Electronic Music other: Guitar
Written January 19 2008 , Tags: guitar, electri, acoustic
I have made my decison and im going to buy a guitar (electric or acoustic, i dont have made up my mind yet).
This is ofcourse a strange buy because i dont even know how to play, i have dedicated myself to electronic and drum stuff, but now buying a guitar its all i want.
So ive beguin to search some info about this , and ive found so far tons of usefull information about booth (electric and acoustic), the woods that guitars a made off the freets etc..etc..
But im a beguinner and i dont know nothing about this world, a word of advice a story or just comments would a reaaly help for me.
I have also made asearch abou the prices and im willing to spent about 200 euros aproximatly 300 dollars.
If you have an opinion about a cool guitar just spoke out.
If you have access to any, and you don't mind a guitar with almost no resale value, take a look at Turser. They're chinese made, but in general, I've found them to be pretty playable for the price. You could afford almost every guitar they make. great beginner's guitar.
it really depends on what styles you are interested in playing, but i have found that ibanez makes some pretty decent entry level guitars for rock. their RG series is probably their most well known line of guitars, all of them varying in price depending on the quality of wood, construction (i.e. bolt-on neck construction versus neck through body construction), pickups and other hardware. i found that their guitars are pretty consistent though, even among the entry level ($200-$300) price range. of course there is also fender; you could probably find a decent mexican stratocaster for your price range.
if you are more interested in jazz, you would be looking at arch-top guitars (hollow bodied or semi-hollow bodied). i don't know much about acoustic guitars, as i haven't played very many. but in general, i would say that it is most important to play as many guitars as possible in order to find the one that plays - and sounds - the best to you. because it all comes down to preference, really.
mexican made fender telecasters go for around $350, and they're superb. buy one and have your local guitar repair guy set it up for you right away. they tend to come poorly set up, but their parts are waay better than the price suggests.
acoustics tend to sound better with a smaller investment. but there's nothing quite like an electric guitar...
prepare to suffer for your art. practice alot and get calouses.
If you want jangly twangy stuff, get a telecaster. If you want it jangly with a little more bite, a stratocaster. If you like a slightly heavier sound, get a les paul, epiphone if you're skint, a gibson if you want to rock the chicks. For something with a little more low end/mids, but slighly uncontrollable feedback on distortion, and for jazz, get a hollow/semi hollow bodied guitar - epiphone/gibson dots, sheratons, emperors.
I really detest guitar guys like malmsteen, but i kind of dig the steve vai ibanez jem.
Oh and get just a small practice amp if you don't want to bum everyone out.
guitars are made from wood
strings could be steel or nylon
yeah, get a sweet classical guitar and rock out with your bach out
if you have any questions about how to do this, just ask me, I know
Check out link - his video tutorials are free and are brilliant. Yamaha make excellent acoustic guitars in your price range.
if you completely put aside the fact that Malsteen is a born-again asshole of the third degree (which is hard) then you'll find the guy to be extremely talented.
keep it simple at first- don't start out by aiming for classical for jazz. thats ridiculous. just start by learning your scales, a few easy songs, etc.
i want one of these ... link
Deltasleep mentioned Jay Turser... and I agree they are excellent value for that price range. The emphasis there is on quality of craftsmanship, rather than accoutrements, like some other 'affordables'
Yeah, I've been drooling over a jay turser surfmaster myself...seems like a nice versatile guitar with the 3 P90s
I have to say my samick SG copy is pretty solid - easy to play, nice sustain, stays in tune. Not bad for a $150 guitar
Acoustic - Solid tops give you more sustain. I like yamahas
but theres alot of makes out there.
Get some medium guage strings and someone to set it up
Electrics - Strats or copies are great as you can get alot of tones
out of them. But single coil pickups can be noisy with monitors.
So if you are using in studio get a guitar with humbuckers.
A les paul or copy.
Again get someone to set it up right - it makes the difference.
Get some books of music you like or download from the internet and learn chords and
then scales. Scales are the best thing to learn as you can play anything then.
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