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Yamaha Electro Acoustic Guitar GFX310A delivered from Costco for £129.99, great price coming in at £190 on Amazon.

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#1
Blurb below

The FX310A offers the same focus on quality, design and sound as all Yamaha acoustics and puts it in an incredibly affordable package. Using select tonewoods and stable, reliable hardware the guitar features a spruce top, and has meranti back and sides to give a well balanced tone which is bright and responsive.

The electro-acoustic version of the best-selling F310, the FX310A features a piezo undersaddle pickup and active preamp for controllable, versatile amnplified sound while yamaha’s legendary quality control ensures that the guitar is setup to the same spec as our professional models and offers an outstanding playing experience.
#2
FYI: If anyone is thinking about this then be aware it cannot be used with a normal guitar Amp.
#3
Good shout, what amp do you need?
#4
Likely2
FYI: If anyone is thinking about this then be aware it cannot be used with a normal guitar Amp.
Found some info here http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-221570.html
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Never heard such carp, of course it can be used with any amp, the sound all depends on how you have your settings adjusted, granted it won't sound like a fully fledged Gibson but if thats what your after then buy an Epiphone starter kit for a more 'electric' sound, been playing for many many years and this beginners instrument is a great start.
Good find heat added!
#7
Peavey VIP 1 has an 'Acoustic Guitar' input so would be ideal for this and an electric guitar!

http://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Peavey-Vypyr-VIP-1-Modelling-Combo-Amp/PR1


Edited By: chegz60 on Dec 07, 2014 17:23
#8
YA7
Never heard such carp, of course it can be used with any amp, the sound all depends on how you have your settings adjusted, granted it won't sound like a fully fledged Gibson but if thats what your after then buy an Epiphone starter kit for a more 'electric' sound, been playing for many many years and this beginners instrument is a great start.
Good find heat added!

No it cannot properly, a 'normal' electric guitar amp does not have the frequencies that an Electro Acoustic needs, ask anyone who sells these and they will tell you never to play through a 'normal' guitar amp, anyone with ANY experience knows this or should and will never tell you to play through an electric guitar amp.

Some musicians do not even use an 'Acoustic' amp as the best sound from an Electro is DI/PA and not through any amp, you are trying to make the natural sound of the guitar louder, nothing else and not change it in anyway and electric guitar amps do not do that very well. By all means plug it into your guitar amp but you are only killing the sound and no adjustments of any knobs will make it better and if you aren't careful blow your speaker/s.

And the Yamaha Pacifica is one of the best known starter Electric guitars everywhere and please go on any good dedicated guitar forum and say you want to use this with an Electric Guitar Amp and see what happens.

Of course if you don't believe me....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72hOoRGp-7s&list=UUFuEvs_baSE2v4QWtQL2dsw





Edited By: Likely2 on Dec 07, 2014 18:34: Added more info.
#9
chegz60
Peavey VIP 1 has an 'Acoustic Guitar' input so would be ideal for this and an electric guitar!

http://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/Peavey-Vypyr-VIP-1-Modelling-Combo-Amp/PR1

Nope.....wouldn't recommend one of these either, the only way to get the best/most natural sound from an electro acoustic is straight to PA/DI.

Edited By: Likely2 on Dec 07, 2014 18:06
#10
You seem to be forgeting this is a beginner type guitar so I think the Vip1 would certainly be a good start. oO
#11
esq3585
Good shout, what amp do you need?

None really as it's fine as an acoustic and no rush to add to the cost so have a mooch around, read some reviews and learn what is best for you and get tp know how to get the best out of it....this will need a good Set Up as well if you want the best out of it so I'd budget another £30-40 if you are serious about learning as it will make it a lot better to play.
#12
chegz60
You seem to be forgeting this is a beginner type guitar so I think the Vip1 would certainly be a good start. oO

Not sure who the 'You' is but as you don't need an amp at all for it....and it's not a beginner type guitar it's a normal guitar who happens to be popular with new players (Actually the non amped 310 is one of Yamaha's best selling guitars) AND players who aren't newbies.

Edited By: Likely2 on Dec 07, 2014 19:02
#13
It is a beginners type guitar and I know you don't 'need' an amp for an acoustic. I suggested an amp that might be suitable for this guitar and an electric.
WOW aren't 'we' the expert. ;)
#14
Good price. Yamaha's are great guitars. Even the budget ones are good and unlike some decent brands, you aren't just paying for the name, you actually get a quality product.

If you are thinking of getting this guitar, I wouldn't bother getting an amp to begin with. It should be loud enough on it's own. You would probably only need an amp if you were busking.

Costco customer service is excellent, so if you don't like the sound/playability you canbget a refund with no questions asked
#15
Maybe some folks in the know would have a good idea for a hard case or bag for an acoustic guitar and also a hard case for an electric guitar too, any ideas? cheers guys.
#16
Specifically made for Costco I guess, no info on the web.
#17
Nayana
Specifically made for Costco I guess, no info on the web.
Think its an import as I found a few sites but they were non Stirling prices
#18
Could you use this for rocksmith?
#19
I don't see why not, as presumably it has a jack socket. I have an old A500 Yamaha electro acoustic and could use that.

If you want an electric guitar, the best deal at the moment imo is Andertons deal on the Epiphone genesis with hard case for £219. The Peavey raptor deal at £65 is good for a beginner or youngster - I tried one, the action is low, the guitar is small and light - but I bought the Epiphone and it is a great guitar for the money, better quality and sound, though much heavier.
#20
Nayana
Specifically made for Costco I guess, no info on the web.
Nayana It's an FX310A can be found on Amazon if you are looking for info

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yamaha-FX310A-Full-Electro-Acoustic-Guitar/dp/B000UH4P18
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Mulva42
Nayana
Specifically made for Costco I guess, no info on the web.
Think its an import as I found a few sites but they were non Stirling prices

This is the model here Mulva42

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yamaha-FX310A-Full-Electro-Acoustic-Guitar/dp/B000UH4P18
#22
aurora
I don't see why not, as presumably it has a jack socket. I have an old A500 Yamaha electro acoustic and could use that.

If you want an electric guitar, the best deal at the moment imo is Andertons deal on the Epiphone genesis with hard case for £219. The Peavey raptor deal at £65 is good for a beginner or youngster - I tried one, the action is low, the guitar is small and light - but I bought the Epiphone and it is a great guitar for the money, better quality and sound, though much heavier.

Another good shout for a starter electric is a Yahama Pacifica , lots of guitar schools use them and they are very well made for the money.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=pacifica+012&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=XSWGVOGHG4P4UNWVgMgP

http://uk.yamaha.com/en/products/musical-instruments/guitars-basses/el-guitars/pacifica/#tab=audio_and_video

Also for kids, recommended is a squier mini strat 3/4 guitar, got one for my 5yr old and its great to play, awesome on rocksmith and very very light.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=squier+mini+strat&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=_SWGVJSLKMm7UYqAgdAP#q=squier+mini+strat+electric+guitar

http://www.fender.com/en-GB/squier/series/affinity/mini-rosewood-fingerboard-black/

Edited By: esq3585 on Dec 08, 2014 22:32
#23
Likely2
YA7
Never heard such carp, of course it can be used with any amp, the sound all depends on how you have your settings adjusted, granted it won't sound like a fully fledged Gibson but if thats what your after then buy an Epiphone starter kit for a more 'electric' sound, been playing for many many years and this beginners instrument is a great start.
Good find heat added!

No it cannot properly, a 'normal' electric guitar amp does not have the frequencies that an Electro Acoustic needs, ask anyone who sells these and they will tell you never to play through a 'normal' guitar amp, anyone with ANY experience knows this or should and will never tell you to play through an electric guitar amp.

Some musicians do not even use an 'Acoustic' amp as the best sound from an Electro is DI/PA and not through any amp, you are trying to make the natural sound of the guitar louder, nothing else and not change it in anyway and electric guitar amps do not do that very well. By all means plug it into your guitar amp but you are only killing the sound and no adjustments of any knobs will make it better and if you aren't careful blow your speaker/s.

And the Yamaha Pacifica is one of the best known starter Electric guitars everywhere and please go on any good dedicated guitar forum and say you want to use this with an Electric Guitar Amp and see what happens.

Of course if you don't believe me....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72hOoRGp-7s&list=UUFuEvs_baSE2v4QWtQL2dsw




OK so the guy uses his acoustic through different amps and gets a slightly different amplified acoustic sound with no damage caused to instrument or amp, one of the units is a base amp, Thats what i said didn't I?
He turns volume down or even off to plug in as you would with any amplified instrument (not just battery powered)
People can be put off by 'experts' over complicating things,
This person is starting out and as it has been mentioned might not even bother with plugging in for a good while.
Best advice i ever got when i started was 'just pick it up tune it and play with it'
Don't get too concerned about achieving optimum sound quality just yet, let the sound engineer at Donnington sort that out for now.
Any amp will do the job of amplification (the clue is in the name), just make sure what ever you use is turned up to ELEVEN!!!!

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