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Jackson Electric Guitars: JS22 Dinky Arch Top (Metallic Blue) or Jackson JS22-7 Dinky (Satin Black) $145 each + free s/h

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will these ever be closer to $100?
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Quote from ArchEnemy84 View Post :
will these ever be closer to $100?

Once back in 2012, it was $100 from Guitar Center.


It's been $140 from other sellers often. It's a beginner's guitar so there's always a sale on it.


$199 is the regular price. Add $50 to $100 for different color variations, bridges, and saddles and that higher price model is called the JS32.

$145 is a good price for a beginner's guitar. You have Epiphone Specials, Fender Squires, Peavy Raptors, and Schecter SGRs in this price range as beginner's guitars. They range from $80 to $200.


As far as first-time-beater guitars are concerned:

  1. For build quality and price, you can get a Peavy Raptor Plus for $80 on sale. It's on par with a standard Fender Squire, with the worst part being that it's an inch shorter than other Strat clones and has a weak pickup; the pickup is about the same in quality as a Fender Squire, so I would pick the $80 over the $200 comparable Fender model.

    I would NOT recommend any other Peavy lines under the $350 mark. They are all poor in build and quality control except the Raptors.
  2. Schecter SGRs would be next one I would recomend for price-to-quality at $80 - $150 on sale.
  3. Then the Fender Squire line, but not the "Squire Bullet" line. The "Squire Bullet" would be the same as buying a generic no-name Chinese guitar with no quality control. Unfortunately, the standard Squire beginner's line has inflated in price. You used to be able to pick up a Squire Strat for $100 new in 2004, or $130 in a package. Now it's $200 to $300, but $150 on sale. The quality has remained the same, so it's still dependable. Pickups are bad (weak, muddy), but playability is fantastic out of the box.
  4. Then the Epiphone Specials for $80 to $150 on sale.
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Quote from okinawanmatt View Post :
Once back in 2012, it was $100 from Guitar Center.


It's been $140 from other sellers often. It's a beginner's guitar so there's always a sale on it.


$199 is the regular price. Add $50 to $100 for different color variations, bridges, and saddles and that higher price model is called the JS32.

$145 is a good price for a beginner's guitar. You have Epiphone Specials, Fender Squires, Peavy Raptors, and Schecter SGRs in this price range as beginner's guitars. They range from $80 to $200.


As far as first-time-beater guitars are concerned:

  1. For build quality and price, you can get a Peavy Raptor Plus for $80 on sale. It's on par with a standard Fender Squire, with the worst part being that it's an inch shorter than other Strat clones and has a weak pickup; the pickup is about the same in quality as a Fender Squire, so I would pick the $80 over the $200 comparable Fender model.

    I would NOT recommend any other Peavy lines under the $350 mark. They are all poor in build and quality control except the Raptors.
  2. Schecter SGRs would be next one I would recomend for price-to-quality at $80 - $150 on sale.
  3. Then the Fender Squire line, but not the "Squire Bullet" line. The "Squire Bullet" would be the same as buying a generic no-name Chinese guitar with no quality control. Unfortunately, the standard Squire beginner's line has inflated in price. You used to be able to pick up a Squire Strat for $100 new in 2004, or $130 in a package. Now it's $200 to $300, but $150 on sale. The quality has remained the same, so it's still dependable. Pickups are bad (weak, muddy), but playability is fantastic out of the box.
  4. Then the Epiphone Specials for $80 to $150 on sale.
repped and thanks. I have a very beginner guitar Ibanez (I think) from quite a few years ago but I love the way this guitar looks. I really appreciate all of your help
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Can one play David Gilmour type stuff on this? or just stick to strats
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Can one play David Gilmour type stuff on this? or just stick to strats
you can play whatever you want on whatever you want. you're not gonna sound like Gilmore until you out in years of practice.

what matters with the guitar is how it feels to play and what it inspires you to play
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Wow, nice axe but I'm still on my $69 monoprice learner from last deal :-)
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Not a bad deal, especially if you need one right now.

If you have time to wait, occasionally, but not often, GC will put this on their "stupid
deal of the day" for $119 or even $99.
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Quote from Scurbdog View Post :
Can one play David Gilmour type stuff on this? or just stick to strats
If you are asking would you sound just like Gilmour if you played this exact guitar, the answer is no. Your sound depends on many factors, like the pickups, amp, pedals. Even the strings you use and the material of the guitar can effect the sound somewhat. Keep in mind these change for just about every song. You would have to research what Gilmour used for the specific song you are interested in. This can be hard to find.

If you are asking can you play the same style as Gilmour, then sure...I don't see anything with this guitar that would prevent you from using the same techniques. Where this would not work is when a guitarist uses something non-standard, like when Tony Iommi does that strange bendy sound in the beginning of Iron Man, which is done by pressing down on the bit of string between the nut and the tuning peg for example. In these cases the layout of the guitars parts can have a more significant effect on how the end results sound. Yes you can simulate the same sound Iommi creates on a fender, but it is never going to sound EXACTLY the same on a Fender as it did on his Gibsson SG because the distance from the nut to peg is different between the two guitars.
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Can one play David Gilmour type stuff on this? or just stick to strats
Not even Gilmour would sound like Gilmour if he played this 😃
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Why does the second link have 7 strings? I thought it was EADGBE.
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Quote from RickyE3678 View Post :
Why does the second link have 7 strings? I thought it was EADGBE.
It's a 7 string guitar, they've become fairly popular in the last 15-20 years, generally used for heavy metal.
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Beat me to it lol. In standard tuning they have an additional low B string.
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It's a 7 string guitar, they've become fairly popular in the last 15-20 years, generally used for heavy metal.
Right. If you need to ask, you don't need or want the 7 string guitar.

If you aren't into heavy metal, you don't need or want the 7 string guitar.
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Quote from WishingWells View Post :
Beat me to it lol. In standard tuning they have an additional low B string.
So BEADGBE? Huh. Never saw that before, but I only played guitar in Jr High and HS, so far from an expert.

Thanks!
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