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    Posted: 17 June 2006 at 5:41pm

i attempted to learn to play guitar a while ago, but the cheap squire i had broke. and instead of paying the hefty price my shop wants for repairs, i found a nifty new guitar over musicians friend. I need to know if i should waste my money on this guitar, or is it a pos? im not looking for extreme quality, mind you. i just need a base to learn from. its a semi-hollow from Oscar Schmidt of Washburn.

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edit: im considering the tobacco sunburst or the black one.



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i know nothing of the subject. feel free to buy it.
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why thank you, good sir. your knowledge and expertise is always appreciated.

id say something witty right now, but you offered to help me, so i cant be mean.

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Personally, I'm not an Oscar fan.  Get a nice, cheap little Epiphone, then when you get better, you can just slap an EMG 85 in the bridge, and an 81 in the neck position.  Maybe a new neck and fretboard.

Epiphones are great starters, and upgrade nicely.
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well, im not looking to "shred" the thing, im just looking to play some mellow, smooth rythms. thats why i want a semi-hollow. maybe strum some chords, do some pickin, and if i want to, the oscar is capable of good old fashioned distorted rock.

because of the old squire i had, i've got a strap, cable and amp, so i can focus on the guitar.



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Oh, well Epiphone also makes some decent Semi-Hollow.  But for the price, I would say go with the Oscar.
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yeah, i just found the epiphone semi-hollow. $279. not bad.

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i like the looks of the oscar better, though.



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Worn Vintage Sunburst > Oscar.
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worn vintage sunburst 2.5x the cost of the oscar as well.

maybe if i get good one day, ill get me a good one. but im just starting right now, so i dont want to spend too much.



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I would stick with fender. I have a starcaster i really like.
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starcaster?

for some reason, i just dont like fender that much.



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fender standard strat?

I'm not a fan of the body iof that guitar :P


Im mainly a bassist anywho
Sig is WAY too big.
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i figured a stratocaster. i had a squire strat, but didnt like it too much. overrated i think...
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Yeah, you want warm, mellow tone, a Strats not what you want. I'd go with the Epiphone-lot's of pros use Epiphones. They're not as cheaply made as alot of people think. I think George Harrison (sp?) played an ES Epiphone. Of course an Epi ES is pretty expensive, but not compared to the Gibson. Gibson/Epiphone hollow-bodies have their own tone that you can instantly recognize. Single-coil strats are made as a foundation to build on-you add a tone enhancer like a Tube Screamer, and nothing matches a Strat. They just put out alot. But for what you play, I think the Epiphone would be perfect.

And Musician's Friend is great-but if you've got a guitar center anywhere around you, I'd recommend that. GC is a great experience, and they're the friendliest store around.

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i might look into prices at GC. until then, i posted pics of the oscar schmidts. remember, im just lookin for a starter. i did see an epiphone hollow body for 275 over musician's friend. 375 for the sunburst. i like it, but im not rich. currently, around 200 is all i can afford...

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I'll admit they do look good...I've just never played an Oscar.

The main thing is how it plays-if you're a beginner, you'll want one with a low play (the strings are closer to the fretboard) so you can learn bends and vibratos alot easier. You might find that a Les Paul junior fits what you want-they're like $100, they're sunburst, they sound pretty good for the price, and they're built for beginners. I've noticed that hollow-bodies usually have a higher play than Strats and LP's-keep that in mind.

But whatever you go with, have fun dude it's the greatest hobby there is. I play my Strat at least 1-4 hours a day-it's like crack cocaine for me.

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Washburn?! EWWWWWWWWW. If you're looking for hollow body, go epiphone.

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well, if cedric actually answered one of my questions, then it must be true!

welly well, i found an ibanez thats nice. expensive, but if i pay in installments, i should be good...

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Originally posted by benttwig33 benttwig33 wrote:

fender standard strat?

I'm not a fan of the body iof that guitar :P


Im mainly a bassist anywho


Good to see a fellow bassist! What do you have for a setup?
I really don't know much on the subject of guitars and that kind of stuff so I can't really say anything useful except look into it and get all the details.
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Ibanez guitars have no soul, man. I'm telling you. Look into epiphones. Trust me.

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