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Old 12-14-2013, 12:10 PM   #841 (permalink)
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oh that makes it a lot better then. check out some amazon reviews of it, but again from what i have heard it sounds like a great (and fun) tool for a guitarist who is starting out.
thanks fancy...looking at some video reviews now (but for me, it was more important to get feedback from you guys)...i trust you guys

one more question....
if he does continue with it, i'd like to buy him a "beginners' electric
any suggestions ?...and what should i be spending ?
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:53 PM   #842 (permalink)
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Can't hurt for him to try it out.

The only way to get better and learn is by practicing and this looks like it would be a good practice tool.
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Old 12-14-2013, 12:56 PM   #843 (permalink)
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thanks fancy...looking at some video reviews now (but for me, it was more important to get feedback from you guys)...i trust you guys

one more question....
if he does continue with it, i'd like to buy him a "beginners' electric
any suggestions ?...and what should i be spending ?
Lots of good, cheaper guitars under 500. I wouldn't just buy him one though.
You never know what he's going to feel most comfortable playing or what sound he's going to like. I'd spend a day bumming around a few stores letting him try stuff out and buy him the one he digs.
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Can't hurt for him to try it out.

The only way to get better and learn is by practicing and this looks like it would be a good practice tool.
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Lots of good, cheaper guitars under 500. I wouldn't just buy him one though.
You never know what he's going to feel most comfortable playing or what sound he's going to like. I'd spend a day bumming around a few stores letting him try stuff out and buy him the one he digs.
thanks Acie
looking online right now...there's a store in my area (Long & McQuade Musical Instruments) that seems to carry a good selection

a few i'm looking at...

Epiphone - G-310 SG Standard...$275
Squier - Custom Tele II...$279
Ibanez - GRG170DX - Black Night...$239

i'd be willing to pay those prices...but your idea of letting him sit down with them is bang on

will take your advice and do just that
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i'd stay away from the ibanez. other than that, let him try them out.
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i'd stay away from the ibanez. other than that, let him try them out.
thanks trane
curious...why not the Ibanez ?
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curious...why not the Ibanez ?
i just think the fender-gibson/squier-epi lines are classier and cooler, and typically better made. there are plenty of good ibanez guitars, but i'd trust a knock-off strat before a cheap ibanez. also, ibanez are mostly rocker/metal guitars and the squier-epi's are more versatile and old school.

but a lot of what i'm saying is because i don't like hair metal anymore, and that's the first think i think of when i think ibanez. steve vai as opposed to hendrix, in a broad example.
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i just think the fender-gibson/squier-epi lines are classier and cooler, and typically better made. there are plenty of good ibanez guitars, but i'd trust a knock-off strat before a cheap ibanez. also, ibanez are mostly rocker/metal guitars and the squier-epi's are more versatile and old school.

but a lot of what i'm saying is because i don't like hair metal anymore, and that's the first think i think of when i think ibanez. steve vai as opposed to hendrix, in a broad example.
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i'd like it to be as versatile as possible so i'll keep what you said in mind

i'll leave the final decision to him of course...as long as it fits my budget
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Epiphone - G-310 SG Standard...$275
Squier - Custom Tele II...$279
That squier tele is solid and i'm sure that Sg is decent too. I have a higher model epiphone Sg and it's a fantastic guitar. Not sure about that 310 one although i'm sure it's good - most epiphones are solid players.

Epiphones and squiers are probably the best 'starter' guitars around. One great thing about them is that they will take most fender and gibson parts so they are easy to upgrade if he chooses that route. I would also really recommend squier's VM line (stands for vintage modified). I find it to be an amazing value and the guitar performs WAY better than one would expect from the pricetag. Pretty much every fender type guitar can be found within the VM line. I've got a jaguar and it's KILLER - my favorite guitar i own.
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:09 AM   #850 (permalink)
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we always open our gifts on Christmas eve...just wanted to thank everyone here once again...the guitar and Rocksmith game was an absolute hit

he was speechless for about 20 min...just kept staring at the guitar
then he ran upstairs and proceeded to hook everything up

so once again, thanks for your help guys


oh and btw...i didn't realize the "game" taught lefties as well...looks like i might have to indulge myself in the near future
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Old 12-25-2013, 10:18 AM   #851 (permalink)
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glad it was a success!
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thought i'd post some progress on my Squier Jag.

Put on a fender trem + a new mustang bridge + MOP pickguard.

She's surf-tastic.



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Beautiful fancy. How does she sound?

I'm a sucker for surf green.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:42 AM   #854 (permalink)
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Beautiful fancy. How does she sound?

I'm a sucker for surf green.
Thanks! it sounds awesome. The pickups are seymour duncan's low end "duncan designed" ones and they are right up my alley. Nice range from vintage jangle and pop to a smooth mellowness from the rhythm circuit.

the biggest weakness to the VM line of jags and Jazzmasters is the bridge and that's been the case since they came out in the 60s. The mustang bridge (and a neck shim) has it playing very nicely.
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Usually very difficult to keep them in tune. The mustang bridge should help with that.
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Usually very difficult to keep them in tune. The mustang bridge should help with that.
tuning has been really good and i use a good deal of tremolo too. The biggest thing with tuning i find is to open up the nut. I have done this with most of my guitars after i get them, which is to file and widen most of the string slots so they're not getting pinched.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:57 AM   #858 (permalink)
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Im going to pay tribute to the late Paco de Lucia. One of best ever. One of my favorite artist. Skill, passion, class. I attended his funeral.

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i always found spanish guitar playing to be so technically impressive and sublime.

On a lighter note, i came across an amusing picture looking at guitar culture. I agree with it for the most part.
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