunburst £399.00

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First post so go easy! Owned quite a few Fenders and this is a great guitar - a little more eccentric than strats and teles but might make you stand out from the crowd a little. Know someone who owns
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FrankButchery
niceguyrichy
meathane
My pawn shop 72 f hole start is a thing of beauty, amazing guitar
to each their own
personally, if i'm gonna drop coin on a Fender, it's got to be proper, none of this cheapass outsourcing to China bs :|

if i want a cheaply built guitar, i'll buy a cheap guitar

China Fenders are really, really good these days though. I recently spent an hour in a guitar shop and tried out some teles: a £150 squire, £400 mexi, £600 baja, £1000 USA and a £2500 custom shop. Best playing and feeling guitar, by some way, was the £150 squire. Madness (best sounding was the custom shop obviously, but thats just electronics and wiring, not craftsmanship). 5 years ago china guitars were bobbins, but these days theres not a lot in it. It's an old school musicians thing that keeps us shelling big cash these days.
some of the Squier stuff can be really good these days, but it can also be very, very hit & miss
I suspect your guitar shop found a good one and had it nicely set up for the shop floor ;)

I have a MIJ custom Ibanez that plays nicer than anything I've ever had the pleasure of, and trust me, it's worth the money.
but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a cheap one, because they are very well made things these days.
'cheap' is the word there though, 200 odd is cheap imo, 400 and up isn't particularly
niceguyrichy
meathane
My pawn shop 72 f hole start is a thing of beauty, amazing guitar
to each their own
personally, if i'm gonna drop coin on a Fender, it's got to be proper, none of this cheapass outsourcing to China bs :|

if i want a cheaply built guitar, i'll buy a cheap guitar

China Fenders are really, really good these days though. I recently spent an hour in a guitar shop and tried out some teles: a £150 squire, £400 mexi, £600 baja, £1000 USA and a £2500 custom shop. Best playing and feeling guitar, by some way, was the £150 squire. Madness (best sounding was the custom shop obviously, but thats just electronics and wiring, not craftsmanship). 5 years ago china guitars were bobbins, but these days theres not a lot in it. It's an old school musicians thing that keeps us shelling big cash these days.
meathane
My pawn shop 72 f hole start is a thing of beauty, amazing guitar
to each their own
personally, if i'm gonna drop coin on a Fender, it's got to be proper, none of this cheapass outsourcing to China bs :|

if i want a cheaply built guitar, i'll buy a cheap guitar
My pawn shop 72 f hole start is a thing of beauty, amazing guitar
williammatthewjackson
I have no idea why anyone is voting this cold...
maybe because these Pawn Shop gits are all made in China...
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Alto Live 61 Midi Controller Keyboard + Sonivox 88 VST Instrument £79.00 (RRP £229.99) at GuitarGuitar

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A 61-key midi controller keyboard with quality aluminium body and semi-weighted keys. These Alto keyboards have dropped in price everywhere, but nothing matches this deal (Dolphin Music sells the 25-k…
Akrid Avatar2y, 3m agoFound 2 years, 3 months ago38 Comments
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Mine has arrived and it's a lot of keyboard for 79 pounds...there's a lot of heft to it. The competition are plastic and are mostly more expensive that this keyboard.

Personally, I'm very happy with my purchase and new setup :)

http://s23.postimg.org/j6pue6zaz/photo_3.jpg
GreenBeans
Akrid
Greenbeans you really don't know what you're talking about. Please stop confusing newbies with your incorrect statements. There is a noticeable difference between (for example) the keys on an M-Audio Oxygen and an M-Audio Axiom.

There is a difference, but you haven't got a clue what makes them different. Clearly.

Nooky
I don't know why you chaps are arguing over semi-weighted vs synth action, when frankly the quality of most MIDI keyboards is absolutely atrocious. And that includes many of the more expensive weighted keyboards too, sadly.

It's a really depressing state of affairs. Read some of the threads on music technology forums and you'll see that very few musicians are satisfied with their keyboards.

Incidentally, it's no surprise that this Alto thing bears a striking resemblance to CME's ZKey. And FWIW, CME have a pretty awful reputation.

Absolutely, I'm arguing with him because he acts like Semi Weighted keys are a stupendously good feature when really it's just a marketing buzz word. Some of the higher end models have nice key beds but nothing can compete with Hammer action for piano.



No, we're disagreeing because you insist on saying there is LITERALLY zero difference between the two key types for the end user, which is flat out wrong. Anyone who's used the two knows this. If you personally don't see any value in semi-weighted keys that's fine, maybe you don't need or notice the extra tactile feedback it brings you? But that doesn't change the fact that there is a tangible difference and plenty of people prefer them. I personally need weightier keys so I can play piano lines but I still need to be able to play those sharp synths too, and hammer action is no good for that so semi-weighted is a must.

I can't be bothered to talk about it anymore. I'm done (although I'm still waiting on that list of cheap semi-weighted boards we talked about) ;)

Anyways, got my Alto today. Sturdy as hell. Keys aren't as nice as the ones on my Nocturn - they can be little noisier on the way up. They remind me of the ones on the first gen Axiom, which is no bad thing.



Edited By: Akrid on Sep 06, 2014 14:26: clarifying last sentence
Akrid
Greenbeans you really don't know what you're talking about. Please stop confusing newbies with your incorrect statements. There is a noticeable difference between (for example) the keys on an M-Audio Oxygen and an M-Audio Axiom.

There is a difference, but you haven't got a clue what makes them different. Clearly.

Nooky
I don't know why you chaps are arguing over semi-weighted vs synth action, when frankly the quality of most MIDI keyboards is absolutely atrocious. And that includes many of the more expensive weighted keyboards too, sadly.

It's a really depressing state of affairs. Read some of the threads on music technology forums and you'll see that very few musicians are satisfied with their keyboards.

Incidentally, it's no surprise that this Alto thing bears a striking resemblance to CME's ZKey. And FWIW, CME have a pretty awful reputation.

Absolutely, I'm arguing with him because he acts like Semi Weighted keys are a stupendously good feature when really it's just a marketing buzz word. Some of the higher end models have nice key beds but nothing can compete with Hammer action for piano.




Edited By: GreenBeans on Sep 04, 2014 18:30
Ordered one for a kids music project we run and arrived today. The semi weighted action feels only slightly different to the old Roland D5's we currently use as our midi controllers. Suits our needs but would not order any more.
GreenBeans
The only head scratcher for me with this is that I don't really know who it appeals to.

Most pianists would probably get the 88 key version or something with hammer action keys.

I guess it's a good beginners tool and ok for practice/recording on a budget.

Virtual instruments, chap. My midi controller is all I use for all my strings and beater parts.

Edited By: dxx on Sep 04, 2014 11:30
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