Buying 1st guitar

Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by stivanovik, Mar 31, 2021.

  1. Dibbs

    Dibbs Senior Stratmaster

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    Another vote for the HSS, for the sounds you're wanting to make.
     
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  3. BlurgyWurgyWibble

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    Buy the guitar that most inspires you to pick it up. That makes you grin when you wrap your hand around the back of the headstock.
    The one that you have to balance precariously against your amp when you've finished playing just so every time you walk past you can sigh at the sheer magnificent beauty of it.
    Buy life. Buy happiness. Buy it all.
     
  4. StummerJoe

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    That's some darned good advice too! No reason to have lousy tone with all the affordable quality choices out there these days.

    @stivanovik - Welcome! For my money the most versatility you are going to get is from an HSS set up. That Toronado is pretty cool though.

    Enjoy the journey!
     
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  5. StummerJoe

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    Those Yamaha PAC 112's are legit for a beginner's axe. I had a 112m for many years.:thumb:
     
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    I would choose the Paranormal, and I love Strats and own a few. The shorter scale will make it easier to play, the pickups are more in line with the style of music you want to play.

    Two things: 1) I echo the sentiment about getting a decent amp, 2) make sure you have it set up properly before you start playing it. I can not overstate the importance of a proper setup.
     
  7. Willmunny

    Willmunny Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    +1
     
  8. Tugginalong

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    In addition to which guitar and amp, I’d carve out time to dedicate to practice because that’s where your skills will develop. I’d also get a teacher to help with the little nuances of playing guitar.

    I would want a Strat as my first electric guitar. I have a Strat, SG, Tele, and a Les Paul and I love them all but my Strat is my overall favorite.

    Either way, you’re about to have a blast.
     
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    mazzolar59 Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    The only thing that matters when buying a guitar is; will you be drawn to play it. If it feel great to you, stays in tune, and gives you good tones, you'll get more use out of it. I've never in my 48 years of playing guitar, asked anyone "which guitar should I buy." Because they're not going to tell you which one YOU should buy, they'll tell you which one they would buy. I hope which ever one you choose, that it's an awesome experience for you. Good luck!
     
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    How about picking the one you like. What I would choose and what you will choose might be totally opposite of each other. Go to a store and hold a few to see what feels good in your hands.
     
  11. Namelyguitar

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    Welcome - get the Tornado, and thanks for checking with the ST Committee, first. It’s not a requirement, but we certainly appreciate you for doing that!
     
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    I feel strongly both ways.
     
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    The one that you feel more comfortable, as a beginner playability trumps all
     
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    I bought GRECO Stratcaster, SSS and maple finger board made in Japan, as my 1st guitar when I was 18 YO in 1974.
    Because I liked Ritchie Blackmore of DEEP PURPLE Mk2 very much.
     
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    Congrats!!! I remember getting my first guitar like it was yesterday. Just buy the one you like. Al the styles you play will come out of it regardless of what you buy.
     
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    Hello @stivanovik welcome to S-T.
    If you have the opportunity to try both before you buy you'll know which you prefer. A good amp will help also.
    Good luck in your quest.
     
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    My strategy is to buy them all as I find them and can afford them. Very imperfect strategy but it makes the journey fun.
     
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    Would you listen to me? Try Donner guitars. I have almost 25 guitars from 100 to 2500 euros. I've bought 2 Donner in a couple of months and the third is coming right now since I discovered them. They are incredibly well built guitars for that inexpensive cheap price. You have just to change strings, setup and eventually touch a little the fret ends.

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    Yeah, what he said!
     
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    tatoo Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member

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    You can play all music on any guitar, any pickup configuration.
    That said if I had to choose, I’d pick Strat.