Pluto Guitars

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by 2kool4ever, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. 2kool4ever

    2kool4ever Sanely Insane

    Hey friends . i am planning on buying a new semi accoustic in the range of 3k-4k .
    wen i askd one of my friends he said to buy Pluto guitar. maybe its my sheer ignorance but i havent heard abt tat brand name . all i hear is granada,hobner,givson and all . so guys cud u pls help me out regarding this (pluto guitar)... any help will do, i mean if its a good brand , the price ranges and all . it wud really be helpful
    TNX
     
  2. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    Its reall great

    And lt me introduce you to the search function in IGT
    you can use it to search for the term pluto
    Just give it a try. where do you thing your friend got the information from
     
  3. baadshah

    baadshah New Member

    I just checked out the Plutos on the web...they're pretty cheap and built out of good wood (you're talking in rupees, im talking in canadian dollars). rosewood is the best kind of wood for the side and back of a guitar, especially brazilian rosewood. Make sure you get a solid top (sitka spruce is very common, but mine is made of cedar, which has different properties and sound qualities). All in all, check out the different wood versions of the same guitar before you buy one. i recommend checking out epiphones and takamines for beginners (i started out with an epiphone dr200ce, its a beautiful guitar). i dont know if you are able to get your hands on a simon and patrick or a seagull, those are some wicked canadian built low to mid range guitars for the budget.
     
  4. god_of_guitar

    god_of_guitar New Member

    ^^the scene here in india is tht we dont get takamines or epiphones cheap.. they are pricey for most of the people who have just started...
    @ pluto guitar.. they are very good guitars for the money but there pickup is a little weak..
     
  5. baadshah

    baadshah New Member

    hmmm...so what are the popular brands of guitars in india? in canada most of the japanese and north american guitars are pretty cheap, unless you go for the gibsons or taylors or martins...those get pricey. i guess they would be expensive for you guys due to shipping costs and duties for the woods.
     
  6. baadshah

    baadshah New Member

    god_of_guitar

    I am an acoustic guitar player of about 2 years (self-taught for self-expression). my first guitar was an epiphone dr200ce, which was really nice as a first guitar but i decided i wanted to move on with my musical inclination. my next guitar was a Simon and Patrick...here's the link http://www.simonandpatrick.com/vintageburstcwcedar.htm . its the best guitar i've picked up and played...perfect for my playing style, which is mostly fancy rhythm and chords stuff. i paid about $800 CAD, i dont know how much in rupees that translates to. i also have a shitty yahama electric that's with a friend right now..but thats mostly my punk style guitar - i put on the strap and strum as hard as i can without breaking strings. whats the going price on a decent acoustic in india?
     
  7. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    my acoustic guitar cost me Rs700 thats something like $15
    its pretty decent to me

    How good a guitar sounds depends a lot on the player
     
  8. baadshah

    baadshah New Member

    wow...fifteen bucks??? thats how much i pay for a set of strings plus gas to drive me to the closest music store (about 15km of farmland into the middle of nowhere).

    a guitar sound does depend on the player. but then again people play the same damn chord in a song and what do u know, it ends up sounding different on all guitars. why? well for starters, the guitar's different. if the sound is originally good, it makes you want to practice more and make it sound even better. you need a tremendous amount of drive to learn a new instrument. every little bit counts
     
  9. felix.ragav

    felix.ragav New Member

    Hey Dude,

    I own a Pluto Myself and WOW.........They Totally Rock!!!!

    I went through a similar ordeal myself and fianlly got a PLUTO jumbo for INR 2400+300 bucks VAT(boo!!)......

    Im sure you can get it at lower prices.....
    Checkout the PIC on Pg3 of my thread here:
    http://www.indianguitartabs.com/showthread.php?t=28766

    you can get yourself a JUMBO for 2200 onwards....add 500 bucks for a local pickup...also get yourself with a set of xtra strings and a couple of picks(Jim dunlop / Planet waves medium)

    Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. saurabhrocks

    saurabhrocks New Member

    dont know much about pluto guitars, but the features they tell simply rock,
    the one which costs around 6k has a inbuilt tuner and pickup with three band eq

    but one thing i dont understand ,is how can they manage to put a solid top in just 6000,
    the ad says the guitar has a solid spruce top.

    well just try before u buy, and don't order online, they may be convinent but are unreliable.
     
  11. saurabhrocks

    saurabhrocks New Member

    and i advice u ,when buying guitars in india, don't take advice from forgieners :NoNo:

    the scene there is totally diffrent, we take the names of givsons and hobners, so proudly, there they are called 'junk guitars'
     
  12. 2kool4ever

    2kool4ever Sanely Insane

    TNX @ ambush,baadshah and god of guitar
    @ Felix ... ur guitar is a realy beauty man
    @ saurabh - tnx 4 the advice buddy , will deFinitely try out b4 buyin ... but the prob is there is no much choice of shops (mebbe 1/2) at my place .
     
  13. baadshah

    baadshah New Member

    There's a reason they're called "junk guitars", maybe the standard living is just about the same as the standard of guitars here...then again we pay a fortune for our instruments and expect them to age in the future
     
  14. baadshah

    baadshah New Member

    oh yea...and what's up with Givson? even their logo's a rip-off of the legendary Gibson guitar company
     
  15. saurabhrocks

    saurabhrocks New Member

    man india is india...........

    not just givson, we have hobner from honer
    and exact replicas of fender, and duplicates doing the rounds of market,
    and u cud get a guitar(junk) from us.$ 15-50 all fitted with pickups and equalizers, (though they r not good)

    and the top is damm solid, total plywood(laminated wood)

    damm, hard cud be used to smash anybody's head,

    a set of local made strings costs from $1-$2

    and pickups from $2- $20
     
  16. Life_Sans_Death

    Life_Sans_Death Acronym!

    Nobody in their right mind in India regards Givson as a good brand. Hobner has some decent jumbos, but givson, give it away son.

    @topic: Get a granada. Or maybe save up a bit and get a yamaha or fender. Plutos don't age well. It will be worth your money to spend 2k more and play for 5 years and not to spend 2k less and play 2 years less.
     
  17. saurabhrocks

    saurabhrocks New Member

    life_sans _death, u got the right point..... dude

    well u know i'm talking abt the general attitude towards, givson. well it's cheap and sturdy. that's why everyone buys it as a first guitar,and no matter if its givson or hobner, all made of plywood,

    but yes hobners are better, and signature are the best of all...

    i too had one, and man it wass horrible, no truss rod, plus the top was coming off and i had to glue it back. mann,.... what a headache,
     
  18. junglePIMP

    junglePIMP New Member


    If they consider it bad yet we consider it good, then they must be exposed to better guitars than we are.

    Would it not be wise to go for whats good overall instead of choosing something from limited options?
     
  19. black_magic

    black_magic New Member

    anyone know how to verify genuine pluto acoustic guitar
     
  20. sanket2308

    sanket2308 New Member

    @flex.raghav
    whats the product code of ur guitar? its beautiful guitar dude
     

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