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Fender Classic Acoustic Electric Guitar (Sunburst or Natural) w/ Case EXPIRED

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Adorama.com has Fender Classic Design Series CT-140SE Acoustic Electric Guitar w/ Case (Sunburst or Natural) on sale for $219.99. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian
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Fender Classic Acoustic Electric Guitars: $220 each + free s/h


note, this is a different model than one with SD rebate from last week.
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This might go real nice with the old Sweetwater - a nice find!
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nice guitar!
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Good choices for those looking for different options
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For someone that is complete newbie to guitar, is this a good one for beginners? Or should I just pick up one of those sub $100 from Amazon to test out. I am 5'9", should I get a 36" or 40"? Thanks.
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For someone that is complete newbie to guitar, is this a good one for beginners? Or should I just pick up one of those sub $100 from Amazon to test out. I am 5'9", should I get a 36" or 40"? Thanks.
If you get a cheap guitar, which is how I started, you are adding more work to the process for a beginner. You're going to be tuning more often and might need to make more adjustments to get it in good playing shape. If you are doing lessons your instructor can probably get it set up the first lesson for you but it will still likely fall out of tune a bit more often.

I sold my $100 electric after 6 months and grabbed a Gibson Les Paul Studio for $850ish because I really liked playing and that guitar felt best to me in the store. I also got a Martin acoustic shortly thereafter in the $700 range.

I would think one of these around $200 is a good start. You will have less frustration and be more likely to continue. Also, if it isn't the perfect guitar for you you won't lose much selling it after you learn what you like and don't like and search out "your guitar".

In regards to the sizing, I'm not familiar. I assume the necks are the same size and the bodies are different? You want a standard size neck then the body shape and size is personal preference.
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Had the same question, thanks u/Formless
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$100 Rebate from SD would sweeten this deal, come on SD?
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$100 Rebate from SD would sweeten this deal, come on SD?
This was the one that had a $50 rebate at 249.99 last week. I'd probably bite with a $50 at this price.
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I'm going to disagree with Formless to a degree.

First, an acoustic is considered by most to be harder for a beginner due to the height of the action (however far the strings are from the fretboard). You are also stuck with the sounds an acoustic can provide (no amp or pedals for effects). Note that this does have a pickup and pre-amp, so it can go to an amp, whereas a true acoustic does not. Also, this style of guitar has a thick body, as compared to an electric, which can make it more uncomfortable for some people.

This guitar has a 23.5" scale and 20 frets. Most electrics have 21 to 24 frets and a 24.5 to 25.5" scale.

In short, I would recommend an electric, normal size guitar for a beginner. An electric can be played without an amp, but it's not as loud as an acoustic. I don't recommend not getting an amp with an electric, even for practicing.
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Good deal.

Why:
1. acoustic/electric (you can certainly plug it into amp and effects pedals)
2. solid top (better resonance over time)
3. good for younger players, too (parlor body size is smaller)

Also seems to be well reviewed (though very few reviews).

For beginners, if you want easier on the fingers, go electric; but then you can ONLY play with an amp (or mini-amp/headphones). Unless you're planning to only play electric, go acoustic and practice enough, but not so much that your fingers hurt and you don't enjoy practicing.
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For me the perfect casual guitar is a full scale neck parlor-sized guitar. That's typically about the size of a 3/4 guitar, but with a full length neck and radiused fretboard (rounded) like an electric to make things slightly easier for beginners. La Patrie Motif comes to mind.
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I don't have a guitar and want to get started, but I've been researching and most say to get a yamaha so does anyone have any comments on this being good?
cuz amazon reviews say they have received ones with broken necks
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Is the sunburst showing up as $399 in the cart for anyone else?
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