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> Budget Electric Guitar Under RM500?

nabzblitz
post May 12 2018, 10:00 PM, updated 7d ago

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Hi guys,

Looking to get a guitar for my (girl)friend, as she's interested to start playing. But what's a good electric guitar to start with, under RM500?

Was wondering if Squier Strats/Teles or Epi LPs can get for that price. Perhaps 2nd hand. If you guys can recommend cheaper, but "okay" sounding (maybe can upgrade pups in the future) brands but generally Strat/Tele/LP shaped guitars, that would be cool.
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post May 14 2018, 09:45 AM

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500 is a tad bit hard for an axe really, most of those at this price range kinda fall apart by itself

not sure if spear/cort has anything around that price

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post May 14 2018, 09:58 AM

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post May 14 2018, 11:30 AM

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QUOTE(Everdying @ May 14 2018, 09:58 AM)
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that is a good catch , doesnt look like those bargain bin squires
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post May 14 2018, 03:54 PM

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Kinda need a guitar belasahan at the moment.
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post May 14 2018, 04:00 PM

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If she is petite, suggest an Ibanez Mikro guitar. Not sure if there's a lot of used Mikros in the market though.
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ltd/cort no pickguard model smile.gif
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post May 15 2018, 10:01 AM

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any kind of unbranded guitar will do. rm250 can get. i know guitar empire sells viking guitar for rm300. and nux amp also quite cheap can get only gor rm250 to 350. if u love ur gf overspend abit nevermind la xD
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QUOTE(rizdoz04 @ May 15 2018, 10:01 AM)
any kind of unbranded guitar will do. rm250 can get. i know guitar empire sells viking guitar for rm300. and nux amp also quite cheap can get only gor rm250 to 350. if u love ur gf overspend abit nevermind la xD
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oh no no no, get a brand , budget brand is fine, but least a brand

ive seen enough of bridge popping out of its sockets, tuners dont work, sharp neckjoint and shit to warn folks about them

unless the user knows what htey are getting into, budget bargain bin guitars are quite unreliable
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post May 16 2018, 01:47 PM

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For RM500 you need to get a 2nd hand one, look for any Squier/Epiphone.
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Want to do some nasty things to that pink strat, but I reckon it must have been sold by now biggrin.gif
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post May 18 2018, 10:19 AM

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QUOTE(+3kk! @ May 16 2018, 12:57 PM)
oh no no no, get a brand , budget brand is fine, but least a brand

ive seen enough of bridge popping out of its sockets, tuners dont work, sharp neckjoint and shit to warn folks about them

unless the user knows what htey are getting into, budget bargain bin guitars are quite unreliable
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are brandless guitars really that bad? i'm finding it challenging to find even Squiers under rm500.

amp is fine, i actually have an extra lying around which i can just give her lol. so just the guitar..
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QUOTE(nabzblitz @ May 18 2018, 10:19 AM)
are brandless guitars really that bad? i'm finding it challenging to find even Squiers under rm500.

amp is fine, i actually have an extra lying around which i can just give her lol. so just the guitar..
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yea unfortunately, its kinda a lucky draw in that region, i had a el cheapo MDF guitar that did work then i had another brandless with sharp edges and the jack wont hold the input inplace so it constantly falls off.

then a friends guitar had the bridge pop out, lol

naw you dont want that


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post May 18 2018, 12:58 PM

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How about SX and Craftman guitars? Anybody tried them out before? I remember trying an SX when I was younger but don't really remember how it plays.
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QUOTE(nabzblitz @ May 18 2018, 12:58 PM)
How about SX and Craftman guitars? Anybody tried them out before? I remember trying an SX when I was younger but don't really remember how it plays.
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Craftsmen are good if you buy the traditional strat/tele/lp models. Dont go for those shred, floating trem type or prs copies. Also dont expect the strat trem to work biggrin.gif

SX can be great but out of the box most of them need some pro setup. Can hung with the big boys though, I still have a SX with me.
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QUOTE(ariffdude @ May 14 2018, 03:54 PM)
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why not just keep the one ur selling?
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QUOTE(nabzblitz @ May 18 2018, 12:58 PM)
How about SX and Craftman guitars? Anybody tried them out before? I remember trying an SX when I was younger but don't really remember how it plays.
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those are fine, i think SX still runs around quite well and spear

its more those tha tyou never hear before

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