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Monoprice California Classic Solid Body Electric Guitar (Red) $63 + free shipping

daisybeetle 12,375 69,339 July 22, 2016 at 05:26 AM in Musical Instruments (5) More Monoprice Deals
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Last Edited by annie930ny July 22, 2016 at 07:16 AM
Monoprice California Classic Solid Body Electric Guitar [monoprice.com] (Red) $62.99 after code HEATWAVE, shipping is free
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White is $10 more.
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I have one of the white ones, and I'm happy with it. Plays really well and I haven't even changed the strings on it yet.
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I bought the white one a while back and the frets are wider than the neck by a long shot. Cuts my fingers every time i play it. Tried filing them down but its impossible to get them perfect.
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I bought the white one a while back and the frets are wider than the neck by a long shot. Cuts my fingers every time i play it. Tried filing them down but its impossible to get them perfect.
Every guitar should be taken to your local Luthier for setup, regardless of price. Every pro player takes it to a tech.

No guitar comes properly setup out of the box from the factory (not even a $3k Gibson). Action height, truss rod for different string gauges, intonation, pickup height adjustment and of course frets polished, etc.

The funny thing is these guitars are so cheap that a $50 Luthier setup is almost the price of this guitar. But this guitar plays like a $500 guitar!
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Every guitar should be taken to your local Luthier for setup, regardless of price. Every pro player takes it to a tech.

No guitar comes properly setup out of the box from the factory (not even a $3k Gibson). Action height, truss rod for different string gauges, intonation, pickup height adjustment and of course frets polished, etc.

The funny thing is these guitars are so cheap that a $50 Luthier setup is almost the price of this guitar. But this guitar plays like a $500 guitar!
Doesn't sound like his plays like much of anything.
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I still have an order for the Monoprice Retro Vision for $77. It's still on back-ordered status.
For someone who want to learn guitar and make some progress, should I cancel and go for this one or keep waiting for it to come back in stock? TIA
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I still have an order for the Monoprice Retro Vision for $77. It's still on back-ordered status.
For someone who want to learn guitar and make some progress, should I cancel and go for this one or keep waiting for it to come back in stock? TIA
That entirely depends on your impatience.

It also depends if you want a guitar that's Telecaster based like the Retro OR a Stratocaster based guitar like the California.

For Rocksmith beginners, the Retro will be less hassle in the sense if you jump tunings for different songs from E standard to D standard, etc, the fixed bridge of the Retro will allow for quicker tunings. You'll save about 2 minutes of your time between tunings. Really not a big deal though unless you constantly jump around in tunings.

Thankfully, Rocksmith's songs are largely tuned to E standard. BTW, the California has a whammy bar but has really no use in this game. The whammy is ok to have if you want to play Van Halen learner songs, etc, on Youtube with a small amp. As I mentioned, tuning around will just take longer with Rocksmith, just a little bit more time (not a big deal).

If the guitar bug STAYS with you over a year, I guarantee that you'll have more than one guitar (like everyone else). At one point you'll have both versions of such guitars (like everyone else). Each version has its pluses and you can't go wrong with either one.
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Quote from yugioh2 View Post :
I still have an order for the Monoprice Retro Vision for $77. It's still on back-ordered status.
For someone who want to learn guitar and make some progress, should I cancel and go for this one or keep waiting for it to come back in stock? TIA
I do too.do you think it will ship?
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This is as low as it'll get. Good wall decoration and smasher for visiting friends. Must resist as I want to spend the same amount on a HSC or gig bag due to an incoming Squier Classic Vibe. I almost pulled the trigger on the California Classic on several occasions but eventually settled for the SCV.
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