I don't play instruments, but isn't it beneficial to hold and stroke the guitar before buying? Does it matter?
heh, hold and stroke.
You guys aren't going to believe this. He got me a purple bass guitar.
A lump of hair?
This thread is relevant to my current interest.
Does anyone have an opinion on the Starcaster by Fender line of hollow-bodied electric guitar machines?
I'm going to attempt to learn guitar but I don't want to invest in a really good axe unless I'm sure I'll actually play it. The Starcaster by Fenders are cheap as hell and come in sets, but I'd love to hear that they don't sound like crap before I buy.
If there's a guitar store within 45 minutes of you, as a guitarist I strongly urge you to at least PLAY a guitar before you buy.
Although generally a $150 guitar will do you fine for learning, there's a little difference between guitars that you can't really tell without holding.
For example, my first guitar's neck is a lot wider than my newer guitar. It makes barre chords and such more difficult to play.
Also important is action (how close strings are to the neck). Although this can be adjusted by someone who knows what they're doing, it's a hassle to get a guitar and realize that the strings are so far that they're hard to play. Or conversely, that the strings are so close to the neck that the strings buzz. Ick!
Also, don't spend too much time worrying about the brand of guitar. At inexpensive levels, all guitars are similarly mediocre/bad. Just get the first thing that feels okay and is in your price range.
worry about shopping around when you get your second guitar.
Last edited by Kon Darp; July 11, 2009 at 2:21 AM.
Thanks for the replies, but seriously, I just want to know whether or not the Starcaster by Fender line is worth its cost.
I know I can probably go down to a Guitar Center and buy a very decent used telecaster for $150, but right now I'm looking for specifics on one particular product. Do they break often? Are they cheap to fix? That kind of thing.
Are you referring to one of these or something else?
Thanks for trying, though.
(Edited to change solid-body into semi-hollow body.)
Last edited by pissedpissedofferson; July 11, 2009 at 6:03 PM.