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Old 11-09-2012, 12:47 PM   #91 (permalink)
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Alright, here's a question: I'm looking for an electric guitar on a $1,000 - $2,000 budget. I want one that is either baritone or semi-hollow with a really good sound (duh), a pretty finish (either red or a natural color), and nice sustain. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:55 PM   #92 (permalink)
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Hey I've finally decided to pick up electric guitar which has been a dream if mine sense middle school and I need opinions on what my first guitar should be take note that I'm new and am trying to lean to rock and metal no better advice then from someone who knows his stuff much appreciated mate
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:09 AM   #93 (permalink)
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Alright, here's a question: I'm looking for an electric guitar on a $1,000 - $2,000 budget. I want one that is either baritone or semi-hollow with a really good sound (duh), a pretty finish (either red or a natural color), and nice sustain. Any suggestions?
Fender used to sell a swanky looking Baritone Jaguar, it's been discontinued since 2006 but I saw one of the guys from Tortoise using one and it was awesome. Can't really comment on a semi-hollow.

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Hey I've finally decided to pick up electric guitar which has been a dream if mine sense middle school and I need opinions on what my first guitar should be take note that I'm new and am trying to lean to rock and metal no better advice then from someone who knows his stuff much appreciated mate
Honestly, it doesn't matter. Here are the main criteria you need to consider for your first guitar:

1 - Straight neck - Just hold the guitar flat up to eye level so the strap peg at the bottom of the body is around the tip of your nose and eyeball the surface of the neck. As long as you can see straight down to the nut without curvature you're set.

2 - It has to stay in tune - This is kind of hard to check if you don't already know how to play a little. Check to make sure the tuning pegs are solid and there's no wiggle or looseness in the mechanism.

3 - It has to look cool - This seems superficial but for your first instrument the core purpose is learning to play the instrument. If you don't think it's cool when you look at it, you're not going to feel cool when you pick it up, and you're less likely to practice and develop an ability to play.

If you've got a friend who can already play then definitely bring them along when you shop for your first guitar, they can help troubleshoot the first 2 points, #3 is all you. Also, don't spend more than $200-$300 on your first guitar either, give yourself a year to learn the instrument and figure out what sounds and tones you like most so that you can upgrade to a better instrument that will satisfy your playing style the most.

One last thing. DO NOT buy a beginner / learner guitar with a whammy bar. It will cause so many hassles with tuning and action. Just NO! NO NO NO!
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:27 AM   #94 (permalink)
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I'm looking for a fluent acoustic guitar which is extremely cheap (talking around 70 gbp = 110 usd, preferably around 50 gbp = 80 usd), and good for beginners. And by fluent, I mean that it has the sort of sound you hear in most Opeth songs.


So in essence the best acoustics for 50-90ish. I can go no higher than 90.

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Old 12-30-2012, 09:35 AM   #95 (permalink)
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Alright, here's a question: I'm looking for an electric guitar on a $1,000 - $2,000 budget. I want one that is either baritone or semi-hollow with a really good sound (duh), a pretty finish (either red or a natural color), and nice sustain. Any suggestions?
That's enough for a decent Gibson.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:49 AM   #96 (permalink)
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I've kept an eye on this 'ahadi786' dude from eBay. Hugely positive reviews (over 97% positive), and the guitars are only around 45 gbp = 72 usd. But then there's the Epiphone's which are like 80 gbp but are awesome. What do you think? Maybe I should go with the cheapest first, just to get used to them.
Other options are A. the F310, B. the Martin Smith W-401E, C. an Epiphone DR-100 or PR-100, or D. Any acoustic under or equal to 100 gbp = 160 usd.

Thanks a lot for your advice.

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Old 12-31-2012, 01:18 PM   #97 (permalink)
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:42 PM   #98 (permalink)
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I am looking to get a cello. It would be the first time I play a string instrument, but I have some experience playing clarinet and piano. I wouldn't use it for any performances or anything of the sort, only as a hobby.

The Cecilio CCO-200 seems sketchy but is incredibly cheap and comes bundled with several other useful items.

I found the Engelhardt E55 at a music store I trust more but it is more expensive and doesn't come as part of a bundle.

I couldn't find much information about either of them. Does anybody have any tips? Or suggestions on other cheap cellos?
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:29 PM   #99 (permalink)
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Hey guys and girls, I'm new to the forums, so nice to meet you all!
I am planning on buying a new Acoustic guitar, and was wondering what to choose. I'm mainly going to use the guitar unplugged, so I care more about the Acoustic sound. And well, the price limit is something close to $400. I'm thinking about the Ovation CC24, but would like to hear some objections or alternatives. Thanks in advance!

I've posted a thread earlier with the same question, before seeing this thread, sorry for that. Remove it if necessary
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:35 PM   #100 (permalink)
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Picked up a Blue Moon mandolin. I'm not a mandolin conniseur but this is really good for the price I paid. Only trouble I've had is the G string goes out of tune pretty frequently.
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