Price list for these guitars in india

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by micraft, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. micraft

    micraft New Member

    hi guys,
    i came back from dubai, i was going to buy the yamaha f340 and bring it over here but guess what, i called the airline ie air india express, and they said that you can't carry an acoustic guitar as hand baggage, and the box that the guitar came with wasn;t safe enough to send the guitar through cargo. So i decided to buy it from here, kerala.

    I haven;t decided which to buy yet, i don;t know, i might buy an electric guitar.

    So how much will a yamaha f340 cost over here.
    and a yamaha pacifica with the GA 10 amps.

    I might buy any one of these, unless u guys recommend anything else.

    I'm ready to spend like 5000Rs for the acoustic guitar or 10000 for the electric guitar.

    I currently own a givson 150, after playing all those guitars in the shops in dubai, i don;t have the strenght to play my givson.

    Do u guys know any shop in kerala where i can buy this at a good price?

    Please reply asap.
  2. micraft

    micraft New Member

    Any guys from kerala, please help me out by telling where i can buy branded guitars for a good price.
  3. micraft

    micraft New Member

    I forgot to mention that i was going to buy the yamaha f340 for 455Dhs, ie like more than 5200Rs, and the yamaha pacifica cost like 800Dhs and the yamaha gigmaker for 900Dhs, ie 9300Rs and 10500 respectively,

    Can i get these for the same price in kerala, another thing if i were to go guitar shopping in kerala, where do i go, cochin or trivandrum?
  4. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    d00d how many times you want ppl to tell you taht everything in India is more expensive.
    by atleast 30%.
  5. Double Click

    Double Click New Member

    In trivandrum, there's just one shop worth checkin out... Its called Sangeeth Mahal. They usually have guitars at decent prices ( RG 320 for 15K !!!) but I've NEVER seen them stock Yamaha's.......

    Besides...the guitars seem to be seasonal there. One day u'll find some AWESOME guitars but most of the time alll u'll see are Givsons.

    If it were up to me, I'd buy it abroad.
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  6. micraft

    micraft New Member

    ok, thanks, ok, i get the point that these guitars will cost more over here.

    But how much will these guitars cost in india?

    Which guitar would u guys recommend to buy from india?
  7. anujgupta_2113

    anujgupta_2113 New Member

    hey guys help needed
    cud u folks tell me about cheap but good electric guitars, amplifiers and guitar processors??

    plz help yaar
  8. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    In India:

    Cheap guitar: GiVson
    Cheap but good: GB&A or J&D

    Cheap amp: Stranger
    Cheap but good: Marshall MG series

    Cheap processor: Zoom505
    Cheap but good: umm ... eh ... Korg AX100G (no longer made)
  9. danny14871

    danny14871 New Member

    u'll get the pacifica in cochin in the yamaha showroom for about 9600 rs
  10. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    You, my dear sir, are a perfect ass. Look at the date of the last post...this is a dead thread :p

    But also, thanks for uncovering something EXTREMELY interesting.
    Classic :RollLol:
  11. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    Right, because 4 years ago the market was so full of options, what with everyone owning a Be3 Brat+. Oh wait.
  12. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    Dude, I guessed that. But it's still a good laugh. The thought of MG being called 'cheap and good'. Epic lulz XD
    I otherwise doubt alpha1 would give bad info for any situation...or time period.
    Hundredth...Yer too serious these days. =|
  13. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    The MG is cheap and good. It's not cheap, and separately, good. It's not aimed at professional guitarists and tone snobs. Bottom line, say what you will, it's useable, if you're on a budget.

    Not overly serious, just in disagreement with the tube or bust mentality on this forum.

    Here's another shitty solid state amp
  14. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    Well, what I'd say is what someone on UG said
    It's fine...but there's better for the price (Roland Cubes. And this I can say from experience. More usable - not perfect, mind, but WAY more usable - distortion, effects...way better.)

    That, btw, is only me. Who else? Not rickkkyrich or guitardoctor; not the newbies; IDK the status of flood, alpha1, and you.

    And since I've never owned a tube amp (yet), my opinion doesn't count.

    Even then, the only kind of amps I'm planning to buy are tube amps (and being a mainly cleans player, believe me, this only hurts me more than anyone else). The only solid states I'd ever consider worth buying are Roland Cube Street, a ZT, and something like a Henriksen/Acoustic Image/Evans. Even after that...tubes all the way.
  15. guitardoctor

    guitardoctor Will Rx for food

    Dunno about the higher end marshall MGs but the MG10 and MG15 sounded really horrible to me... Roland Cube 15x>>MG15 in my (very humble) opinion. Maybe the higher end MGs offer better tone with good value?
    Anyway, I'm not of the tube OR solid state camp... More of a fence sitter looking to see what you experienced guys have to say about it... I've never played a tube amp so far. With gear shopping time coming up, that might change :)
    (Please correct me if I'm wrong from here on, this is based on lurking and reading the tube amp discussions on IGT.) If for a tube amp, cost is proportional to wattage, and clean headroom (which I understand means the volume to which you can crank the amp before it overdrives) is proportional to wattage: well, suppose I need loud clean tones. I'm pretty much screwed with a tube amp, no? SS amp ftw then?? Instead of getting a 20W tube amp, if I buy a really naaice ss amp with good wattage, great tone (albeit, not as nice as a tube amp, I concede)...
  16. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    +1. IMO MG = always lacking some fullness in the sound, no matter how I tweak them (I don't claim to be an EQ master, though). Personally I've been able to tweak the Cubes and achieve better (IMO) sounds. The features and prices are better than the MGs on paper too.

    As for the ones higher up in the line, I haven't played them either, but...
    See also this thread for some lulz.

    Exactly. That... why I said this.

    (following is all what I've READ, never had the opportunity or finances to try or conclusively prove.) If you want to play something like jazz (clean tones) on a tube amp, you want something with at least 50 watts (more if you are in a big ensemble, and of course less if you're mic'd, and/or don't have a drummer, etc).

    See this thread for instance. Compare a 50 watt tube amp with a Henriksen or an Acoustic Image (SS)? The latter are WAY lighter, and with way less headroom troubles, I'd bet. (not counting price here. Again I think tubes will generally be pricier.)

    BUT...from that previous link,
    That. That sound difference is the deciding factor, and that is all that is left for me to ascertain where my preferences stand in the tube vs SS question. (And that is why I will be going for a small tube (Solution 18 ;)) before pulling the trigger on a hulkin' 50-100 watter or something, and may also try/buy a Henriksen at some point.)

    Cheers, let's wait and see how it goes for all of us.
  17. guitardoctor

    guitardoctor Will Rx for food

    Btw: here's a doubt I had, if someone can answer it. If you want cleans, why go for tube? Isn't solid state better?

    From what I've read on the net, the tube amp's overdrive is what makes it desirable, the soft clipping distinguishes it from hard clipping of solid state amps. It is difficult to distinguish the tone of a good tube amp and a good ss amp when being played clean. Why shell out megabucks for a mediocre tube amp whose distinctive overdrive you aren't even planning to use; when you can buy a really good ss amp for the same price?

    Knowledge plz?
  18. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    Because tubes have tubey warmth and solid states are sterile. Don't let the success of the Roland JC fool you.

    Tubes add some amount of compression and colour to the signal, better known as warmth, not to be confused with the hundred other meanings as far as tone goes. Solid state amplifiers usually are more transparent and hence sterile.
  19. ultrabot90

    ultrabot90 Like fishes need bicycles

    That's more or less what I said in my post (except you said it in 3 lines, and I said it in...*runs out of fingers*)

    'Mediocre tube amp'? o_O
    'really good ss amp'? :shock:
    Name some examples for those, please.
  20. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    You do realise I was being sarcastic.

    Mediocre tube amp = Every tube amp out there. They all have their fanboys and haters.
    Really good solid state = Roland Jazz Chorus, Lab Series, Retro Rec.

    Tubes are a means to an end. If you can achieve that "end" with solid state components, the world won't end.

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