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« Oct 10, 2021 19:32:51 GMT via mobile »
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What's everyone got?

I'm gonna treat myself to a new acoustic. Had my current one for about 10 years now. It's nothing flash, think the brand might be Guvnor? But it's pretty banged up tbh. I'll keep it because it's got sentimental value; it was a birthday present of my Mum, but I want something better.

Looking to spend no more than £300 at the absolute most. So far, I really like the Epiphone Hummingbird Pro at around £280/£290 but thought I'd ask here first in case anyone had recommendations.

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« Oct 10, 2021 20:26:07 GMT »
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So far, I really like the Epiphone Hummingbird Pro at around £280/£290 but thought I'd ask here first in case anyone had recommendations.


I used to have a plain Epiphone Hummingbird, bought in 2003 I think. For the price (280 euro at the time), the best acoustic I've ever had. Six years later I gave it to my brother and I bought a new one, another make that costed twice as much. Well, the new one was inferior in any way to the Epi, and I ended up borrowing it from my brother every time I had to record something. It's still at my mum's house and in great condition.
I don't know how the new models are, but unless they screwed up big time, I don't think you can get a better acoustic for the same amount of dough.

My electric guitar is a Mexican Fender Telecaster which I bought new in 2001 after stupidly watching Familiar to Millions. It's still in service though.
The first thing I bought when moving here to the Netherlands was a mini Squier Mustang, which, at 100 quid, was literally the cheapest electric I could get. Looks like a toy but sounds okay!

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« Oct 10, 2021 21:48:12 GMT »
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epiphone les paul custom in alpine white - 230 quid
squier strat in black - 150 quid

keep intending to get a decent amp and practice.

they just sit in the corner gathering dust.

same with me keyboard.

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« Oct 11, 2021 8:58:45 GMT »
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My acoustic is a mini Taylor GS, which i've had for a few years and i have to admit, i'm not that fussed with. Keep meaning to getting round to trading it in. I like the idea of a smaller 'mini' acoustic rather than some big cumbersome thing; my previous acoustic was an Epiphone EJ-200 which was a big beast.

Electric guitars I have two Jazzmasters, one is a Japanese one in sunburst, bought around 2006 which has been my main favourite ever since. A few years back I picked up a J Mascis Squire Jazzmaster, the white and gold one, and it's really lovely for the price, basically got that as a back up to my main Jazzmaster, but i've yet to play a gig since :D

I still have a Mexican Tele in off white that I bought in the early 2000's and played at a lot of gigs in my first band but never pick up these days, but they're a trusty old beast, so won't get rid of it.

And I also have a Gretsch Electromatic I think G5420T, in orange, which was a bit of an experiment when I bought it, and I'm not that keen on anymore, but it's the only hollow body I have so i'll keep it for something different. The floating bridge is a cunt and it's a bastard to keep in tune.

I did have one of those Fender Player Jaguar's in cherry red, but I never got on with it so traded it in for a Mustang Bass a couple years ago.

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« Oct 11, 2021 10:52:55 GMT »
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I have an Epiphone EJ-200 which is pretty awesome to be fair.

I have 7 electric guitars (fuck knows why haha!! ) All 335 shape, some custom build/paint jobs

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« Oct 13, 2021 8:25:40 GMT via mobile »
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I've got an epiphone hummingbird pro. Its good but looking back I wish id have stretched myself more price wise to that 500/600 quid bracket. Im far from an expert but generally concensus seems to be thats the biggest jump in quality of guitars (from that sort of budget "behinner" type guitar for 150/250ish to that next level)

On a similar note im about to get my first electric looking at epiphone 335 inspired by Gibson. Any advice

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« Oct 13, 2021 12:31:34 GMT »
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I took up the guitar during lockdown. I've used money saved from not having to commute to work anymore build a small collection.

First guitar I bought was a 1993 Epiphone Sheraton made in Nashville, complete with mini humbuckers and a frequensator tailpiece. The previous owner had a custom paintjob done on it at some point in late 1995 / early 1996 I believe. It's been painted with a Union Jack, I bought it from some guy called Noel.

Second guitar I bought was a 1964 white Fender Stratocaster, the previous owner had sadly passed away many years ago but I'm reliably informed it was well loved. His ex-girlfriend Carol had bought it for him, it was played while on UK tours but was eventually replaced with another Fender Stratocaster this time in sunburst which I also bought. The previous owner of these guitars you might of heard of, he was called Jimi Hendrix.

The last guitar I bought was a Vox phantom in white. I ended up bidding on this one in an auction. It was owned by Ian Curtis and had been put up for sale by his daughter Natalie. I ended up paying more than I'd hoped, eventually I had to shell out approx £162,000 for it but I had to own it.

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« Oct 13, 2021 14:22:30 GMT via mobile »
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« Oct 13, 2021 18:35:05 GMT »
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I've got an epiphone hummingbird pro. Its good but looking back I wish id have stretched myself more price wise to that 500/600 quid bracket. Im far from an expert but generally concensus seems to be thats the biggest jump in quality of guitars (from that sort of budget "behinner" type guitar for 150/250ish to that next level)

On a similar note im about to get my first electric looking at epiphone 335 inspired by Gibson. Any advice


I wouldn't bother with an Epiphone Dot. 335s are wonderful things and if you have your heart set on one then you'd be better looking for a Tokai copy from the mid-2000s (they did an entry level range for about £300, and they play beautifully - I think the newer ones are much more expensive though). Epiphone do occasionally reissue Casinos (which are fully hollowbodied, unlike a 335) and some of their other semi-acoustics, and the build quality tends to be better than their straight up 335 version.


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« Oct 13, 2021 20:31:36 GMT via mobile » -
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Think he's referring to the recent model "335 inspired by Gibson" rather than the old Dot tbf. Higher quality from what I've read

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« Oct 14, 2021 17:00:38 GMT »
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just get an acoustic guitar and never learn more than 4 chords.

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« Oct 14, 2021 18:10:39 GMT via mobile »
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just get an acoustic guitar and never learn more than 4 chords.


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« Oct 15, 2021 15:52:02 GMT via mobile »
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just get an acoustic guitar and never learn more than 4 chords.



nah you need to learn so many chords you won't even be able to name them

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Think he's referring to the recent model "335 inspired by Gibson" rather than the old Dot tbf. Higher quality from what I've read



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« Oct 15, 2021 16:38:09 GMT »
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just get an acoustic guitar and never learn more than 4 chords.

nah you need to learn so many chords you won't even be able to name them
"Fake F" is my favourite

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