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    Quote Originally Posted by Northender View Post
    I reccomend goinf to a pawn shop to get one, That is where i bought my first squire strat, and actuallty i just bought a boss os 2 distortion pedal there, they have great prices and have a decent begginer guitar collection
    ...this is the way to go! I scored a vintage 61' pearl inlay Epiphone with a case in great condition at the local pawn shop for $160.00. Love it! Ended up stumbling across a Fender Stratacoustic I keep on my sailboat to jam on. It's got the pickups but, good to strum unplugged. Be sure to shop around and bring cash in hand to negotiate. You'll find the best deals and bring something someone use to love back to life to enjoy. ...ps... cheap sheet music that's free online and about a dozen learned chords will have you jamming until your fingers hurt in no time.

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    two sides, same coin

    Quote Originally Posted by NJ SPONGIN View Post
    I know a few people who play and they hate guitar center but love musiciansfriend. ill definitely look into that website. I just gotta learn how to play haha. Ive always wanted to, just been to lazy to start, thanks for all the info again everyone!
    how things have changed. it used to be that one could go into guitar center (or sam ash) and haggle prices. i got a gibson es336 for half list about 20 years ago. now, you can't. one reason is that the biggest thorn in their side, a discount warehouse mail order unit called musicians friend, was purchased by guitar center to stop the undercutting of price, so what they show on MF is also in GC catalogue...look at either website carefully and you'll see the crossover. to get deals now you need a printout of a deal, usually online, from some reputable site, and they look for shipping charges as well. they will call a manager to ok any deal you work out ...
    do your homework and you can still work a deal, but they are there to sell product...it's how the sales staff (not managers) make their money. btw..you east coasters, sam ash is similar to gc, yet they claim they don't work on commission...good luck ...

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    05 la patrie presentation
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    1965 fender twin reverb
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogart View Post
    ...this is the way to go! I scored a vintage 61' pearl inlay Epiphone with a case in great condition at the local pawn shop for $160.00. Love it!
    nice find. before gibson bought epiphone and made it its asian mistress in 1957 to get rid of its strongest american rival (epiphone then rebranded itself as guild..notice headstock similarities) epiphone was the crown prince of especially jazz guitars (hollow bodies with single pickup...ahhhhhh)...early epi's from gibson still had gibson quality, which back then meant a lot.



    91 gibson sg custom
    82 gibson es 336
    91 G&l legacy
    82 martin d35
    02 tacoma chief
    05 la patrie presentation
    73 peavey t-40
    82 peavey fury (american)
    1965 fender twin reverb
    1966 fender vibrolux
    1996 marshall a50
    1999 fender deville 410
    2010 hartke a25

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    Quote Originally Posted by spongedude View Post
    nice find. before gibson bought epiphone and made it its asian mistress in 1957 to get rid of its strongest american rival (epiphone then rebranded itself as guild..notice headstock similarities) epiphone was the crown prince of especially jazz guitars (hollow bodies with single pickup...ahhhhhh)...early epi's from gibson still had gibson quality, which back then meant a lot.

    Not all guitars made in Asia are low quality. Look up the FujiGen factory in Japan. They have produced some high quality guitars for Ibanez, Epiphone, and Fender among others. Also, the Yairi family in Japan hand-makes guitars for Alvarez and I have a handmade (in China) Eastman 335-style guitar that blows away any Gibson. I got my music degree playing only Epiphone archtops.

    Most of the real cheap guitars around today are made in Indonesia or Thailand.

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    good point

    Quote Originally Posted by brek View Post
    Not all guitars made in Asia are low quality. Look up the FujiGen factory in Japan. They have produced some high quality guitars for Ibanez, Epiphone, and Fender among others. Also, the Yairi family in Japan hand-makes guitars for Alvarez and I have a handmade (in China) Eastman 335-style guitar that blows away any Gibson. I got my music degree playing only Epiphone archtops.

    Most of the real cheap guitars around today are made in Indonesia or Thailand.

    there are some good instruments, and certainly some of the best effects are japanese (esp early boss effects). some of the workmanship is quite good, especially for the price, and they are using some very nice woods. one must be careful the materials are up to snuff, especially fretwire, tuning machines and the like.

    gibson is, more and more, pricing itself right out of competition. shame, really.


    91 gibson sg custom
    82 gibson es 336
    91 G&l legacy
    82 martin d35
    02 tacoma chief
    05 la patrie presentation
    73 peavey t-40
    82 peavey fury (american)
    1965 fender twin reverb
    1966 fender vibrolux
    1996 marshall a50
    1999 fender deville 410
    2010 hartke a25

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    Acoustic

    You really need to start out with an acoustic if you want to be any good. Go straight to an electric and you'll think you can rock when in fact you suck total balls. With an acoustic your playing style is naked and your mistakes will be more noticeable. Once you sound good on it you can expand to an electric. Plus nobody wants to hear a beginner trying to jam on a 200 Watt amp. Not even your girlfriend.

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