39ins Acoustic guitar - MG3901 £25 + quidco @ asda direct
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39ins Acoustic guitar - MG3901 £25 + quidco @ asda direct

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Found 9th Oct 2012
Comes with a case, strap and spare b and e string. Got to be worth a punt for £25!

I can sense all the "spend £800 on a gibson" arguements coming up.

I already have 12 guitars, can't justify another one, but worth a go if you fancy strumming a few chords.

The 39ins acoustic guitar comes with steel strings and a wooden finish to give the best sound and style possible. You will be able to learn and play songs by artists such as Beatles, Coldplay and many more.

Ideal if you want to learn to play the acoustic guitar.

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39ins acoustic guitar with steel strings
Guitar case
Guitar strap
Spare E and B strings
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guitargaz

Comes with a case, strap and spare b and e string. Got to be worth a punt … Comes with a case, strap and spare b and e string. Got to be worth a punt for £25!I can sense all the "spend £800 on a gibson" arguements coming up. I already have 12 guitars, can't justify another one, but worth a go if you fancy strumming a few chords.The 39ins acoustic guitar comes with steel strings and a wooden finish to give the best sound and style possible. You will be able to learn and play songs by artists such as Beatles, Coldplay and many more.Ideal if you want to learn to play the acoustic guitar.Includes: 39ins acoustic guitar with steel strings Guitar case Guitar strap Spare E and B strings



Only 12!!! Pah..

Hot for learners.
Had one from last time they did this, it would not tune very poor quality
More likely to put someone off
Reviews seem good on the whole on their website
only 3 reviews

Gender:Female
Age:35 - 44
Type of shopper:I buy online or in store
This guitar was such a disappointment - very poor finish and some of the strings were already rusty! Will be returning it for a refund
agree with above, likely to put somebody off for life, better off with a Yamaha entry level £100 or so
I must say I started the guitar back in june and I paid £50 for a classical acoustic guitar, I never regretted it as I cant put it down, I jam a lot and I am picking up song quite quickly now, so for £25 depending on what everyone else is saying I would risk it
Yamaha f310 is £105 on Amazon, excellent beginner guitar
Is this a full size guitar? Confused about the 39ins part.
Bought one. Hopefully should be enough to see if I can learn anything. Rather pay 25 than 105 to see if I will be able to play anything
I'm in the same boat as drums, I'm not sure if this is a full guitar size or not. Can anyone help?. I'm thinking £25 must be worth the risk... surely??
gogosteve

Yamaha f310 is £105 on Amazon, excellent beginner guitar




I got this for £80 back in the day as a beginner.. years later I can now play guitar well and I still use same guitar
I wouldn't try and learn on a £25 guitar, you will just end up frustrated and give up, thus having wasted £25 on a hobby that could have turned into a talent if you'd bought something good. Go to a shop, try out a guitar and go home with something you'll enjoy playing. I think I spent £150 on my first guitar - a Washburn EA16 and it lasted me 10 years before I felt I needed to upgrade. Now I have a Yamaha FG730 which is still a modest £265 but represents very good sound and playability for the money.
Guitars bought online or from clueless retailers (Argos, supermarkets etc) will NOT be setup or checked before you get them.

This is similar to a car not having an MOT or pre-delivery inspection .

What this means on guitars of this price is the chances of a 'high action' or poor playability is extremely high. This in turn means it's more likely to put new players off as they find it too hard to play or can never get it to sound right.

Even with big brands you'll find no two guitars of the same make/model will play or feel the same as they have been cut from different pieces of wood.

If you really want to learn, go to your local music shop. They'll sell you a reasonable instrument that has been SETUP and it's in their best interest to get you playing so you come back for better guitars later on!

If they could sell a reasonable instrument for £25 they would!
Edited by: "cRuNcHiE" 9th Oct 2012
shakey82

I must say I started the guitar back in june and I paid £50 for a … I must say I started the guitar back in june and I paid £50 for a classical acoustic guitar, I never regretted it as I cant put it down, I jam a lot and I am picking up song quite quickly now, so for £25 depending on what everyone else is saying I would risk it



Classicals are cheaper because the nylon strings are lower tension than steel and thus the guitar doesn't need reinforcing.

Steel strung guitars SHOULD have an adjustable truss rod Inside the neck. This is to reinforce the neck and compensate for the extra tension caused by the steel strings.
I would be extremely worried about the build quality of a £25 steel strung guitar.
I started with the Yamaha f310 and it's a good learner guitar. This probably would be a crap but £25 is worth a punt.
electrogear

I wouldn't try and learn on a £25 guitar, you will just end up frustrated … I wouldn't try and learn on a £25 guitar, you will just end up frustrated and give up, thus having wasted £25 on a hobby that could have turned into a talent if you'd bought something good. Go to a shop, try out a guitar and go home with something you'll enjoy playing. I think I spent £150 on my first guitar - a Washburn EA16 and it lasted me 10 years before I felt I needed to upgrade. Now I have a Yamaha FG730 which is still a modest £265 but represents very good sound and playability for the money.



I agree...I bought a very cheap guitar to learn on, and was quickly frustrated and put off, purely because of the quality and playability. I then had a go on a slightly more expensive one and the difference was unbeleivable.

I can't comment on this particular guitar, but you normally pay for what you get. It is a good price but if your serious about learning, it may be worth investing a bit more now if you can.


You Pay for what you get with guitars

I would like to recommend this @ £99:
http://www.guitarbitz.com/guitars-c48/acoustic-guitars-c49/lorenzo-l449-acoustic-guitar-p938

Lefthander model same price:
http://www.guitarbitz.com/guitars-c48/acoustic-guitars-c49/l449-acoustic-guitar-left-handed-p940

Granted it is more expensive, but, for the money it is a lovely guitar. Read the description and reviews.

The L-449 Dreadnaught from Lorenzo was the 2004 winner of Guitar … The L-449 Dreadnaught from Lorenzo was the 2004 winner of Guitar Magazine's Best Acoustic Guitar Under £1000 Award - proving that you don't have to spend a fortune to get a great sounding instrument, and it's still a great guitar today!The key to this guitar's remarkably low price is that all of the usual cosmetic features such as body binding, glossy finishing and position inlays have been left out, focusing funds on quality sound, materials and construction. The result of this unusual simplicity is a guitar that is actually quite interesting to look at, especially considering the sound it makes!Bearing a striking similarity to the Taylor ?Big Baby?, the L-449 acoustic guitar plays and sounds like a guitar worth many times its price! Powerful and thick dreadnaught sounds are complemented by sweet singing treble tones and the sustain is of a quality that you would not expect from a guitar at this price.The no-frills satin finish of the Nato body and Spruce top also continues up behind the neck and actually makes for a smooth comfortable feel during playing. The elongated symmetrical headstock contains a set of good quality chrome tuners for accurate and stable tuning - no cost cutting here!Although there are no position inlays on the Rosewood fingerboard, small dots have been included on the side for convenience and altogether the L-449 plays like a top-notch acoustic and would be great for beginner or experienced alike.The guitar comes with a bag, strap and free plectrums giving unbeatable value for money and leaving you with enough cash left over for that all-important tuner!



Edited by: "stinkybeard" 9th Oct 2012
I've been looking for an acoustic or classical guitar to learn on. From what I've read spending £25 on a guitar is the last thing I should do. I have however, out of curiosity, looked up reviews of guitars by the company who make this. They are called CB SKY. They are meant to be total junk.

I'd go for a Yamaha or try and find a nice used one on eBay locally. If the seller can play well, and it looks in good condition I'm sure they're are bargains out there!

I'm looking at a used Art & Lutherie at the moment, it looks very tasty, and made in Canada too.
Edited by: "got_the_feelin" 9th Oct 2012
I would rather spend £800 on a Gibson (to stand in the corner of my lounge)
Its cheap, but to be frank - if your buying it as a present for someone to learn - do yourself a favour and look on eBay for decent used acoustic guitars near your area - I picked up a Crafter GAE8 Electro Acoustic for £130, RRP £400. Very decent guitar for the price, plus if they give up learning completely, hardly gonna lose anything like much as you would buying new.
drums123

Is this a full size guitar? Confused about the 39ins part.



Yep, that's full size. To be honest I think the price is good and if you do just get a few chords down on that and then step up to something better you will appreciate the difference! You may find it will lose it's tune quickly, but you'll still get something out of it!
Where's the spare G String????!!!!.....

lol
The thing everyone seems to ignore when buying an instrument is resale value. If you buy a quality branded second hand instrument and you don't break it then it will be worth exactly the same price you paid for it if you come to sell it. This means you effectively only stand to lose the postage and cost to resell it.

If however you buy a rubbish instrument new, as the deals on here often are, the instrument will lose its value as soon as you take it out of the box. Even if you want to ignore the wisdom that a better instrument will be easier to play (which is most definitely true), from a purely financial view you are better off investing in a good second hand instrument.
belovedmonster

The thing everyone seems to ignore when buying an instrument is resale … The thing everyone seems to ignore when buying an instrument is resale value. If you buy a quality branded second hand instrument and you don't break it then it will be worth exactly the same price you paid for it if you come to sell it. This means you effectively only stand to lose the postage and cost to resell it. If however you buy a rubbish instrument new, as the deals on here often are, the instrument will lose its value as soon as you take it out of the box. Even if you want to ignore the wisdom that a better instrument will be easier to play (which is most definitely true), from a purely financial view you are better off investing in a good second hand instrument.



Indeedie. Buy smart, and you can quite comfortably make some serious profit off your second-hand gear, too.
Never Ever buy a cheep Guitar of you are a learner.. U will end up loosing your interest !!!!
Although rating Hot for the find !
got_the_feelin

I'm looking at a used Art & Lutherie at the moment, it looks very tasty, … I'm looking at a used Art & Lutherie at the moment, it looks very tasty, and made in Canada too.



I bought an acoustic Art & Lutherie in a nice shade of blue when I was at uni 16 years ago. I hadn't heard of the brand, but it's still going strong - good build quality and materials and a nice sound. Good tough finish on the wood too, with only a few scrapes at the edges after being banged around..

Check the body size is right though - it always seemed to be that they made them a bit on the small side. I think they do dreadnought sizes too now though. If I were buying today, I might go for one of their cutaway ones, but I don't think they did them back then.
So by reading all the comments I decided to cancel the order

EDIT:
I found a used Ashton acoustic guitar used locally for very cheap but I need to know if they are any good. I think it is the Ashton D25. Please someone tell me if I should get that or look for yamaha...
Edited by: "legend474" 10th Oct 2012
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