x09Acoustic Guitar Set (5 or 6 Pieces) @ LIDL £39.99 instore only (also, guitar stand for £6.99)
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 x09Acoustic Guitar Set (5 or 6 Pieces) @ LIDL £39.99 instore only (also, guitar stand for £6.99)

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Found 24th Nov 2014
Acoustic Guitar Set (5 or 6 Pieces) @ LIDL £39.99 instore only (also, guitar stand for £6.99)

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foxabcd1234

How good is this for beginners ...please?How does this compare with … How good is this for beginners ...please?How does this compare with Aldi's?or this ...for a beginner?thanks for all suggestionsGuitar Stand £6.99



Total waste of time. This is firewood, no more. But a secondhand Yamaha for the same money and have a guitar that will last you at least the first two years of your playing whilst producing decent sound.

This will hinder progress. I'm a guitar teacher and see this problem all the time.

sparklehedgehog

CommentTotal waste of time. This is firewood, no more. But a secondhand … CommentTotal waste of time. This is firewood, no more. But a secondhand Yamaha for the same money and have a guitar that will last you at least the first two years of your playing whilst producing decent sound. This will hinder progress. I'm a guitar teacher and see this problem all the time.



Cheers for that info. Can you recommend a good starter guitar for a 9/10 year old at all?

miikeyblue

Cheers for that info. Can you recommend a good starter guitar for a 9/10 … Cheers for that info. Can you recommend a good starter guitar for a 9/10 year old at all?



I don't own a Yamaha and am not on commission however any Yamaha acoustic with steel strings are a good buy for budgets under £200. Yamaha make plenty of well specced high quality budget gear.

miikeyblue

Cheers for that info. Can you recommend a good starter guitar for a 9/10 … Cheers for that info. Can you recommend a good starter guitar for a 9/10 year old at all?



Like this is a cracking guitar for the money amazon.co.uk/Yam…tic

The other two colours are both in stock at Amazon

Costco stock the Yamaha f310 kit for 116 quid. I put this up as the amazon link shows out of stock. But it is dearer.
costco.co.uk/vie…691

The above comments about cheap guitars are correct. A cheap one we bought had to be virtually rebuilt to be any good. Luckily we had a friend who did this for free, otherwise it would have been firewood.

Edited by: "airbus330" 24th Nov 2014

There's a fair chance that the Yamaha guitar will be one of the Amazon Black Friday deals (it normally is) - I think I paid around £85 a couple of years ago....

sparklehedgehog

CommentTotal waste of time. This is firewood, no more. But a secondhand … CommentTotal waste of time. This is firewood, no more. But a secondhand Yamaha for the same money and have a guitar that will last you at least the first two years of your playing whilst producing decent sound. This will hinder progress. I'm a guitar teacher and see this problem all the time.



How is comparing a £40 new guitar to a secondhand one costing over £100 helpful?

Many people who've always wanted to learn how to play guitar might not want to risk a 3 figure sum on something they might only play a couple of times then decide it's not for them.

Your comment reeks of snobbery. For anyone just wanting to play for fun I can't see how buying this guitar "will hinder progress". At the end of the day a guitar's just some curved wood with frets and strings bolted on. By all means buy a more expensive one if you want to record an album or go on tour but for a beginner who just wants to learn this looks a bargain.

UncleWilly
read his post again! He is suggesting getting a 2nd hand Yamaha which go for about 60 quid on ebay, rather than buying a new one from Lidl. Hardly reeking of snobbery, more sensible thrift!
As regards why the OP should do this, a poorly made guitar is simply difficult to play, especially for a beginner. QED, the beginner is more likely to be suceesful in learning to play, if he/she has a quality instrument.

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foxabcd1234

How good is this for beginners ...please?How does this compare with … How good is this for beginners ...please?How does this compare with Aldi's?or this ...for a beginner?thanks for all suggestionsGuitar Stand £6.99

I went to look at an Encore acoustic and the action was so high even at the first frets it was impossible to play. I think sparklehedgehog is just giving the same advice anyone who plays or teach the guitar. If you want to get past C and Dmajor chords get the best you can afford.

You may even get this good! oO
youtube.com/wat…8Ww

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foxabcd1234

How good is this for beginners ...please?How does this compare with … How good is this for beginners ...please?How does this compare with Aldi's?or this ...for a beginner?thanks for all suggestionsGuitar Stand £6.99



Both cheap rubbish. Personally even for a beginner you need a better guitar than this. Look at reviews on guitar websites for recommended beginner guitars

Original Poster

Thanks for advice

costco.co.uk/vie…4.8

So, the consensus is to buy the likes of Yamaha F310 instead of buying twice for a 12 yr old beginner? ..right
...wondering, if electric guitar (e.g. Pacifica 012) suitable for learning? or a hybrid like GFX310A for that matter?

Thanks in advance

These were recommended for starter acoustics when I called into guitar guitar m.guitarguitar.co.uk/Sea…ren.
The 1/2 size Lauren was recommended as an acoustic starter guitar for our 5yr old son.

UncleWilly

How is comparing a £40 new guitar to a secondhand one costing over £100 h … How is comparing a £40 new guitar to a secondhand one costing over £100 helpful?Many people who've always wanted to learn how to play guitar might not want to risk a 3 figure sum on something they might only play a couple of times then decide it's not for them.Your comment reeks of snobbery. For anyone just wanting to play for fun I can't see how buying this guitar "will hinder progress". At the end of the day a guitar's just some curved wood with frets and strings bolted on. By all means buy a more expensive one if you want to record an album or go on tour but for a beginner who just wants to learn this looks a bargain.



As mentioned earlier i suggested get a secondhand one for similar value and is nothing to do with snobbery. It is to do with saving the person from wasting money on something that as a professional in the industry i know something about which you clearly do not based on your assumptions of what a guitar consists of.

Buy cheap you buy twice.

You don't need to be a Wembley sell out to justify a £300 guitar when the quality and accuracy of higher price guitars improve playability, sound and overall performance.

You buy a £40 acoustic from Lidl or somewhere. There's a difference between trying to help somebody and trying to get them robbed

foxabcd1234

Thanks for adviceSo, the consensus is to buy the likes of Yamaha F310 … Thanks for adviceSo, the consensus is to buy the likes of Yamaha F310 instead of buying twice for a 12 yr old beginner? ..right...wondering, if electric guitar (e.g. Pacifica 012) suitable for learning? or a hybrid like GFX310A for that matter?Thanks in advance



Electrics do generally have slimmer necks and more suited to smaller hands. Yamaha Pacifica's are great guitars. You'll need an amp as well though!

There is always the bowl back option which like this for example
gak.co.uk/en/…AUQ

The smaller back can make it easier to hold (_;)

If you are buying a cheap starter guitar, at least buy it from a high street music shop. Yes you may pay a hundred quid instead of forty but you'll get a better instrument and at least they will be able to make sure it's playable for you before you leave the shop. If they're half decent at customer service anyway.

Have to agree with Gooner1011. You might find an old stock bargain. You will certainly start with a properly set up instrument. And you will be supporting your local store, which is a very good thing.

Grab one of these, handy for keeping your guitar in tune. amazon.co.uk/Kor…ZHW

sparklehedgehog

As mentioned earlier i suggested get a secondhand one for similar value … As mentioned earlier i suggested get a secondhand one for similar value and is nothing to do with snobbery. It is to do with saving the person from wasting money on something that as a professional in the industry i know something about which you clearly do not based on your assumptions of what a guitar consists of.Buy cheap you buy twice.You don't need to be a Wembley sell out to justify a £300 guitar when the quality and accuracy of higher price guitars improve playability, sound and overall performance. You buy a £40 acoustic from Lidl or somewhere. There's a difference between trying to help somebody and trying to get them robbed



Your comment "It is to do with saving the person from wasting money on something that as a professional in the industry i know something about which you clearly do not based on your assumptions of what a guitar consists of." clearly proves your snobbery and your cliched "buy cheap, buy twice" comment means you don't even understand the concept of the hotukdeals website. If someone posts a deal and you don't think it's that good, your alternative suggestions should be of comparable price and status (it's pointless to compare new and secondhand as by its very nature secondhand equipment will not be as good quality due to wear and tear and doesn't have a fixed price).

To those looking to buy an instrument just to learn on, I'll say this; I recently decided to take up the ukelele for fun, but my local "serious" music shop were asking £39 for their cheapest model. Not wanting to blow that much on an instrument I might not take to, instead I found a cheap unbranded ukelele from a charity shop for a fiver and guess what? It looks, plays and sounds pretty much the same as any other ukelele and I've had great fun playing it.

The moral of the story is not "buy cheap, buy twice" but "buy cheap, save money"! Which is after all why we come on this site.....
Edited by: "UncleWilly" 25th Nov 2014

UncleWilly,

Re-read your post. You bought 2nd hand instead of new! Very Sensible and in the spirit of HUKD. Just the same as the advice given to the OP.
HUKD is not just about cheap, its about getting the best VALUE out of the pound in your pocket. This is sadly misunderstood on here, and many high quality items are voted cold by people who just see 'expensive' rather than 'value for money'.
Anyway, glad you enjoy the Ukulele. sounds like you got a bargain!

I was clearly not trying to get anybody to spend more unnecessarily however I was trying to get a good deal for the op which is what the site is about. Something new for £40 that is rubbish is not a good deal compared to something immaculate secondhand for the same money but of a different league in quality which enables them to learn to play better rather than gaining bad habits whilst working around the dodgy workmanship of a cheaply, badly made instrument.

Quality of an adequate level is not out of reach with the op's budget which is clearly what I was implying at all times.

It's people like you that ruin the good will of this site. I was trying to help without making them spend a higher budget therefore get them better value for their budget. That's what a good deal is!

Perhaps this would be more suitable:

gak.co.uk/en/…454
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