Welcome to the forum JP!I have small hands/fingers and looking to buy "something" electric which would make my guitar playing life easier. The electric Ibanez ... too large, frets to large, action is "OK" but certainly not what I would like it to be.
So I'm thinking of going back to a Fender Jaguar -- which I just loved back then -- (more so than the Les Paul).
I'm sure some players here have similar physical "restrictions" with their hands/fingers being too small (that's DNA ... nothing I can do about it).
What are you people using?
I want a very easy action, smaller fret size and a great sound electric guitar and, at my age, the price doesn't matter.
Well, that is it for today and I am looking forward to reading some replies.
People are using everything!What are you people using?
Indeed, it is, for me, easier to play an electric guitar vs. my acoustic ones. I don't downgrade the acoustics but I am at a point that I want an electric guitar that will be easier on my hands and fingers. I'm way past the point of wanting "finger bleed" like I did when I first started with a horrible guitar back in the sixties! LOL.In general, I think you will find an electric guitar much easier on your fretting hand and much more "enjoyable" from a playing perspective as it is easier to employ many techniques, has a lot more sustain and a huge tonal palette. The acoustic purists are now going to be after my hide...LOL
I do have an amp ... nothing fancy (and I certainly don't need a 100W Marshall); it is a Crate V18 tube amp. Good enough for the small room where I play, I think.Please remember that the amp is at least 60% of the equation with an electric guitar and this has to be part of "the price doesn't matter".
Do you have an amp now?
Do you like it?
Old stuff: Eagles; Led Zep (no fancy solos though); CSNY (Crosby Stills Nash and Young); The Who; Beatles; Jethro Tull; Deep Purple; Santana; Uriah Heep; and a whole bunch of very different songs/music themes/types (mellow stuff) in French and English.Realistically, what is you budget for a guitar and amp?
Are you comfortable buying used? This can save you a lot of money while opening doors to spectacular guitars and amps.
I most certainly am looking into used gear (guitar) as well as the new stuff but because music stores here are rare (only two in my hometown), it is quite limited in offerings. Granted, one store has Fenders (no Jag's) and Gibsons (Les Paul and SG) and a few other seemingly good brands but I am still "stuck" with this idea of having a Jag.
Of course, I will have to return there and try a few ... I might be surprised, who knows?
Budget wise: (guitar only) would be about $1500 -$2000.
What type(s) of music do you want to play?
Welcome to the forum!
Thanks, guys !Welcome .
I remember that well when I started too.easier on my hands and fingers. I'm way past the point of wanting "finger bleed"
Nice amp!I do have an amp ... nothing fancy (and I certainly don't need a 100W Marshall); it is a Crate V18 tube amp. Good enough for the small room where I play, I think.
Excellent suggestion and one I never think to mention.the appeal of the jaguar may be the shorter scale length.... may be a good thing to keep in mind as you look for your new electric...
That was the ransom to pay back then!Welcome aboard Jacques!
I remember that well when I started too.
This may upset some ..
I put electric guitar strings on my acoustic way back.
That is one of the considerations (scale length) and, of course, the "action" must be easy on the ol'fingers!the appeal of the jaguar may be the shorter scale length.... may be a good thing to keep in mind as you look for your new electric...
welcome to the forum
it's the best one around imho
I've just checked this model and ... it looks big! The guitar body, that is.
Prices, new, are around $2000 (USD).
Then again, the neck seems just right.
Anyway, I don't think there is a store nearby to try it ...