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Old 10-12-2008, 03:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What would you reccomend for a beginner?

for a beginner,what would be a good guitar to start with?
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olp axis clone
or a maton ms500 if you can stretch it
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Honestly for a first guitar I wouldn't go that far. Most people quit pretty quickly, sad though that is. The few that keep with it usually buy guitars of that level as their second guitars.

Jm, in all honesty, a Squier affinity Fat strat, or a Yamaha Pacifica will give you a great stable platform to learn the basics on, and they are both readily upgradeable with new pickups and so on for not much money if you stick with it and want something better without splashing out on a whole new guitar.

And they're both quite cheap too.
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for a beginner,what would be a good guitar to start with?
you could also try reading the reply i gave you when you posted this exact same thread / message / SPAM on another forum yesterday.
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Most people quit pretty quickly, sad though that is. The few that keep with it usually buy guitars of that level as their second guitars.
I agree.

I think age is also a factor when choosing - in my opinion a younger person will find a nylon string 1/2 size pr 3/4 size easier on the fingers, and (of course) a cheap classical guitar is Cheap!

Then after a month or so move onto Amps and Electricity...
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Honestly for a first guitar I wouldn't go that far. Most people quit pretty quickly, sad though that is. The few that keep with it usually buy guitars of that level as their second guitars.

Jm, in all honesty, a Squier affinity Fat strat, or a Yamaha Pacifica will give you a great stable platform to learn the basics on, and they are both readily upgradeable with new pickups and so on for not much money if you stick with it and want something better without splashing out on a whole new guitar.

And they're both quite cheap too.
the olp guitars are around the same price as squiers...and play a hell of a lot better
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i think the fender squier was a pretty good beginner guitar, you can get a box set with all the beginnings for like 300 bucks
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They are but they re also really hit and miss, and a beginner cant really tell the difference.
Luck of the draw.
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I learned on an Ibanez. I think they are a great guitar.
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Go to your local flee market and pick up an acoustic for $40. Make sure this is something you really want to invest money in. After that, decide if you want to stick with acoustic or go electric for your next guitar. Anyone at your local guitar center should be able to help a bit, but on electric, squire strats are a good way to go for a beginner.
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