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Various Guitars for Sale: Strat, Les Paul 40%-60% off

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[OP]
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Nov 18, 2006
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Various Guitars for Sale: Strat, Les Paul 40%-60% off

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40%-60%
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June 23, 2016
Hey guys there's a bunch of guitars on sale at bestbuy. Here are a couple of highlights:

Black American Standard Strat
Sale Price 809.99
Regular price: 1759.99
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/fen ... 819a96en02
SOLD OUT


Fender American Special Strat
Sale Price 579.99
Regular price: 1349.99
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/fen ... 971988en02 SOLD OUT


Fender Standard Strat (various colours - Made in Mexico)
Sale Price 339.99
Regular price: 799.99
Black: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/fen ... 46aa2cen02 SOLD OUT
Brown Sunburst: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/fen ... ea69b8en02 SOLD OUT


Epiphone Masterbilt Acoustic
Sale Price 599.99
Regular price: 1349.99
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/epi ... fbb915en02 SOLD OUT


Epiphone Les Paul Studio
Sale Price 219.99
Regular price: 519.99
Worn Cherry http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/epi ... 1bd6c5en02 SOLD OUT
Alpine White http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/epi ... dd7d72en02 SOLD OUT


Epiphone ES-175
Sale Price 779.99
Regular Price: 1499.99
Natural http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/epi ... 316ab4en02
Vintage Sunburst http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/epi ... 90b876en02
Ebony http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/epi ... 88b346en02


There are others available as well:
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/category/gu ... ageSize=96

If you're buying your first electric guitar you can't go wrong with the standard strat! At this price it's cheaper than the Chinese-made Squiers.

Here is a great resource for free guitar lessons: http://www.justinguitar.com

I am in no way affiliated with the website, I just feel it's a good place to start learning and exploring on your newly purchased guitar. If you guys have any other suggestions I will add it to the list.
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May 24, 2007
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jaw drop.....
just wow..... when i bought my first mexican strat back in the early 2000's it costed me 499.99... before they jacked it up to 800 and released the squier classic vibe to fill the $500 price point.
Thanks for the post.... I sold my standard strat for a es-339 late last year and very quickly miss the strat tone... Picking up a blackie
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Jul 19, 2014
181 posts
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Vancouver, BC
For someone that knows nothing about guitars and was thinking about maybe trying to learn to play, what would you suggest? It's, uh, for a friend. Maybe.
[OP]
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Nov 18, 2006
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I'm not an expert by any means, take my advice with a grain of salt =D

If you just want something you can play right away I suggest one of the acoustics that are on sale. Epiphone is pretty decent for learning on, this one comes with free lessons as well. (http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/epi ... 2fa63cen02) If you go the acoustic route the strings will be a little harder to press, but you don't need any additional equipment to play it.

If you do end up going the electric guitar route keep in mind that you will need to buy an amp and cables as well. I would normally recommend the Squier Classic Vibe series but the standard strat is such a good deal...Generally, electric guitar strings are easier to press to make a note and barre chords are easier to learn. If you want to practice so that no one can hear you, electric guitar is basically silent when not plugged into an amplifier.

Black: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...17b946aa2cen02
Brown Sunburst: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...71caea69b8en02
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May 24, 2007
512 posts
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Starfield1009 wrote: I'm not an expert by any means, take my advice with a grain of salt =D

If you just want something you can play right away I suggest one of the acoustics that are on sale. Epiphone is pretty decent for learning on, this one comes with free lessons as well. (http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/epi ... 2fa63cen02) If you go the acoustic route the strings will be a little harder to press, but you don't need any additional equipment to play it.

If you do end up going the electric guitar route keep in mind that you will need to buy an amp and cables as well. I would normally recommend the Squier Classic Vibe series but the standard strat is such a good deal...Generally, electric guitar strings are easier to press to make a note and barre chords are easier to learn. If you want to practice so that no one can hear you, electric guitar is basically silent when not plugged into an amplifier.

Black: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...17b946aa2cen02
Brown Sunburst: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...71caea69b8en02
Great advice, listen to this guy! Funny... I would have given the exact same advice... for electric guitar.

However, the epiphone masterbilt... is a HUGE ass guitar to learn on... but @ 599.99 it is practically a steal... solid wood all around, comes with a pickup and a hardshell case.... If I was a beginner I would be so happy with the masterbilt. Great strummer with a huge sound.
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Apr 10, 2008
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Toronto
Great deals! Thanks, OP! In for a standard strat at $339 and an Epiphone Les Paul Studio for $229. Does anyone have any advice on the two for a beginner/intermediate player? Which one will sound better with a distortion pedal etc? I'm talking straight basic Power Chords! Any advice or help appreciated!

Also - sorry to thread jack - but any advice on a decent priced pedal/amp?

Thanks again! Great Post!

Starfield1009 wrote: I'm not an expert by any means, take my advice with a grain of salt =D

If you just want something you can play right away I suggest one of the acoustics that are on sale. Epiphone is pretty decent for learning on, this one comes with free lessons as well. (http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/epi ... 2fa63cen02) If you go the acoustic route the strings will be a little harder to press, but you don't need any additional equipment to play it.

If you do end up going the electric guitar route keep in mind that you will need to buy an amp and cables as well. I would normally recommend the Squier Classic Vibe series but the standard strat is such a good deal...Generally, electric guitar strings are easier to press to make a note and barre chords are easier to learn. If you want to practice so that no one can hear you, electric guitar is basically silent when not plugged into an amplifier.

Black: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...17b946aa2cen02
Brown Sunburst: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...71caea69b8en02
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May 24, 2007
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Francis21 wrote: Great deals! Thanks, OP! In for a standard strat at $339 and an Epiphone Les Paul Studio for $229. Does anyone have any advice on the two for a beginner/intermediate player? Which one will sound better with a distortion pedal etc? I'm talking straight basic Power Chords! Any advice or help appreciated!

Also - sorry to thread jack - but any advice on a decent priced pedal/amp?

Thanks again! Great Post!
epiphone are great but they tend to be less reliable as they have ***** electronics. I had a pick up selector died on me 6 months after I got it...
what amp do you have? a combo solid state? I wouldn't get a pedal just yet and would spend more time play with the settings of the guitar and the amp to squeeze as much milage out of it as possible. Once you are comfortable that you have maxed out everything your amp has to offer, you can start getting pedals. One distortion pedal I like is the ibanez tubescreamer... but it really depends on the style of music you like. If you are a power chord player primarily, I am assuming you are an aspiring rock guitarist? I will let other people answer this question as I don't like rock much.
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Nov 18, 2006
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Generally there's two "types" of electric guitars, Strat style and Les Paul style

"Stratocaster

Longer scale length of 25.5 inches, thinner neck
Slimmer contoured body with double cutaway
Three single-coil pickup configuration
Often played in blues, country, rock, and funk styles
Tremolo bridge
Bright, cutting tone

Les Paul

Shorter scale length of 24.75 inches, wider neck
Thicker, heavier body with carved top
Dual humbucker pickup configuration
Often found in hard rock, metal, jazz, and blues
Fixed bridge
Warm tone with ample sustain"

You can't really go wrong with either, however I feel that the better value here is the standard strat. I'm probably completely wrong but I think if you decide that guitar is not for you, it's alot easier to sell a fender strat vs an epiphone lp. I also think strats tend to hold their value better because of the "Fender" name on the headstock...
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Feb 16, 2014
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Hamilton
Never had guitar before and been thinking about it.

What is recommended one for person that never played guitar before?

I would like to buy one that I can use for longer period of time. I don't mind spending 250-450$ on guitar, but it has to be good conditioned.

What should I be looking for?
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Apr 10, 2008
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Thanks, Man! This helps a ton. Yeah, I have a combo - but I am messing around with effects a lot just for fun (which is why I was wondering about the Pedal). In any case, thanks for the tip on the epiphone - i assume yours was covered under warranty and the replaced for free - but based on your comment I am thinking the Fender at an extra $110 might be worth it. Appreciate the help!
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Mar 2, 2012
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Dang, showing regular price for everything
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Oh no way.

Gonna go in tomorrow morning and hope the prices haven't changed in store yet. We do have a Best Buy with an actual separate music department, but they're usually understaffed (I used to work there) and don't bother changing the prices right away.
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Jan 21, 2010
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Gotdammmmm. That worn cherry epiphone LP is the exact guitar I've had my eyes on for the longest while. Reg prices are back up now.
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Feb 29, 2004
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Wow, craaaazy deal on that American Standard for whoever got one. Someone saved (or made) a ton of cash.
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Feb 29, 2004
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By the way, was this deal advertised anywhere? Getting 50% off on new instruments, even "old" stock, is almost unheard of. I'm pretty sad I missed this. Looks like their basses were on sale too. Totally would've jumped on a P-bass.
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Oct 11, 2004
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Toronto
shows regular prices now with sale ending yesterday
Member
Oct 13, 2006
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oh wow, amazing prices! I checked this thread too late, but wallet safe (for now)
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May 24, 2007
512 posts
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I wonder if reservations will honor the prices after the sale has ended.... Good thing I nabbed one online just in case.
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Aug 29, 2014
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Wasaga Beach
Brutal, I missed this sale. I haven't ever seen prices like this and I'm gonna think about this miss for a long time. If anyone is thinking of selling a strat pm me.
Damn.
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Apr 29, 2007
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wow cant believe I missed this..been looking for an electric :(

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