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Guitar recommendations please

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Hercules12 Sun 06-Nov-16 15:26:31

Dd is 13 and would like a guitar for Christmas. I've looked on amazon but not sure which would be suitable.

Any suggestions most welcome!

wobblywonderwoman Sun 06-Nov-16 15:29:56

The Yamaha f310 is brilliant. I changed the strings to all metal (local guitar shop) and was delighted with it then.

Really easy to play and great quality

wobblywonderwoman Sun 06-Nov-16 15:30:36

I have mine eight years now.. Meant to add. Just bought a new one I liked it that much

Hercules12 Sun 06-Nov-16 15:34:35

Thanks, wobblywonderwoman. I'll. Google it.

Hercules12 Sun 06-Nov-16 15:37:21

It looks perfect. Thanks!

Gizacwtch Sun 06-Nov-16 15:41:04

Gear 4music do a great basic guitar for £49 I think, narrow neck so the strings aren't too far apart. My nephew had one as his first guitar. Good customer service too.

wobblywonderwoman Sun 06-Nov-16 15:43:47

Worth buying him a capo and a battery operated tuner. Also argos sell wall clamps that prevent the guitar being bashed about.

I hope he enjoys his present !

ReallyTired Sun 06-Nov-16 15:49:51

Can your son play guitar? Nylon strings are kinder to beginners' fingers. If you get a guitar with steel strings it will hurt. My son has this guitar and it has a nice tone.

Ds' first guitar was a Valencia. It was an ok guitar, but not as nice to play as the tanglewood discovery. Often you can get second hand guitar off eBay with very little wear.

Hercules12 Sun 06-Nov-16 16:37:32

Thanks for the tips. Capo and battery tuner sound good too. No, dd can't play but can read music. Wants to learn though.

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