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Starting out help?

Kati E

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Nov 11, 2019
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heh, so I’ve never actually played a guitar before. A friend of mine gave me one that was sitting in their shed, so I figured why not? It has a case and everything. The issue is its missing like two strings (obviously I have to get new ones lol), some of the paint on the body is cracked, and theres a few rust spots on the metal. Do you think it would be okay to play still? Its an electric guitar (and thats about the extent of my knowledge) and I’d love to learn to play on it. I plan on buying new strings, too, but I wasn’t sure if theres certain types for certain guitars?
Any helps greatly appreciated, guys! I can also post pictures if that would help.
 

Niyar Deka

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Nov 11, 2019
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Electric guitar strings come in different types. Main thing is the gauge.since ur just starting out, I’d recommend the ernieball slinkies .9-.46
And also, you should get the guitar set up (in a local store). Tell them to fix the truss rod, action, intonation etc. Polish the fretboard and the frets if possible and i guess that might be it. And don’t worry bout an amp, you can start off without it.
Anyway, welcome to the community and consider yourself really lucky coz this is an awesome one and there will always be someone to help you out ( seniors like ed, jack and many more great ppl)
 

Kati E

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Nov 11, 2019
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@niyar
Thanks for the tips! I’ll be heading up towards the guitar center next week, so I’ll bring it by and see what they can do for me. So what, do strings fit on any guitar? Its not like, certain strings for certain types? I really hope this one can be cleaned up, I love the color. Its a light pearl with a slight shimmer to it, and its gorgeous!
Yeah, definitely love the board so far. I’ve been lurking for a while and decided to finally post something. Figured why not learn from y’all, since i’ll be using the videos to learn to play, too.
@calvin
Hah, thats awesome! So inspiring to hear that such a legend started with less strings than I will be xD
 

Niyar Deka

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Nov 11, 2019
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Ur welcome, and ya the strings i said about can fit on any electric guitar(correct me ppl if im wrong). There are more advanced types like wound and stuff and would be completely unnecessary at this stage. Cheers and best of luck to you🤘
 

Filip Tomiša

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There are acoustic strings and there are electric strings. You need electric since you have an electric guitar. The strings come in different thicknesses. The thinnest ones are .9-.46 (.9 string is the first string on your guitar aka the thinnest one and the .46 is the last string aka the thickest one).
I’d also recommend .9-.46 strings because you are just starting out and you probably don’t have calluses (hard skin on the tips of your fingers) yet so your fingers will hurt at the beginning and those strings are the thinnest so you won’t have to apply as much pressure as you would on thicker strings like .10 or .11.
When you remove the old strings it would be good to clean the guitar because there is probably dirt and dust on it.
If you don’t know how to change strings and are afraid to change them yourself then you can ask someone you know or someone in your local music shop to do it.
 
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Kati E

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Nov 11, 2019
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Thanks for the clarification!
And thanks, Filip, for the string details. Do I need to worry about body damage on the guitar, or do you think it would still be playable once I replaced all the innards? I’ll probably just have the people at the shop do it, and watch their every move so I know what to do.
 

Kati E

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Nov 11, 2019
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Thats such a relief. I was worried it would crack or something under wear. I think I’ll get started on the videos tonight, even without the strings. Thanks again for all the help, guys!