Best guitars according to redditors

We found 1,165 Reddit comments discussing the best guitars. We ranked the 724 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/Draco_Dormiens · 25 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The Fender for Sure :) from bass fund wl

and a kindle go big or go home :P

edit...and I'm partial to panda haha

u/Eddie_Savitz_Pizza · 23 pointsr/Guitar

Martin literally makes a guitar called the backpacker

Also there's a company called Traveler Guitars that makes nothing but, well, traveler guitars. Their ultra light series is pretty cool if you're looking for a traveler electric.

You could also make a cigar box guitar with a proper neck and pickup if you're so inclined.

u/SinBig · 14 pointsr/Guitar

The other commenters saying to go to a music shop and play a few first are right, but a budget is a budget and I doubt you'll find one for less than $100.

This isn't black, but a friend bought this one and I was surprised at how well it was made for the price point. Definitely not a "prop" and it felt nice to play :

u/[deleted] · 14 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Since people have been asking these are the things I'm wishing for or any combination of them
Guitar acoustic

Guitar electric


Movies in Spanish

Maybe a couple NSFW Items

Maybe a new ukulele or case
Maybe a bike
Maybe... I don't know :)

u/garage_cleaner · 13 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

highest priority-bass package!!!

That's right, stop dreaming, start playing.

u/braken · 12 pointsr/canada

If you're actually looking to buy one, contact Steve's and Long and McQuade to see if they can order one in for you (or even ship directly to you). That Amazon merchant has a Seagull S6 Original for $723.12 while L&M and Steves have them listed for $399. That retailer is ridiculously expensive for all of their Seagull guitars.

grabthesale may be the only place you're seeing these but they're definitely not the only place to get one. Reach out to some of the dealers listed on the Seagull site to see if you can find one that way.

u/itsallgonetohell · 11 pointsr/Guitar

Yamaha doesn't seem to understand how to make a 'cheap' guitar, although they can do 'inexpensive' just fine... this one fits your budget with a dollar to spare..

u/Josh1billion · 8 pointsr/rocksmith

> There are bundles on Amazon for about $250 that include an Epiphone guitar and the PS4 edition.

Worth noting that you can save some money by buying the guitar and game separately. The game including the cable is currently $41 on Amazon, while the guitar is always about $130. And any electric guitar will work, so you can trade that out for any other guitar if you like.

u/ZagatoZee · 8 pointsr/rocksmith

Game and cable - $30-40
Guitar on it's own, as low as $99.

u/deltablazing · 8 pointsr/Bass

As someone else has said, save up a little more money and invest it in a instrument that you will enjoy playing.

Squier has been suggested and I particularly like the Vintage Modified series.

Another option would be something like this.

You could find both of these instruments used for $100-$150, but they aren't too expensive new.

u/Pharazlyg · 7 pointsr/Guitar

Hi. Former Guitar Center manager here. We used to sell this model and I can weigh in.

In short: there are better guitars our there for 100 bucks. The Rogue isn't the worst guitar out there for the price, but they're sure as hell far from best. It looks like others in this thread have already mentioned Fenders and Jasmines, which are far superior.

This one is 14 bucks cheaper and will out perform and outlast the Rogue. I have one myself as a beater guitar and it's great. The satin finish lets it ring and the neck is really comfy.

Here's a Fender FA-100. It's a great starter guitar that sounds even better with a decent set of strings. IF you can spend a bit more, bet a Fender DG-8 instead. Otherwise, this will do fine.

Epiphone makes a few good ones too, but Fender and Jasmine tend to outperform them. Avoid Luna (crap guitars that only look pretty), Rogue (not terrible but you can get more for you money), Mitchell (QC is awful. Have unboxed many with cracked tops, seperated fret boards, and missing parts), First Act (toys), and Ibanez (but only at this price point for Ibanez. They get way better once you go up a bit).

Don't forget to look at used stuff, either! A Used Seagull or Fender T-Bucket would be awesome finds and not too expensive.

u/ThereAreFourLights_ · 7 pointsr/army

Check out for some good old games and good, new indie games. They're DRM-free and cheap. I'm a big fan of FTL and Roller Coaster Tycoon 3.

Order this guitar from Amazon and start teaching yourself to play. I got mine at Christmas for $80. There's a lot of great tutorials on YouTube.

Skype with friends and loved ones back home.

Read books. MWR probably has some. If you have a Kindle, even better. Did you know that you can get free Kindle library e-books through AKO? Log in, go to Self Service, click My Library, click "Read or Listen to a Book," then click the small text link to go to the Audio eBook Library. You can check out up to five books at a time for up to three weeks.

I think the important thing is to do something creative, whether it's building the perfect park in RCT3, learning a piece on guitar, or exercising your imagination with a good book. Hope this helps. Trust me, I've been there.

u/geniabeme · 7 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon



u/thegimpmedic · 7 pointsr/RandomActsOfChristmas

Make a wishlist on amazon with this set on it and I'll send it

Make sure to reply with a wishlist to your correct address or I wont be able to send it.

u/Turtle-Bear · 6 pointsr/depression

Eh, hopes for those fuckers who were born happy with a silver spoon in their mouth, never much cared for the hopeful.

When you look at things from a purely subjective point of view we are all stolen from a place of warm happiness, placed in a world that is cold and inhospitable where we struggle to eke out an existence worth having, spoiler we don't, and then we die. Real fun all that shit.

Hope isn't something that is going to fall in the laps of people like you and me. It just ain't gunna happen that way. There isn't any way to just spontaneously become hopeful because it's a crock of crap.

You gotta get by day by day. Find something simple that you can't go without. Maybe you like to cook

Maybe you like to play guitar

Maybe you like editing gay porn

Dunno, just try and find something you like cuzz every bright spot is a bit brighter when you hate everything.

And you know try to drink less, just makes it worse, I'm sure you know that, but boy is alcoholism not fun.

u/anogramatic · 6 pointsr/Guitar

Really thoughtful present! I will say, however, often the headphone out for amplifiers is shockingly bad. It just sounds overly distorted, fuzzy, and not very inspiring. I'd recommend looking into something like this as well to keep a nice sound :)

u/robertgfthomas · 6 pointsr/Frugal

Mostly, I really like to build and fix stuff. I don't really care whether it's the HTML of a website or the stem of a shower faucet -- it's just the act of figuring something out and making it better that I like, for whatever reason.

I have a small collection of tools -- a power drill, some gardening stuff, etc. I also have a bass guitar, but I bought one of these itty-bitty little headphone amps so I don't piss off the roomies and also so I don't have to lug an amp around everywhere -- since they're pretty much just an empty box with a speaker in it anyway.

I also like reading, but (partially thanks to Reddit, I'm sure) my attention span is so short that sitting down and reading is tough, so I've gotten rid of pretty much all of my books and opted instead for audiobooks. There are great sites like where you can download oodles of classics read aloud for free. Currently I'm listening to all 65 hours of 'Atlas Shrugged' while I fold Noteboards, a product I created and sell (also thanks to Reddit). Also, nothing beats the time I drove across the country by myself listening to 'The Godfather' and 'Fight Club' and zooming through the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Death Valley.

Singing is also really fun, and takes zero space. When I'm not listening to audiobooks, I'm singing along to musicals ('Book of Mormon' today) or 90s rock.

The stuff that takes up the most room is my push-reel lawn mower which is easy to disassemble, and my healthy collection of Nerf guns.

EDIT: I also do some graphic design. This graphics tablet is tiny and flexible, and works great.

u/radtoto · 6 pointsr/Bass

check out these vox amp plugs. you can plug it straight into your electric bass and then plug head phones in so you are the only one who can hear!

ive never played an accoustic bass before so i cant tell you which is better but i love my electric

u/Astaro · 5 pointsr/rocksmith

Sound via hdmi from the xbox is laggy.
TV's also process their pictures before displaying them (also laggy, unless the TV has a game mode, sometimes even then)

That tends to make things trickier than they need to be for a music game.

PC has a bit more flexibility too - you can always install the game on a newer PC, and bring any DLC you've bought with you.
you can move from the 360 to an xbox one, the DLC will follow your xbox lve account, but you may have to rebuy the base game.

If the TV has a VGA input, can't you just use a pc to drive it?

The bundle guitar
seems OK,
I bought the older PC bundle, which came with a Les Paul jr instead of a Les Paul special.

I've been playing for a little over a year now. I still don't have an amp, I don't need one, I just use my PC.

u/comrade_g · 5 pointsr/thelastofus

Yes she's playing an acoustic guitar. If you're looking to buy one I started with this cheap one and it sounds good to me. Good starting point I think

u/CactusSmackedus · 5 pointsr/OkCupid

One strategy is to order inexpensive hobby related stuff from amazon and pray that you'll actually get into it.

a simple-to-decent accoustic guitar

a cross stitch kit

art stuff

if you want to get into something really niche you could try to learn how to do linoleum printing

IDK this might not be so helpful but maybe it was a little helpful. Most of this was art related b/c that's what I think of when I think hobbies I guess, but you could also check out raspberry pi / arduino projects if that's more up your alley.

u/Spotlight1993 · 5 pointsr/AcousticGuitar

When someone ask what is a good first guitar, this is what I recommend. Yes, they are both more than $100. In my opinion no guitar under $100 is worth having. Why ? Under $100 dollars do not stay in tune, hard to fret and are junk. The better the quality of the instrument, the more dedicated you will be to learning it.



Might can get those a little cheaper at local store....I think

u/5_sec_rule · 5 pointsr/pics
u/Werealldudesyea · 4 pointsr/hiking

Buy a half sized or travel guitar, they aren't crazy great sounding but easy to bring around. I've used the Martin Backpacker before. Again it's not great sounding, but it works.

But in my opinion, get a Harmonica and learn to play while you're out hiking. It's the easiest instrument to learn and it doesn't weigh a thing.

u/Simple_Post · 4 pointsr/Guitar
u/PartesTres · 4 pointsr/ukulele has headphone jacks, don't need amp. Many budget solid bodys have headphone ins, this is probably the easiest solution. edit: i think the teton line is the spiritual successor to the eleukes, which are pretty hit or miss in terms of quality, especially recently.

If you get something like a risa stick which doesn't have headphone in you can get something like this

u/Really420 · 4 pointsr/Guitar

These are usually mentioned as great. I personally have the 820 and love it....
Yamaha FG800 Solid Top Acoustic Guitar

u/KeyBorgCowboy · 3 pointsr/rocksmith

I've been pretty happy with this Epiphone Les Paul Special II.

u/Jaeryth · 3 pointsr/rocksmith

Looks like a pretty good deal. I have the Epiphone SG for rocksmith and I'm pretty satisfied with it.

u/B3nny_o · 3 pointsr/Guitar

Wow thank you for that mountain of information :D I will look into all of the stuff you mentioned and keep you updated
Edit: Right so I've done some more searching and I think I found some gear that I want
Guitar :
What else do I need and are these good choices?

u/Lightsworn_Redditor · 3 pointsr/Guitar

Every guitar I own.

I have a couple acoustics

  • A shitty Peavy acoustic electric (don't know much more about it than that since it was a gift and was used to begin with)

  • A Jasmine S35 that I bought online a while back because I wanted an acoustic and couldn't afford anything better)

    And a couple of electrics:

  • A Gibson Maestro in an SG style. Got it from a friend as a gift when I first showed interest in playing guitar. He payed around $70 for it at the time.

  • A First Act ME1959 Stratocaster that I got as a gift a couple of years after I started playing.

    I really wish I had the money to afford a not-shit guitar. Not even something great, just...not awful.

    That said, they get me buy and I've grown oddly attached to those hunks of junk. Especially my Maestro. I've had it since day 1, so it's like my baby. My shitty, shitty baby.
u/CookieMonNOMNOM · 3 pointsr/Guitar

Take a look at this one:

It's a Jasmine S34C and they are about $120. I bought it for my son after reading a lot of recommendations for inexpensive, but playable acoustics for a beginner.

I love to play this guitar. It has a nice natural flat finish, and it is very comfortable. I pick it up before my other just feels better than my more expensive guitars.

I did hear other reviewers complain that it needed a set-up after it was shipped, but you should probably do that with any new guitar, anyway...especially for a new player.

Good luck. Practice a lot, and let us hear how you are doing!

u/OMGWTFBBQUE · 3 pointsr/bicycletouring

Have you thought about getting a Martin backpacker guitar?

u/harrybeards · 3 pointsr/Guitar

ok so this one is slightly out of your price range at $410, so if that knocks it out for you i understand. But this guitar has been recommended by several sites and players, and is made by Seagull (they make very high quality stuff.) its listed as an entry level instrument, but with my experience its actually a phenomenal guitar, especially at $400. So my advice would be to get this one (the seagull S6), and to spend the extra money for a guitar that will sound better than most other guitars, even those that are more expensive.

here's a link to one:

u/chilldog47 · 3 pointsr/Guitar

youll probably never really have to buy another guitar if you get a cedar top s6 by seagull. The quality in tone at the pricepoint is uncomparable. The guitar sounds better than most $2000 martins too so Im not sure why they are still so cheap

u/I_Am_Okonkwo · 3 pointsr/Bass

(Vox Amplug)

u/slash178 · 3 pointsr/Guitar

The Squier Bullet is a universally recommended starter guitar.

People here will likely also recommend Rondo music guitars (not on Amazon).

Starter kits are a ripoff. Spend a little more and get a starter guitar and an amp.

u/scorpious · 3 pointsr/Guitar

Yeah, you might get tired of it. So what?

Ask for something cheap for christmas and promise to give it a solid 6 months before giving up.

Better than online would be a local store and get them to include a good basic setup, just to make sure the guitar is actually playable when you receive it. Good luck!

Oh, and I started much the same way I describe; family had a clunky acoustic for years and eventually wanted to up the ante, mom got me a cheapie elec/amp and the rest is history!

u/jimbonics · 2 pointsr/xboxone

My Rocksmith w/ cable showed up yesterday.

This shows up today.

Should be a fun weekend!

u/Ignore_User_Name · 2 pointsr/rocksmith

You could also take a look at this one, a bit more expensive but still under 150.

For rocksmith something without a tremolo bar might be better so it's easier to change tunings. It's not that hard but why have the inconvenience when Rocksmith doesn't make use of it.

edit: half of the post kind of was not there..

u/notjosemanuel · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Yeah there's not much around me in terms of music related shops, I'll just pay for the shipping and get it from Amazon, I have my eyes on the Oscar, the sg and the les paul

u/Radedo · 2 pointsr/personalfinance

Sorry, [this](Epiphone Les Paul SPECIAL-II Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst is the link, but the deal has already expired. If it makes you feel any better though it stopped working not long after I placed the order (I tried telling my friend and he couldn't get the same discount).

u/Renegadent · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Is this guitar suitable for a beginner or would I be better off going for a used one? It looks like it's at a great price and I've been hoping to get into learning for a while now. I was planning on perhaps using this with Rocksmith. Thoughts?

u/FatBabyBrother · 2 pointsr/Guitar

You really need to go to a guitar store before you throw down $X for a guitar... ignore the color and the logo... I just sold my MIM Strat because it felt awfull (neck is to small for my hands) turns out I really like the wider Gibson/Epiphone style bodies.

Also, don't spend $300 for your first guitar.. maybe in a year (if you last a year) upgrade.

Here's an Epiphone for $149 (on sale, Its a $300 guitar)

I have one in Wine and its a solid guitar.. but you really have to put whatever you want to buy in your hands and feel it for yourself.

u/tclayson · 2 pointsr/guitars

If you want something for around $100 then look at Squier (by Fender). Basically they're poor man's Fender. I've had a couple of them, and still have one and they're very good for cheap low-end guitars.

I wouldn't get the one in your question... I've never heard of that brand, and judging by the condition of their website, I don't hold much faith for their guitars.

Definitely go for a Squier.

In a similar vein, if you can spare a few more $$$ then have a look at the Epiphone range. Epiphone are the Squier's of the Gibson world. The'yre usually a bit more expensive than Squier, but you get a bit more quality. I have an Epiphone dot guitar which is as good (if not better) than my Fender Strat, and cost less than half as much. Here's an example of a nice entry level Epiphone:

Remember Amazon's probably not the best place to go for guitars. You will probably get some better deals elsewhere. Have a look around. I would definitely go for a well known make when it comes to budget guitars. If the name is not well known, and its cheap then its definitely not worth it. High quality less-well-known guitar makes are very expensive, so when you're looking at the low end of guitars go for something well known.

u/-filly- · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

fear cuts deeper than words

Edit #1 - Replaced #1 #2, #9, #13, #15, edited some text, added bonuses

Okay, so a lot of my items are similar, or are kind of "flexing" the rules, but I will leave official rulings up to you. Here goes!

  1. Something Grey - Strip of magnesium - This actually just got gifted to me. This coal trash can is silver, which is basically grey :D

    2)Something reminiscent of rain - Zen Garden - Flexing the rules. It's only related because it's a garden. An umbrella!! I don't have one of these, and I have no idea why.

  2. Food related - Pineapple corer/slicer

  3. On wishlist not for me (this is for my fiancee) - Apple Cider k-cups

  4. A book you should read - Everyone should have the Joy of Cooking

    6)Item less than a dollar - MP3

  5. Something related to cats - This is related because of that scene in "Christmas Vacation" where the cat gets electrocuted

  6. [Beautiful but not useful - Lego adoption of Brandenburg Gate](

  7. Movie everyone should see once - Not on wishlist - Harlan County, USA. This documentary is nearly perfect in every sense of the word. This movie is so powerful, and so real, it's just unbelievable. One of my favorites. I always suggest it when someone asks "what documentary should I see?"

  8. Something useful when Zombies attack - Kinect Your Shape Fitness Evolved - You need to be able to Outwit, Outrun, and Outlast.

  9. Profound impact on life - Guitar. I really want to learn how to play, and my dad was going to teach me, but he passed before he was able to. It would mean a lot to share that passion with him even though he's already moved on

  10. Add-On Item - Cat6 cable!!!

  11. Most expensive item -It's actually the guitar, so I went with the 2nd most expensive which is a Logitech G19 keyboard Nope. It's actually this amp.

  12. Bigger than a bread box - Mizuno backpack

  13. Smaller than a golf ball - Not sure if a k-cup would count, but I threw it in there. If it doesn't count, I will find something else It doesn't. Here's some ship and anchor cufflinks I really want for my wedding :)

  14. Something that smells wonderful - Kind of cheating, but a different k-cup. Donut shop coffee is the BEST. Changed to a different beverage. I have a horrible addiction to this stuff, and it smells wonderful (to me)

  15. SFW Toy - Legos are a toy!! :D

  16. Helpful going back to school - I listed the Zen Garden again because it's helpful to have something peaceful when going back to school

  17. Something related to your current obsession - I am OBSESSED with Lorde. I have stated this many times over the last week.


    BONUS #1 - I looked through your reddit history (not very hard, but I did look), and came up empty, so I'll just post something later that might fit.

    BONUS #2 - These blankets are made in Oregon, and look SUPER cool. Not on my WL (I have more than enough blankets), but I really like them.

    I may attempt the bonuses tomorrow, we will see. This is definitely a placeholder until rulings on some items are made. Fix'd :D
u/tapion91 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Impulse buying random shit on Amazon.

A couple weeks ago I bought a Deep Fryer, Electric Guitar and Rocksmith 2014, and Red Wing Iron Ranger boots.

EDIT: Added links. Also this

u/Vinicelli · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Les Pauls are solid guitars don't get me wrong, but Squier has undergone a big quality upgrade in the last few years. Out of the two you just mentioned I'm a fan of SGs from what I've played and plan on getting one in the near future. You can get one for under 200$ with a little digging. This ones an Epiphone but you're paying for the name with Gibson as well.

u/darkfear95 · 2 pointsr/Guitar

I recently bought a new guitar off amazon, after playing one at a friends place and I really liked the sound, however I've got a question about a similar model. Why does this guitar seem to have something before the final place the strings go, while the guitar I bought doesn't?

If it's cosmetic, that's good. I bought the one guitar purely based off of the color. Any help?

u/kill-69 · 2 pointsr/guitarlessons

I had a $99 Takamine from Guitar Center and it was great, till I dropped it and broke the headstock off. It was not this one it had a pickup in the bridge. That said people seem to like these.

My main acoustic is this

It rreally sounds good but the fret markings can be a pain. They are small and the 3rd fret is not marked. I played every thing guitar center had under ~$600 and this is the one I picked.

If you want a cut-away used might be better. When I buy a guitar I first make sure I like the tone and playability(action, neck thickness and width). Play Every string on every fret to make sure there is no buzz or dead spots. Good luck. You don't need to spend a lot to get a great guitar these days.

u/snowball_in_hell · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Jasmine S35 Acoustic Guitar and a new set of strings fits your budget.

Read the reviews.

u/ed32965 · 2 pointsr/Guitar

I might get down voted, but this is the guitar I've had for years. Don't let the price fool you, it's an awesome guitar. Good luck.

u/Sepheriel · 2 pointsr/Guitar

I ordered the following after reading over reviews on Amazon, the internet and watching some videos.

u/Pandapoppin · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Gonna pick up a guitar to see if I like it. Would anyone recommend either of these?

Follow up question, is 41" the usual length of a guitar? The jasmine is listed as 48" whereas the second one is listed as 41"? Which would be the proper size to learn on? Are they the same, am I retarded? You tell me.

u/Jesus-de-Nazereth · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Jasmine S35 Acoustic Guitar, Natural

It is currently $80. I bought it a week ago and have been happy with the purchase. However, I know nothing about guitars, but the reviews speak for themselves.

u/yocum137 · 2 pointsr/guitars

Really, you need to visit a couple local guitar shops and play a few guitars - even the ones outside your budget. The reason being is each guitar will fit you differently - the neck shape, width, thickness, the body depth and bout width, and of course, the sound you like to hear.

If you find a more expensive guitar that you like, then that company might have a similar, more economical brand and model that will fit your budget: Gibson owns Epiphone, Godin owns Seagull, Takamine owns Jasmine, etc.

Speaking personally, if I'm spending more than $100 I want to play it first. With that said, there is a Jasmine S35 on Amazon for $80 with an excellent review:

I was shopping for a travel guitar, something I could take on the plane w/o worrying too much if it got crushed. I didn't buy one, yet.

I did buy an excellent Parlor, 0-size guitar last year for $350 - The Loar LO-216-NA. It's a small body with full length neck that joins at the 12th fret. It sounds awesome and I like the smaller body - I don't feel like I have stretch to fit around it.

I recently played a 00 sized Washburn that had an awesome sound, a slim C-shaped neck that joined the body at the 14th fret for about $300. I wish I had written down the model. That'll probably be my next guitar purchase.

u/backspin_lob · 2 pointsr/nfl

I've been wanting to develop my nonexistent musical skills for a while and am getting a guitar. I figured I should get the cheapest reliable one I could find til I've proved I'll actually stick with it.

Can someone who knows guitars can tell me what is "expensive enough"/ what makes a good acoustic guitar? There are a ton of options.

$40 guitar

[$75 guitar](


u/iggyReillydammit · 2 pointsr/Guitar

There was a post the other day in here about this Jasmine guitar. I played one a few weeks ago, played every string at every fret - no buzz, and the intonation was fine. For $100 bucks, it's definitely a good buy and one that you wouldn't have to be concerned about should it get blown up. There's a version without the cutaway that's about $20 cheaper.

u/Yeargdribble · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

For what it's worth, there are some very playable and decent guitars that aren't extremely expensive.

I got a Jasmine 7 years ago for $80 on Amazon and it plays very well. The tone is good, the tuning is solid, the action is good, and it holds pitch very well.. It's nothing amazing, but it's absolutely playable and decent and I've even used it at gigs. It's my beater that I can just grab and currently keep it tuned to open D for messing with slide stuff (still no buzz even tuned down).

I understand the importance of decent instruments that won't hamstring beginners (there are lots of terrible beginner keyboards out there), but I think you can definitely go much cheaper than the $3-600 range that a lot of people would recommend and still get a very decent instrument.

Guitar manufacturing has just gotten better over the years. There's always a point of diminishing returns in instrument pricing. The entry point for something that doesn't sound like shit and stays in tune used to be much higher than it is now. But it's amazing what you can get for a fairly low price these days. Yes, there is absolute garbage out there that's barely more than a toy, but at the same time, experienced players have a bad habit of trying to suggest that beginners needs instruments that they really don't.

Kids aren't going to need or appreciate the subtleties of a very nice instrument and so long as the instrument doesn't hamstring them, then there's no reason to start at a significantly higher price point than you need to, especially being uncertain that they will keep it up.

u/gnarlyneighbor · 2 pointsr/Guitar

I started my brother out with a Jasmine S34C and I personally loved to play it. Very nice sounding guitar with a low price point. Nicely built and beautiful.

u/brock_lee · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

That one seems to be very reasonably priced with great reviews. Metal strings though. Gut strings are really for classical (mostly). If you want to play popular music, I'd learn to like metal.

Oh, and I didn't just google "cheap guitar", I've been playing for 30 years. I've looked at that guitar before for other people (although no one I know has one).

u/AlienBloodMusic · 2 pointsr/Guitar

There's the Martin backpack guitar.

Also, I have one of these and it's spectacular. Here's a side-by-side so you can get an idea of what it looks like in real life.

But, because of the short scale it's tuned A - A instead of E - E, which means your chord fingerings will be different. (IE the shape you're used to for G major makes a C major in this tuning). I've tuned it down to E, and it's workable, but the strings are pretty floppy.

u/wake_the_dead · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Have you considered this?

u/PlatinumCalf · 2 pointsr/bikepacking

Look at the Martin Backpacker guitar. It’s a lot more packable and sounds surprisingly good given its small body.
Martin Steel String Backpacker Travel Guitar with Bag

u/fractuss · 2 pointsr/Guitar

As far as acoustics go, the Seagull S6 is a lovely moderately priced instrument, 400 bucks or so which is a tad pricey perhaps. Plus it's made in North America. The reviews at Amazon are compelling:

u/VelvetElvis · 2 pointsr/Guitar

The seagulls are great guitars that fall right in that price range. I'm planning on getting one myself in the near future.

u/jdsamford · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Vox AC30 Headphone Amp. $40 solution that sounds awesome.

u/rlee0001 · 2 pointsr/guitarlessons

PS: You can get most of the above in kits or combos. Many practice amps have build in tuners and metronomes for example. Korg makes a combo metronome/tuner. Guitar kits come with an amp, a guitar, an instrument cable, and they sometimes throw in a bag, strap, and picks.

Another thing to consider: If you will always be practicing through headphones, instead of an actual amp, you can get a headphone amp, which can save you some cash, and provide sounds similar to very expensive classic amps like the AC30.

u/John_Mitchells · 2 pointsr/Guitar

You can try one of these :

They come in different models, with different sounds. If I remember correctly, you can just plug any pair of headphones with the regular jack made to be plugged into smartphones and mp3 players, and play just like that. They work on batteries and sound pretty good for such little things.

u/luesmas · 2 pointsr/brasil

1- Alguma guitarra da Yamaha, Epiphone ou Squier, eu acho que o melhor é testar as guitarras, mas já que você não sabe nada fica um pouco difícil então vai ter que ir por visual ou pedir pro vendedor tocar e escolher a com som mais agradável, mas se eu fosse você gastaria uns $500 e pegaria uma Epiphone G-310 ou um modelo da Ibanez.

2- Sim, baixe o Amplitube pirata ou mesmo o trial de alguns desses programas como Guitar Rig são praticamente eternos, só te limitam no numero de efeitos.

3-A saída da guitarra é cabo P10, pra entrar no PC é cabo P2, então ou você compra um P10/P10 e um adaptador P2 ou um cabo P10/P2(vai ter que comprar um adaptador se for tocar em amplificador físico posteriormente).

4- Strap caso queira tocar em pé, umas palhetas de guitarra, te diria um afinador mas hoje em dia da pra usar o celular ou mesmo os programas no pc, cordas novas e de qualidade, uma flanelinha e um case pra guardar, geralmente as lojas oferecem desconto se comprar esses kits.

u/Simone232 · 2 pointsr/Guitar

So something like this or this?

u/gdsmithtx · 2 pointsr/Guitar

You may want to wait for Black Friday deals if they will be available for you in Canada.

If it were someone I was buying a Strat-style for, and I was buying now, I'd spend a little more:


Yamaha Pacifica Series PAC112J Electric Guitar; Old Violin Sunburst for $199 - Definitely better than the comparably priced Squiers - Demo:


Yamaha Pacifica Series PAC112V Electric Guitar; Old Violin Sunburst for $299 - Upgraded construction, materials, hardware and electronics - Review: -

Discussion of differences between Pacifica models:



Fender Mustang LT-25 - Digital Amplifier for $150 - A good, simple, versatile practice amp with digital effects - Review:


Fender Champion 40 - Amplifier for $200 - A good, simple, versatile 1x12 40 watt practice amp with effects - Review:


Boss Katana 50 mkII - Amplifier for $230- An excellent, impressively versatile, great sounding 1x12 50 watt practice amp with an amazing array of Boss effects built in - Review/Demo:


By the way, do yourself a favor and visit, the website site of Justin Sandercoe the guy doing the Boss Katana review. He has literally hundreds and hundreds of absolutely free guitar lessons that range from complete beginner through advanced guitar subjects. Plus, he's one of the nicest, most accessible teachers you'll ever come across.

u/thepotatowedeserve · 2 pointsr/SBU

sure, its a fender squire bullet strat like mint green if you cant tell from pics, comes with amp, strap, tuner, picks, guitar bag and an instructional dvd. Used twice in its lifetime because im terrible at it. hows $140 for everything?

amazon link to just guitar:

u/Ceasman · 2 pointsr/Guitar

you might get better value from:
Monoprice guitars, or
Squire Bullet, or
Guitar Fetish, or
Agile Guitars

u/trifilij · 2 pointsr/rocksmith

So this one wouldnt work?

u/BeeSawd · 2 pointsr/Guitar

As the other guy said maybe go with a Strat style guitar, check these out:

u/AlanBeforeTime · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I always wanted instruments as a kid. I was fascinated that people made their own original music. The two that I wanted the most was a guitar and a bass. I own 2 guitars, a ukulele, and a guitlele.

Link to the one on my WL

Fun facts:

One of my uncles is in a band in Mexico. He plays the saxophone and the trumpet.

My paternal grandfather, that lives in Mexico, taught himself how to play guitar.

I was named after a singer in a Mexican band.

But all the cool kids have one!

u/MyBrotherTypedThat · 2 pointsr/Bass

That's a good deal. There's also this alternative for less money but it's just the bass itself. But with a bass amp like the Fender Rumble 15 it still adds up to $279. But with the deal you found on the Guitar Center site, I'd say go with the one you linked. It's the same price as what I just linked but yours has a lot of extra stuff. I say go for it! Maybe someone will post something better but until then I like the direction you're heading.

u/original_pastafarian · 2 pointsr/casualiama

because of the electronics, it was actually more expensive than if I was buying a cheap electric guitar

u/alexinkpen · 2 pointsr/greenday

It's a kinda crappy beginner's guitar cause I don't know how to play it

u/Tebeku · 2 pointsr/CasualConversation

You should be able to find this kind of deal at your local retailer. It's a shit instrument that wouldn't be used professionally, but it's a fine toy.

Singing is my greatest strength actually. I have a very naturally almost operatic voice, very proud of it.

u/yayaja67 · 2 pointsr/BassGuitar

This was my first bass:

They don't come much cheaper than this, and it was actually pretty decent. I got a good year out of it before I out grew it and upgraded to a Squier. I still use the amp it came with.

u/KaNikki · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Would this be suitable for a 16 year old with no musical background? If so, would there be anything else I should include with it? I hate getting someone a gift and them having to get other components.

u/CarlosFromPhilly · 2 pointsr/secretsanta

> the ones I've seen on Amazon are pretty cost effective for a SS exchange.

Good call, i didn't realize that.

u/PedobearsBloodyCock · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

With this kind of thing, you really get what you pay for.

I know this is a fair bit more than you want to spend, but in the grand scheme of things, not much. If you're reasonably serious about it, do yourself the favor and spend the extra money on a guitar that's actually going to sound decent and won't go out of tune every five seconds, that won't have as many intonation problems. That won't look and feel cheap.

Yamaha actually makes some really great sounding, great playing low end guitars. I highly recommend them.

u/truthink · 1 pointr/rocksmith

Ya? So not mentioning those details kinda indicates some issues they're not sharing? I'm open to not buying it. Before finding it, I was set on buying this Epiphone Les Paul and getting a quality setup.

Epiphone Les Paul SPECIAL-II Electric Guitar, Ebony

u/Mephiska · 1 pointr/rocksmith

You don't mention a budget, but really for a starter guitar I have absolutely no complaints about the Les Paul Special II. It's a fantastic starter guitar and you won't realize it's "really crappy" after. It's from a reputable company with a warranty, and the quality out of the box is way above the awful, cheap no-name brand I tried at first (and immediately returned).

Honestly if you're just starting I wouldn't drop a ton of money on an expensive guitar, especially brand new. The LP Special II is cheap enough that you don't feel like you wasted a ton of money if you want to move on to something better later on, and you may even want to keep it around.

I was so happy with the LP Special II that I picked up the Epiphany DR-100 Acoustic Dreadnought, and was again impressed with the quality for the price ($99).

u/LightsOut5774 · 1 pointr/PS4

Rocksmith requires a real guitar. If you plan on buying it, i personally recommend this guitar. I bought that when I got the game last year and it has been serving me very well ever since :)

u/BloodySteelMice · 1 pointr/letstradepedals

It's one of these

It's in black like the link. It needs a bit of soldering work (something is loose in it so it has intermittent connection) and the knobs have been replaced to white. I can take actual pictures of it in a bit. I would want $120 shipped and insured (I wouldn't make much money off of this due to the cost to ship, but I would rather just get rid of it).

u/y2g · 1 pointr/Guitar

> get the Epiphone if you think having a les paul will make you more willing to play guitar

How's this for a decent Epiphone then? It's well under $200, but hey, it's an Epiphone.

u/leftelecaster · 1 pointr/Guitar
u/ChickenTaco · 1 pointr/Guitar

I started on the equivalent of this and then about $100 line 6 amp:

It's the only thing I have used in this price range so I can't speak to anything else but for a beginner I would recommend it.

I think an important thing here is to also pay for someone to set the guitar up (adjust the truss rod, action etc).

u/WyngsTriumphant · 1 pointr/Guitar

I've got some experience with an acoustic, I'm looking to move up to electric now. No need to worry about amps, pedals, or anything like that. I have a plan. The main thing I need to worry about, obviously, is what guitar to get. I'm on a tight budget (up to $200, but you can try to convince me to $250). I'm only looking for a simple, entry-level guitar, nothing that requires the mother-of-all-amps or a studio to sound good (I'm a budget college kid :P)

The two I'm considering are the Yamaha Pacifica or the Les Paul Special-II (any other ideas for LPs?). I do want to be able to play a mix of both pop/funk and also classic rock/heavy rock, so I need something with a decent enough pickup set.

Looking at these two models in particular, I've found this:
[For the Yamaha.] ( No clue what those numbers and letters in the "Style" menu mean... help pls?

...and this, for the Special II Also a bundle option there. Like I said, don't need amps, but still, if my original plan doesn't work, tell me if that pack would be any good.

So yeah, that's more or less where I'm at. Ideas? Suggestions? Anything in particular I should look for? As I said, I have NO CLUE what many of these 112V or J or whatever tags are supposed to mean, so uh... given what I was looking for, maybe you all could help fill me in? As I said for anything on the instrument that depends on amps, pedals, etc., don't worry, that's covered.

EDIT: Formatting derps.

u/Scorp63 · 1 pointr/Guitar

If you want a GREAT electric on the cheaper side by Epiphone, they make this guitar which was actually suggested to me as a beginner. It's an amazing guitar, and I've been using it some for Rocksmith until my lessons for Acoustic begin in August.

u/neovulcan · 1 pointr/Guitar

Much obliged. I actually ordered an Epiphone LP Special II Les Paul just a few hours ago. Assuming I actually stick with guitar this time around, I figure I'll have enough experience to walk into a guitar shop a year from now and pick exactly the guitar I want.

Any recommendations on strings/tools? Should I plan to turn my neck in X months? I noticed from a review on this particular guitar that the strings are lighter. Should I invest in a set of heavier strings and truss/rod adjustment now? I've held other guitars years ago and in a very amateur appraisal remember liking lighter strings because I didn't have to press so hard to get a note. I don't remember much more so hopefully this won't make Rocksmith impossible to play.

u/Hunterlanier03 · 1 pointr/Guitar

a lot of those bands use guitars like Les Pauls and SGs with a HH pick up configuration. i personally would point you toward the epiphone Les Paul or SG. They are made from mahogany which will give you a darker sound for heaver stuff. this is an epiphone SG that would kick ass for your first guitar or a cheaper one here that would work alright, on the les paul side here is a great one
but for a cheaper one i would recommend this one . however, the same guitar comes with a bundle with an amp and everything to get you started for 200$ here . also because your going to be getting into guitars im going to point you to some places for you to learn how to to play and reliable places to buy stuff from

for lessons

for guitar tabs

to learn how to read a tab

places to buy stuff <it works but i would not use it as my primary for guitar stuff

also try to stay away from guitar center until you have a good knowledge base or they might just rip you off. Sam ash is a good store and any localy owned shop will probably do you good. if you live in the Atlanta GA area i highly recommend Ken Stanton Music but they only have 5 stores :(

oh yeah also your going to need to replace guitar strings when you do buy one (well you don't need to but i would do it) so here is a video on how to do that . now your going to have to buy new strings at some point. The 2 brands i highly recommend is daddario and erine ball (i personally like daddario) a pack of string from them is like 5-6$. now strings come in different sizes for beginners i would recommend a set of 9s like these or these . just follow the video on how to replace strings and you will be good.

you will need a tuner also. for a beginner i would get on that clips on the head stock like this one also with that you need to learn what notes to tune a guitar to E standard tuning is EADGBE (Eddie Ate Dynamite Good Bye Eddie) but with your music taste you are going to need to learn E flat and Drop D aswell. E flat is (Eb,Ab,Db,Gb,Bb,Eb) and drop D is just E standard with the 6th string tuned down to D (DADGBE). any way that should be enough to push you in the right direction for learning guitar. hope it works out for you. if you have questions you can just PM me or something.

u/Rabonicus · 1 pointr/Guitar


I'd recommend a LP style guitar, and a Marshall or valve amp (up to 30W) depending on what kind of audience you're playing to.

Guitar similar to this:

And an amp similar to this:

u/Bernak_Obanders · 1 pointr/Guitar

Just got this one it's coming in on Monday.

u/RRuruurrr · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

What are the requirements for a guitar? I know nothing about them but have been looking on amazon and at some local pawn shops. What are your thoughts on the difference between something like this and something like this?

u/xmrxkrazy · 1 pointr/IWantToLearn

Jasmine S35 Acoustic (it's not acoustic-electric so it doesn't have any way to be plugged in). Down the line you may want to pick up a better guitar or if you like the sound of your acoustic guitar you could try picking up a soundhole pickup, installing a custom pickup, or if you're ambitious, doing a DIY pickup install.

u/cat_like_thief_ · 1 pointr/Guitar

At this point in the game man pick the cheapest thing you can find.

Don't buy that. Never buy a guitar you haven't held in your own hands. But that should be the price range you're looking for.

Acoustics hurt the fingers but they make them stronger for when you want to start trying an electric guitar.

My tip for you, is to the hold the guitar at eye level horizontally as if it were laying on it's back. Look and see how far the strings are from the fret board at any given point along the guitar. They should be close enough that they don't hit anything but not so far that you have a hard time pressing it down all the way. (this is called the "action" of the guitar).

u/wsaaasnmj · 1 pointr/livesound

This guy right here, Jasmine Takamine S35. perfect for playing just chords for a mic night, and surprisingly great sound for the price ($89!!). I got one just to carry around so I wouldn't beat up my nice Taylor. I honestly can say it plays better than some other guitars 3 times the price, if you are just using it for just chords. You will need an external pickup though, but with that extra cash you can get a decent one.

u/cwgf · 1 pointr/Guitar

Do u think this is any good seen Alot of reviews on it

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u/Vulpyne · 1 pointr/tinwhistle

> I have wanted to do something like this myself for awhile, but lack equipment and a guitar;

You should! This subreddit definitely could use more content. It's clear that I take the quantity over quality approach, at least currently.

I don't use any special equipment. Just a computer with a mic and the program Audacity which is completely free.

The guitar I use is a Takamine Jasmine which is only $80 on Amazon with free shipping. I'm sure it doesn't compare to really expensive high quality guitars, but it's certainly better than nothing!

> if I may make a suggestion, try familiarizing yourself with common chord structures in different modes...

Thanks, I really should. Right now, I don't know music theory about chords and such at all.

I took your advice and /u/scharwenkadh's:
It sounds better, though obviously there are still lots of mistakes.

u/jack_spankin · 1 pointr/Guitar

Okay, at the risk of being laughed at, I'll throw my suggestion into the discussion. Jasmine by Takamine.

Here are the reviews:

It really is a decent very cheap guitar that you can learn on without risking much money at all. For the price it cannot be beat. Don't let the cheap price fool you.

u/Ninjapro2 · 1 pointr/teenagers

I just started playing the guitar and I have this guitar. It's 5 bucks above your limit but maybe someone could lend you 5 bucks for something? It's a really nice guitar for the price. To me, fingerpicking the acoustic is beautiful and it's easy to impress friends because you could pick up an acoustic anywhere and play it.

u/remulaks · 1 pointr/Guitar
u/EvilRabbit817 · 1 pointr/Music

I just got this guitar for $80 with free shipping and am very pleased with it!

I've only been playing for about a year (started with an electric) but have gotten pretty decent with self-teaching. If you search around for "free guitar lessons" in google you'll find plenty of results ( has a decent one). There are also a lot of youtube lessons and a book with CD might be helpful if you want to learn how to read music.

I'd recommend going acoustic first if you're unsure whether you want to stick with it. I sprung for an OK first guitar (electric) and a decent amp since I knew I really wanted to learn. I've heard that electric is a little easier to learn but who knows if that's true.

Good luck getting started! I really enjoy playing to pass the time (when I have some)! Feel free to PM me or reply with questions, etc., although I may not be the best person to ask, lol.

u/b-man091 · 1 pointr/barstoolsports

I started to learn on an old guitar that I found in my parent's basement with super high action (strings were high above the fretboard). It was awful. I got this one and changed the strings, and I've never had issues with it. I'm sure it's not the greatest but it sounds fine and is great to learn on.

u/edmanet · 1 pointr/Guitar

Maybe you can find a used Martin Backpacker. Brand new they're about $175 USD.

u/hail707 · 1 pointr/bicycletouring

These actually sound great and pack down nice and small. Martin Backpacker Guitar

u/Le_Drizzle · 1 pointr/Guitar
u/lavacahacemu · 1 pointr/CampingandHiking
u/botcomking · 1 pointr/teenagers

This is my acoustic guitar and it's great. Not too bad of a price tag and a great guitar, highly recommend.

u/ja647 · 1 pointr/Guitar

If you have half an interest in acoustic, look for the Yamaha 700 series or a Seagull. Both really good bang for buck.

u/ajt1296 · 1 pointr/Guitar

Is there a difference between this and this? It looks like the second is acoustic-electric, but I feel like I'm missing something here.

u/saroka · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/EdVolpe · 1 pointr/Guitar

You're welcome! Well I'm actually about to buy a Vox amPlug after this week, which is a 2x AAA battery powered gadget that plugs into the jack output of your guitar, apt hen you plug in any headphones and you've got a great tone and practise rig. I'm getting this one, but this other one would be good for jazz.

I'm a rock and metal player, but I have dabbled in jazz. An Epiphone Dot is the perfect place to start. Granted it's not the cheapest, but it'll last you a very long time and it sounds fantastic. Other than that, a Squier Telecaster is great choice because they're so versatile.

In terms of amps, Fender is almost certainly your best bet if you're looking for beautiful cleans. Fender amps range from practice to recording to full-on gigging amps, so there'a bound to be one for you. Until then though, a Vox amPlug or a Marshall mini stack would be a great way to kick start your guitar playing.

u/trekkeralmi · 1 pointr/Guitar

Best compromise: one of these on amazon. This way you can practice anywhere, and just keep it in your guitar's case. Also lets you try out different amps, and then you can decide which to buy in real life

u/bixinha734 · 1 pointr/Bass

I'm starting out too but, sadly, an amp is out of the question for me as I live in an apartment. I've been considering getting a Vox headphone amp and a pair of Sennheisers. Does that sound like a good alternative? Is there a better option?

u/antennafarm · 1 pointr/Guitar

I use one of these, a korg volca beats as a metronome (plugged into the aux input on the amplug), and a pair of closed ear headphones. it's tight, you can practice, you can customize your metronome (unfortunately due to the limitations of the volca beats, you can't input 'songs' .. maybe replace that with a small drum machine of some other type). no need to interface with a computer. not the BEST tone, but it works. not exactly recording an ac/dc album, y'know?

OR maybe a pignose?

u/jazz_zoot · 1 pointr/Bass

All these folks are telling you to buy USB interfaces and download software. Fuck that. If all you want to do is jam along to some songs then get one of these
It plugs in to your bass (like a lead would). It has a headphone output on it and an AUX input. Plug the output from your computer (the headphone socket) in to the AUX on this thing. Turn it on and you are good to go. They make them for bass and guitar and do varying models. I have one and use it all the time for late night practicing.

u/mrjaguar1 · 1 pointr/sysadmin

Check out something like this

u/exobio · 1 pointr/Guitar

Does anyone have any experience with something like this headphone amp?

u/Contradicting · 1 pointr/Guitar

What about a headphone amp? Is that any good? I mean, I'll probably be using the headphone jack on a actual amp anyway. I don't wanna make too much noise.

u/BajinghaBlop · 1 pointr/Guitar

This would be a good option. I can attest, that this thing sounds good, to a surprising degree. Not the cheapest, but not bad.

u/dpiddy · 1 pointr/Bass

I use one of these, pretty happy with it.

u/RustyTheBailiff · 1 pointr/Bass

Not an interface, but here's a simple & cheap ($50) option for practice:

Basically it's like plugging headphones directly into your bass. You can also mix in another audio source from the line in port.

u/s0rete · 1 pointr/Guitar

Here is the link to the guitar:

About the amp I can tell you that is really cool, in It's software It has a shit ton of pedals to modify the sound, for a bedroom player I'd really recomend It.

u/joycamp · 1 pointr/Guitar

If you want that more les paul sound I would look at this one instead:

if you want to go cheaper but still a really quality guitar (this guitar can do a variety of sounds due to its pickup configuration):

Yamaha makes really, really great guitars. I have two. Happy to answer any questions.

u/Retroactive_Spider · 1 pointr/rocksmith

Just search for "Fender Squeir" on Amazon, you'll see what's up. Avoid the bundles (comes with a case and/or amp). You can always pick those up later. Here's the difference between what you see:

  • telecaster - has three pick-ups (the sensors under the strings) and a tremolo ("whammy") bar. The bar makes the strings audibly go up and down while you press it, but can also cause the guitar to go out of tune sooner. The area where the neck meets the body also has more room for your hand to fret the super-high notes.
  • stratocaster - has two pick-ups and no whammy bar.
u/suckinonmytitties · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/PimpedKoala · 1 pointr/Bass

Hi! I really want to pick up the bass, and I have a bit of a budget since I don't know if I'll like it. I hope this question doesn't annoy everyone, but I need to ask the generic "what bass should a beginner buy". (Although, every hobby sub gets annoyed by it and I'm guilty of hating the question as well. Feel free to point me in the right direction if the answer exists elsewhere)

I would like to keep it under $300 if possible, for bass and amp. I have a cheap Starcaster 15G amp that I know is crap, I just don't know how crappy it is. Can I use it for practice at least, or should I just buy a new one? It came with a Fender Starcaster pos guitar that I'm going to sell, hopefully I'll make $50 out of it, so I could maybe add a little bit to my budget if that's the case. I mainly would like the bass for jazz, and I would like to experiment with slap bass as well.

I have a pretty musical ear already (I play a few other instruments) and I'm afraid that an instrument at such a low price would kill me to play. What does price determine in the bass world? ie, in brass, a cheap horn will mean it will fall apart after slight use, play completely out of tune, have a terrible tone and the valves will suck. Do basses suffer the same issues? I don't think it's worth it for me to buy something I'll hate playing because of intonation or durability.

I'm currently looking at the Ibanez GSR200 Electric Bass Guitar due to price and good reviews. Does it seem like it would fit my needs?

Thanks so much!

u/Steven_Cox · 1 pointr/Bass

This one looks awesome, but it says JB?? Is that anything majorly different, or would you recommend the regular?

u/Moobyghost · 1 pointr/GameDeals

Is this cheap little guitar ok enough to use this "game" on/and learn how to play?

u/XiXLLAMAXiX · 1 pointr/rocksmith

Linking the guitar I used with rocksmith for about a year. Currently $100 for the guitar, a small amp, and travel bag. +$10 for the soldering iron I had to get to repair it when I managed to step on the cable... decent enough for if you want to get something cheap to start off with.

u/silhouettedFurther · 1 pointr/Guitar

Hey guys, I'm new to guitars and reddit in general, so please be patient with me if that's all right. I just started playing guitar for the first time. I know almost nothing about it and have some minor musical knowledge (played clarinet for a year or two.) I ordered my electric guitar from Amazon, , as seen here. When I first got it, it played perfectly and seemed to be completely all right, but when I tried tuning it for the first time, one of the strings became "loose" and way more movable than the others. It doesn't produce any good notes and sounds awfully sour. Here are some pictures to show what happened.

So, what exactly happened to the string? If it's broken or needs to be adjusted, how can I fix it? Is the guitar playable like this? Thanks in advance.

u/lazeryeti · 1 pointr/Guitar

I am looking for a super cheap bass for my band. I am not going to be using it but, buying it for some one to use in my band. I found this one off amazon witch is looks pretty good for the price any thoughts?

BTW I know nothing about bass guitars.

u/reddyu2319 · 1 pointr/Bass

I'm currently using this Davison bass guitar.
And it just feels cheap.
Also my budget is around $150 but I'm slowly saving so I mean I can get more.

u/gl6ry · 1 pointr/Guitar

do you think this guitar is good enough quality? the amp is the one that came with it

u/gunner3230 · 1 pointr/Guitar

Hey all, I'm a noob with guitars. I'm planning to buy a beginner's guitar to learn a few basics and try out some of my favorite tracks. Is Amazon a good place to shop for them? My budget is quite small, probably around $50.

Is this a good guitar? The reviews are decent.

u/petertree · 1 pointr/Guitar

thanks so much man this has been really helpful. I wish they'd have a disclaimer in YT tutorials instead of just saying "yeah tune down all your strings am an octave for this song!"

Looked up a soundhole humidifier, is it worth getting one for a cheap guitar I got for free ([it costs about 40 on Amazon] ( , had steel strings and body damage on it when I got it, to give you an idea of its condition).

edit: shit I think it was meant to have steel strings just looked at its amazon page

Hopefully I get to replace it with a real guitar soon, I'm thinking of getting an electric, a [Yamaha Pacifica] ( because it's entry level and versatile ($150, twin humbuckers plus single coil), and the two styles I'm interested in are blues and grunge. A lot of those songs take a ton of arranging to sound interesting and 'full' on acoustic without pedals etc [this guy is my favorite example] (

At the same time I want to replace the classical with a proper acoustic, so I'm fairly torn on what to do.

u/nithos · 1 pointr/guitarlessons

\> due to budget constraints I was thinking of learning to play through Fender Play

Another option: Amazon is currently offering 3 months of Fender Play with select purchases. Maybe consider something like this. Using the $500, or at least a portion of it, to augment the Fender Play with private lessons.

If it turns out it's something you want to stick with, then you can upgrade your guitar.

u/Hudson1 · 1 pointr/Guitar

I prefer Yamaha, likely as it is what I started on. Not only are they great instruments but are built to last, I still have (and use) my Yamaha from back when I started.

You will likely get a different answer for every person you ask, however I would suggest something like this, personally.

u/herokiller__ · 1 pointr/Omaha

Acoustic guitar Yamaha FD01S, bought few month ago for practice on amazon. Leaving soon and not sure how to carry it on plane. PM for details.

u/Pinkwalele · 1 pointr/Guitar

If you're travelling for the sake of entertaining others, I would probably get a Parlor Size steel string since nylon strings are usually really quiet. I just ordered the pink version of this guitar which seemed to be nice judging from youtube videos.

u/softbox · 1 pointr/Guitar

Gretsch Jim Dandy. I've been playing guitar for 21 years and I own many, both acoustics and electrics. I can honestly say without hesitation this is the best 150 bucks I've ever spent on a guitar. It's 3/4 parlour sized and the construction is fantastic. Top to bottom, a wonderfully playable guitar. Check out this old guy. He stuck a pickup in his.

u/hb187 · 1 pointr/Guitar

Do you need it to be full sized? I played around with a Gretsch Jim Dandy and it felt good to me - I liked the thick neck on it. The sound wasn't bad either - not what you'd get out of a dreadnaught or full bodied acoustic but not bad. I'd try one out at a store if possible, to see if it's for you (actually, that's what you should do whether it's for this guitar or any other)

u/your_covers_blown · 1 pointr/guitars

I'd recommend something like parlor guitar rather than either of those. The cordoba one would be tuned much higher than a regular guitar, and I wouldn't recommend a nylon string unless you want that particularly (if that is what you want then great). The backpacker is closer but it will have much less volume and fullness than something more conventional. Some options: ibanez gretsch recording king.

u/keypenboardcil · 1 pointr/Guitar
u/seehocks · 1 pointr/Guitar

>(keeping in mind that I will probably become decent at it pretty fast, as I already know all that's behind except for the positions of the notes/chords/whatever)

Just because you know theory fairly well doesn't mean this will be true. You may have a natural gift and pick it up fairly quickly, we won't know until you actually try. But there's a lot more the master than just the notes/chords to be labeled decent. It's a new instrument with a different mathematical construct from the ones you play.

>what guitar I should get

From reading your post I assume you mean acoustic guitars exclusively. I've been playing acoustic for a very long time and I'm pretty well versed with options. I'll break it down into my personal choices in three separate price points.

  • ~$100: The Squier Acoustics dominate this space. I have some pretty high end acoustic stuff, and I still find myself playing my Squier acoustic from the 80s just to mess around on. The playability is fantastic. The action is low from the factory. The sound production for $100 is incredible. There's no truss rod or complex stuff to mess around with. This is an all around pick it up, beat it up, play it whenever you want guitar. They're great.

  • $200: The Yamaha FG800 is my choise for best acoustic guitar under $300. It's a powerhouse. It can do everything you want it to do and then some. Sound is astonishing for $200, it's unlike anything I've ever played at such a low price. Yamaha put out an absolutely incredible guitar with top-end quality for a bottom dollar price.

  • $400: The Seagull S6. Seagull is the absolute best bang for your buck in the acoustic guitar low end market. They're wonderful, wonderful guitars and hold their value relatively well. You can go up into the $700 range of these models for Coastline series with cutaways, but if you don't care, the normal S6 does just fine.
u/MechaTrogdor · 1 pointr/Guitar

So don’t get the nylon string classical guitar. It is purpose built with its nylon strings and wide neck for classical music.

Acoustic-electrics are made to take acoustic sound and amplify it louder. An acoustic-electric still produces sound from its body like an acoustic guitar, so plugging it in won’t help make it quiet.

If you want to play acoustic, just get an acoustic. You can get a better guitar for less not spending extra on electronics you won’t use. You can play an acoustic guitar softly enough to not disturb neighbors, and if you want to play pop get a steel string guitar. Finger picking/strumming is great for pop music and can be played as softly as you like. This would be an example of a good starter Yamaha acoustic. There are some even cheaper ones too. Here’s an even more budget friendly starter pack

If you would prefer an electric guitar, they have solid bodies and produce noise though magnets called pick-ups rather than the shape of their hollow bodies via sound holes like acoustics and acoustic-electrics. An amp is required to project this sound from the pick-ups, and with a headphones you can direct all the sound to the headphones. You can technically play without an amp but it’s very quiet and doesn’t sound good. These are great starter guitars but you’ll need an amp and headphones.

You can also find cheap electric starter kits that come with amps from squire and epiphone.

Just to reiterate once more, an acoustic-electric seems like the worst choice for you because it’s sole purpose is to make the acoustic sound louder, which is the opposite of what you want. Get an acoustic or electric, but not an acoustic-electric imo.

u/TristanDeMontebello · 0 pointsr/Guitar

Hello little martian,
I recommend the acoustic [Jasmin guitar] that you can find on Amazon for 80$. (US)

I bought it myself JUST to try it out to see if it was worth recommending to beginners. (I've been playing for 15 years now)

I think this is the perfect beginner guitar for many reasons:

  • it's dirt cheap (even if you have money and would like a nice guitar, wait until you know how to play, that way you will know what sound you like, and will be able to choose the perfect guitar for you that will last you years)
  • it sounds great for a guitar at that price. I've never seen anything like it.
  • it's an acoustic guitar so you don't need Anything else
  • you can bring it anywhere and not be scared to ding it. (Think playing songs in a park, on the beach, etc.)
  • It looks like a nicer guitar ;)

    This is the perfect guitar to learn how to play your first songs.
    Don't spend to much time choosing one and start learning!


    ps: how do you plan on learning ?
u/IVEMIND · -1 pointsr/Guitar

Jasmine S35 Acoustic Guitar, Natural

I've owned two of these and I couldn't complain a bit

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