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Posted: 9/30/2004 12:21:40 PM EST
I am interested in getting back in guitar playing again. I was able to play some back in high school (just basic stuff..power chords etc) I am able to read an understand simple guitar tabs, but thats about it. I am looking for recommendations on good placesa to look to pick up decent guitars for the best prices (interested in Gibson-les paul) And...I am really serious about this. What is the best way to learn. I learned from friends/guitar tabs years ago. Is being able to read music essential? Where is the best place to start?

thanks
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:24:03 PM EST
I have a les paul copy I'll sell ya... Nice flamed maple top with Seymour Duncan PUs. Hard case. $450. I have pics somewhere...
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:24:30 PM EST
For the software:
www.power-tab.net/

For tabs:
www.powertabs.net/
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:30:07 PM EST
I have bought 2 fine guitars off ebay, believe it or not. My last was a pro grade LP. If you do your reasearch, play everything you can get your hands on, and are patient, ebay has the best selection period. IM me if you want pics. If I have time I will post pics of my LP later.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:30:09 PM EST
I got a couple of guitars here. They have good prices fast shipping, and escellent service

Musician's Friend
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:31:45 PM EST
pawn shops - musiciansfriend.com - hard up AR junkie...

I've got a Hamer Studio single cutaway, dual p90's , bookmatched maple top I'll sell you for $800 -
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:32:36 PM EST
I would stay away from online places...no two guitars are the same.
Its the kind of thing you need to sit and play for a while before buying.

Not sure where you are...look for a guitar center or Sam Ash in the North East....they are corporate chains, and can be really annoying to deal with...but they have a good selection of stuff to try out.

At the least, you can see what you like, then buy from a small independant dealer.

Shop around...and play often. There is substitute for repitition...even if its scales over and over again...just practice as often as the schedule permits...and the speed and riffs will come!
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:37:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 12:38:50 PM EST by gribble]
If you want a high end Paul, and you wanna buy new, I would recommend www.wildwoodguitars.com. Also check out The Les Paul Forum for tips on which one to get!

ETA: If you know what attributes you want, Steve at WildWood will tell you over the phone what each one is like.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:39:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 1:27:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By Botch:
I am interested in getting back in guitar playing again. I was able to play some back in high school (just basic stuff..power chords etc) I am able to read an understand simple guitar tabs, but thats about it. I am looking for recommendations on good placesa to look to pick up decent guitars for the best prices (interested in Gibson-les paul) And...I am really serious about this. What is the best way to learn. I learned from friends/guitar tabs years ago. Is being able to read music essential? Where is the best place to start?

thanks



tabs can get you pretty far... don't know if it's still around but I used to frequent the online guitar archive... used to be olga.net.. quick check... yep still there
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 1:47:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 1:59:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 2:00:10 PM EST by TomJefferson]
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