Originally Posted by martinedwards
don't buy a E89 guitar!!!
think about it. 89..... whats the VAT rate? 23%?
so of the 89, 72 goes to the shop.
at least 22 of that will be the shop's cut......
leaving 50 to cover materials, transport and labour for the poor sod in a chinese sweat shop who had to make it.
get into the local pawn shop and spent the same money on a used guitar.
you'll get a much better sounding, and much more playable instrument.
even better is to get a friend who knows guitars to come with you.
as far as a cheap guitar goes, my last purchase was 15 euros from a charity shop, its a classical spanish guitar with heavy metal strings on it...
cost does not matter Really when starting out on guitar, 90% of them get chucked under the bed after a few weeks never to see the light of day again anyways so dont blow you're piggy bank on something decent if its not gonna get the time it deserves...
as for SX the brand, get the best you can buy, i have an SX strat and ill take it any day over a similar squire or yamaha, not because its better or worse but its unique fret buzz Extremely low output pickups and bending neck add to the whole package...
to add to the last paragraph; the best reason to buy cheap is that if it breaks gets damaged or anything of the sort... its no biggie, dime a dosen guitars are a god send for the learner... if you have the bank for a great guitar and have the dedication; go for it if not... buy the best cheap SX you can.