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    (Original post by Astra_K)
    Ok guys thanks for the help.
    Would this be rubbish:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=220282009225

    It has good feedback for a starter kit...
    That'd do pefectly, my guitar is basically the same as that, a rip of Strat style, made by "Encore", look them up if you want. They do good starter sets, my amp is awful though, but it's perfect if you don't really care too much about quality at the moment, and just want to start playing! 19 isn't too late! You're never to late to start learning something like guitar! At least I don't think so. Good luck.
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    (Original post by James Carter)
    That'd do pefectly, my guitar is basically the same as that, a rip of Strat style, made by "Encore", look them up if you want. They do good starter sets, my amp is awful though, but it's perfect if you don't really care too much about quality at the moment, and just want to start playing! 19 isn't too late! You're never to late to start learning something like guitar! At least I don't think so. Good luck.
    Ok if you think it will sound alright i'll probably get that one!
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    Im struggling to decide on a guitar now.
    Can anyone advise? Nothing over £110 to be honest.
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    (Original post by Astra_K)
    Im struggling to decide on a guitar now.
    Can anyone advise? Nothing over £110 to be honest.
    Do you want just a guitar? Or a whole starter set? Also what style? Strat, Les Paul, SG etc.

    http://www.jhs.co.uk/encoreelectric.html

    That's where I got mine, just a black stratocaster style, find ones you like on there, and then whack them into Amazon search, and they're literally half price. Mine cost about £80!

    I'm not sure about other budget brands, as I've only ever owned my current one, but I think Fender do a "Squire" range which is fairly cheap, just have a Google around. Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by James Carter)
    Do you want just a guitar? Or a whole starter set? Also what style? Strat, Les Paul, SG etc.

    http://www.jhs.co.uk/encoreelectric.html

    That's where I got mine, just a black stratocaster style, find ones you like on there, and then whack them into Amazon search, and they're literally half price. Mine cost about £80!

    I'm not sure about other budget brands, as I've only ever owned my current one, but I think Fender do a "Squire" range which is fairly cheap, just have a Google around. Hope this helps!
    I want the whole package really mate.
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    These guys have a series of started packages that are okay: http://www.gear4music.com/Electric_G...c_Guitars.html
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    (Original post by xands)
    These guys have a series of started packages that are okay: http://www.gear4music.com/Electric_G...c_Guitars.html
    How do you know these are good compared to other starter kits?
    I need reviews really, and cant seem to find any.
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    (Original post by Astra_K)
    How do you know these are good compared to other starter kits?
    I need reviews really, and cant seem to find any.
    A friend brought one which was decent and I've brought a guitar from there £80 from their own brand which was absolutely fine.

    To be honest, there is very little between starter packs. you'll get a small 15 watt practice amp, a guitar and in some cases a lead to connect the guitar to the amp. You will also need to know how to tune a guitar so you may need a guitar tuner or use one on the internet.

    starter guitars are all the same. Same cheap materials, factory produced in china/indonesia with poor quality components, so you really can take your pick of starter guitars. Amps is where it gets a little harder, but anything around 15 watts will be digital and so again there won't be a lot between them.

    I'd just hunt around best value for money. See which stater packs throw extra stuff in. I noticed a few on Gear4Music who include books and straps and cases. I would also recommend gear4music as they are an actual british shop (based in York) so if something goes wrong or you don't like something its really easy to return.
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    (Original post by xands)
    A friend brought one which was decent and I've brought a guitar from there £80 from their own brand which was absolutely fine.

    To be honest, there is very little between starter packs. you'll get a small 15 watt practice amp, a guitar and in some cases a lead to connect the guitar to the amp. You will also need to know how to tune a guitar so you may need a guitar tuner or use one on the internet.

    starter guitars are all the same. Same cheap materials, factory produced in china/indonesia with poor quality components, so you really can take your pick of starter guitars. Amps is where it gets a little harder, but anything around 15 watts will be digital and so again there won't be a lot between them.

    I'd just hunt around best value for money. See which stater packs throw extra stuff in. I noticed a few on Gear4Music who include books and straps and cases. I would also recommend gear4music as they are an actual british shop (based in York) so if something goes wrong or you don't like something its really easy to return.
    Ok i have narrowed it down to these:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-Electric-G...item5633c60f66

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ELECTRIC-GUITA...item1c0e331103

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BENSON-MEMPHIS...item2eafb43ca3

    --Sounds good on that video


    What would you say is the best one to go for?
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    (Original post by Astra_K)
    Ok i have narrowed it down to these:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-Electric-G...item5633c60f66

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ELECTRIC-GUITA...item1c0e331103

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BENSON-MEMPHIS...item2eafb43ca3

    --Sounds good on that video


    What would you say is the best one to go for?
    If it were me I'd probably go for the benson.

    1. Great value for money you get the most stuff
    2. Benson make great amps (although don't be expecting a lot from 15watt!)
    4. Maple neck with a Rosewood board, good starting point. and an alder body, won't sound great but will be will be light which is good for long practice sessions!
    5. 3 pickups as well so will give you a bit of versatility.


    Also in that video he's not using the 15watt amp

    Hope that helps.
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    (Original post by xands)
    If it were me I'd probably go for the benson.

    1. Great value for money you get the most stuff
    2. Benson make great amps (although don't be expecting a lot from 15watt!)
    4. Maple neck with a Rosewood board, good starting point. and an alder body, won't sound great but will be will be light which is good for long practice sessions!
    5. 3 pickups as well so will give you a bit of versatility.


    Also in that video he's not using the 15watt amp

    Hope that helps.
    But the cheaper one comes with a stand and the tuner thing as well lol. I cant find any reviews on Benson. But nor can i for any other.
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    (Original post by Astra_K)
    But the cheaper one comes with a stand and the tuner thing as well lol. I cant find any reviews on Benson. But nor can i for any other.
    Stand isn't that important to be honest and you get a tuner with the benson package.

    Benson aren't that commercial, used to huge back in the day (elvis's amp of choice!) and are only just making a comeback. To be honest theres very little between these packages, I just liked the look of the benson stuff!
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    (Original post by xands)
    Stand isn't that important to be honest and you get a tuner with the benson package.

    Benson aren't that commercial, used to huge back in the day (elvis's amp of choice!) and are only just making a comeback. To be honest theres very little between these packages, I just liked the look of the benson stuff!
    Oh yea it does. How come the cheaper one has sold so much more than the Benson, when the cheaper one is unbranded?
    835 have seen sold with no bad feedback!
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    (Original post by Astra_K)
    Oh yea it does. How come the cheaper one has sold so much more than the Benson, when the cheaper one is unbranded?
    835 have seen sold with no bad feedback!
    you're obsessed man! Like I said there is literally nothing between them! They will do exactly the same thing, I just prefer the components of the benson guitar, their reputation of making good amps, and all the cool stuff that it comes with...

    You would be fine with the one thats sold 835 though - I guess it can't be bad then!
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    (Original post by xands)
    you're obsessed man! Like I said there is literally nothing between them! They will do exactly the same thing, I just prefer the components of the benson guitar, their reputation of making good amps, and all the cool stuff that it comes with...

    You would be fine with the one thats sold 835 though - I guess it can't be bad then!
    Yea the Benson looks good, just 5 watts less with the amp and i would like a stand ideally. Need reviews tho
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    (Original post by Astra_K)
    Yea the Benson looks good, just 5 watts less with the amp and i would like a stand ideally. Need reviews ideally.
    I didn't realise it was only 10 watt..

    Then i'd go for this:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-Electric-G...#ht_500wt_1139

    That said, i have to say i reckon the benson would be better value.
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    (Original post by xands)
    I didn't realise it was only 10 watt..

    Then i'd go for this:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-Electric-G...#ht_500wt_1139

    That said, i have to say i reckon the benson would be better value.
    Thanks for making me unable to decide lol.
    The one in that link, the seller gets the guitars direct from the factory in China, reducing costs.
    Only thing that one doesnt have that the Benson has is the whammy bar thing, dont know what it does lol.
    Do you have msn?
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    (Original post by Astra_K)
    Thanks for making me unable to decide lol.
    The one in that link, the seller gets the guitars direct from the factory in China, reducing costs.
    Only thing that one doesnt have that the Benson has is the whammy bar thing, dont know what it does lol.
    Do you have msn?
    A 10 watt amp is still perfectly good for practicing. A whammy bar is basically something you can move with your hand that moves the bridge up and down (the bit where the strings end, and where you strum), it just makes any notes you're playing sound different when you use it. It's not something you're likely to be using as a begineer though so don't worry!

    http://en.wikivisual.com/images/4/42...l_DSC06937.jpg

    Any of those seem good though! Personally I'd go for http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ELECTRIC-GUITA...item1c0e331103 just because it looks the best!
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    (Original post by Astra_K)
    Thanks for making me unable to decide lol.
    The one in that link, the seller gets the guitars direct from the factory in China, reducing costs.
    Only thing that one doesnt have that the Benson has is the whammy bar thing, dont know what it does lol.
    Do you have msn?
    Trust me - you won't be needing the whammy bar! It'll only get in your way!

    I'd still go for the benson just as I think it would be ever so slightly better!

    Sorry, don't have msn!
 
 
 
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