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Electric guitar advice
« on: June 28, 2020, 01:03:48 pm »
I have been hanging my nose over getting an electric guitar, but, as a new starter to this guitar playing thing, not sure what to go for. I, s you probably, know have been following the beginners course and beginning to see some progress!

Budget wise not sure, but lets say up to £100, and possibly £100 - £200. Happy to go second hand at this stage.

Any help with this would be appreciated.

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Re: Electric guitar advice
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 01:53:31 pm »
Where in the UK are you Stuart?
I will do a 2nd hand search for you.

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Re: Electric guitar advice
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2020, 01:57:53 pm »
Where in the UK are you Stuart?
I will do a 2nd hand search for you.
Between Nottingham and Lincoln.

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Re: Electric guitar advice
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2020, 02:37:36 pm »
Between Nottingham and Lincoln.

Newark?

While Close is searching, I'll offer this bit of advice. Don't buy a new cheap guitar over a decent used one.
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Re: Electric guitar advice
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2020, 02:38:30 pm »
Based on a radius of 30-50 miles from Newark:

Vester Strat ... a well regarded budget version of Fender's iconic guitar


Squier Standard Strat ... better than Bullet nad Affinity

Squier Strat (has a bit of cosmetic damage) plus amp and bits

Harley Benton double humbucker Telecaster style

RTE Revelation Custom Telecaster style

If you haven't got an amp or any related gear the Squier with the G-Dec is fine I reckon.
My pick of the guitars if it was my money would be the Revelation.

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Re: Electric guitar advice
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Re: Electric guitar advice
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2020, 03:41:56 pm »
Based on a radius of 30-50 miles from Newark:

Vester Strat ... a well regarded budget version of Fender's iconic guitar


Squier Standard Strat ... better than Bullet nad Affinity

Squier Strat (has a bit of cosmetic damage) plus amp and bits

Harley Benton double humbucker Telecaster style

RTE Revelation Custom Telecaster style

If you haven't got an amp or any related gear the Squier with the G-Dec is fine I reckon.
My pick of the guitars if it was my money would be the Revelation.
Thanks for these, some of which I had seen but wasn't sure about.

Also Cost Cutters local to me have a Yamaha ERG121 for £50, which has indifferent reviews!!

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Re: Electric guitar advice
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2020, 03:46:15 pm »
Thanks for these, some of which I had seen but wasn't sure about.

Also Cost Cutters local to me have a Yamaha ERG121 for £50, which has indifferent reviews!!

The cheapest Yamaha you should be looking at is the Pacifica 112 series :)
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Re: Electric guitar advice
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2020, 04:21:36 pm »
Yes, avoid the Yamaha ERG.

The typical and most well-known guitars you will find at your price point that should be considerations are:
Yamaha Pacifica 112 or even better 012;
Squier Standard (or maybe Affinity for less money) Strat or Tele;
Epiphone Les Paul.

I referred to an ad with a Fender G-Dec. That amp is old tech but was okay in its time so would be alright to start if you don't have one. But don't limit yourself to ads with amps and don't buy packs or Fender Frontman G10 amps or Marshall MG10 amps either. If you want an amp then we can advise on that also - perhaps in a new thread in the amps section if you want to start that conversation fully.

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Re: Electric guitar advice
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2020, 04:33:10 pm »
I would go for the Vester or the Revalation, I’ve got a Revalation Thinline tele which is very nice and I know the Vester strats very well, played a few and can’t fault them, they’re made in Korea and at the time were pretty good quality. You should get away with an offer if they have been on sale for a while, grab a bargain - can’t go wrong!
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Re: Electric guitar advice
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2020, 05:04:27 pm »
Yes, avoid the Yamaha ERG.

The typical and most well-known guitars you will find at your price point that should be considerations are:
Yamaha Pacifica 112 or even better 012;
Squier Standard (or maybe Affinity for less money) Strat or Tele;
Epiphone Les Paul.

I referred to an ad with a Fender G-Dec. That amp is old tech but was okay in its time so would be alright to start if you don't have one. But don't limit yourself to ads with amps and don't buy packs or Fender Frontman G10 amps or Marshall MG10 amps either. If you want an amp then we can advise on that also - perhaps in a new thread in the amps section if you want to start that conversation fully.

Close, saw your comment above and just wondered why the recommendation for Pacifica 012 over the 112? As far as I understood it the 012 was the most basic version of the pacifica and then it steps up through the different 112 versions or have they changed the naming again?
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Re: Electric guitar advice
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2020, 05:12:57 pm »
Close, saw your comment above and just wondered why the recommendation for Pacifica 012 over the 112? As far as I understood it the 012 was the most basic version of the pacifica and then it steps up through the different 112 versions or have they changed the naming again?

Agreed. The PAC 012 was, traditionally, the starter pack Yamaha sold in places like Costco along with a Line 6 Spider 3 amp. It was probably around the same standard as the Fender Bullets (but probably with more consistent quality).

With the normal Pacifica naming, the higher the first digit, the higher quality (and more expensive) the range. So...

012 -> 112 -> 212 ->  312 etc. in order of increasing quality.

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Re: Electric guitar advice
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2020, 07:39:42 pm »
Cheers Majik... I suspect a slip of the finger by Close. I just checked on Yamaha website and you're explanation is still correct.
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Re: Electric guitar advice
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2020, 07:52:28 pm »
Whoops ... sorry for the misdirect - a pure slip up on my part.

@Stuart ... Majik & Rossco have the Pacifica ordering correct and I accidentally reversed it.

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Re: Electric guitar advice
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2020, 07:45:52 pm »
The cheapest Yamaha you should be looking at is the Pacifica 112 series :)
Yes, I agree, the Pacifica was my first electric guitar, great for the price.


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Re: Electric guitar advice
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2020, 11:21:49 pm »
Yes, avoid the Yamaha ERG.

The typical and most well-known guitars you will find at your price point that should be considerations are:
Yamaha Pacifica 112 or even better 012;
Squier Standard (or maybe Affinity for less money) Strat or Tele;
Epiphone Les Paul.


Thanks. I wasn't sure about the ERG to be honest!


I referred to an ad with a Fender G-Dec. That amp is old tech but was okay in its time so would be alright to start if you don't have one. But don't limit yourself to ads with amps and don't buy packs or Fender Frontman G10 amps or Marshall MG10 amps either. If you want an amp then we can advise on that also - perhaps in a new thread in the amps section if you want to start that conversation fully.
New thread to come!

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Re: Electric guitar advice
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2020, 07:00:47 pm »
Just as an update I have now bought myself a Yamaha Pacifica 112 of eBay. Needs new strings and a clean though!! Just an amp to go.

 

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