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Gill555  
19 Aug 2009 21:32 | Quote
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Just wondering what everybody's first guitar was, mine was an Electra les paul
telecrater  
19 Aug 2009 21:46 | Quote
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Mine was series 10 start copy. It was a log and the fret's buzzed, and it did not stay in tune but it did the trick for a while.
J05H  
19 Aug 2009 22:09 | Quote
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fender strat
case211  
19 Aug 2009 22:24 | Quote
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Squier Strat Affinity
AlexB  
19 Aug 2009 22:26 | Quote
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Ibanez GIO starter pack,in sounds incredibly awesome for the price,im using it on the recording of the album and sounds badass!!
Schecter_player  
20 Aug 2009 00:20 | Quote
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Peavey Raptor.
carlsnow  
20 Aug 2009 06:39 | Quote
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thats asking me to remember the early 70's! - argh - it was cheap, acoustic, and had steel strings (and action Higher than Gary Busey)
other than that____??
MuseFan  
20 Aug 2009 09:39 | Quote
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An epi les paul special 2 still have it as my main guitar today plays really nice for the price
Crunch  
20 Aug 2009 11:48 | Quote
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Higher than Gary Busey... oh man, that's great.
Guitarslinger124  
20 Aug 2009 12:41 | Quote
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Yamaha classical guitar my dad bought for me for $40 at guitar center when I was 10. My first electric guitar was an LTD EX-50 which cost me $200.
Nutter166  
20 Aug 2009 12:55 | Quote
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Mine was actually my 600 Fender Acoustic, first guitar I fell in love with was my first electric a Squire Strat.
Ozzfan486  
20 Aug 2009 14:40 | Quote
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A cheap little Squire strat.
case211  
20 Aug 2009 15:08 | Quote
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Ozzfan486 says:
A cheap little Squire strat.


They may have been cheap but the Squier Strats are an awesome beginners guitar, and I have used mine for about 5 years now, still all in good condition.
Ozzfan486  
20 Aug 2009 15:10 | Quote
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Same here.
shreadhead96  
24 Aug 2009 09:45 | Quote
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the brand is New York Pro, and the its a strat copy, worst sounding thing ever, its now somewehere in my closet collecting dust. though it did stay in tune well
raptorclaws  
24 Aug 2009 19:39 | Quote
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We had just moved to Germany. It was 1969 and I got a 'Framus' nylon string accoustic guitar. I bought a 'how to play' book in German (which I couldn't read). I eventually got a half dozen chords down right but didn't know the tunes in the book. I'd listen to Radio Luxembourg (the pop station in English) and try to play along. Eventually I found a guitar magazine at an American PX and sent away for an instructional book and LP. I must have been a dedicated little ****. I was pretty good after that at playing 'On top of Old Smokey'.

(part 2 of this story involves Eric Clapton tuning this very same guitar)..'tuning...I didn't know it had to be tuned?'
patleh  
24 Aug 2009 22:39 | Quote
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knock off *** from the pawn shop
deefa  
25 Aug 2009 08:25 | Quote
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Hard to remember, but it looked like a no name copy of a Fender Jaguar. It only cost me about 10 from a second hand shop but it played well enough to get me up and running!

edit. Actually, I'm a liar! I forgot about a cheap, nasty acoustic I'd saved up for about a year earlier. The Jag copy was my first electric!
JazzMaverick  
25 Aug 2009 19:46 | Quote
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Encore *facepalm*
cherokee_babe1988  
25 Aug 2009 21:57 | Quote
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Mine was just an acoustic that my grandpa gave me and I gave to my sister
Damien  
26 Aug 2009 14:58 | Quote
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A Yamaha Pacifica Strat Copy
It's quite nice actually, plays pretty well.
guitarmastergod  
27 Aug 2009 08:09 | Quote
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squier start pack. i still have the guitar, not the amp though. its one with h/s/s and i changed the neck to a dimarzio yjm pickup and the bridge to a seymour duncan distortion.
deadman2k666  
21 Sep 2009 02:14 | Quote
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first acoustic cheap montana one, first electric greg bennett rl2
Heather  
21 Sep 2009 13:18 | Quote
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Some sort of a cruddy 'Herald' which got passed onto me from my big brother who bought it for just 50 and got bored of having a hobby. It was nothing special really, just a basic accoustic didn't even have steal strings. You know, the kind of guitar your parents get you to see if you're going to stick with your new hobby before they let you buy a half decent one.
case211  
21 Sep 2009 13:49 | Quote
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@guitarmastergod

how does the Duncan Dist. work with the strat? I'm going to try it as well.
Mici  
22 Sep 2009 09:22 | Quote
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My first guitar's a Yamaha C40 Classical Guitar. I still have it and play it on an almost regular basis. Like Heather said, it's the kind of guitar they get you to see if you're going to stick with it although I used my own money and it cost me 140 Euros (about 180$) which is very expensive for that kind of guitar.
My first (and only by now) electric is a Cort Z40. I got it for a quite good price and also like the way it sounds.
@Damien: I was going to get me one of those first, but changed my mind in the last minute, when I found the Cort! It's just RIGHT NOW that I realised they cost the same.
vincejonesiii  
22 Sep 2009 12:26 | Quote
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my first guitar was a first act overload
its good for starting out but i beat the hell outa that thing

1st i broke the nut so it slides around
then i broke the bridge witch is now held on with duct tape
then the input jack again duct tape

lost two of the tuning peg covers
neck is warped cus of rain

uhh yah its beat to hell and back

and i STILL play on it just in Eb standard lol
Domigan_Lefty  
22 Sep 2009 15:24 | Quote
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Technically, a right handed SQUIER.
But the first one i really used, is my Lefty EPI-LP 100
vincejonesiii  
23 Sep 2009 10:06 | Quote
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you know i tried playin lefty and i can do smoke on the water and thats it lol
carlsnow  
23 Sep 2009 11:48 | Quote
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@Mici

good fer you for starting on an Acoustic 1st .. your chops will grow much faster, your chords become meatier and your fingers will become steeled!
I make (really) all my students start this way! (usually on a spare acoustic laying 'round the studio--THEN from 'Mom and Dad')
It's amazing how much faster they learn and how, after a year or so (depending) they "translate" this to an Electric. Its (Electric) 'ease of play' seems to free them immediately. They seem astounded that they 'can play like that' lol !

if ever there was a 'constant' in the world of guitar, it is this:
'start on a nice electric and ya might not have the chops to play that Ac Martin--start on a crappy Acoustic and you will be able to play a log with barbed-wire for strings->big advantage

Kudos Suh!
and....
RAWK!
Cs
Mici  
25 Sep 2009 07:50 | Quote
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You couldn't be more correct, Carl. I've thought about that many, many times and I'm very glad I started playing on a Spanish guitar (it IS a bit harder to play than an acoustic). One of the reasons is that I had to practice harder to get my chords right, especially barre chords until I got them RIGHT, so playing chords on an electric is a piece of cake. It's much trickier to play ANYTHING on a Spanish guitar because of the high action, and that leaves you "astounded that you can play like that. lol !"
And I tell you, if you get your hammer ons and pull offs right on a Spanish guitar, you can certainly do it better on an electric, not to mention bends.
I spend about the same time playing on the Acoustic that I spend playing on the electric (which is not a lot) because I believe it helps quite a lot with the technique.
gx1327  
28 Sep 2009 14:33 | Quote
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i started on a guitar i borrowed from my brother, he thinks it is a "flamenco" guitar or something? it was a shoddy old acoustic guitar with nylon strings, only 19 frets but the neck started at around the 9th fret, making it almost impossible to play anything higher than the 12th fret.

learned basic chords and an intro to scales, playing melodies on that for about 6 months, then when i moved apartments i took the money that i was SUPPOSED to spend on a washer and dryer and got the squier stratocaster affinity pack. HSS w/ tremolo, blue. it's okay. didn't much care for the action (they said it was perfect but i prefer it a little higher, less buzzing?). it's a decent guitar but i wished i had just gotten an SSS.

right now my goal is to get good enough at guitar to justify buying a "nice" guitar.
case211  
28 Sep 2009 17:06 | Quote
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@gx

if we lived closer, I would trade you guitars!
I have the blue strat affinity with the 3 single coils and trem lol I want to drop a humbucker in it.
aterrell  
29 Sep 2009 12:54 | Quote
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My dad bought a Mark II acoustic some years ago, long before I started playing for real. The action was terrible. You could drop a pencil through it!!! But the first one that was "mine" was a Mini Flying V. For whatever reason it couldn't play chords! It could be perfectly in tune and a G would sound like crap. It would play power chords though and when I "found" them I thought I was the ****!! haha
AlexB  
29 Sep 2009 13:19 | Quote
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Mini flying v !!! Awesome!
aterrell  
30 Sep 2009 23:27 | Quote
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yeah man. My hand is probably 1/3 the length of the fretboard. No joke! Google it! I think its called a Genre or something...
Reinhardt  
1 Oct 2009 01:34 | Quote
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Tiny little blue Maxwell Acoustic steel string :D
Evan  
15 Oct 2009 05:32 | Quote
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lol, the very first guitar I ever owned was one of those First Act things. Man, I remember the freakin pickups fell off!
BodomBeachTerror  
15 Oct 2009 11:27 | Quote
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the acoustic guitar i learned on was a Baxon nylon, the bloody thing couldnt stay in tune xD

the electric guitar i started playing on was a '79 Fender US strat. then i bought my Jackson JS30 RHoads
future_god_of_the_axe  
15 Oct 2009 12:50 | Quote
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epiphone les paul jr.
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