Freedom 39'' Classic Guitar £21.99 was £32.99 @ Aldi. Free delivery
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Freedom 39'' Classic Guitar £21.99 was £32.99 @ Aldi. Free delivery

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Found 31st Dec 2017
Super cheap guitar, perfect for starting out, or so cheap that you could smash it up when your dreams of becoming the next Hendrix are dashed after you realise all you can make is a horrid din!
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Not perfect for starting out! This is firewood, don’t bother. You may as well smash it up on day one
satchef12 h, 58 m ago

This.I bought one for that exact purpose (£14.99; store opening offer). It's …This.I bought one for that exact purpose (£14.99; store opening offer). It's naff. A loving room ornament.


You have a loving room? Is it painted red?
chuffedfox11 m ago

What's the drawback? Nylon strings or...?


Not seen this particular guitar, but cheap ones like this usually have a really high action, won't stay in tune, and will break if you so much as look at it. I'm not the worlds best guitarist, but guitars at this price are pretty much unplayable.
Best regarded as a toy. The trouble with starting out with a crap guitar when you are young is that they are so hard to play that you will soon give up and it will put you off. Better to go to a large music store and try their cheaper ones - it might cost double the Aldi one but at least it will probably stay in tune and will be set up in the shop.
Edited by: "aurora" 31st Dec 2017
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Not perfect for starting out! This is firewood, don’t bother. You may as well smash it up on day one
sparklehedgehog6 h, 47 m ago

Not perfect for starting out! This is firewood, don’t bother. You may as w …Not perfect for starting out! This is firewood, don’t bother. You may as well smash it up on day one


This.

I bought one for that exact purpose (£14.99; store opening offer). It's naff. A living room ornament.
Edited by: "satchef1" 31st Dec 2017
satchef12 h, 58 m ago

This.I bought one for that exact purpose (£14.99; store opening offer). It's …This.I bought one for that exact purpose (£14.99; store opening offer). It's naff. A loving room ornament.


You have a loving room? Is it painted red?
satchef13 h, 11 m ago

This.I bought one for that exact purpose (£14.99; store opening offer). It's …This.I bought one for that exact purpose (£14.99; store opening offer). It's naff. A living room ornament.


What's the drawback? Nylon strings or...?
chuffedfox11 m ago

What's the drawback? Nylon strings or...?


Not seen this particular guitar, but cheap ones like this usually have a really high action, won't stay in tune, and will break if you so much as look at it. I'm not the worlds best guitarist, but guitars at this price are pretty much unplayable.
Best regarded as a toy. The trouble with starting out with a crap guitar when you are young is that they are so hard to play that you will soon give up and it will put you off. Better to go to a large music store and try their cheaper ones - it might cost double the Aldi one but at least it will probably stay in tune and will be set up in the shop.
Edited by: "aurora" 31st Dec 2017
Unfortunately, I can only concur with what has already been said about these, and pretty much all other cheap guitars like these. Do some research, there are some real bargains out there for decent guitars, but, even at £22, this won't be one of them.
AstroGibbon3 h, 52 m ago

Not seen this particular guitar, but cheap ones like this usually have a …Not seen this particular guitar, but cheap ones like this usually have a really high action, won't stay in tune, and will break if you so much as look at it. I'm not the worlds best guitarist, but guitars at this price are pretty much unplayable.


Exactly! You could be slash and it’ll still sound awful, be impossible to play and put you off playing as it’s so hard to.

This sort of standard is more off putting to somebody starting out as makes it seem much harder to play than it actually is.

Wait and spend £100 on a half decent Yamaha acoustic from Amazon and you’ll take years to grow out of it and even then itll still sound good

And you’ll actually be able to learn to play the instrument then too
You’d actually be better off buying a secondhand named brand for similar Money than this as when you outgrow the instrument that you were actually able to learn on you won’t lose a penny when you go to sell it either
What is the action like on this guitar? Is it usable? Unusable action on cheap guitars is responsible for repelling more beginners than anything else.
Lots of people slating this but can anyone recommend a good deal on a guitar for a beginner? Also, why should I learn on acoustic rather than electric? cheers!
sparklehedgehog42 m ago

You’d actually be better off buying a secondhand named brand for similar M …You’d actually be better off buying a secondhand named brand for similar Money than this as when you outgrow the instrument that you were actually able to learn on you won’t lose a penny when you go to sell it either


100% Agree. Loads of second hand guitars available on Facebook groups or plain old ebay.
Additionally so many people buy and don't use that often the guitar is practically brand new.
You'll get a much better spec guitar and of course if you don't get on with it just sell it on for the same cost.
MarkyB22 m ago

Lots of people slating this but can anyone recommend a good deal on a …Lots of people slating this but can anyone recommend a good deal on a guitar for a beginner? Also, why should I learn on acoustic rather than electric? cheers!


Personally I'd learn on electric it's a lot easier on the fingers.
Probably talking 60 quid for a second hand squire strat and 30-40 for a decent practise amp.
Or a step up 150 quid for a epiphone les paul, something that actually I'd be happy gigging with.
Obviously that's a lot more than 20-30quid.
The general rule is cheap naff guitars put people off more than they help. If you know someone who plays get them to help pick one generally guitarists are friendly beasts.
This will be unplayable as said. U would be better putting the money into a couple of lessons to see if guitar is for you. Then buy a decent and use able guitar if your getting into it.
Edited by: "noahsdad" 31st Dec 2017
MarkyB30 m ago

Lots of people slating this but can anyone recommend a good deal on a …Lots of people slating this but can anyone recommend a good deal on a guitar for a beginner? Also, why should I learn on acoustic rather than electric? cheers!


Acoustic and electric are different instruments. Learn on the one you actually want to play. Acoustics aren’t training devices for electric guitars if that is what you are thinking.
Best source of beginners guitars is second hand, you can get a decent one unused for just a buy more than this
Please don't buy this. It will stop any potential guitarist from learning.
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The Aldi guitars are NOT "unplayable", I know an owner of one from their previous availability and it plays quite nicely, turned out some acceptable Giuliani. Didn't even need to get the files out to adjust anything.

This type of guitar is suitable for a particular style of playing, do research and make sure it's what you want to learn. Some just can't get on with a classical style big flat fretboard and nylon top strings.
if you want to learn acoustic guitar avoid this and go for Fender CD 60 one of the best to start with.
If you want to give a guitar to a baby / very young child just to break then perfect.
Edited by: "toymotor" 31st Dec 2017
Can't go wrong with fender I've got one.

Is this the George Michael edition ? "Freedom ...."
toymotor11 m ago

if you want to learn acoustic guitar avoid this and go for Fender CD 60 …if you want to learn acoustic guitar avoid this and go for Fender CD 60 one of the best to start with. If you want to give a guitar to a baby / very young child just to break then perfect.


And beach parties where you can throw it on the bonfire at the end of the singalong
Getting one to put in the back of the car incase I need to do an impromptu gig for my employees at my next training day.
aurora6 h, 14 m ago

The trouble with starting out with a crap guitar when you are young is …The trouble with starting out with a crap guitar when you are young is that they are so hard to play that you will soon give up and it will put you off.


Agree 100%. I struggled with a lousy guitar, bought from a catalogue, for many years (on and off) before I realised the problem wasn't me. Well, it was me, but I didn't know enough to realise that I was doing the musical equivalent of driving with the handbrake on.

Aldi is usually good value for money, but it's hard to see how a guitar can be well made at this price point.
davep3931 h, 44 m ago

Personally I'd learn on electric it's a lot easier on the fingers.Probably …Personally I'd learn on electric it's a lot easier on the fingers.Probably talking 60 quid for a second hand squire strat and 30-40 for a decent practise amp.Or a step up 150 quid for a epiphone les paul, something that actually I'd be happy gigging with.Obviously that's a lot more than 20-30quid.The general rule is cheap naff guitars put people off more than they help. If you know someone who plays get them to help pick one generally guitarists are friendly beasts.


That’s a double edged sword. If you learn on electric you need to relearn to play the acoustic. Start on acoustic and you’ll be able to play both
deleted9096831st Dec 2017

The Aldi guitars are NOT "unplayable", I know an owner of one from their …The Aldi guitars are NOT "unplayable", I know an owner of one from their previous availability and it plays quite nicely, turned out some acceptable Giuliani. Didn't even need to get the files out to adjust anything. This type of guitar is suitable for a particular style of playing, do research and make sure it's what you want to learn. Some just can't get on with a classical style big flat fretboard and nylon top strings.


Totally agree with this.

Excellent guitar this, if you and your family are profoundly deaf.
great guitar at a fantastic price for any beginner
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Great bargain
Not tried this but have experience guitars people have bought for their kids and asked me to tune them. Really bad guitars are toys as the other comments mention. I broke a string trying to tune one and it hadn't even got to the right note. Check Amazon and argos and you an find decently priced starter guitars.
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djbenny14 h, 23 m ago

Totally agree with this.Excellent guitar this, if you and your family are …Totally agree with this.Excellent guitar this, if you and your family are profoundly deaf.


Even better if you and your family can imagine you know everything about something you've never seen or heard.
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sparklehedgehog21 h, 48 m ago

Not perfect for starting out! This is firewood, don’t bother. You may as w …Not perfect for starting out! This is firewood, don’t bother. You may as well smash it up on day one



To be fair, the op did mention emulating hendrix lol
Not any experience with these in particular but I got a cheap electric that you sometimes see in a supermarket and it would snap the high E string when tuning, have really high action and lose its tuning very easily. Despite being trash I persevered with it and got a guitar for about £700 a couple of years later. I've still got the trash guitar tuned to C standard for the odd song. I would definitely recommend paying a bit more for a second hand, quality guitar.
Edited by: "bluenotesmiley" 1st Jan
Here we go
BigTimeDealer12 h, 50 m ago

Getting one to put in the back of the car incase I need to do an impromptu …Getting one to put in the back of the car incase I need to do an impromptu gig for my employees at my next training day.



Real life David Brent right here!
You could pick up a second hand Stagg for maybe £5 more. They are super cheap but surprisingly playable.

You have the option to sell on for same price if you decide to upgrade in the future.
Simon.Wallace31st Dec 2017

You have a loving room? Is it painted red?


Only one week a month! 🤣 🤣 🤣
Learn on an electric, they are 10x easier to play for beginners and sound 20x more interesting with a cheap modeller.
Edited by: "fandyboy" 3rd Jan
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