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Old 03-27-2006, 10:21 AM   #1
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PLEBAns Please Help Me Find A Guitar?!

Hi everyone! I need some held with choosing a guitar to buy, It needs to be cheap and good quality. Its my first time buying a guitar so any help is much appreciated!

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Old 03-27-2006, 10:27 AM   #2
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with guitars cheap and good quality.. well it depends on a lot of things.. the amplifier should be decent at least..
If youre a starter, you can get basic elec. guitars for 100 € inc. amp... but if you wanna go pro, it's gonna be expensive soon enough!
I know the best guitar for U2 stuff is the Fender Stratocaster(o.a. used by Edge on streets and Pride, and also on Sunday Bloody Sunday in the early days) that one is expensive, about 529€..

I think the best thing to do is just go to a music store, ask around, tell them what you're looking for, what you want... and let them inform you!

I want to play the guitar myself, but I don't know how, so with a few friends we're going to ask a music teacher from my school(guitarist in a great,but unknown, band) if he can teach us the basics...
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Threse no music stores around here.
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:35 AM   #4
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Threse no music stores around here.
how were you going ot get a guitar then? I shouldn't buy that over the internet, since an instrument is a very sensitive thing.. you never know...
maybe somebody you know knows about it and can help you a bit?
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I was gonna go all the way to London to a guitar shop, but I checked out their website and they look to expensive. I was thinking of getting it from the internet because I don't know any guitar shops and I have asked around.

I know what you're saying though about it being sensitive and everything. I'm on soundsmusical.com at the moment, they do look reliable, but I'll have to ask around even more now.
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well, I can sound stupid now, but I think you should hold the instrument in your own hands before deciding anything...
do you know how to play?
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No, thats why, I want to learn.

By the way, I don't quite understand your first line.
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No, thats why, I want to learn.

By the way, I don't quite understand your first line.
never mind... but if you want to learn it, I'm always told that you should learn the basic on an accoustic guitar first ... I do have my fathers accoustic in my room... but haven't done anything with it yet..
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www.soundsmusical.com is a good site for guitars, my first guitar was a red Fender Strat, it wasn't too much and it came with an amp and a few other things, it's a good website - check it out.
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I recently brought my first guitar (electric) on eBay for $9.99, but shipping was about $60 which altogether is not bad. So I would suggest eBay as a place to look.
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My sis is selling her electric guitar, navy blue and white Fender Squire...
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never mind... but if you want to learn it, I'm always told that you should learn the basic on an accoustic guitar first ... I do have my fathers accoustic in my room... but haven't done anything with it yet..
I think this is somewhat myth. My friend plays guitar (any kind...she played onstage w/ U2 twice) and I swear I've heard her say electric is actually easier. Most parents start their kids on accoustic because of the volume
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^ That's true. I've never played acoustic, and when my friends bought her acoustic round, I've found it harder to play. It's just what your used to I guess.
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^^ Agreed. I learned on acoustic, and when I got an electric, I found it easier to play. The strings on the electric are thinner and easier to play overall. I just learned on a decent acoustic and that suited me well enough. But I agree with what Galeongirl was saying, it really helps to actually hold the guitar and buy what feels right. It's one of those "You have to experience it to get it" things.

Good luck finding a guitar!
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Oh, I forgot to mention. www.musiciansfriend.com is a pretty decent site as well. I don't know if you're interested because it's American based, but they have beginners packs for fairly cheap. I bought a mandolin off of them and it came in good condition, so I'd say they're a trustworthy site.
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Thank You eveyone! This is so much help!
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Does anyone think this is any good?

http://www.soundsmusical.com/product.asp?productid=7207
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Does anyone think this is any good?

http://www.soundsmusical.com/product.asp?productid=7207
Looks like a good choice to me! (But I think I'd pick either the black or the blue one. )
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^ Cheers mate!

What do you think of this one? Its electro acoustic.

http://www.soundsmusical.com/product...oductid=133609

Does anyone know if electro acoustic guitars can be played unplugged?
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Ooooooooh. I want an electric acoustic. I'd assume that they sound the same as an acoustic when unplugged. I love the rich tone they have (when plugged in.)

"An electro acoustic guitar is exactly the same as an acoustic guitar in every way. The thing that makes an electro acoustic different is that it also includes a built in microphone or pickup and a pre amp which then allows you to plug a normal guitar lead into the guitar and thereby plug straight into an acoustic guitar amplifier, PA system or recording device."

I'd get a better opinion from someone who owns an ea guitar, but I'd say go for it. You're getting two in one going that route.
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