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This guitar features a solid wood body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, humbucking pickup and die-cast tuners. It comes with a 5-watt amp, cord, strap, picks, strings, and instructional DVD. - Randy71

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If you're viewing this as a long term investment I would advise you to spend a bit more than $59.

I haven't touched one of these in some time, but back when I did, it would have taken an investment greater than the cost of the guitar to file down the frets (so they don't slice your fingers up) and make the instrument playable. Neck was warped, too.

I get that the $59 price point is mighty tempting, just know that a bad instrument may discourage people from playing it.

Here's a yamaha pacifica for $100~ https://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-Pac012-Pacifica-Electric-Guitar/222713309327?epid=1100531375&hash=it... [ebay.com] This is an outstanding entry level guitar and incredible value for the money.

That and just about any old practice amp from craigslist would blow this thing out of the water and provide a guitar to grow into, and not grow out of. Keep in mind that roughly 90% of an electic guitar's sound will be derived from the amplifier rather than the guitar, and that playability, in my opinion, is the #1 quality to look for in a first guitar.
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I asked around at my local guitar center and searched online, reddit and a few other places and the opposite was suggested. Almost everyone said It's better to get them one they can grow into, not grow out of
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"This electric guitar comes with a five-watt amp, cord, strap, picks, string and DVD. "

How do they even make money on this?!?
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Lowest price ever, This was $65 during Black Friday and as high as $75 a couple days before that
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Only $62 for the red guitar package.
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Is this guitar any good as a starter for a 7yr old boy?
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I think a reduced-size guitar would be more appropriate.
I asked around at my local guitar center and searched online, reddit and a few other places and the opposite was suggested. Almost everyone said It's better to get them one they can grow into, not grow out of
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I asked around at my local guitar center and searched online, reddit and a few other places and the opposite was suggested. Almost everyone said It's better to get them one they can grow into, not grow out of
If you're viewing this as a long term investment I would advise you to spend a bit more than $59.

I haven't touched one of these in some time, but back when I did, it would have taken an investment greater than the cost of the guitar to file down the frets (so they don't slice your fingers up) and make the instrument playable. Neck was warped, too.

I get that the $59 price point is mighty tempting, just know that a bad instrument may discourage people from playing it.

Here's a yamaha pacifica for $100~ https://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-Pac012-Pacifica-Electric-Guitar/222713309327?epid=1100531375&hash=it... [ebay.com] This is an outstanding entry level guitar and incredible value for the money.

That and just about any old practice amp from craigslist would blow this thing out of the water and provide a guitar to grow into, and not grow out of. Keep in mind that roughly 90% of an electic guitar's sound will be derived from the amplifier rather than the guitar, and that playability, in my opinion, is the #1 quality to look for in a first guitar.
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If you're viewing this as a long term investment I would advise you to spend a bit more than $59.

I haven't touched one of these in some time, but back when I did, it would have taken an investment greater than the cost of the guitar to file down the frets (so they don't slice your fingers up) and make the instrument playable. Neck was warped, too.

I get that the $59 price point is mighty tempting, just know that a bad instrument may discourage people from playing it.

Here's a yamaha pacifica for $100~ https://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-Pac012-Pacifica-Electric-Guitar/222713309327?epid=1100531375&hash=it... [ebay.com] This is an outstanding entry level guitar and incredible value for the money.

That and just about any old practice amp from craigslist would blow this thing out of the water and provide a guitar to grow into, and not grow out of. Keep in mind that roughly 90% of an electic guitar's sound will be derived from the amplifier rather than the guitar, and that playability, in my opinion, is the #1 quality to look for in a first guitar.
I think I will follow your recommendation... Thx
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If you're viewing this as a long term investment I would advise you to spend a bit more than $59.

I haven't touched one of these in some time, but back when I did, it would have taken an investment greater than the cost of the guitar to file down the frets (so they don't slice your fingers up) and make the instrument playable. Neck was warped, too.

I get that the $59 price point is mighty tempting, just know that a bad instrument may discourage people from playing it.

Here's a yamaha pacifica for $100~ https://www.ebay.com/itm/Yamaha-Pac012-Pacifica-Electric-Guitar/222713309327?epid=1100531375&hash=it... [ebay.com] This is an outstanding entry level guitar and incredible value for the money.

That and just about any old practice amp from craigslist would blow this thing out of the water and provide a guitar to grow into, and not grow out of. Keep in mind that roughly 90% of an electic guitar's sound will be derived from the amplifier rather than the guitar, and that playability, in my opinion, is the #1 quality to look for in a first guitar.
Recommendation for a les Paul style around the same price range?
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I bought the red one when this deal was $65. It's an OK, low end guitar. The guitar is light, so it shouldn't be a problem for young kids. The amp works fine and doesn't have any buzz. Patchcord is good as well. The picks were all hard, no medium or light. It also come with a set of strings, a strap, a few allen wrenches to make adjustments, and a DVD, which I'm assuming has a beginner lesson on it. It doesn't have a tuner, but there are plenty on the web. With these cheap guitars I use an already tuned guitar to get it into range and then final tune it with a tuner, AND THEN stretch the strings by bending the hell out of them and then tune it one more time, with feels. Now having said all that, I don't play these, I hang them on my wall because I like how guitars look, and I'm not hanging the guitars I play up on a wall. They all have nice hard shell cases, and that's where they go beddy-by.

These guitars are fine for young folk just starting out, because they're so cheap that you don't care if they abandon them or ding and scratch them up (which they're going to do). You get pretty much everything you need to start playing and the buy in is ridiculously low. Also, I played the one I got and it doesn't sound horrible, it sound cheap.

As for the Les Paul style question: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...PDKIKX0DER
This is the new low end Lester that recently came out, and all you get is the guitar.
There are also these: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiph...-Guitar.gc again, no amp

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Come on foljs. It's $59 for an SG style with extras. There is no amount of bad it could be to make up for what you will learn getting one.
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Also want to point out that just the amp is worth at least $30, The cheapest guitar amp this size from another brand is minimum $30 - $35

And buying a guitar cable + a strap will cost you at least $10

So your getting the guitar for $14 and thats delivered right to your front door, Dont even need to get in the car and drive to guitar shoppe.

Very low risk proposition considering that if you dont like it you get free returns. Not too many reason to pass the deal up (But the shipping is slow as molasses coming from Ontario, California and I live on the East Coast and will take 8 or 9 full days to arrive to me).
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I asked around at my local guitar center and searched online, reddit and a few other places and the opposite was suggested. Almost everyone said It's better to get them one they can grow into, not grow out of
Funny, there's always a salesman on the other side of that quote.
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