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Old 11-21-2017, 06:01 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I'm new to guitars, I'm really just looking for input on what kind of guitR to get my fiance for christmas. I'm having a tough time deciding since I don't know much about the specs. I was hoping for some input/opinions.

I've narrowed it down to 4 guitars.
1. Fender American Elite Telecaster.
2. Ernie ball music man Albert lee.
3. Prs mccarty hollowbody
4. Prs custom 24.

I'll add, just for some context, my fiance absolutely loves mike einziger from incubus playing. All of the guitars I've picked out are based on Mikes preferences. My fiance currently has a fender stratocaster.

Any recommendations are appreciated!!
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:57 PM   #2
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Wow, you're a "go big or stay home" sort aren't you. All of those guitars are a bit north of where my budget would be. They're all fine guitars. At that price, I would suggest not making it a surprise. Go to a store together (or online, or whatever) and let her pick out the one she wants.
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:03 PM   #3
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Agree, there is a big difference between a telecaster and a hollowbody, that's like deciding between a sports car or a 4x4, really depends on the person and what sound and style they like.
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:43 PM   #4
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I'll pile on here to agree that it would be best to let them decide on which one. Guitar players can be a rather finicky and picky bunch...not only will we obsess over which brand, model, color, and configuration to get...we obsess over which 2 seemingly identical guitars are better.

You could get them into the store under another pretense and then say "hey, while we are here, why don't you pick yourself a guitar...my treat!!". For some of us, part of the enjoyment is the browsing and test driving.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:34 PM   #5
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Wow, spendy choice. Very spendy, but good choices........
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:51 PM   #6
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I've never met a woman that didn't enjoy going shopping, why not get her a set of strings, a handful of picks, an electronic tuner and put it all inside a case. Drop in a card that says, "We're going shopping tomorrow!"

Talk to the manager of the guitar shop, tell your plans and that you may have to return the case for another model, They will have zero problem, I assure you.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:25 PM   #7
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Given the price of those guitars, I would do what other have suggested. - Give him/her a note indicating that it is good for exchange for any of those guitars at any store, in your presence.
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:19 PM   #8
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try out a Jackson if she is looking for something like a strat sound.if she wants a more mello sound try a tel.thin line. I'm am suggesting gutiars with the fender feel.because that's what she is use to playing,makes it eazyer to get use to
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I've never met a woman that didn't enjoy going shopping, why not get her a set of strings, a handful of picks, an electronic tuner and put it all inside a case. Drop in a card that says, "We're going shopping tomorrow!"

Talk to the manager of the guitar shop, tell your plans and that you may have to return the case for another model, They will have zero problem, I assure you.
Agree, Awesome idea!
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Old 01-07-2018, 03:58 AM   #10
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Hi guys,

I'm new to guitars, I'm really just looking for input on what kind of guitR to get my fiance for christmas. I'm having a tough time deciding since I don't know much about the specs. I was hoping for some input/opinions.

I've narrowed it down to 4 guitars.
1. Fender American Elite Telecaster.
2. Ernie ball music man Albert lee.
3. Prs mccarty hollowbody
4. Prs custom 24.

I'll add, just for some context, my fiance absolutely loves mike einziger from incubus playing. All of the guitars I've picked out are based on Mikes preferences. My fiance currently has a fender stratocaster.

Any recommendations are appreciated!!
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