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    Buying a new guitar

    Hi all, not only have I relatively recently started playing guitar but I am the rhythm guitarist/lead singer of a band. I am in desperate need of an electric guitar that can handle all spectrums of the indie genre, from vibing hooks to thrashing chord sequences and should also look very sexy. Preferably avoiding strats aswell. My budget is about 200-300 but the quality to price ratio is paramount to me. I could also do with a couple of suggestions for an overdrive pedal and singing equipment. Cheers fellers, Rob xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robxx View Post
    Hi all, not only have I relatively recently started playing guitar but I am the rhythm guitarist/lead singer of a band. I am in desperate need of an electric guitar that can handle all spectrums of the indie genre, from vibing hooks to thrashing chord sequences and should also look very sexy. Preferably avoiding strats aswell. My budget is about 200-300 but the quality to price ratio is paramount to me. I could also do with a couple of suggestions for an overdrive pedal and singing equipment. Cheers fellers, Rob xx
    For overdrive I recommend the MXR Distortion+

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    Steps to buying a guitar.
    1 Determine your budget. As a beginner, try to keep your budget low. ...
    2 Research. ...
    3 Decide if you are going to play an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar. ...
    4 Shop. ...
    5 Find a guitar that fits your style. ...
    6 Try out several guitars. ...
    7 Look for any imperfections. ...
    8 Purchase a guitar you like.
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    When you can afford it OR however long you can bare to wait.

    Ask yourself.. do I NEED another guitar, of course the answer is always YES.

    This is called GAS Guitar Acquisition Syndrome and is a common plight of many if not all guitarists.

    Buy a new guitar when:

    The one/s you have don’t do whatever it is you NEED them to do e.g need a humbucker, frets are worn out on a cheap guitar that will cost more to fix than to buy a new one, need a single coil (I'm assuming your electric), when the guitar itself inhibits your playing, I had this in 1994, I couldn’t finger tap on a guitar, I got a Fender Mex Strat, problem solved.

    You should never buy a ‘new’ guitar, flip there are LOADS of high quality Japanese guitars from the 1970s/80s that go for around 100 that will run rings around many new guitars at that price point.

    And as I am often want to tell players on this site: Neck comfort is everything to quality of life for guitarists, try before you buy.

    I got a 2015 Gibson SG Standard with a super wide neck, that I don’t like, and it might as well be a paper weight coz I’ll never play it, and no one will buy it off me.
    Last edited by monica.h; 06-08-2018 at 07:40 AM.

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