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    I am going to learn those instruments, but how much will my mum and dad have to fork out for one of these instruments?

    I don't want a second hand one, as image is important.

    My mate's banjo cost over £1000, hopefully acoustic guitars are not as expensive?
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    An acoustic guitar can be as little as £60 if you look in the right (wrong?) places. You're much better off spending at least £100, ideally £200, on something which sounds good and won't go out of tune every second. Mandolins can be obtained for under £100. I got mine second hand for £40, though it was £80 originally.
    Banjos I don't know so much about, but I think my friend got his for around £200.
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    An original Les Paul can cost up to £500,000 I hear. But that is electric and awesome!
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    (Original post by Jacob :))
    An original Les Paul can cost up to £500,000 I hear. But that is electric and awesome!
    Maybe so, but you can still get a Gibson Les Paul for about 1/1000th of that! (well, a bit more for the cheapest Studio model)
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    Have a look around Freecycle and local antiques places, not forgetting charity shops. You can often pick up banjos and guitars incredibly cheap - especially if you're not looking to spend loads of money, and with a bit of love, you can clean them up and have them sounding great again
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    Relative to other instruments, guitars are very cheap. My first one this was a 3/4 size 16 years ago cost £50, my current one cost a bit under £200.
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    My first guitar was an eBay package deal. Brand new guitar but came with everything needed to get going, pick, capo, strings etc. and that was £80 i think. Check the must - Lindo - they're perfect for beginners in my opinion. That was 5 years ago. I bought a new Yamaha ACR in November for £750. You can get all three instruments dirt cheap but fact is the same for everything, you pay for what you get. I pay £700 for my guitars now as I need top sound quality when I do paid gigs and studio recordings.


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    I bought a decent banjo on Ebay a few years back for around £120, brand new.
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    Got my guitar in Lidl, no-one believes it cost only £70 as it sounds actually half-decent and is way better than some £200 guitars I've played. If image is that important, a cheap new guitar is gonna look and sound way worse than a second-hand decent one while being the same price. Expect to pay like £100 to be sure of getting a guitar that won't fall to bits and has frets that don't demand retuning every time you use a capo.
    Fraid I can't help with banjos and mandolins, I do have a banjolin but I don't have a clue how much it cost.
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    You can spend as much as you want on a guitar, really. You can get very cheap sub £100 ones, going right on up to £2k and beyond once you get to seriously high end stuff.

    For a beginners guitar, if you can afford it, you can't do much better than the Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster. I was seriously impressed with the one I played!
 
 
 
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