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Old 01-21-2017, 01:35 AM   #161 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Snatsnoff View Post
I need help. I've never played a guitar before and i want to start on a electric guitar. I'm really into old school rock. I've heard that i shouldn't start with a guitar which has whammy bar. But what the hell do i know, all i know is by reading online, everyone has a different opinion online, so i have no clue what's true and whats not. All the guitars i listed below are around 200. What do you think of them and what else do you suggest.

Mahogany body
GRG maple neck
Bound rosewood fretboard
Sharktooth inlays
24 jumbo frets
2x IBZ-6 humbuckers
Fixed bridge
Black hardware
Black Finish

Basswood Body
GRG1 Maple Neck
24 Medium Frets
Rosewood Fretboard
FAT-10 Bridge
PSND1(H) neck pickup, PSNDS(S) Mid Pickup, PSND2(H) Bridge Pickup

GAX Neck
Agathis Body
Large Frets
Fixed Bridge
PSND1 Neck and PSND2 Bridge Humbuckers

2 x Humbucker w/ nickel covers
22 frets w/ pearloid inlays
fixed bridge

Pickups: 2 x Humbucker w/ gold-plated nickel cover
Pickup Selector Switch: 3-way
Arch Top w/ B&W binding
Body: Solid Alder - Neck: Hard Maple set neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
22 frets
Bridge: fixed Tune-O-Matic-style
Machine heads: Diecast, gold-plated nickel

22 frets
S/S/H pickups
Solid Alder Body
Maple Neck
Rosewood Fingerboard
I don't have the hard experience of playing all these instruments, but I do have some bits that might help.

Overall that Yamaha will be your most diverse option. Classic rock is a mixture of single and double coil sounds, as well as semi/hollow bodies depending on what band you look at. The best way to cover all this ground is to either have split-able humbuckers (a feature that will put you in a higher price bracket), or have access to both single and double coils, which the Yamaha provides.

A co-worker has that GAX and he's a metal guy through and through. It should be noted dual humbuckers would cover later/hard rock as well as metal, but if you're also looking at earlier stuff from like the 60s you may want to keep that single coil option.
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Old 01-21-2017, 10:28 AM   #162 (permalink)
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I wanna get a starter guitar? Figure I should start actually learning to play.

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I'll check that dictionary, but in the meantime I'm impressed - as is everyone else in the world - by your eloquence, obvious accomplishments and success, and the evidence of your blazingly high intelligence.
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:44 PM   #163 (permalink)
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Does anyone here play the harp, by chance? Would it be completely unreasonable for me to buy a 19-string pixie harp (with no prior musical experience)? I initially wanted to buy a santoor/hammered dulcimer, but those are a bit over my budget. Would a lap harp or lyre be more realistic to start with?
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