Electric Guitar from Singapore

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by dragonball, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. dragonball

    dragonball New Member


    I am a noob & havent played anything on any guitar yet. I need a beginner electric guitar & I have shortlisted:
    1) Fender Squier Affinity
    2) Les Paul Special 2

    My questions are as follows:
    a) Which aamong the two should I go for?
    b) Fender Squier Affinity is costing 13k in Delhi. How much should I expect the price in Singapore?
    c) Where to buy from Singapore? Any preferred shops?
  2. bcrich

    bcrich New Member

    The price will be comparatively lesser there in singapore. No known shops to me there. I think you should consider the Les Paul over the Affinity. But there a lot of guitars in this range, why have shortlist'd these two only? Try out some Corts and Greg Bennetts in this range, may change your mind. Another thing! Why don't you start off with an acoustic?
  3. dragonball

    dragonball New Member

    1) I dont wanna start with acoustic because I dont like acoustic. I wont find the motivation to play it. I dont like acoustic songs. Plus I have relatively lesser time to play, so I will learn electric faster i think.

    2) My budget is 10k INR. In that range, only Affinity & Les Paul Special II have been known to exist, as far as I know.
  4. bcrich

    bcrich New Member

    1) Valid reason.

    2) That's quite a low budget. May be look out for some used gear, here and there (Oh! I'm a poet :p). In this price range, you might not get a good new one so...

    Hey!!! Just remembered, a guy on IGT named rickkyrich, he's selling a well off electric, an Ibanez SA series guitar (don't remember the model). Contact him.

    And the most important thing, you need an amplifier to play an electric, do you have one?
  5. dragonball

    dragonball New Member

    Ya, amp I have shortlisted is Fender Mustang 1. Getting it for about 8k.

    As for guitar, if Affinity new costs 13k in delhi, i think i can get it for 10k in Singapore. And I read that Les Paul Special II is also in the same range.

    I will check out rickkyrich. Thx
  6. bcrich

    bcrich New Member

    What kind of music you wanna play, like what bands and genre..?
  7. dragonball

    dragonball New Member

  8. bcrich

    bcrich New Member

    Fender mustang I should suit you then. I was thinking that you like metal and going for a fender, that wud have been a disaster. Good luck for your gear!
  9. dragonball

    dragonball New Member

    What kind of guitar do you recommend for the music posted above?
    Budget can be stretched to 15k & I am planning to buy from Singapore (if I buy 1st hand)
  10. bcrich

    bcrich New Member

    Greg Bennett Guitars. Good for these bluesy bright tone you're craving for. Try 'em out!

    Greg Bennett AV-7 is for about 20k. Check out Singapore shops for a lesser priced AV-7 and you may get a good deal altogether.
  11. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    Wrong !!!....
  12. Torvoraptor

    Torvoraptor New Member

    Yup, I'll support Greg Bennett as well- although a guitar doesn't matter as much as the amp- you can play deep and meaningful instrumental stuff on a spiky ibanez as well- just pick one which feels comfortable to play and sounds nice.

    Only suggestion is not to get a whammy bar guitar at this stage- it'll make tuning hell, and suck a lot of sustain from your guitar- I personally don't think it's worth it.
  13. tapas.perti

    tapas.perti New Member

    Choice of guitar

    The Squier Affinity is available fr 11k, I also wanted to buy it, while the Les Paul Special II is enlisted fr $160 on websites like Amazon, Guitar Center, Musician's Friend etc. You can check out Greg Bennett as well Cort in the same range ... But it basically all depends on what kind of music you listen and prefer to play
  14. bcrich

    bcrich New Member

    Corts are mainly for metal..Watch his posted videos of what kind of music he likes.
  15. Torvoraptor

    Torvoraptor New Member

    The same vids have a guy playing soft instrumental stuff on an ibanez so... well shape doesn't matter.
  16. overkill

    overkill New Member

    Check out Peninsula Plaza. Buncha well stocked shops, prices vary vendor to vendor. Plug 'em in and demo.
    Don't take a cab over after 4 pm, drivers'll screw ya with extra charges. 10 dollar ride will turn into a 25 dollar ride.
    Left hand side of street when ya pull up, not the right.
  17. dragonball

    dragonball New Member

    @overkill: thanks for your suggestions. will try out peninsula plaza.

    @bcrich & others:
    I am still confused b/w AV6/7 and LP Special II.
    I found LP Special II sound more sweeter (less bright) than AV6/7 (on youtube videos).
    In what ways is AV6/7 better than LP S2?

    Also i am looking for a tone more like following :
    Its not harsh/bright/metallicy, its more sweet. So will AV6/7 be better for such tones or LP Special II ?
  18. Torvoraptor

    Torvoraptor New Member

    Er... were the amps the same?

    The only way you can judge is by playing them both first hand, no other substitute for that.
  19. dragonball

    dragonball New Member

    no no, amps were different, players were different too.
    Ya I understand that but was just wondering how/why does AV6/7 score over LPS2
  20. bcrich

    bcrich New Member

    AV-6 is better than LPS2 in terms of the sound and tone you're craving for..

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