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bibomoris
post Sep 25 2011, 06:49 PM
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Hey GMC ! smile.gif
I was thinking of buying another Guitar.
I currently have a Ibanez GRG250DX and thinking of going to a better quality guitar.
If anyone has any reccomendations on any good guitar then that will be great ! biggrin.gif
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post Sep 25 2011, 07:04 PM
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QUOTE (bibomoris @ Sep 25 2011, 01:49 PM) *
Hey GMC ! smile.gif
I was thinking of buying another Guitar.
I currently have a Ibanez GRG250DX and thinking of going to a better quality guitar.
If anyone has any reccomendations on any good guitar then that will be great ! biggrin.gif

I've played and owned everything from Jacksons, Ibanez, ESPs, Fenders, Gibsons, and Schecters. My absolute fave, by and far was my Schecter CS-1 Elite. IMO, you can't go wrong with the higher end Schecters. But it all boils down to personal choice, the way the guitar feels and plays for you personally. I'd suggest going to a bigger music store and trying out a few that you like first.


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post Sep 25 2011, 07:27 PM
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If i had money i would go for a Jackson King V, or maybe even a Suhr tongue.gif, my recommendation, is for you to go to some kind of, music store next to you and search and try out guitars.


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post Sep 25 2011, 07:48 PM
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If you like Ibanez you should buy Prestige series guitars. They're made in Japan and are great.
Also consider second hand guitars.


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post Sep 25 2011, 07:54 PM
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Oh I played the Axis sport by Ernie ball. It's a dream guitar for me.


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post Sep 25 2011, 08:36 PM
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Do you want similar guitar to what you have now? What is your budget my friend smile.gif


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post Sep 25 2011, 08:37 PM
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QUOTE (bibomoris @ Sep 25 2011, 01:49 PM) *
Hey GMC ! smile.gif
I was thinking of buying another Guitar.
I currently have a Ibanez GRG250DX and thinking of going to a better quality guitar.
If anyone has any reccomendations on any good guitar then that will be great ! biggrin.gif


Just make sure you play the guitar for a while, put it down and then come back to it on another day and see if you still have the same impression with it. This will help in not making an emotional/spur of the moment decision.
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post Sep 26 2011, 04:56 AM
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I think that it depends on how much money do you have to invest and what kind of sound/sounds would you like to get, there is no guitar that can make "every sound", and from my experience you should get a guitar with a sound in mind.


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post Sep 26 2011, 05:03 AM
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My opinion mate, is that its mainly based on the sound it will produce for you, and the feel of the neck......try some out when u find one that is perfect for your hands....have a look into getting a 2nd hand model, eBay etc, to save some money....


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post Sep 26 2011, 05:18 AM
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I say just go down to your local guitar shop that has the best selection and just play all the guitars that appeal to you. Even play the ones that don't visually appeal to you. Before you play the guitar, don't have any preconceived notions, and just see how you like it. You never know, you may find one that really clicks with you that you probably never thought would.

We can only offer you assistance in telling you if the guitar is good quality or not. All the other options boil down to personal preference. biggrin.gif


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post Sep 26 2011, 08:33 AM
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To make a little revision:

1) Think of what styles of music your guitar should be able to handle
2) What matters more: playability or tone?
3) What's your budget?
4) NEVER buy before you try biggrin.gif

I think these are key aspects which should always be taken into consideration!


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post Sep 26 2011, 01:16 PM
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Very useful tips here !Choosing a better electric guitar depends on the sound and style you are going for. You can check online resources for users opinions, I recommend Harmony Central for that ! Play many guitars before making your final choice.
When you wrap your hand around the neck and your fingers find the frets you will know when you've made the right choice. wink.gif


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post Sep 26 2011, 04:54 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 26 2011, 08:33 AM) *
To make a little revision:

1) Think of what styles of music your guitar should be able to handle
2) What matters more: playability or tone?
3) What's your budget?
4) NEVER buy before you try biggrin.gif

I think these are key aspects which should always be taken into consideration!

+1! biggrin.gif


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post Sep 26 2011, 05:04 PM
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Thanks Alot guys for your help ! i really appreciate it smile.gif
Well My budget is around 700$-850$ Max

Oh And I dont have many guitar shops around me sad.gif
Thats why i wanted what you guys think of some good guitars.
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post Sep 26 2011, 08:39 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Sep 26 2011, 04:33 AM) *
To make a little revision:

1) Think of what styles of music your guitar should be able to handle
2) What matters more: playability or tone?
3) What's your budget?
4) NEVER buy before you try biggrin.gif

I think these are key aspects which should always be taken into consideration!



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post Sep 27 2011, 12:45 PM
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Well, for that sort of budget, if you want something along the lines of your current Ibanez but better, have a look around for an Ibanez Prestige model.
What style(s) do you play/want to play?
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post Sep 27 2011, 01:05 PM
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Hey mate I think this will help you ALOT.......

This is Rob Chappers, (he is quite mad) blink.gif He brings up an entire 'how to guide and tips' on what to watch out for in choosing a guitar, new or second hand....he demonstrates perfectally why its good to test out the guitar yourself.....

Take some time to watch it, you wont regret it wink.gif



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