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Maestro by Gibson Guitar Pack $140 Shipped @ Powerseconds eBay

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Just to enlighten people, instead of posting knife deals. Unsure about being helpful.

A good project guitar for $140. Not a bargain, but reasonable. Flag me if you find better deals.

Thank you

Electric Guitar Pack - MAESTRO by Gibson

JUMP INTO MUSIC!!
Everything you need is right here!

Pack includes:

Electric Guitar
Amplifier and Cord
Strap and Picks
Spare Strings
Lesson DVD
Free online Lessons

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  • NO STAIRWAY

  • Groupies not included.

  • Hopefully none of my neighbours see this.

  • Anyone know of any acoustic guitar deals? Want to start learning guitar but electric might be a bit too much to start with.

    • I started with electric, which was the way to go IMO. Generally thinner strings, able to control the volume a lot easier, clean or distorted channels, etc.

      • Um, thinner strings hurt your fingers more… Electric users metal which are generally harsher on your fingertips then nylon, however! The action on electric is much lower, meaning that the height and therefore force to the fretboard is less

        • Not exactly. Depends on the height of the bridge, nut and frets. Electric guitar strings and acoustic guitar strings although both are metal they have different composition of the material making the electric guitar strings much softer than the ones on an acousitc guitar.

        • Higher force on fret and thicker strings would hurt noncalloused fingers more.

      • I don't think it matters where you start necessarily, but I'd go Nylon Acoustic. Yamaha or Takamine, or something else good and inexpensive.

        Electrics are way more versatile, but with acoustic you don't need to buy an amp. On the other hand, you can buy a little amp for electrics and use headphones.

        Either way, if you're keen, definitely get some lessons, even once a week is a idea.

    • There is no right/wrong way. Electric will be easier since you don't have to push the string in too much. These kits can be quite good since you can upgrade the pickups.Downside is you need an amp.

    • Get the one which shows up at Aldi twice an year and is decent for a beginner. I think the regular price is 250-300 but picked up mine for under 200 as Aldi usually marks down the prices on unsold specicials if not sold in a couple of weeks

      • The aldi acoustics sold out quickly this year, people don't have much money, these guitars at $60 is budget conscious, ppl would be buying it, when they know it is not suitable, you will heaps on gumtree

    • It doesn't matter which you start with, you are learning different skills.

      Electric is easier to play cause it's far more sensitive. That's why once you learned the basics, you will start to learn to move your left hand faster, and even play with just your left hand.

      Acoustic is much harder to learn the basics, but you have a much larger range of noise control through just your hands. It's also very convenient.

    • Acoustic/classical guitar is actually harder to learn, and physically more demanding to play. That being said, you can learn whichever you want to first. I generally hear (and I guess I agree with) the recommendation of learning what you like or want to play, rather than picking one based on various pros and cons.

    • Check out an online retailer called Artist Guitars. Great quality guitars for reasonable prices for both beginner and advanced guitarists.

    • I bought an electric a few months back, not a problem.
      This guy has some tips on what first guitar to get.

      https://www.justinguitar.com/guitar-lessons/what-s-the-best-...

    • Look up people selling second hand Tanglewood guitars. These have dropped in price and quality is very good. They would be $80 - $150. You can also offer a bit less as it's hard to sell second hand instruments.

    • Gum tree would have tons.

      If wanting to make a good investment, make sure you get solid wood (and not cheap laminate) on all 3 sides of the body: back, side, front. Maton steel string acoustics are absolutely lovely…

      For classical nylon guitars, this is where I believe the true beauty and magic of a guitar arise (I'm biased) as the tone can become ethereal, sublime, hypnotic, stunning, breathtaking…but of course the wood must be all solid but that is expensive…

      If just wanting to learn then all solid wood is far from important; a $20 used acoustic in good condition is fine. Then get a higher quality axe (not a real one) later on.

  • man i really want to learn but i have too many other hobbies im terrible at and have no time for

  • is it any good for busking?

  • Bargain beginner set up 👍

  • FWIW I would really suggest getting a proper set up on a cheap guitar such as this.
    It will most likely make the world of difference in terms of playabilty. A bad action is really offputting and especially to new players and can usually be easily fixed.
    Think of it as getting a front end alignment for your car, changing it from pulling badly to one side to driving smoothly.
    Oh and spend the bucks and visit your friendly local guitar tech, don't try to copy off Youtube.
    Just my opinion but I would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Can I play sweet child o mine with this?

    • Yes, ofc you can :)

    • Reminds me of childhood memories

    • Just a word of warning: the intro to SCO'M is very difficult (not the picking per se) in terms of capturing Slash's precise tone. I've spent years tweaking 'that tone' and can only get so close due to the musical and sound equipment I own which differs from Slash and GNR's (I still have a Gibson LP with Slash humbuckers, and Marshall full tube amp cranked up). If you want to spend time getting better at the song, don't try to perfect the tone to the nth degree but rather practice over and over the 2nd half of the second solo (and you need well-calloused fingers and an understanding of the minor pentatonic and minor harmonic scales). This is an excellent video
      https://youtu.be/0GsukWKx5Ao

  • Wish I could play a guitar.

  • I live in a unit… any deal on pianos?

  • I owned a Maestro once. I gave it away. Couldn't bring myself to ask any for money for it.

  • It doesn't say kid's size though. Is it a big downside for an adult?

  • Does this have a regular price?

  • You say not a deal, but post it as a deal?

  • Has my name written all over it

  • Instructions unclear. Used this guitar to slice my meatloaf. It made a mess and isn't sharp at all. 2/5 Stars.

  • Not a knife deal but here’s a deal for an axe!

    • better than a knife deal haha, I thought I should not post any knifes prior, because people are staying at home, they looking for indoor hobbies :)

  • can someone please clarify the size?

  • There's so much good stuff on the second-hand market that I find it hard to recommend something like this even for beginners. If you can hold out until September when all the welfare is wound up there's going to be a lot of barely played instruments going cheap that people bought with their stimulus money thinking they would become rockstars in lockdown.

  • Can’t believe Gibson let them use the nice headstock shape on this price of crap but epiphones still get a dopey shaped one.

    Anyone looking for a starter electric should find the little bit of extra money for a squier or Yamaha Pacifica

    • +1 vote

      The new Epiphone headstock for this year is much closer to Gibson. Doesn't have the corner cuts on the "open book" design

    • I agree with this. If you're looking to get started for an extremely low cost grab a secondhand squier.

  • If anyone buys this, I'd recommend getting it set up by a pro. These really cheap ones often come out of the box in not so great condition and need to be fixed up a bit before they start sounding okay (intonation, fret leveling, etc.)

    • Not much point investing money into cheap junk. You could spend $200 on a setup and it'll still be junk. Much better to buy a $500 guitar that can actually play well.

      • Set up would be more like $60-70 with some decent strings too
        You would just get truss rod adjustment, intonation and string height set.
        World of difference.
        That being said, I have never handled one of these so no idea how junky the hardware is but I would assume it would basically stay in tune and is reasonably OK for a beginner. That IS an assumption though based on Maestro being associated with the Gibson brand.
        https://www.bettermusic.com.au/service-repairs/
        Having said all that, I would probably do as others have said here and find myself a secondhand Japanese or Korean Squier. I have found them to be consistently great

        • Sorry you mentioned fret levelling which is major work. A minor tweak on a good guitar might be $70, but to straighten a bent piece of junk to decent standard can be hours of effort. I know first hand as I tried to do this with an Aldi guitar once.

          My advice for beginners would be get something like a Squier Classic Vibe. Cheap enough to be affordable but good enough for even intermediate players and to even for a casual gig. You can pick up a good one for $500 and if you give up you'll still be able to sell it for not much less than you paid.
          A $150 guitar you won't be able to sell, so it a worse instrument with a higher TCO.

          • @1st-Amendment: I agree regarding a Squier but I didn't say anything about fret dressing.
            I advocate a simple set up as per above and especially with any cheap guitar. If people do buy a Squier I would suggest a second hand Japanese or Korean standard strat and get a decent set up on that too.
            Its probably going to make a larger difference on the average sub $500 guitar than above. But this one is $140 delivered so its probably selling to a different demographic. Cheap guitars can be fine. I have a no name Chinese stat that cost around $60 on eBay which I tuned up a bit and its perfectly playable. It's case by case

  • Don't be a normie… Learn the banjo instead! It's the guitar's cool non-inbred cousin

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