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    • ianh1956
    • By ianh1956 1st Jun 18, 2:00 PM
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    0 WOW
    New guitar
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    • 1st Jun 18, 2:00 PM
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    New guitar 1st Jun 18 at 2:00 PM
    Looking at getting a new guitar, after years of not playing thought I would get back into it. Found a few places online offering 0% interest repayment for 6-12 months such as pmt online, has anyone here got any recommendations I may have missed?
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    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 2nd Jun 18, 10:30 AM
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    acoustic ? electric ?
    • borkid
    • By borkid 2nd Jun 18, 6:06 PM
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    What type? Second hand is often better value.
    • ianh1956
    • By ianh1956 5th Jun 18, 12:19 PM
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    • 5th Jun 18, 12:19 PM
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    • 5th Jun 18, 12:19 PM
    I currently have an electric so would like to stick to that I think. Currently have a strat but have been looking at the lower end Gretsch's. Where would be best for s/h, the usual places, eBay gumtree etc?
    • zx81
    • By zx81 5th Jun 18, 12:32 PM
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    • 5th Jun 18, 12:32 PM
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    • 5th Jun 18, 12:32 PM
    I'd be hunting around the music shops. Guitars are far too personal a preference for me to buy one without test driving it extensively.
    • ianh1956
    • By ianh1956 5th Jun 18, 4:20 PM
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    • 5th Jun 18, 4:20 PM
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    • 5th Jun 18, 4:20 PM
    Very true, you can't get the feel of the instrument looking at pics online ha
    • borkid
    • By borkid 5th Jun 18, 5:46 PM
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    • 5th Jun 18, 5:46 PM
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    • 5th Jun 18, 5:46 PM
    I currently have an electric so would like to stick to that I think. Currently have a strat but have been looking at the lower end Gretsch's. Where would be best for s/h, the usual places, eBay gumtree etc?
    Originally posted by ianh1956
    When I've bought second hand it's always been from friends or friends of friends. I play classical though and it's a much closer knit circle especially when a couple of friends have been through the music college route and know a lot of people.


    Take someone with you who knows more than you and give yourself time to think it over before committing.
    • ianh1956
    • By ianh1956 6th Jun 18, 9:52 AM
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    • 6th Jun 18, 9:52 AM
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    • 6th Jun 18, 9:52 AM
    I have been playing for a bit now so know what to look out for in terms of quality, may be a case of drawing up a list of local places and getting around them for a look I think
    • Soulginge
    • By Soulginge 26th Jul 18, 12:55 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 12:55 PM
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    • 26th Jul 18, 12:55 PM
    It would definitely be best to just play as many different guitars as possible. Choose what kind of thing you want, Tele, Archtop, Les Paul, etc and just play them. Don't always presume that high price equals playability or quality, the Mexican Fenders for example are absolutely wonderful and cost half the price of an American Standard. The lower end Gretsch guitars are also pretty well put together, good reviews online. Once you find a good one, you might be lucky and find an example online for cheaper, but it must be said, if you find a good one you should probably just go with that one.
    • CarmenEllis
    • By CarmenEllis 9th Aug 18, 12:00 PM
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    I have an acoustic guitar. It is much relaible to use.
    • earlywormgetsthebird
    • By earlywormgetsthebird 12th Aug 18, 8:16 PM
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    One word: Ibanez



    Or at least it was always that way, when I was last looking to buy an electric guitar. And this poster can only trust Ibanez have kept their reputation going, in the few years since I last bought one, to this day.



    In other words, of the widely established manufacturers, Ibanez seemed to have no interest of in making 'nothing much to write home about' guitars, simply to make their expensive models look better.



    Every model of guitar that Ibanez makes, from their cheap to their expensive models, has that assured stamp of quality, oozing through every inch of its being. You, can't, in other words, go wrong with an Ibanez. Trust others who've owned an Ibanez would agree and HTH someone, even if a lil' late to the thread (with apologies) for the OP.
    Last edited by earlywormgetsthebird; 12-08-2018 at 8:21 PM.
    • interstellaflyer
    • By interstellaflyer 23rd Aug 18, 10:24 AM
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    One word: Ibanez



    Or at least it was always that way, when I was last looking to buy an electric guitar. And this poster can only trust Ibanez have kept their reputation going, in the few years since I last bought one, to this day.



    In other words, of the widely established manufacturers, Ibanez seemed to have no interest of in making 'nothing much to write home about' guitars, simply to make their expensive models look better.



    Every model of guitar that Ibanez makes, from their cheap to their expensive models, has that assured stamp of quality, oozing through every inch of its being. You, can't, in other words, go wrong with an Ibanez. Trust others who've owned an Ibanez would agree and HTH someone, even if a lil' late to the thread (with apologies) for the OP.
    Originally posted by earlywormgetsthebird
    Sounds just like someone who works in the Ibanez marketing department. Ibanez guitars are no better than any other reputable brand and just like other brands some people love them, some hate them.

    The Op would be better advised to go to music shops and try some guitars out rather than blindly quoting specific brands.
    I hate football and do wish people wouldn't keep talking about it like it's the most important thing in the world
    • interstellaflyer
    • By interstellaflyer 23rd Aug 18, 10:35 AM
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    I have an acoustic guitar. It is much relaible to use.
    Originally posted by CarmenEllis
    Really, care to elaborate?

    Routine maintenance on a hardtail (non trem/whammy bar) electric guitar is very simple, changing strings is a doddle compared to acoustic guitars, especially nylon strung classical guitars and electric guitars (barring floyd rose type set ups) are much easier to set up your self, you can raise and lower the action to taste and they are easy to intonate, these jobs on an acoustic guitar would almost certainly involve paying a luthier.
    I hate football and do wish people wouldn't keep talking about it like it's the most important thing in the world
    • hangthedj
    • By hangthedj 14th Sep 18, 4:02 PM
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    guitar-auctions
    Amazing range of guitars for auction here:

    https://guitar-auctions.co.uk

    Next auction December, just in time for Xmas!
    • Soulginge
    • By Soulginge 24th Sep 18, 11:28 AM
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    Really, care to elaborate?

    Routine maintenance on a hardtail (non trem/whammy bar) electric guitar is very simple, changing strings is a doddle compared to acoustic guitars, especially nylon strung classical guitars and electric guitars (barring floyd rose type set ups) are much easier to set up your self, you can raise and lower the action to taste and they are easy to intonate, these jobs on an acoustic guitar would almost certainly involve paying a luthier.
    I've had an acoustic guitar I bought new in 2007, I've never had to adjust intonation or string height ever. It has performed perfectly every time I have used it, and I've used it a lot. So much so, I've worn a hole through the top from strumming. It's still going strong.
    • andygb
    • By andygb 4th Oct 18, 2:21 PM
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    I have a couple of electric guitars, a Yamaha Pacifica which is over twenty years old and a Squier Strat which I bought off Ebay for 40. Both have maple necks with a rosewood fingerboard, a combination which I prefer. I don't play as much as I did, but the Squier really surprised me particularly after putting in a new set of strings.
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