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Postby mutantseabass » Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:51 pm

My son has expressed interest in learning to play the guitar. Something I have never done but wished I would have learned when I was younger. Could someone point me in the right direction in purchasing a starter guitar and amp for him. I am not looking to break the bank on this as most with kids know, ideas come and go out of most kids heads, my son is right at the top of the list.
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Re: Need Some Advice.....Electric Guitar

Postby Redskins Win » Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:23 pm

fender and epiphone have good starter guitar kits each go for about $150 but sales are always available look at a joint like guitar center or it's online place which i can't remember the name
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Re: Need Some Advice.....Electric Guitar

Postby Guru13 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:13 am

Squier makes a decent starter kit, it's essentially the off-brand Fender (a well known/well-liked company).

http://www.activemusician.com/item--EM. ... ck+-+Black

It's basically what I started with, you might run into a little trouble with the bottom bridge not being set high enough, which causes it to not work so well on the really high frets (21, 22), but in all reality a beginner won't be playing that high, and he won't have any need for those frets for awhile... likely after he's got a new guitar (buy a les paul!!! :-b )
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Re: Need Some Advice.....Electric Guitar

Postby Redskins Win » Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:02 am

yeah squire = fender and epiphone = gibson
online joint is musicians friend
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/?src=3WWRWXGT&ZYXSEM=0

and get a tuner, not a cheap one but middle of the road will work
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Re: Need Some Advice.....Electric Guitar

Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:00 am

isnt it better/easier to learn on an acoustic?
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Re: Need Some Advice.....Electric Guitar

Postby knapplc » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:30 am

Wow! MSB and Redskins in the same thread? What is this, 2007? :-D
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Re: Need Some Advice.....Electric Guitar

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:17 am

Dan Lambskin wrote:isnt it better/easier to learn on an acoustic?


For a beginner it can actually be more difficult learning on an acoustic. Strings can be more difficult to get the full sound out of while an electric can hide some of the slighter mistakes a beginner will make. On an acoustic you'll hear every little mistake, missing frets, etc., that you make. I learned on an old Harmony electric.

knapplc wrote:Wow! MSB and Redskins in the same thread? What is this, 2007? :-D


I checked the date about 5 times before deciding to respond. :-b
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