Best electric guitar for me! :)

Discussion in 'rec.music.guitar' started by Jennifer Huyenh, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. Hi im jenn and as u can tell im a girl.. well ive been playing on a
    washburn acoustic guitar for about 3 or 4 years now, and i want to buy
    a electric guitar. im 14 now soo i dont want a very expensive guitar
    but one that will do until i get a job in 2 years(hopefully) or 3. So
    if u could help in choosing a decent guitar for now id be very
    thankful. I think i should probably get a used guitar so i wouldnt
    have to spend that much money right now. But any suggestions on tis
    topic of mine would help! :)

    The most thanks,
    Jenn H.
  2. Zonmail

    Zonmail Guest

    << im 14 now soo i dont want a very expensive guitar
    but one that will do until i get a job in 2 years(hopefully) or 3. >><BR><BR>

    Jen,

    How much do you want to spend? Do you want a solid body or semi-hollow? what
    type of music do you play?
  3. On 26 Aug 2003 22:43:04 -0700, lildudette899@hotmail.com (Jennifer
    Huyenh) wrote:

    >Hi im jenn and as u can tell im a girl.. well ive been playing on a
    >washburn acoustic guitar for about 3 or 4 years now, and i want to buy
    >a electric guitar. im 14 now soo i dont want a very expensive guitar
    >but one that will do until i get a job in 2 years(hopefully) or 3. So
    >if u could help in choosing a decent guitar for now id be very
    >thankful. I think i should probably get a used guitar so i wouldnt
    >have to spend that much money right now. But any suggestions on tis
    >topic of mine would help! :)
    >
    >The most thanks,
    >Jenn H.


    Cop trolling for pervs, IMO.

    If not, look at a Yamaha Pacifica.

    Texas Pete
  4. JmsDvd

    JmsDvd Guest

    Hi Jenn...How about find a small friendly music store (not one of the super
    stores) in your area, that handles used equipment. A good and cheap place to
    start would be a Squire Strat...should be able to get a decent used one for
    $200 or so...play as many used as you can...find what is most comfortable in
    your hands, what looks cool to you and overall what you think will make you
    happy enough to continue playing. A good little amp would be a small used
    Peavey or Crate...this way, it will get you going without major financial
    damage. Hope this helps and good luck to you...keep on pickin' JmsDvd
  5. Other people mentioned.

    Yamaha Pacifica
    Squier Strat

    Both are good choices.

    There are other good cheap guitars available. If you decide to go the
    used route, take a knowledgeable adult with you, preferrably someone who
    is a good negotiator. :) Sadly many sellers of used guitars are creeps.

    Ebay is also a pretty good choice nowdays but you do run the risk of
    getting something crummy.

    Finally, if you have someone who could do a credit card purchase for you,
    it's possible to get a lot of decent "starter packs" particularly from
    places like Musician's Friend (http://www.musiciansfriend.com) or my
    fave AMS (http://www.americanmusical.com). If you don't like it you can
    return it and end up out about $25 for return shipping instead of $250.

    Jay
    --
    J. Verkuilen jayv@uiuc.edu
    "You spend too much time reading, Spenser. You know more stuff that don't
    make you money than anyone I know." --Lennie Seltzer (Robert B. Parker)
  6. Harrison

    Harrison Guest

    Hey Jenn, I can vouch for the Squire Strat that was mentioned. I went
    in looking at the Pacifica and the Squire and I liked the feel of the
    Squire a little more. It is a pretty solid for a cheap guitar, and
    stays in tune pretty good, unless you use the whammy...

    I got mine brand new for US$180.00 at a local shop.
  7. Odin

    Odin Guest

    "Jennifer Huyenh" <lildudette899@hotmail.com> wrote in message

    > Hi im jenn and as u can tell im a girl.. well ive been playing on a
    > washburn acoustic guitar for about 3 or 4 years now, and i want to buy
    > a electric guitar. im 14 now soo i dont want a very expensive guitar
    > but one that will do until i get a job in 2 years(hopefully) or 3. So
    > if u could help in choosing a decent guitar for now id be very
    > thankful. I think i should probably get a used guitar so i wouldnt
    > have to spend that much money right now. But any suggestions on tis
    > topic of mine would help! :)
    >
    > The most thanks,
    > Jenn H.


    Fender made in Mexico or Asia
    Yamaha Pacifica
    Peavey
    cheaper Ibanez
    Epiphone

    Look for a store with a good selection of used guitars. Inexpensive new
    guitars frequently get traded in and can be found for very cheap. Just
    play it and make sure everything feels right and works.
  8. Hey its me Jenn, and i thank you for all of your help! and some of u
    were wondering what kinda of music i play well i like to play i guess
    metallica and that kinda of music. Also you were wondering if i wanted
    a solid body or simi-hollow. well i realy like solid bodys alot
    better. I really dont want to spend alot of money. I just want this
    guitar for like a beginners practice until i buy a nice jackson,
    schecter, or fender.

    Thanks for all your help!
    Jenn
  9. Odin

    Odin Guest

    "Jennifer Huyenh" <lildudette899@hotmail.com> wrote in message

    > Hey its me Jenn, and i thank you for all of your help! and some of u
    > were wondering what kinda of music i play well i like to play i guess
    > metallica and that kinda of music. Also you were wondering if i wanted
    > a solid body or simi-hollow. well i realy like solid bodys alot
    > better. I really dont want to spend alot of money. I just want this
    > guitar for like a beginners practice until i buy a nice jackson,
    > schecter, or fender.
    >
    > Thanks for all your help!
    > Jenn


    If you're playing metal then definitely get something with humbucker
    pickups. And avoid a guitar with a Floyd Rose tremelo bridge for your
    first electric.
  10. Andy C

    Andy C Guest

    Yeah I would second that recommendation. 90% of the beginner's I know who
    have a tremelo have no idea what to do with it or what it's for, and just
    got it by "default" on their first electric guitar. It just becomes a pain
    in the ass when changing strings or tuning.

    Andy

    "Odin" <res0jmoj@REMOVEverizon.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Jennifer Huyenh" <lildudette899@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > > Hey its me Jenn, and i thank you for all of your help! and some of u
    > > were wondering what kinda of music i play well i like to play i guess
    > > metallica and that kinda of music. Also you were wondering if i wanted
    > > a solid body or simi-hollow. well i realy like solid bodys alot
    > > better. I really dont want to spend alot of money. I just want this
    > > guitar for like a beginners practice until i buy a nice jackson,
    > > schecter, or fender.
    > >
    > > Thanks for all your help!
    > > Jenn

    >
    > If you're playing metal then definitely get something with humbucker
    > pickups. And avoid a guitar with a Floyd Rose tremelo bridge for your
    > first electric.
    >
    >

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