Martin Smith Accoustic Guitar now only £29.99 instore @ Tesco [was £89.99]
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Martin Smith Accoustic Guitar now only £29.99 instore @ Tesco [was £89.99]

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Found 22nd Jan 2010Made hot 23rd Jan 2010
I was in Tesco Silverburn, Glasgow, today and they had loads of Acoustic Guitars reduced to £29.99 (Showing as £49.97 online). The contents include Guitar, strings, soft gig bag, guitar pick and tutorial DVD. I looked inside one of the boxes and the guitar looked quite descent. Maybe nationwide?

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Original Poster

http://direct.tesco.com/pi/Enlarge/7/SS10207-4217TPS576284.jpg

don't see many musical instrument deals on this site so hot from me.

nice. i'll look in my local tesco tomorrow and if they got one ill buy it... i need a new guitar

They had this very same on in Asda a few months back, about the same price too. The things stay on the end of an isle for 2 weeks then disappear for a year lol.

Is this just extra stores?!?! Out local branch never has this sort of stuff!!

These are in a stack in front of the electrical dept,I'm sure it has a free voucher for lessons in side box........

These are supposed to be good starter guitars - it's a total no-brainer. Very good deal.

Great deal, H&R! (If it didn't have Smith on the end it would have been even better!)

It looks amazingly cheap, but for 30 bucks it's a great beginners guitar as mentioned before.

Janeyjugs;7630573

Great deal, H&R! (If it didn't have Smith on the end it would have been … Great deal, H&R! (If it didn't have Smith on the end it would have been even better!)



You Wish

Looks like a good deal though, heat added.

Been meaning to learn the geeetarrr for ages, this would be the perfect start, thanks!

Unbelievable price. Super hot.

OK, I haven't a clue about guitars but I'm a leftie - can I buy this guitar and simply switch the strings over or is there more to it than that?

u664541;7631228

OK, I haven't a clue about guitars but I'm a leftie - can I buy this … OK, I haven't a clue about guitars but I'm a leftie - can I buy this guitar and simply switch the strings over or is there more to it than that?



its up to you how you play, noel gallaggher is a leftie but plays right handed, if you have no frame of reference it wont make difference... doubt youd get good deal like this on left handed model

u664541;7631228

OK, I haven't a clue about guitars but I'm a leftie - can I buy this … OK, I haven't a clue about guitars but I'm a leftie - can I buy this guitar and simply switch the strings over or is there more to it than that?



Its a righties guitar by the look of it due to the position of the scratch plate. Might be some lefties instore though! you never know! :thumbsup:

just saw them in the blackpool tesco extra and played really well - I am a music lecturer and a guitarist

u664541;7631228

OK, I haven't a clue about guitars but I'm a leftie - can I buy this … OK, I haven't a clue about guitars but I'm a leftie - can I buy this guitar and simply switch the strings over or is there more to it than that?



In answer to your question, yes you can switch the strings around and it will have no negative impact on the guitar.

The scratch plate will be above the sound hole rather than below but the scratch plate is largely there for aesthetic purposes anyway.

Good luck.

u664541;7631228

OK, I haven't a clue about guitars but I'm a leftie - can I buy this … OK, I haven't a clue about guitars but I'm a leftie - can I buy this guitar and simply switch the strings over or is there more to it than that?



I'm a leftie too. But I play a right handed guitar - that's what my old man had, so that's what I used (I never switched strings over). The plus side is your left hand will get into all sorts of positions and shapes more naturally up and down the fret board, while your right hand might not have the same natural control when strumming or picking, but nothing that will hold you back, even after a few months good practise.

CharethCutestory;7631432

In answer to your question, yes you can switch the strings around and it … In answer to your question, yes you can switch the strings around and it will have no negative impact on the guitar. The scratch plate will be above the sound hole rather than below but the scratch plate is largely there for aesthetic purposes anyway.Good luck.



No negative impact, almost. See the angled bridge (where the stings are anchored behind the soundhole) ? That is set at an angle to roughly set up the intonation. If the strings are reversed then that angle will be the wrong way and the intonation will be all out.

Still playable, but will sound wierdly out of tune up and down the fretboard. Should be OK for a beginner learning basic chord fingering up near the nut.

I am left handed but have always played right handed guitars. I didn't see the point of using lefties because both hands have to work hard anyway. I am glad I made that choice because there is so much more choice when buying, and when learning all the chord diagrams didn't look back to front.

Banned

Great price for nice guitar. thanks!

Original Poster

Janeyjugs;7630573

Great deal, H&R! (If it didn't have Smith on the end it would have been … Great deal, H&R! (If it didn't have Smith on the end it would have been even better!)



If it never had Smith after Martin, I'd have bought the lot:-D

u664541;7631228

OK, I haven't a clue about guitars but I'm a leftie - can I buy this … OK, I haven't a clue about guitars but I'm a leftie - can I buy this guitar and simply switch the strings over or is there more to it than that?



The left handed version is available on Argos, costs £47.99 though. Makes it possible that some Tesco's may also have left handed versions in stock too.

windhoek;7633392

If it never had Smith after Martin, I'd have bought the lot:-D



This is my Martin

http://www.derringers.com.au/img_products/lge/000C-16RGTE%20AURA_f.jpg

umm - total beginner here. picked one up today so thanks to OP.

I'm a lefty also - should I try and play right handed or switch the strings - total newbie so would appreciate advice!

Got one from Silverburn this morning. Thanks OP.

There were electric guitars too. 1/3 rd price (£150 down to £49.97)

Banned

Where abouts will they be, which section?

There seems to be some confusion with being able to 'swap' the strings around . If you do this it will be virtually unplayable . The nut (the bit at the top that the strings are guided through) is cut for the right size strings , swap them around and the thick ones won't sit right or fit in at all and the thin ones will be to loose in the slots . And it would cost more than this is worth to get it altered proffesionally . Also as somebody else has said the bridge (at the bottom ) would be the wrong way around so will never tune in (intonate) properly.
If you want one of these and your left handed just play it as is , it won't make any difference as you will be learning a different way of using your hands regardless.

Original Poster

greenfeld;7633787

This is my Martin



Very nice, I've got a Big Baby Taylor myself.
http://cachepe.zzounds.com/media/quality,85/brand,zzounds/Big_Baby-bdc9b745b84e53ff2eedcaef3b89b07c.jpg

Got one, thanks.

Original Poster

cooley;7636990

Got one, thanks.



From Silverburn?

Just for info, quite a few of these and the electric (£49) still left in the Chesterfield branch. Also have some little electronic tuning gizmo's reduced from £19.99 to £4.97, are they worth having?!?! OH is a total noob to guitar and we need as much help as poss!!

Couldn't see any in the Spingburn branch :x

From what I could see, they had one electric

frakison;7643503

Just for info, quite a few of these and the electric (£49) still left in … Just for info, quite a few of these and the electric (£49) still left in the Chesterfield branch. Also have some little electronic tuning gizmo's reduced from £19.99 to £4.97, are they worth having?!?! OH is a total noob to guitar and we need as much help as poss!!



having a tuner is a help, and for that price grab one!

leedale30;7647025

having a tuner is a help, and for that price grab one!



Thanks for that, I got one anyway as I thought I'd just return if it was rubbish. The problem is that we wouldnt know if it was tuning correctly so it could be risky. We tried an online tuner but Im not sure we did it right, will now use this thing and ask someone in the know if its OK :thumbsup:

PS. they had loads in stock, over 100 easily so should be easy to get hold of if you're interested :thumbsup:

Would this be too big for a first guitar for a 10 year old child?

None in my local store anyway...

Banned

None at Chichester...fingers crossed for other stores that I plan to check! £69.99 on Amazon!

Thar;7653718

Would this be too big for a first guitar for a 10 year old child?



Its quite big, you may be better with one of the 3/4 size available at Argos :thumbsup:

Banned

None of these at 3 of the extra's stores I have checked :-(
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