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Amazon.ca - Epiphone LP Special II Les Paul Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst $139.95

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[Amazon.ca] Amazon.ca - Epiphone LP Special II Les Paul Electric Guitar, Vintage Sunburst $139.95

Was alerted to this drop by 3XC today, best price ever.

Excellent reviews on Amazon, competitor (Long and McQuade) sells for $249.99, also with excellent reviews.

Should be a great beginner guitar or good one to pair with Rocksmith or similar

Enjoy!
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tlnnx wrote: Also on sale at Best Buy for the same price.
Good catch if you don't want to worry about shipping and have it in stock nearby
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I have this guitar, great beginners guitar
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I have 0 knowledge in guitar playing but would love to pick this up and start learning.

Anyone know what it will take for someone like me to pick up guitar playing? Time investment required? Thanks so much
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Will I need to buy anything else with this? Like an amp of something or can I just connect it with my existing speaker system? Just looking to learn and fool around with it a little.
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If you have a ps3/4 xbox360/one or pc you can get Rocksmith with the tone cable.

This will let you easily play through your tv/sound system/headphones.

It also is a decent guitar teaching program while being fun.

It will never sound as good as buying a small amp, but it's a decent way to learn.
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jurassicworld wrote: I have 0 knowledge in guitar playing but would love to pick this up and start learning.

Anyone know what it will take for someone like me to pick up guitar playing? Time investment required? Thanks so much
I'm not sure how to answer that. It's a progression sort of thing, so while it's pretty easy to pick-up and start playing some simple riffs (smoke on the water, sunshine of your love) other songs will be much harder to learn and will take enormous practice. There's also a difference in being able to play something, and being able to play it well. Honestly, learning to play take some practice, and if you can't devote the time to it, you probably won't get much in terms of results.
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this is my personal limited knowledge but if you guys want to fool around you might as well get an acoustic. it's harder to play but i think you'll enjoy it more as a beginner/rhythm guitar player.

if you do plan on playing around with rocksmith, then yes you should buy this.
SHR3WD wrote: Will I need to buy anything else with this? Like an amp of something or can I just connect it with my existing speaker system? Just looking to learn and fool around with it a little.
yes, it outputs 0 electricity so you need an amp to make it sound proper. you can play without an amp but then you might as well get an acoustic guitar. the guy at a local guitar shop said even the generic ones are decent, you don't need a seagull s6 ($400) or anything like that to start.
jurassicworld wrote: I have 0 knowledge in guitar playing but would love to pick this up and start learning.

Anyone know what it will take for someone like me to pick up guitar playing? Time investment required? Thanks so much
there's rhythm guitar - your guitar accompanies your voice, which is the melody. not much for rhythm guitar. an hour, maybe max two hours a day.you learn the chords and shape first. then you put the shapes together and learn a song. then when you get better you sing along. look through youtube guitar lessons, it's really fun, there's a lot of progression along the way that keeps you motivated.

learning scales/guitar solos, which are in my opinion the highlight of electric guitars, are a bit harder in my opinion. you will learn some of it if you start with rhythm (finger picking, licks, etc). think of guitar solos as the melody, the part you hum the most in a song.
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It's a good deal for a beginner's guitar. I wouldn't buy one for myself because I've been playing for over 40 years but I wouldn't hesitate recommending this for a beginner.
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McGarnagle wrote: Any deals on Gibson guitars?
even if there was a deal on Gibson guitars I would not buy one without having laid eyes and hands on it. Quality control has been hit or miss. I have two and one of them was horrid. Needed quite a bit of work, how it passed QC was beyond me.
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noplan wrote: this is my personal limited knowledge but if you guys want to fool around you might as well get an acoustic. it's harder to play but i think you'll enjoy it more as a beginner/rhythm guitar player.

if you do plan on playing around with rocksmith, then yes you should buy this.



yes, it outputs 0 electricity so you need an amp to make it sound proper. you can play without an amp but then you might as well get an acoustic guitar. the guy at a local guitar shop said even the generic ones are decent, you don't need a seagull s6 ($400) or anything like that to start.


there's rhythm guitar - your guitar accompanies your voice, which is the melody. not much for rhythm guitar. an hour, maybe max two hours a day.you learn the chords and shape first. then you put the shapes together and learn a song. then when you get better you sing along. look through youtube guitar lessons, it's really fun, there's a lot of progression along the way that keeps you motivated.

learning scales/guitar solos, which are in my opinion the highlight of electric guitars, are a bit harder in my opinion. you will learn some of it if you start with rhythm (finger picking, licks, etc). think of guitar solos as the melody, the part you hum the most in a song.
Different schools of thought on acoustic vs. electric as beginner's guitar. Not sure I'd always recommend an acoustic for a beginner. Of course, you wouldn't need an amp with an acoustic (and is more portable) but at the same time, there's a huge learning curve - physically mainly - for a beginner. The neck dimensions, string gauge and body size make it that much more difficult for a beginner on an acoustic.

Mainly, I'd say it depends on what style of music the beginner relates to most, and most importantly, keeps him/her motivated. At the start it could be a little discouraging, so motivation is important. Definitely an electric (with a cheap amp) is a more versatile instrument, especially if one ventures beyond the G-C-D chord (3rd fret) realm.
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jurassicworld wrote: I have 0 knowledge in guitar playing but would love to pick this up and start learning.

Anyone know what it will take for someone like me to pick up guitar playing? Time investment required? Thanks so much
The most important thing is the feel of the guitar. If it is uncomfortable for you to hold, it's not going to be an instrument you'll enjoy playing. That being said, you can pick up 10 of the "same" guitars, no matter the make, and they will all feel different.

Time investment depends on you. How much time do you have to practice and learn? An hour is a good time slot to start with. A lot of it will come from development of muscle memory, so be prepared to play and repeat till you get it right. It's a bit frustrating at first but....what isn't when you first start something new? That's the fun of it.
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rancid82 wrote: even if there was a deal on Gibson guitars I would not buy one without having laid eyes and hands on it. Quality control has been hit or miss. I have two and one of them was horrid. Needed quite a bit of work, how it passed QC was beyond me.
I agree. I own a vintage Les Paul and it's an amazing guitar but I wouldn't buy any of Gibson's current offerings without playing it first.
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SHR3WD wrote: Will I need to buy anything else with this? Like an amp of something or can I just connect it with my existing speaker system? Just looking to learn and fool around with it a little.
If this is your first electric, forget the amp. Buy a jack to usb cable like the one from Rocksmith and go download some virtual amps, tuners, pedals, tall stacks, short stacks, Eric Clapton's underwear stacks and play it through your PC to your speakers or sound system. Practice, practice, practice and if you enjoy your new hobby, go pick up a small Peavey of Fender amp at a pawn shop.
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Is this a guitar released by the same company that makes epipens?

If so boycott, epipens are ripoff
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chevyz07 wrote: Is this a guitar released by the same company that makes epipens?

If so boycott, epipens are ripoff
Nope, no connection.
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BlueSpecVTO wrote: Wish this was left handed....
If you've never ever played before, you might as well learn "right-handed", because the options for right handed guitars are 1000 times better. If you already learned left handed, then never mind.

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