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Monoprice Guitars: California Classic Sunburst/White $80 + FS, Route 66 $100 + FS

afa3 77 68 July 9, 2016 at 07:19 AM in Musical Instruments (4) More Monoprice Deals
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Last Edited by afa3 August 15, 2016 at 04:56 AM
Several Monoprice guitars discounted + free shipping:

California Classic Solid Body Electric Guitar [monoprice.com] white and sunburst $80 + FS

Route 66 Modern Solid Body Electric Guitar [monoprice.com] black, goldtop, and sunburst $100 + FS

Red California Classic dead 8/15

California Classic - Solid Body Electric Guitar - Red [monoprice.com] $65 + FS (DEAD)

White bass deal dead 8/2.

6th Street Pub Electric Bass - White [monoprice.com] $100 + FS (DEAD)
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They were $10 off yesterday plus free shipping
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Are they decent?
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Quote from PappySlappy View Post :
Are they decent?
They get generally good reviews as a good value for the price. Like any cheap import guitars, there are occasional clinkers.

In addition to the reviews on the site, there are a lot of past threads here discussing these.

Monoprice Route 66 Guitar Honey Burst $100

Monoprice Guitars: California Classic Solid Body Electric
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Are they decent?
Fit and finish is very inconsistent but they will play.

Unless you are looking for a cheap guitar to practice your luthier skills on I would recommend looking elsewhere.

If you are a beginner, trying to learn on a guitar that constantly goes out of tune or has poorly finished frets is not likely to encourage you to stick with it.
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Anyone know if these have the "Monoprice" label on the headstock or the letter "M"? Photos show monoprice, but I know sometimes they ship the other.
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Quote from dalto View Post :
Fit and finish is very inconsistent but they will play.

Unless you are looking for a cheap guitar to practice your luthier skills on I would recommend looking elsewhere.

If you are a beginner, trying to learn on a guitar that constantly goes out of tune or has poorly finished frets is not likely to encourage you to stick with it.
My first guitar constantly went out of tune but that helped me learn how to tune a guitar because I was always doing it and now I can tune by ear. So its not always a bad thing. Having said that, my Monoprice guitars hold tune very well actually. The action on these is good and they sound great for the price. I own 22 guitars, three of them are Monoprice and they play surprising well. Watch some reviews on youtube and you''ll see that they play more like a $300-$400 guitar.
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Last edited by TJM July 9, 2016 at 09:47 AM
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I would recommend buying a Epiphone or Squier used on Craigslist than this. You could find a decent guitar to learn on than this in no time.
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These are great guitars! Mine was flawless and played like a $500 guitar.
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Thanks all for the detailed and reliable reviews.
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Anyone know if these have the "Monoprice" label on the headstock or the letter "M"? Photos show monoprice, but I know sometimes they ship the other.
I have three of them and only the first one, now discontinued Arrowhead Vee, has the full monoprice, the Route 66 and California Classic both have the "M"
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here we go again...
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My first guitar constantly went out of tune but that helped me learn how to tune a guitar because I was always doing it and now I can tune by ear. So its not always a bad thing. Having said that, my Monoprice guitars hold tune very well actually. The action on these is good and they sound great for the price. I own 22 guitars, three of them are Monoprice and they play surprising well. Watch some reviews on youtube and you''ll see that they play more like a $300-$400 guitar.
Tuning by ear is a good habit to have. All guitars will go a little out of tune between playing, and I generally tune by ear at the start of each session. Though you don't need a cheap guitar just to learn this technique.

I used to feel the same about guitars sounding pretty good for the price. In general, I find less than $300 all sound about the same. $500-800 is the next consistent tier. Then for the most part above $1000 you are really getting what you pay for. The difference between tiers normally involves longer sustain, more consistent tone, better tuners and bridge (stays in tune), better electronics, and nicer appearance. Fender knock offs have the benefit of most models looking pretty basic anyway, so it is easier to copy the look.

I would recommend if someone seriously wants to play guitar and has the ability to save up for a mid range guitar to learn on. If you just want something to see if you like it, but doubt that you will continue on, the bottom tier is a good place to start.

I went the bottom tier myself when i started playing guitar and couldn't stick with it. For example I have an Ibanez classical guitar I started on years ago, but it actually makes me sound awful at times because the notes have no sustain or brightness-so I just played off and on. I upgraded to a cordoba c7 and cannot put the guitar down.
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Bump for the Friday-only deal on the bass. Add a filler and code THEM, and it's $80 plus the filler and FS.

Edit: code gone, bass back to $100.
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Bump again for another Friday/Sat deal - any color Route 66 plus a filler and code GOLD and it's $80 plus the filler. That's the lowest I remember seeing them, and it's for any color.

Edit: codes dead.
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Last edited by afa3 August 7, 2016 at 05:35 AM
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