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Old 01-21-2017, 01:35 AM   #161 (permalink)
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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.


IBANEZ GRG121DX -
Mahogany body
GRG maple neck
Bound rosewood fretboard
Sharktooth inlays
24 jumbo frets
2x IBZ-6 humbuckers
Fixed bridge
Black hardware
Black Finish


IBANEZ GRG170DX -
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


IBANEZ GAX30 -
GAX Neck
Agathis Body
Large Frets
Fixed Bridge
PSND1 Neck and PSND2 Bridge Humbuckers


STAGG G300TCH -
2 x Humbucker w/ nickel covers
22 frets w/ pearloid inlays
fixed bridge


STAGG L400BK -
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


YAMAHA PACIFICA 112RM -
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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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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Old 01-29-2018, 07:01 PM   #164 (permalink)
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So... I'm seriously considering learning guitar. I'm much more interested in acoustic than electric, so I'd buy one of those.

Three questions for you guitar aficionados (esp. Plankton and Chula):
1. Although I'm looking for a starter, I'd like to get something of fairly good quality. What brands should I look for?
2. How much should I budget?
3. What features should I look for? i.e. strings, neck, etc.
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Strings and a neck would be quite beneficial.
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Strings and a neck would be quite beneficial.
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Takamine is a good starter brand but make sure that you don't get a clunker.
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So... I'm seriously considering learning guitar. I'm much more interested in acoustic than electric, so I'd buy one of those.

Three questions for you guitar aficionados (esp. Plankton and Chula):
1. Although I'm looking for a starter, I'd like to get something of fairly good quality. What brands should I look for?
2. How much should I budget?
3. What features should I look for? i.e. strings, neck, etc.
What IS your budget? You need to start there. Have you ever played guitar before? How much will you be able to dedicate to it on average the first 3 months?
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What IS your budget? You need to start there. Have you ever played guitar before? How much will you be able to dedicate to it on average the first 3 months?
$300 is the most I'd want to spend. If I could get something quality for $200 or less, that would be great, but I'd rather spend a bit more to get something I'll enjoy playing.

When I was younger, I used to hack around on a guitar we used to have around the house, but I probably stretched the definition of "playing." I am decent on the ukulele, though.

I'd say 30-60 minutes per day would be a reasonable estimate. I should stipulate that I learned piano the "right" way, by playing lots of scales and arpeggios, and I'd take the same fundamental approach to any other instrument.

The thing is that I've reached the point where I'm realistically not going to get any better at piano without an inordinate amount of work, and I miss the fun of getting better at an instrument.
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Old 01-30-2018, 08:03 AM   #170 (permalink)
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So... I'm seriously considering learning guitar. I'm much more interested in acoustic than electric, so I'd buy one of those.

Three questions for you guitar aficionados (esp. Plankton and Chula):
1. Although I'm looking for a starter, I'd like to get something of fairly good quality. What brands should I look for?
2. How much should I budget?
3. What features should I look for? i.e. strings, neck, etc.
If I were to start all over again, I'd go with something like this:

Fender Classic Design Series CD-140SCE Cutaway Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar Black | Guitar Center

You'll have a great starter guitar that can also be plugged in so you can test future effects and amps, but make sure to get it set-up properly with any truss rod and saddle adjustments if necessary. Also, starting with an acoustic is, imo, the best way to develop muscle memory early on since fretting one takes a little more effort than most non-acoustics, but make sure you're learning proper technique and hand placement first:

https://www.guitarhabits.com/how-to-...-positioning/#

Like anything new, it'll feel awkward starting out but keep at it and you'll find a comfort level that will be the foundation of your musical journey. Start off proper and build that solid foundation, but most importantly... be bold and fearless in your discoveries. Good luck my young friend.
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