What guitar should I buy?

Discussion in 'Guitar' started by grizzlyman, May 26, 2004.

  1. grizzlyman

    grizzlyman New Member

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    Should I buy a Gibson Les Paul's, or Ibanez, or Yamaha, or any other? In one word, which is the best guitar to buy?
  2. Rich_b

    Rich_b Bass Cadet

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    Depends... everyone has their preferences so opinion will vary. I bought a Fleetwood electro acoustic and though I could have gone for a BIG name brand (Tanglewood, Yamaha etc) it felt right, played well and I liked the look of it. You don't necessarily have to limit your choices to those 3 makes, it's more important to have a guitar YOU like and enjoy playing.

    Why not go down to your nearest music shop and try a few different guitars out, that way you can decide for yourself which feels and sounds right?
  3. Jo-

    Jo- Soopa Doopa

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    You probably won't get an answer to your question here as only you can really answer it, but think about these questions.

    What sort of music do you want to play?
    Is there anyone in particular you want to sound like?
    How much are you willing to spend?

    The answer to these will help us point you closer to what you're looking for.

    But the best guitar to buy, is definitely a PRS (at least to me ;) )
  4. kapilar

    kapilar New Member

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    wanna play some hm-riffs with a paula? get the beatle's rickytone? catch funky strat rhythms? tune the mrbig ballad? 6string 12string? no problem:

    get the axe, the variax(e)

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    if you goota less money, take the "500", it's about 600 euros, get more with the "700" including whammy, better woods etc.

    go and look at www.line6.com or listen to my small demos:

    www.kapillar.net/variax/jazzy.mp3
    www.kapillar.net/variax/resoz.mp3
    www.kapillar.net/variax/stratz.mp3

    played 2 tracks in cubase, just a little bit reverb, NONE other effects.

    kapi
  5. kapilar

    kapilar New Member

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    forgot to tell WHAT guitars in the package:

    1960 Fender Telecaster Custom
    1968 Fender Telecaster
    1968 Fender Telecaster Thinline
    1959 Fender Stratocaster
    1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard
    1952 Gibson Les Paul ?Goldtop?
    1961 Gibson Les Paul Custom (3 PU)
    1956 Gibson Les Paul Junior
    1976 Gibson Firebird V
    1955 Gibson Les Paul Special
    1959 Gretsch 6120
    1956 Gretsch Silver Jet
    1968 Rickenbacker 360
    1966 Rickenbacker 360-12
    1961 Gibson ES-335
    1967 Epiphone Casino
    1957 Gibson ES-175
    1953 Gibson Super 400
    1959 Martin D-28
    1970 Martin D 12-28
    1967 Martin O-18
    1966 Guild F212
    1995 Gibson J-200
    1935 Dobro Alumilite
    Danelectro 3021
    Coral/Dano Electric Sitar
    Gibson Mastertone Banjo
    1928 National Style 2 ?Tricone?

    :)
  6. strat

    strat New Member

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    BUY A STRAT!!!:thumbsup:
  7. rknrne

    rknrne Active Member

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    six strings is usually a good start
  8. JayPlayer

    JayPlayer New Member

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    Price point is important, but go to your local music store and find one that feels good to your hands. They'll be doing all the work..make'm happy...
  9. warrenaxe

    warrenaxe New Member

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    The Strat is probably the most versatile guitar. You could go in for one with switchable pickups i.e. single coil/ humbucker to give you more variation of tone for any music you would like to play.
    I use a strat with Di'marzio stacked pickups which can be switched between SC/HB.
  10. -=BLADE=-

    -=BLADE=- Omnipotent Metal God

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    Go for a BC RICH BEAST! They are pretty awesome, I have one!
  11. ZOOMAN

    ZOOMAN New Member

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    try a canadian made godin. they come eith accoustic and electric pickups. two cords go into the guitar. you can blend the sounds as well .
    this guitar allows you to bounce back and forth from accoustic to electric without having to change guitars.
    i have two of them and i love em. go to google and punch in godin guitars.
  12. Siloslider

    Siloslider New Member

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    get a warlok, dey look kwl!!!!
  13. BazzerX

    BazzerX New Member

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    I agree with Warrenaxe above.

    The strat is so versatile and easy to modify and change things, like the stacked switchable pickups he mentioned, fitting improved tremolo units and so on.

    It's even easy to fit a replacement neck on a strat, and good replacement necks are easilly obtainable at a reasonable cost.
  14. briankuroda

    briankuroda New Member

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    get a gibson les paul, SG, or if you're into acoustic....get a martin d-28. All amazing guitars.

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