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Korn Cakes
04-14-2009, 03:09 PM
So my friend wants to sell her Fender Starcaster.

It looks pretty much just like this.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41L7kCEaw9L._SL500_AA280_.jpg


I've seen it and it's in perfect condition, comes with an amp, a strap, a cord, and a tuner.

For $50.

BUT.
My money is kinda tight right now, due to taxes and buying a car.
So will this be worth my money?
Like is it a shitty guitar or is it at least halfway decent for a beginner?

Ipswitch
04-14-2009, 03:13 PM
fender or squier?

Korn Cakes
04-14-2009, 03:13 PM
Fender Starcaster.

reptiskate52
04-14-2009, 03:19 PM
Noo

BobbyGanoosh
04-14-2009, 03:21 PM
haha starcaster

Korn Cakes
04-14-2009, 03:22 PM
Glad I asked first.
What's wrong with Starcasters?

I know pretty much nothing of guitars, aside from how to basically play and the strings and whatnot.

BobbyGanoosh
04-14-2009, 03:25 PM
its a fake stratocaster

SkaSkate
04-14-2009, 03:31 PM
It can't be a real Stratocaster for 50$, or your friend is an idiot (possible).

Korn Cakes
04-14-2009, 03:32 PM
its a fake stratocaster

Haha that's not the actual guitar.
I'm buying it from her personally.


It can't be a real Stratocaster for 50$, or your friend is an idiot (possible).

Nah, she doesn't play guitar.
She got it as a gift awhile back and isn't interested in learning.

Ride_Destructo
04-14-2009, 03:39 PM
Check the string clearance (action), eg how far the strings are from the fret, if they are more than 5mm dont buy. Try playing first!?

Korn Cakes
04-14-2009, 03:41 PM
Check the string clearance (action), eg how far the strings are from the fret, if they are more than 5mm dont buy. Try playing first!?

Alright, thanks.

SkaSkate
04-14-2009, 03:42 PM
Nah, she doesn't play guitar.
She got it as a gift awhile back and isn't interested in learning.

YES!

SHE HAS NO IDEA WHAT SHE HAS, because

-She doesn't care about guitars
-She got it for free
-She's a girl

That's why she sells it for 50$

BUY IT!


Check the string clearance (action), eg how far the strings are from the fret, if they are more than 5mm dont buy. Try playing first!?

He can adjust the strings and the neck tightness it it's arched himself you fucking idiot.

Korn Cakes
04-14-2009, 03:43 PM
YES!

SHE HAS NO IDEA WHAT SHE HAS, because

-She doesn't care about guitars
-She got it for free
-She's a girl

That's why she sells it for 50$

BUY IT!

Hahaha.
So it's good or what?

CTskater94
04-14-2009, 03:45 PM
buy it, swap out the pickups for something better. hell just completely deck it out in good equipment

Snake
04-14-2009, 03:45 PM
The starcaster is a real fender, guys.
50 is a decent deal for it, I'd go for it. Its your typical beginner guitar(if its not the starcaster from the 70's)nothing more, nothing less.

Korn Cakes
04-14-2009, 03:47 PM
buy it, swap out the pickups for something better. hell just completely deck it out in good equipment

I think I'll learn a bit first and then call upon you guys again about the equipment and shit haha.


The starcaster is a real fender, guys.
50 is a decent deal for it, I'd go for it. Its your typical beginner guitar(if its not the starcaster from the 70's)nothing more, nothing less.

I don't think it's a 70's model.

SkaSkate
04-14-2009, 03:47 PM
Hahaha.
So it's good or what?

...

CTskater94
04-14-2009, 03:49 PM
its a beginers guitar. and your really getting what you pay for it... 50 bucks.

okay for learning, but you might wanna save up and get a nicer starter guitar that will last you. i still play my fender squier after 3 years

Ynot
04-14-2009, 03:50 PM
yeah get it, but have like a dude who knows guitars to look at it, to see if everything's alright

Snake
04-14-2009, 03:52 PM
yeah, its just a beginner guitar, but for $50 with the amp and everything, its a good deal


also, 70s starcasters are really rare and valuable and look nothing like that

http://www.nationwideguitars.com/images/1977%20Fender%20Starcaster%20004%20copy.jpg

That is awesome

sk8life16
04-14-2009, 04:20 PM
i would just reccomend gfetting a squier. it was my first guitar back when i first learned, and it still plays great. I also got it in a pack with an amp and some extra strings and whatnot for like $100 something, i would spend the extra money.

Vans4eva
04-14-2009, 04:27 PM
They sell starcasters at sams club.

eberg15101
04-14-2009, 07:49 PM
Glad I asked first.
What's wrong with Starcasters?

I know pretty much nothing of guitars, aside from how to basically play and the strings and whatnot.

starcasters are fake stratocasters, it is not worth your fifty dollars, they suck

Korn Cakes
04-14-2009, 08:14 PM
I trust yours, SkaSkate's, and CTSkater's opinions over his anyway.

SkaSkate
04-15-2009, 02:38 AM
Oh... wait, I thought you made an error, if it says Starcaster on it it's definitely not a Stratocaster, but I don't know, it's most likely still good. And it's still cheap, get it.

CTskater94
04-15-2009, 06:04 AM
http://www.guitarcenter.com/item/expandedimage.aspx?t=4&img=SquierbyFender/268683jpg.jpg

you might wanna save up some money and get something like this. if your serious about starting guitar, you will want one that will last you longer than the starcaster

enjoiSkateboarding5
04-15-2009, 06:00 PM
what kind of amp?

Korn Cakes
04-15-2009, 06:03 PM
http://www.guitarcenter.com/item/expandedimage.aspx?t=4&img=SquierbyFender/268683jpg.jpg

you might wanna save up some money and get something like this. if your serious about starting guitar, you will want one that will last you longer than the starcaster

I'm not like really serious like diehard serious and shit.
But it's just something to do as a hobby, you know?


what kind of amp?

I don't know, I think like a Fender amp that'd come with a guitar.

popwar sk8er
04-15-2009, 06:06 PM
yeah, its just a beginner guitar, but for $50 with the amp and everything, its a good deal


also, 70s starcasters are really rare and valuable and look nothing like that

http://www.nationwideguitars.com/images/1977%20Fender%20Starcaster%20004%20copy.jpg

gosh thats beautiful.i play bass but i gotta say,i would learn guitar just to play that.damn son.

reptiskate52
04-15-2009, 06:09 PM
yeah, its just a beginner guitar, but for $50 with the amp and everything, its a good deal


also, 70s starcasters are really rare and valuable and look nothing like that

http://www.nationwideguitars.com/images/1977%20Fender%20Starcaster%20004%20copy.jpg
Played one before. Godly.

Korn Cakes
04-15-2009, 06:48 PM
Yeah, that's a really beautiful guitar.

riskitforabiscuit
04-15-2009, 08:16 PM
To clear things up, the Starcaster you are referring to is a budget version of a Stratocaster, made by Fender. They are similar to Fender Squiers, being a low cost and low quality alternative. They aren't fake, they are just cheap versions where you pretty much get what you pay for.

jpharaoh69
04-15-2009, 08:39 PM
fuck starcasters, 335's are where its at.

Snake
04-15-2009, 08:59 PM
I think you meant to say casinos are where its at.

jpharaoh69
04-16-2009, 09:23 AM
I think you meant to say casinos are where its at.

casinos are good, but a 335 is a 335.

CTskater94
04-16-2009, 09:44 AM
I'm not like really serious like diehard serious and shit.
But it's just something to do as a hobby, you know?



I don't know, I think like a Fender amp that'd come with a guitar.

yeah you might want to invest in a better guitar, because if your going to continue playing your going to want something better, and end up buying something new anyway..

Korn Cakes
04-16-2009, 09:48 AM
yeah you might want to invest in a better guitar, because if your going to continue playing your going to want something better, and end up buying something new anyway..

Yeah, that's true.
But I'm on a pretty tight budget at the moment, what with just paying my taxes and buying a car and such.

crooked09
04-16-2009, 05:04 PM
Yeah a starcaster is shitty. Thats the beginner version that they sell at bestbuy (before they added the music section). High frets are dead, tone is fizzy, etc. My friend had one. It'll function, sure, but I guarantee you'll be wanting a new guitar in a couple months.

Paganboy
04-16-2009, 05:52 PM
anything you can get for $50 is okay

if anythings wrong with it just bring it to the shop to get it fixed.

Paganboy
04-16-2009, 05:53 PM
Yeah, that's true.
But I'm on a pretty tight budget at the moment, what with just paying my taxes and buying a car and such.

you paid out on your taxes?
what fucking country you live in?

Korn Cakes
04-16-2009, 05:57 PM
you paid out on your taxes?
what fucking country you live in?

America, unfortunately.
At my last job, my dad encouraged me to claim exempt on my taxes and said he'd claim me so I didn't have to pay.
But he decided NOT to claim me, so I had to pay back... Well basically like this...

I made $8,000+ at my last job, which was just a 90 day summer job.
I claimed exempt.

I started work here at Old Navy and I've been paying taxes for this job.
So I payed back a majority of it already.
I just had to pay back the rest of the difference.

Snake
04-16-2009, 06:03 PM
Yeah a starcaster is shitty. Thats the beginner version that they sell at bestbuy (before they added the music section). High frets are dead, tone is fizzy, etc. My friend had one. It'll function, sure, but I guarantee you'll be wanting a new guitar in a couple months.

Oh noo. I remember seeing a strat copy before at wallmart, shits action was crazy high and its frets looked fucked. Hopefully this isn't the same guitar, cause every review I've read for the starcaster starter package said it was a legit beginners guitar.

Paganboy
04-16-2009, 07:24 PM
i got an old harmony.
am i cool or what

HUnGary_SAmUraI
04-16-2009, 07:25 PM
I have a starcaster, it's actually GOOD AS HELL for how cheap it is, i'd just get it meng for that price

Lil T
04-16-2009, 07:28 PM
It's not the best for a beginner guitar, i'd say same like a squier (I have a Squier '51) but go for it. You're not like super good yet so you won't need an American Strat (The real fender strat) so it's all good man, go for it.

Paganboy
04-16-2009, 07:48 PM
It's not the best for a beginner guitar, i'd say same like a squier (I have a Squier '51) but go for it. You're not like super good yet so you won't need an American Strat (The real fender strat) so it's all good man, go for it.

you seriously spent that much on a guitar?

the_unknown_soldier
04-19-2009, 05:02 AM
Haha that's not the actual guitar.
I'm buying it from her personally.



Nah, she doesn't play guitar.
She got it as a gift awhile back and isn't interested in learning.
Bahahahaha!

Leebanana
04-19-2009, 05:27 AM
wtf, 50 bucks for a guitar? my ones probably way worse than that one, and i paid 300 for it!

Turboz
04-19-2009, 05:36 AM
buy it, trick it out

igrindtwinkies
04-19-2009, 01:38 PM
buy it, swap out the pickups for something better. hell just completely deck it out in good equipment

Fuck that.
1. It's a waste to put money into a shitty guitar. At least buy something decent before you upgrade.
2. His amp will sound almost exactly the same even if he changes pickups. A good amp should always come before pickups. The amp is like 90% of the sound. The pickups just kind of fine tune it.

But unless theres something wrong with it I'd buy it. Even if it's a cheapass guitar it will still work to learn on. And later on if you get a better guitar you could just smash the starcaster.

apmdcusa
04-19-2009, 03:51 PM
Those are shitty. I would start off with an Epiphone.

enjoi the panda
04-19-2009, 08:57 PM
i had one.

broke in less than a year, but it worked ok

get it, its $50 fuck it

Korn Cakes
04-19-2009, 09:26 PM
And breaking the neck is just a retarded mistake, not a flaw in the guitar.