I don't know what other options are out there but I bought a Santos Martinez half size for my son for around £60 (around 10 years ago, so not sure what's available now, realise this isn't entirely helpful!) and I would suggest spending something like that (on just the guitar) to get something that they won't hate after a few weeks. You can probably sell it again for decent money as long as it isn't trashed. You basically need something that will keep them playing until they're ready to get a full size guitar where there are plenty of good quality affordable options at various price points (including used, of course). The other thing to consider is going to a decent local music shop who sells cheap guitars as they might even do a basic setup on it before selling, which cheap guitars certainly do benefit from.
Yes but what other option do kids have given that schools usually offer choir /piano or violin as the only options?
“Everything you need to get started”...and quit a week later, cheap guitars are notoriously difficult to play and invariably end up discouraging the young learner.
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Basically you are sanding off the base of both the nut and saddle, but it's dead easy to go too far so order two of each ;) Seriously, if you don't know what youre doing get someone else to sort it (but it's not difficult) I got mine from eBay / China for a couple of quid a set, the original plastic nut just snaps off with a little tap ... Vids on the tube.
how do you lower?
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Just purchased some phono leads from this company, arrived today. Service bang on.
Think you've sort of missed the point mate ....no one's going to be looking at this for a ' normal guitar ' I always thought these double guitars came about via Jimmy page who wanted to be able to play stair way live . ....but I'm sure I've seen a picture somewhere of Elvis Presley holding one in the 50's or 60's I leave it to someone else to Google it
Cold. You can't make a single solid guitar for that money, imagine a double neck. Not to mention that they are uncomfortable. I would dread to even imagine the quality of this. Just because if looks like a guitar doesn't mean that it is.
I haven't played a Cort electric, but I absolutely love their acoustics, especially the Cort Luce 450 - tonally it's gorgeous and compares to acoustics 5 times the price.
I like the Corts. Played one at Richard's Stratford on Avon and loved it, very nearly bought it. I understand that they also make some of the lower priced Ibanez and G&L models as a contractor.
I was looking at this thinking why on Earth would anybody wanted 6 packs of strings all with completely different gauges.... took a while to register the word “coaster” (cheeky)
Harley Benton THIS ONE with an additional better set of strings is good value.
2 to 3 hundred quid second hand all day You won't go wrong ...and you would most likely get your money back.maybe more selling it on if you wanted to shift it on later Just check the neck is straight . ...if you like the look of it and how it feels then everything else can be sorted out later Last one I bought ...strings were rusty ..gunk on the fret board ..scratch in the body ..wouldn't stay in tune ..one part of one of the pick ups had a hairline crack in it . Still bought it ..cleaned it up .oiled the fret board ...bit of light t cut on the scratch ..new strings and its one of my favourite guitars
The quality of Gear4Music guitars is really, really poor. Pretty much any other brand at £200+ will be a better guitar than this, The ONLY reason to buy is for the looks but the novelty of those looks will quickly fade.
Cold, can't hang it up on my wall.
i loved my G3T and yes in the late 80s you looked super cool playing one in a band. but nothing beats Mike Rutherford and his Steinberger - he was the coolest
I had the G3T in the 80’s,when you played in a pop covers band is was obligatory to own one (that’s my son, he’s a bass player now
It looks as if it can't decide what shape it wants to be, if that's a plus or a negative i'm not sure.
Sweeeeet! I think you're off the hook with that...
Completely forgot!... It came with a stand too. I have however bought this https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00I0UMCLW?ref=ppx_pt2_mob_b_prod_image As space is at a premium in my office.
Nice. The other item I suggest you buy is a guitar stand. The theory is that you will practice more often, if it’s visible and ready to play https://www.amazon.co.uk/RockJam-Universal-frame-Guitar-Guitars/dp/B01C5G2TQY
It's scarcely beleiveable but I bought a Tanglewood TW55 on Shpock for £80 https://www.promenademusic.co.uk/Tanglewood-TW55-N The seller had inherited it, obviously couldn't play well and didn't know guitars. It was old and dusty, with rusty strings that immediately snapped. It was listed as a TW5 - the label had faded so that it looked like "TW5" instead of "TW55" but even if it had been a TW5 it would have been an unbelievable deal. I completely cleaned it up and it was perfect. I've actually had pangs of guilt but I'm very poor - aboiut 100 times worse off than he seemed to be so I didn't offer any more money. Am I evil?
Hi. I m also in a similar boat, looking for my first guitar. I'm left handed so choice is a bit more limited. I seen various fender guitars such as ones posted on hotdeals like fender cd60s. Any recommended Yamaha guitars for lefties? I would appreciate any suggestions if anyone can kindly help. Thanks in advance
I went for it and must say I am very happy with it. Sounds great through my pignose.
Just received this yesterday thanks to your post. I am using it on a gs mini and for the price, the sound is actually pretty good although I wouldn’t say it captures its true characteristics. The only real downside is the wire coming from the sound hole and so it is not something you would leave on but only takes a minute to remove. In the end I will likely buy a K and K pure mini but for the price this is great.
I had one of these, it was pretty good though I upgraded it to a Fishman Rare Earth Blend. The friend I sold it to is happy with it too.
The "Harley Benton TrueTone SH-30 Pro Active" looks interesting. Shame about the Brexit fee (UPS' £10.50 Brokerage) you now get on Thomann orders.
This price range can get you a good fender, epiphone or ibanez, but then again this is also a great choice
used ibanez prestige
Picked up the 24 In Tobacco last year. Super versatile if you’re looking for something of an ‘all rounder’ good range of tones from the 2 HB’s and the ability to split to 2 singles by pulling up the tone knob I love the look of it as well, the finish is great and compared with a lot of guitars I’ve owned at this price range, the quality and aesthetic of it is far superior to its peers. Those bird inlays 👌🏻 To each their own. Totally depends on what you’re into but if you want something where you can delve into different tones and styles, you can do a lot worse
PRS SE 245 Standard is still available on PMT's website for £449 (including free delivery), so..... Also, worth noting that this and the one on Ebay might be an older version as PMT stocks another PRS SE 245 Standard for £519 and the pick ups on that look different... https://www.pmtonline.co.uk/prs-2018-se-245-standard-electric-guitar-in-tobacco-sunburst?utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItJHC5eWK8AIVELrtCh3-zQDyEAUYASABEgIVL_D_BwE
Been eyeing up the Tremonti Custom for a while. Does anyone know whether they are worth paying the extra £300 for over these or is it better to settle for a Standard and save the $$$? From the few comparisons I've found it would seem the main differences are mostly cosmetic but if anyone has any further info I'd appreciate it.
I had one of these and sold it. Regretted it ever since. Nice and light neck is thin easy to hit the notes and just really fun to play. Not to mention fantastic looking.