Back with another guitar deal, this time it's the Cort G110, which are great for beginners. If you're looking at this, you may also have come across the Yamaha Pacifica and the Squire models. Those are also good choices and for the most part... you won't go far wrong with any.
The Cort brand is a funny one! It seems a lot of people write them off as they've never heard of the brand before, meanwhile Cort are making guitars for the likes of Ibanez, Fender, Schecter and G&L. (Not all models though)
Basically don't write them off, because they actually have some really well made instruments!
Prices have gone up on these a little, as with many guitars. £121.99 is within the realm of good prices and overall value, in my opinion here.
I'm sure there are others that have their own recommendations too. So look out for those, as we've got quite a few knowledgeable musicians on site Colours
At A Glance:
The Cort G110 in Black takes a classic electric guitar design and makes it ready for a wide variety of styles. It has kept many vintage design features that guitarists love but adds in some others to improve playability, such as a slimmer body size. Well-made and with all you need to play the classics or modern day songs, you can't go far wrong with the G110.Features We Love:
HSS is one of the most versatile pickup configurations around. The number of sounds available from having a humbucker in the bridge position and single-coils in the middle and neck are huge. From Rock to Pop and everything between, it's all possible!Vintage Tremolo
A 6 saddle vintage tremolo lets you easily add extra expression to your playing. From Surf riff style movements to a smooth chord vibrato, it's all within reach.Smooth Feel
A satin finish on the neck helps to make this guitar very easy and comfortable to play. With no gloss to slow your hand down, you'll be playing up and down the neck with ease.Highlights:
- Great for a range of styles
- Comfortable to play
- Excellent choice as a first electric guitar
- Body - Poplar
- Neck - Hard Maple
- Neck - Shape C Shape
- Fingerboard - Jatoba
- Scale - 25.5"
- Radius - 12"
- Frets - 22
- Nut Width - 42mm
- Pickups - Powersound HSS Set
- Controls - Volume, Tone, 5 Way Switch
- Bridge - 6-Screw Vintage Tremolo
- Tuners - Die-cast
Tablature (or Tabs)
Tabs are basically a way of writing down how to play a song on guitar, without having to learn to read music. It's also much quicker to pick up and is something we should all do. Of course if you want to learn to read music and have the time, totally do!
Here's an article by Ultimate Guitar
with all you need to know about reading tabs. The site is also loaded with tabs for you to start learning. See HERE
to see the catalogue.
You can also use Songsterr
, which will give you access to lots of tabs that you can hit the play button on and listen as you learn. It's really nice to be able to have the audio there as a guide for tempo too.
Finally there's Marty Schwartz
, this guy taught me so much back in the day, just from his videos. There are loads of lessons online, but I couldn't not mention Marty here