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Newbie limited choices - low budget electric guitar
« on: January 10, 2020, 08:01:34 am »
Hi I am a elderly (52) beginner and having fun with my Xmas pressy of an electric acustic guitar and follow Justin's beginner book , however the guitar I have is a little lacking it's a tiger brand not too bad but I have a birthday at end of month and want an electric guitar as well,alas my choice is limited due to money I have just over a 100 to spend so I have narrowed it down to three choices
My first choice is East coast gt00 for A£100
2 choice is Squier Bullet Telecaster again same price
Or shall I get a second hand Yamaha Pacifica 012 again £100
I don't intend to crowd the music world with big ambitions I just want to take my time and strum to my fav songs ( Springsteen,Brian Fallon, gaslight anthem)
Are my choices any good or a waste ??
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Re: Newbie limited choices - low budget electric guitar
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2020, 08:10:01 am »
Hello.
Welcome to the forum.

I have moved you post to the correct section.
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Of those three the Yamaha Pacifica is the stand out choice.
They are decent quality, reliable, consistent quality and playable.

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Re: Newbie limited choices - low budget electric guitar
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2020, 09:55:55 am »
Thanks for your reply

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Re: Newbie limited choices - low budget electric guitar
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2020, 10:00:10 am »
Where approximately do you live? I can use some google fu to help you ... I am happy to spend a little time tracking down some potential 2nd hand guitars to consider.

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Re: Newbie limited choices - low budget electric guitar
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2020, 02:54:21 pm »
Where approximately do you live? I can use some google fu to help you ... I am happy to spend a little time tracking down some potential 2nd hand guitars to consider.

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Hi thanks for your. Offer I live in Swansea the second capital of Wales lol

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Re: Newbie limited choices - low budget electric guitar
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2020, 03:48:27 pm »
Okay

A very quick glance at Gumtree gets me these ... (more to follow when time allows)


Squier Telecaster (hard to tell from pics but looks like Affinity which is better than Bullet) + small micro amp + strap for £140 here in Porthcawl

Natural finish Yamaha Pacifica 112 + hard case for £110 here in Port Talbot


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Re: Newbie limited choices - low budget electric guitar
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2020, 07:02:32 pm »
Great finds I will look into them, thanks
Okay

A very quick glance at Gumtree gets me these ... (more to follow when time allows)


Squier Telecaster (hard to tell from pics but looks like Affinity which is better than Bullet) + small micro amp + strap for £140 here in Porthcawl

Natural finish Yamaha Pacifica 112 + hard case for £110 here in Port Talbot

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Re: Newbie limited choices - low budget electric guitar
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2020, 07:49:41 pm »
I would order them as follows:

2nd hand:

Squier Telecaster + Orange Crush micro amp + strap for £140

Natural finish Yamaha Pacifica 112 + hard case for £110

Yamaha Pacifica 012 £100

I presume the Eastcoast GT 100 £100  and Squier Bullet Telecaster £100 are brand new from a shop?
I would rank them about equal though the Eastcoast will depreciate much more.

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Re: Newbie limited choices - low budget electric guitar
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2020, 08:15:46 pm »
Hi yes the East coast and bullet are from shops brand new,
I would order them as follows:

2nd hand:

Squier Telecaster + Orange Crush micro amp + strap for £140

Natural finish Yamaha Pacifica 112 + hard case for £110

Yamaha Pacifica 012 £100

I presume the Eastcoast GT 100 £100  and Squier Bullet Telecaster £100 are brand new from a shop?
I would rank them about equal though the Eastcoast will depreciate much more.

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Re: Newbie limited choices - low budget electric guitar
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2020, 10:02:24 pm »
I would order them as follows:

2nd hand:

Squier Telecaster + Orange Crush micro amp + strap for £140

Natural finish Yamaha Pacifica 112 + hard case for £110

Yamaha Pacifica 012 £100

I presume the Eastcoast GT 100 £100  and Squier Bullet Telecaster £100 are brand new from a shop?
I would rank them about equal though the Eastcoast will depreciate much more.

I concur with that ordering. For me, it would probably come down to just the secondhand Tele+amp or the secondhand Pacifica 112 + hard case. I like teles so I'd probably go with that, were it me. (I tend to prefer hardtail guitars, in general.)

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Re: Newbie limited choices - low budget electric guitar
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2020, 10:03:03 pm »
Hi I am a elderly (52) beginner...

Just noticed this part. Elderly? Not even close!

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Re: Newbie limited choices - low budget electric guitar
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2020, 11:12:50 pm »
Oppps you got me , I still waiting for me bus pass lol

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Re: Newbie limited choices - low budget electric guitar
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2020, 04:02:35 am »
I'm not a fan of any Squire tele that's below a Custom Vibe. They were rough around the edges, not well setup and not very playable. That's just me. I would continue to look around.

 

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