It's the ar15 of the guitar world very versatile, reliable, and customizable, but lacks creativity take it or leave it imo. For many people it's the right choice. I'm a Tele guy myself.
I ain't bout to get up out this bed for convenience sake.
Custom strat and a cheap ibanez bass that I bought at the start of summer because it had a mini kaos pad in it and I was bored.
Lol every one has one including me
I didn't even notice the strap. I was basing my idea on you on your choice of guitar. I imagine you look something like this.
I like your attempt on trying to insult me.
But but that's probably you considering you make fun of people for having 8 strings.
And if anything I'd imagine that kid to be playing a piece of shit Dean or a Bc rich warlock bronze series.
Gretsch 50th Anniversary signed by Fred Gretsch
Nothing wrong with it. I used to play cello in highschool and I played the Squier level of cello before I realised I wanted to carry on and bought a good one. Just got to accept it then you can embrace it and rise above it. Good luck on your future endeavours anon.
Some Yamaha that I got for about $160. It's pretty good, for the price.
I also have a surf green Jaguar that's in the shop right now.
And bass. Korean(?) P-bass knock off. It's kinda shit. Fun to play, though,
Mediocre guitars, but they get the job done and I love them for that.
my first pic was a washburn stealth this one is a bc rich 7 string
2013 Hand built Corsa Manalishi...Brazilian board, one piece top, honduran mahogany
Calm down chief. I don't care about how many strings, the video game posters, dragon ball strap or the fact you say "get more pussy" then claim to not be American. I was making my point on the style and make of your guitar. I know exactly the type of person you are. And your level of reaction only confirmed my assumption.
The guitar I learned on for 15 years.
Jealous of that cream Strat with the maple board.
I don't have any pictures, regrettably, but I have:
Squier Stratocaster. Solid black (10 years old. First guitar)
Fender Stratocaster. Red starburst (8 years old. Replaced the Squier)
"Celebrity" by Ovation. Solid maroon color (6 years old. Taught me barre chords)
Les Paul Standard by Epiphone. Blue. (6 years old. Taught me how to lead)
C9 Parlor by Cordoba (4 years old. Taught me how to read sheet music for guitar)
And now you've just revealed your time zone. Why would you lie about not being an American? Feel it would undermine your argument that you aren't a neckbeard virgin metalhead?
I still have my red Squier even though I've since bought a few nice guitars. I still love it and will never get rid of it
thank you its from the early 70's late 60's i think like 1969 or something.
Holy shit dude STOP.
Just because I live in America doesn't mean I'm American you dumbass.
Why does it matter what kind of person I am?
The fact that you are trying to argue over 4chan shows your level of autism.
Got this baby for 100 bucks off a family friend who had it sitting in a closet since the 90s.
Surf Green Meme Team coming in, not pictured is my Red 60s Jap guitar and Epi Flying V
Cheap guitar with a lot of work.
You have the best taste in this entire thread, holy shit.
Do you realise the level of irony in everything you have said? You are engaged in the argument. You drew offence from my original comment on your guitar to just argue with me so you kind of started it. Someone as mature and as smart as you think you are would of ignored it. You imply I'm a loser for trying to offend you "over the internet" while you simultaneously try to offend me over the internet. The irony is palpable. Top level hilarity. Just give up fam. My "autism" out thought and out played you.
>hurdurrr i dont like that name so i have to dis on it even though 90 percent of guitars are made from the same shit and play the same if you know how to actually fucking play
kys elitist faggot
I think he was implying metal rid = metal music = music for outcasts who don't belong to cooler social groups that listen to more mainstream music genres = fedora. I agree with him. Nice amp though.
I aint saying what I got is great. Wasn't a jerk off thread for gear. Plus I sold the amp and head anyway. Also got a fake one off PRS if ya want.
>Not in a pro band, just a dude playing.
Aint gonna buy a Les Paul and Mesa. Used to own an 86 strat, but hard times.
Cut it myself. Friend at an autobody shop touched it up and painted it. Pro shop rewired it. Cost me as much as a mid range guitar would cost, from original and work to finish. Just a dude fuckin' around.
Holy shit let it go.
If you think you are the one who sounds smart than think again.
You said douchey comment.
I said douchey comment.
You continued to insult me and get mad when I insulted you back.
And you continue to try to argue.
I also rich enough to buy a goldtop, which i think are fucking gross btw.
Here's my fake prs which I think is one of a kind.
Tis my ephiphone Les paul Special 2
I spent 150 on this and the hard case. I think its from the 40s
Looking for a cheap non embarrassing guitar to gig with. What should i buy? No squires or epiphones. Preferably used
Aww shucks guys, thanks. Yea the Mustang was my first modded guitar has a Strat sounding lipstick pickup in the neck and a SD Hotrail for more bite and a refinish. The Cyclone II at the end is my idea of a what a Jag-Stang is supposed to be and not that ugly KC one. It used to be Daphne blue but it's aged to a nice teal/surf green
Changing the topic. What is everyone's favourite solos or just riffs in general. Soma is my fave solo and Hunting for witches is my fave riff.
Nice. First time looking for an electric, I picked up a second hand Cobain Mustang (too expensive), and fell in love with it. Mustangs fucking rock. If they ever re release the Cobain Mustang in dark blue, I'm buying one.
I feel you, the Bass VI is one of my dream instruments but they're rare as fuck.
Not my picture, but this. Crystal clear pickups. Super thin Mahogany body. 1987 Ibanez Saber. Got it for $300.
It was basically the only finish I could get without actually ordering one and waiting a year and a half to get it.
It's by far the best guitar I've ever played, in terms of comfort, feel, balance and tone.
Too bad the white turned cream/yellowish, I left the guitar out in the sun too long it seems.
I'll post some old gems too, the Candy apple red cyclone in the previous picture I recently traded for a 1965 Fender Tremolux amp. Here's my old Beck Mustang in competition orange, I sold it because the neck was too skinny too play and it outweighed the fun of the sound and color
My 2010 Gibson LP Standard. I have other guitars but I always come back to this one.
This is my Fender Pawn Shop Bass VI. You ca still get them at a decent price and they rule.
I like it, but I kinda hate floyd rose
I mean, a ton of Squires are as good as a standard if you get someone to set it up at all.
I think hacked up and modded economical guitars are bad ass, but I havent had the chance to do anything myself yet. Does anyone have modded up or personalized stuff?
poorfag reporting in
a friend of mine had this who wasn't using it so he gave it to me
been learning just over 3 weeks now
Japanese. Back of whammy plate on the back is branded with name of ex jap girlfriend. It needs new strings bad.
Also own two previous posted guitars here, and two schecters. One is a seven.
Had better shit but hit hard times.
Anons you all seem pretty new, and I'm gonna give you some advice because I like you fags and I want to see the guitar world improve.
I've been playing guitar for over a decade and I've picked up a few things. First off, stop buying shit guitars. That $100 squier from the pawn shop is going to break down on you fast. If you want a decent guitar, try to spend at LEAST $300-400, and that's used. While I'm on that note, buy used guitars. Amps and pedals are another story, but used guitars are totally worth it. Good guitars can take a serious beating, don't be afraid to be used. My most recent purchase is normally about $1,200 new, I got it used in great condition WITH a hardshell case for about $550.
Buy a guitar that suits your style. Above all else, if you're getting your first guitar, look for playability and build quality rather than tone. Your ear is not gonna be able to tell the difference between good tone if you just started playing- not by a long shot. Especially when it's coming out of that piece of shit Line 6 Spider you just got. On that note, STOP FUCKING BUYING LINE 6 SPIDERS. If you want a cheap modeling amp, look in to the Peavey Vypyr series. You'll get wayyyy better results from that than a Spider.
Back to guitars- if you want something pointy for that br00t4l metal, don't buy a fucking B.C. Rich or a Dean. Their high end stuff is pretty good, but their $300 bedroom bangers are absolutely garbage. Try looking for a nice Jackson RR or an Ibanez. Or check out ESP/LTD, they perfected stealing ideas from other companies and improving on them. If you want metal but dont need the pointy stuff, also check out Schecter, and or some PRS guitars. For lighter music, try looking at Gibson and Fender and whatnot. No, not that fucking Squier that came with an amp, you definitely want to drop down about $400 or more if you want to get in to Fenders, and that's used. Fender's low end guitars are suprisingly shitty for such a big company.
“So he started sending me and Kurt boxes of Mexican Strats out on the road. ‘Don’t smash those, smash these instead!’ And I played those, and I thought, ‘These are pretty good, too! These are good guitars.’ I mean, I guess they’re cheaper in value, but they’re still pretty good guitars.”
Tagging all my fenderbros andacousticbros #fenderlyfe # fuckGibson #
I knew it was an indian brand but didn't know it was a knockoff. Either way I didn't actually pay for it, the friend had it lying around and just gave it to me, so I'm guessing it's perfectly fine for a guitar newfag like me
Since you seem to be well versed in this, can you recommend me a good electric guitar brand, preferrably one that wont require me to sell my organs in order to afford it? My irl friend recommends ibanez and yamaha
If you get a guitar with a locking whammy bar system, it better either be an Original Floyd Rose or a Kahler. No, not some licensed floyd shit, not some ibanez edge 3. Either an Original floyd rose (OFR), or Kahler, if you want to be weird.
Learn some basic maintenance too. Repair shops will fuck you in the ass with their prices- no lube either. Learn how to change strings, because its really NOT hard at all. It gets a little complicated if you have a locking whammy bar, but that's about it. Learn how to adjust your action, and fix your intonation. All those little knobs and screw pieces you see everywhere on guitars? If it's on the outside of the guitar, it's meant for you to be able to adjust. Guitar manufacturers want you to be able to adjust your gear to your liking. Find what you like, and stick with it. Oh and for fucks sake, change your strings once in a while. Or at least get coated strings. I use Elixer coated .10-.52s, and those bad boys can go a WHILE before needing a change.
And lastly, above all else, find what you like and HAVE FUN. I would NOT still be playing guitar a decade later if it wasnt amazing fun for me. If you stick with it, you will learn so much and grow immensely. All of this stuff I've posted is only a small fraction of what I've learned as far as gear goes. I haven't even touched on the actual musical and technique side. I'm not saying that brag in the slightest bit- if you've played for as long as I have and practiced as frequently as I have, you will ABSOLUTELY be just as good, if not better than me. Have fun and enjoy, anons.
Well if you've been playing over 5 years, and you practice regularly, you certainly aren't green. I would say anything well under 5 years is definitely new. Obviously we aren't true "old timers" sitting here with 6 and 10 years, you don't play guitar for that amount of time without picking up some information.
Yea I love the pre dark side of the moon David gilmour so I'll probably put some new pickups in it. I've been looking at the custom shop 69s but I haven't really done much research yet.
>Indian Sitars on the other hand.... amazing.
seriously? I never knew people outside india even knew about indian instruments, let alone be interested in them.
unless you live here, in which case my bad
kek nah, it's gonna take a lot more than owning a fancy guitar to turn me into an asshole (well, a complete asshole)
how's the actual quality though?
Acoustic folk/punk sounds amazing. I mainly write and perform in that style. I also play a lot of grunge which sounds beautiful coming out of this guitar. Chords sound very rich, and guitar bends are very easy. It was a steal for 300 bucks new
The problem is, brand truly doesn't tell you much. I mentioned that certain brands are proficient in certain styles, but it really all depends on what you're looking for. A few base questions:
1. Price range
3. What you like in a guitar (playability, tone, etc)
I have an 87 ibanez Sabre. It's by far the guitar I've fallen in love with the most. It's a great guitar. Most ibanez guitars have good build quality and tone. The prices vary greatly. Go for something cheap first.
I got you on the amp advice amigo
When buying your first amp you'll see the question of "Tube or Solid State?" Now you could be a cheeky Cunt like me an get a Hybrid of the two a cheap Music Man from the 1970s or you can keep reading and see what will be best for you. First is maintenance, Solid State is very simple and it's just like a game console, turn on to play and off when you're done. That's pretty much it but some flaws you may find with solid state is that most companies make them cheap to sell them cheap. If you reach a high enough level on a bad SS amp you'll hear a "hiss" or static in the background while you play and this is a no go. Also solid state will not be as loud as tube so 100 watts of volume power in a solid state wouldn't be more than around 15-25w on a tube.
Good starter SS amps will be
Roland Cube series
Orange Crush Series
Roland Jazz Chorus JC-120(super good but $300 if that's out of range)
Fender Mustang Series (very versatile)
Now onto tube, tube amps are the most classic and most utilized type of amp. The tone from it sounds very "organic"
Meaning no type of digital effect was used in making your guitar sound that way, if you want gain you crank it up, if you want clean you balance the settings. Tubes for the most part will not have that hiss or static you get with SS amps unless your using a bunch of heavy gain pedals at once that interfere with the electrical signal. With tubes there's a bit of maintenance to do as well. The tubes in the back can die out and damage the amp so it's important to warm them up before playing. On high wattage tube amps there should be an ON switch and a STANDBY switch. Whe turning on a tube amp you first flip it on and hopefully a light with indicate that it's on. Then you flip the STANDBY switch to off after about 5-10 minutes after you flipped the ON, and there you'll be able to play. Many companies make their name off tube amps so its not too hard to find a good one
umm idk, 300 usd?
if you're asking what I wanna play on it, some old megadeth songs that I love
>What you like in a guitar
I'm really new so idk what to say for this, but as of now I want an electric because you dont have to press the strings as hard as an acoustic
thanks anon, that's good advice
that's really nice man, there are very few of your kind left
Yeah, ideally, most people are gonna be using tube amps for good tone. I personally am still rocking on a B-52 AT 112, 60w model. Those were all the rage in like 2010. I actually just swapped the tubes on them, and I've been nothing but satisfied.
And yeah I'm not a big solid state guy, but the Roland JC-120 is well known for being pretty damn kickass for cleans
Threads gunna die soon head to /mu/ and search /GG/ it's the guitar general newfriends
300 usd, old school megadeth, and new to guitar. I can work with that.
Are you based in America? If you are, I would take a look on the Guitar Center website, and look in their used section- they can ship to wherever. If not, try looking around on ebay. For some Megadeth like stuff, try looking for a used Schecter, LTD, or Ibanez. Avoid any kind of bridge that has a whammy bar on it, because cheap whammy bar systems are a god damn nightmare to deal with.
> Hofner Mentioned
"Behold the power of German engineering!"
Schecter, LTD, Ibanez. Got it.
Thanks for the advice anon.
Another question. If I ever decide to get one it would be used, so is there anything specific I should test out before buying? I'm gonna take a friend along with me but some specifics never hurt.
A-fuckin-men. Kahlers apparently also work well, but those are weird and I don't like change. I had a guitar with a licensed and it was a chore to take care of. My main guitar now has an OG floyd rose and it's awesome. Obviously still more work than just a normal bridge, but hey it stays in tune no matter what
Check all the electronics are working- get it plugged in, turn every single knob and switch on the guitar. Give it a nice shake while holding it firmly, so it doesn't rattle. And lastly, make sure it's easy to play. I can't recommend playability for people new to guitar. I want to feel like I'm working WITH my guitar, not playing against it.
Oh and lastly, it's very easy to do cosmetic damage to a guitar, but surprisingly tough to do actual, serious harm to one. Guitars nowadays are pretty damn tough.
mine. not my pic, but got my baby downstairs where its gathering dust
i want to sell it, but i dont want to sell it.
dont know if i will ever be able to sell it, even tho i could need some money and shes quite rare
If that doesn't work follow the anon >>702615916
Nah, I found one in a local classifieds, pic related
but I must say Reverend guitars are high build quality. Mine is made from Korina which is a really responsive wood. It was one of the more expensive models (referring to the BC-1) but I suppose I would say Its worth the $
Oh and last but not least, don't be afraid to tell the salesman to eat your ass if they won't stop bugging you. Do NOT get pressured in to buying the first guitar you pick up.
Enjoy the journey man, I'm excited for you. I'm gonna jack off then go to bed.
shes worth about 1 grand.
mine has two lipstick pickups, not like the one in the pic
man i'm so torn apart if i should really sell it, but i'm ashamed that i dont play anymore and can't treat her as someone should