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WANTED: Electric Guitar

Richard Hertz Avatar
7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months agoFeedback:0 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
I am looking to purchase an electric guitar to learn to play on. Anything considered.
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months agoFeedback:0 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
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#1
Where are you based?
I have an elecric guitar,amp and case etc in good condition,shpping maybe a problem though due to weight
#2
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/319dqhPET5L._SS500_.jpg

Nice
1 Like #3
Lewie : I am in Lincolnshire.

gr8h8me: That looks fantastic, easy to learn on and no risk of breaking strings. How much do you want for it.;-)
1 Like #4
Well done Rep given for appreciating humour unlike a lot of people on this site
#5
What you mean you weren't serious? Now I'm going to have to learn the hard way!

Repped back for giving me a laugh.
#6
I know a mate of mine has a really mint condition one that he bought for £210, used for a month then gave up. Comes with amp/case, what's your budget?
#7
Richard Hertz I'm based in Lincolnshire and have a guitar for sale, a Squire Fat Strat by fender. I know I need to state a price, but it depends if you're looking for a cheap and nasty guitar to give it a go, or you want something basic, but still with a quality build (like a squire).

:)
#8
Up to about £100 depending on the guitar of course.
1 Like #9
I was originaly looking for more for it, but I would sell it for £100 if you were interested. I will look for a pic for you.

It's a deep red (with black scratchplate) fat strat. Standard series (not a cheaper affinity or bullet)

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg78/dtr_2oo1/100_2681.jpg

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg78/dtr_2oo1/100_2686.jpg


EDIT: the guitar looks like it has marks on, but it doesn't it's either dust or light, I can't be sure, but the guitar is near enough mint. Where abouts in Lincs are you?
#10
DTR,

Thanks for the offer and taking the trouble to upload the pictures. It does look to be a very nice guitar, but it is not quite what I am after. The guitar that I do purchase I would expect to keep for two or three years while I learn to play it and I would rather it was in black, brown, metallic etc. I know this sounds a bit picky but I just want to choose the right guitar for me first time.

Thanks,

RH
#11
Squier strat is a really good beginners guitar, in my opinion anyway. It's tempting to go for a cool looking guitar that's cheap, but try to avoid to cheap and nasty ones. If you can go with a beginner Squier, Ibanez or similar, you'll find it a lot nicer to play.
#12
Sadly I can't offer you a black, brown or metallic (not sure what colour that is). I have to deep red Fenders and a yellow SG (custom paint job) :)
#13
I've got one with an amp, let me know if your interested and I'll price it up :)
Let me know if you want better photos also, the guitar and amp are in mint condition, and the guitar comes with a strap that must of cost me £15 when I bought it.

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u270/nickwhitworth/guitar.jpg?t=1246121269
#14
N1ck09,

Thanks, could you tell me what make the guitar is? After some research and advice I think I will need to go for a reasonably well made beginner guitar in order to give myself the best chance of learning without giving up.


All,

I have been offered a Yamaha ERG121 new and delivered for £80, is this a good guitar to start with?

Thanks,

RH
#15
Yamaha hasn't got the greatest of reviews, they make some nice guitars but I don't think the beginner ones are that good. Pick up a Squier stratocaster or telecaster or an Epiphone SG/Les Paul special for around £120, that's the very minimum I'd spend on a guitar.

http://www.nevadamusic.co.uk/Guitars/Electric_Guitars/Electric_Guitars/sc1437/p6802.aspx - Strat

http://www.nevadamusic.co.uk/Guitars/Electric_Guitars/Electric_Guitars/sc1437/p295.aspx - Tele

http://www.nevadamusic.co.uk/Guitars/Electric_Guitars/Electric_Guitars/sc1437/p6184.aspx - Les Paul

http://www.nevadamusic.co.uk/Guitars/Electric_Guitars/Electric_Guitars/sc1437/p7444.aspx - SG but not in stock.

The epiphones are pretty difficult to find, not sure if it's cause of limited production or high demand.

If I was gonna spend more I'd probably get

http://www.nevadamusic.co.uk/Guitars/Electric_Guitars/Electric_Guitars/sc1437/p7139.aspx

http://www.nevadamusic.co.uk/Guitars/Electric_Guitars/Electric_Guitars/sc1437/p7450.aspx

http://www.nevadamusic.co.uk/Guitars/Electric_Guitars/Electric_Guitars/sc1437/p6347.aspx

http://www.nevadamusic.co.uk/Guitars/Electric_Guitars/Electric_Guitars/sc1437/p58.aspx

I'd probably look to spend at least £250 though if you want it to last 3 or 4 years.

As an aside, Nevada also offer 0% finance on guitars over £200 so if you want to ease yourself into the cost I'd do that, it's worth spending the money on a good instrument as it saves you having to upgrade later on.
#16
I personally wouldn't recommend a £250 guitar for a beginner, you will be fine with a Squire Strat, and it will last you years. I have an Affinity Strat by Squire which is awesome to play. My Vintage Les Paul played better than my epiphone. it all depends on the guitar.
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#18
best beginners guitar is the yamaha pacifica imo
#19
DTR
I personally wouldn't recommend a £250 guitar for a beginner, you will be fine with a Squire Strat, and it will last you years. I have an Affinity Strat by Squire which is awesome to play. My Vintage Les Paul played better than my epiphone. it all depends on the guitar.


Depends if you know you'll stick with it really, if you're just doing it to try it out I'd get the Squier Affinity but if you're serious about taking guitar up it's just a waste of £100.
#20
Fictorious
Depends if you know you'll stick with it really, if you're just doing it to try it out I'd get the Squier Affinity but if you're serious about taking guitar up it's just a waste of £100.


I've played guitar for over 15 years and my Squire Affinity is an awesome guitar, one I will never part with. Each guitar needs to be judged on it's own, it's impossible to say 'Squire Affinitys are crap, but whatever guitar is good. I made that mistake when I purchased a good Epiphone SG (not a cheap one), I didn't keep the guitar for long at all before selling it and getting my Affinity. One Gibson Les Paul will be different in play to the next one.

At the end of the day the OP haqs no way of knowing whether he will stick with it untill he tries it. So my advice is buy a good 'beginners' guitar (like a bottom line Squire Strat) and if you get ion with the guitar, then you can upgrade. But when you do you need to go around guitar shops trying different guitars untill you find one that suits your playing, regardless of it's make or model.
#21
Thanks for all the advice. From what I can see I need to get a reasonable guitar to start with so that it is good enough to learn on but not too expensive so that if I don't learn to play it, I won't have wasted a load of cash. When my playing improves, it is then a case of going to a music shop to try individual guitars so that I can get one which feels right for me.

I have tried to learn on an acoustic guitar (Yamaha F310) on and off with very limited success, but had a go of a friends electric and found it much easier. I think the quicker improvement I would experience on an electric would probably keep me interested more (as I am easily frustrated when I can't get the hang of something) and help me to learn.

Thanks again for the help, I will keep looking for a suitable guitar based on the advice received.

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