Martin Smith W-100 Acoustic Guitar Package - Natural - £46.94 from Amazon!
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Martin Smith W-100 Acoustic Guitar Package - Natural - £46.94 from Amazon!

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  • Martin Smith W-100 Full Size Acoustic Guitar Kit - natural
  • Includes access to free online lessons
  • Kit includes adjustable Guitar Strap and Plectrum
  • Also includes a spare set of strings
  • Suitable for ages 12 and above
  • Martin Smith Guitars are Music Teacher Approved
  • Right Handed Guitar
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Honestly it really isn't worth buying, it would make learning to play a horrible painful experience, spend a little more and get a low end Yamaha, your fingers will thank you
Buying a cheap guitar without trying it is not worth the risk imo. As suggested, look for a Yamaha 310 - often around £100 with a carry case, strap etc. Or go to a large music store and try some bottom end £60 plus guitars - yes, they will be cheap Chinese copies but some are ok to start with - you really need to try them though so you can hear the tone and see if the action is ok.

Like many on here, I started with a very cheap guitar with an action like an egg slicer, quickly got discouraged and gave up and came back to it later. I have a Taylor gs mini now and if I could have afforded that at 16 I mught have stuck with it and would be a virtuoso by now rather than an average strummer. You don't need an expensive guitar, but you do need a playable one.


Here's a review of this guitar - not terrible, but as the author says, bottom end models from Ibanez and Yamaha are better. Also, they will be easier to sell on if you give up.

top-guitars.co.uk/bud…ay/
Edited by: "aurora" 15th Jan
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Honestly it really isn't worth buying, it would make learning to play a horrible painful experience, spend a little more and get a low end Yamaha, your fingers will thank you
wombuck7 m ago

Honestly it really isn't worth buying, it would make learning to play a …Honestly it really isn't worth buying, it would make learning to play a horrible painful experience, spend a little more and get a low end Yamaha, your fingers will thank you


Can't attest to that enough. Bought a cheap electric guitar years ago and it was just not fit for use, learning on it was crap. Took me ages before I actually picked up the hobby again with a proper guitar. These are an absolute waste of money.
Same here. Once my daughter saw Ed Sheerhan had spots she lost interest
wombuck43 m ago

Honestly it really isn't worth buying, it would make learning to play a …Honestly it really isn't worth buying, it would make learning to play a horrible painful experience, spend a little more and get a low end Yamaha, your fingers will thank you


Agreed - get an entry level Yamaha, mines 25 years old and still going
wombuck54 m ago

Honestly it really isn't worth buying, it would make learning to play a …Honestly it really isn't worth buying, it would make learning to play a horrible painful experience, spend a little more and get a low end Yamaha, your fingers will thank you


I agree.. It wont cost much more and you will notice the difference..
Better off starting with a nylon strung guitar and get a keyboard to help you with the theory if you're just starting out .
Buying a cheap guitar without trying it is not worth the risk imo. As suggested, look for a Yamaha 310 - often around £100 with a carry case, strap etc. Or go to a large music store and try some bottom end £60 plus guitars - yes, they will be cheap Chinese copies but some are ok to start with - you really need to try them though so you can hear the tone and see if the action is ok.

Like many on here, I started with a very cheap guitar with an action like an egg slicer, quickly got discouraged and gave up and came back to it later. I have a Taylor gs mini now and if I could have afforded that at 16 I mught have stuck with it and would be a virtuoso by now rather than an average strummer. You don't need an expensive guitar, but you do need a playable one.


Here's a review of this guitar - not terrible, but as the author says, bottom end models from Ibanez and Yamaha are better. Also, they will be easier to sell on if you give up.

top-guitars.co.uk/bud…ay/
Edited by: "aurora" 15th Jan
I'd buy one just to smash it up and be a rock star for a few minutes.
Then I'd throw my Rolls Royce throw a window and drive my TV into a swimming pool.

Hello Cleveland
Seems a good deal, are there any strings attached?
This will be a horrendous guitar for a beginner to learn on. It's cheap instruments like this that cause students to lose interest in learning as they make it so much harder. Get a bottom end Yamaha or similar, yes not as cheap but will last many more years.
The picture and word Martin caught my eye.
cheap enough, but as others have said, the action will be horrid
Spending more than 50/60 quid on your very first guitar is a waste of money.

Its a brand new hobby and spanking all that money on something you may give up in 2 weeks is silly.
As already stated, best to go to a good guitar shop for advice and a try-out, don't be afraid to buy second hand

Have come across some pretty poor Yamaha F310's in my time, as well
A Harmony Sovereign takes pride of place in my solid case
Abso waste of money. Totally get a Yamaha or a half decent Epiphone acoustic. I don’t get cheap guitars, just false economy really, instead of getting a couple cheap guitars, save and get something half decent. So many places do guitars on finance these days too, budget the £10-20 a month for 3 years and get a guitar that’ll you’ll have for forever and actually want to play and one day will probably be worth more than what you paid for it! Instruments should be an investment as they’re a extension of you, if I lost an arm I wouldn’t want some cheap Eastern imitatstion, I’d want a South Carolinern dream machine of an arm, built for high fives.
As a guitarist of 25 years.... Please listen to the comments above. Don't buy this and buy a yamaha or something else similar!
Don't buy this, it will play/sound like crap.
I echo the comments above.

Although I started 30 years ago on a cheap £30 electric guitar and it did me no harm. I actually appreciated the step up then to a Yamaha Pacifica..and then similarly after that an Ibanez Prestige. If I'd have started on a decent guitar, im not sure id have appreciated the instrument for what it was....

But....starting on a cheap guitar is harder to keep motivated. You have to really want to play it...which I did.

Never forget my first distortion pedal....I garbage £20 Rocktek...sounded like a bag full of wasps...but by God did I think it made me sound like Hendrix...lol
Hope they dont send this via United

wombuck12 h, 52 m ago

Honestly it really isn't worth buying, it would make learning to play a …Honestly it really isn't worth buying, it would make learning to play a horrible painful experience, spend a little more and get a low end Yamaha, your fingers will thank you


agree to this. low end Yamaha.
With instruments you tend to get what you pay for - I have one of these and think it's fine for what it is, a cheap guitar for a beginner who may stop playing after a week or two. It's no loss if it ends up a living room ornament or if you take it on your travels/to a festival and it gets wrecked or stolen.
A more expensive guitar will definitely sound better and stay in tune longer, which is great once you're becoming more accomplished or certain you want to continue, but too many of these better guitars go to waste as it is.
It might seem tempting to buy a bottom-end musical instrument for someone looking to 'try one out' - but as others have mentioned in this case it will more than likely make for an unpleasant playing experience that will put fingers off in those early months when they'll be sore as they get used to pushing down on the strings and stretching into chords. It is definitely worth looking into something even a little more expensive - it could be the difference between persevering and giving up after a few months.
Edited by: "spenno" 16th Jan
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Just getting another to put in the boot of the car incase I need to do another impromptu gig for my employees at the next training day.
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