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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-05 10:26 PM
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5. yep. Don't waste your cash on a cheap electric
save up for a decent one. Epiphone makes cheap copies of Gibson classic like the Les Paul models (I recommend the Les Paul Standard, my personal fave, with dual humbucking pickups)---they sound great and are not cheap guitars, although their price is much, much lower than the Gibson models. They sound fantastic.

You could get a decent Fender (I recommend a Telecaster over the more popular Stratocaster, which I am not a fan of)
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  -I want to get a guitar. Tell me anything HeeBGBz  Apr-23-05 10:07 PM   #0 
  - Buy the best guitar you can afford  kcwayne   Apr-23-05 10:17 PM   #1 
  - I don't really know what I'm looking for  HeeBGBz   Apr-23-05 10:19 PM   #2 
  - yep. Don't waste your cash on a cheap electric  Zuni   Apr-23-05 10:26 PM   #5 
  - Hook up with a friend that already plays  Floogeldy   Apr-23-05 10:22 PM   #3 
  - " "A guitar salesman may not be your best bet in this regard." Uh, that's  bertha katzenengel   Apr-23-05 10:31 PM   #10 
  - My faves  Zuni   Apr-23-05 10:23 PM   #4 
  - Gibson Les Paul Custom  RetroLounge   Apr-23-05 10:26 PM   #6 
  - For a beginner?  Floogeldy   Apr-23-05 10:28 PM   #7 
  - It was my first guitar  RetroLounge   Apr-23-05 10:30 PM   #9 
  - you can say that again  Zuni   Apr-23-05 10:33 PM   #15 
     - Close.  RetroLounge   Apr-23-05 10:50 PM   #21 
        - Was that your first guitar?  Floogeldy   Apr-23-05 11:02 PM   #24 
           - Sort of my first.  RetroLounge   Apr-24-05 08:32 AM   #40 
  - It's just gonna be a sittin on the porch kind of guitar  HeeBGBz   Apr-23-05 10:33 PM   #13 
  - I personally prefer the LP Standard  Zuni   Apr-23-05 10:31 PM   #11 
     - I be a she  HeeBGBz   Apr-23-05 10:35 PM   #16 
     - I apologize  Zuni   Apr-24-05 12:59 AM   #31 
        - No need to apologize, Zuni  HeeBGBz   Apr-24-05 05:26 AM   #37 
     - Agreed on the Epi.  RetroLounge   Apr-23-05 10:51 PM   #22 
  - A suggestion that other guitarists may pooh-pooh. I suggest you start  bertha katzenengel   Apr-23-05 10:30 PM   #8 
  - I love nylon strings  Zuni   Apr-23-05 10:32 PM   #12 
  - I'll second this  agates   Apr-23-05 10:38 PM   #18 
  - Again, I disagree  Floogeldy   Apr-23-05 10:43 PM   #20 
  - I had blisters and bleeding fingers  agates   Apr-23-05 11:17 PM   #26 
  - If you are bleeding  Zuni   Apr-24-05 01:00 AM   #32 
  - I disagree with #2  Floogeldy   Apr-23-05 10:38 PM   #19 
  - I see your point. The extra stretching to make the chord can be hard.  bertha katzenengel   Apr-23-05 11:00 PM   #23 
     - It depends on age and hand size  Floogeldy   Apr-23-05 11:45 PM   #28 
  - I learned on a classical guitar.  Blue-Jay   Apr-23-05 11:08 PM   #25 
  - Take some lessons  gmoney   Apr-23-05 11:32 PM   #27 
  - electric or accoustic?  KitchenWitch   Apr-23-05 10:33 PM   #14 
  - Acoustic  HeeBGBz   Apr-23-05 10:37 PM   #17 
     - Hee ? ...  Trajan   Apr-24-05 12:34 AM   #30 
        - Thanks Trajan  HeeBGBz   Apr-24-05 05:30 AM   #38 
  - Get one of them 4-string ones that those other dudes in bands play.  Algorem   Apr-24-05 12:08 AM   #29 
  - Okay I'll put my two cents in .....  doublethink   Apr-24-05 01:51 AM   #33 
  - Consider acoustic before electric.  bobthedrummer   Apr-24-05 01:54 AM   #34 
  - Get a nylon string classical/folk guitar  Swamp Rat   Apr-24-05 02:18 AM   #35 
  - Different advice: Don't buy a guitar at all!  ArmchairActivist   Apr-24-05 02:57 AM   #36 
  - My personal favorite  kanrok   Apr-24-05 06:54 AM   #39 
  - My advice (and worth what you pay for it)  Squeech   Apr-24-05 09:18 AM   #41 
  - After all your good advice  HeeBGBz   Apr-25-05 08:52 PM   #42 
  - Make sure  Squeech   Apr-25-05 09:02 PM   #43 
     - I think I know someone who may be able to help me get started  HeeBGBz   Apr-25-05 09:07 PM   #44 
  - First, Buy A Guitar!  ProfessorGAC   Apr-25-05 09:15 PM   #45 

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