I mostly use nylon string and I do not like acoustic guitars
I always wanted to enter the electric guitar world but years ago I bought myself a cheap electric guitar for 200 dollars and it was heavy I hatedit . I got rid of it but now after years I have realized I should probably have invested more.
OK will 1500 US Dollars give me a good electric guitar ? that 200 dollars guitar I had was so heavy I hated it. Any suggestions please?
you can get something life affirming and life changing for that.
Where are you based? South Korea?
Yes and with import fees and greedy sellers probably 500 dollars is wasted .
Can you not buy in South Korea?
Some fine guitars are made there and many more must be available in stores without you having to import yourself.
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Here you go, one of the largest guitar manufactures in the world located in Seoul and they make fine guitars. Even their inexpensive ones are good guitars. There should be a music store near you that carries them. AS for the weight you’ll never fine an electric that is as light as your classical.
Yeah go for it! My first electric was a £200 effort that I’ll always love as it got me playing, but since upgrading to something closer to the £1000 range it’s been a revelation and so much more fun to play.
I’d highly recommend somehow being able to test play a few if you can, dropping that amount of money deserves the time and effort to find the right one.
Tom You might find this interesting I’ve never played one so can’t give mu opinion.
Like other’s have said, for that sort of money you should be able to get a good one. Electric guitars generally are heavier than acoustic, you may need to get a decent strap to help with the weight.
$1500 to spend don’t rush.
There are plenty of guitars out there to suit you.
That’s a Classical guitar with a good pickup system for making it sound like an expensive Classical guitar basically, it won’t do Electric sounds that will be much good.
Consider an electric nylon like the ESP ltd TL-6N, or others like it if you can find them.
They are lighter, play more like a nylon, but are pretty versatile.
Have you tried it with Electric guitar FX on it yet? I’d be interested in knowing!
And Cort made guitars for many brands. I just got a cort a few months ago. My first impressions of it were if you stick a big brand logo on it, add an additional zero to the price tag.
A little. It obviously is not the same, but does sound cool. And it is easier to bend. I actually just sold it in favor of a non-electric classical acoustic guitar. But it is a neat instrument, runs $750 usd new, sometimes less and so is more manageable than a lot of options.
Spending more will not likely get you a lighter guitar. A good Les Paul will always be heavy, it was too heavy for Buddy Holly so he switched to a stratocaster which you may still find heavy.
I would recommend either a semi-hollow or fully hollow guitar. I love my Epiphone Casino Coupe which is fully hollow, 85% of the size of the regular Casino used by the Beatles and as a bonus, it is loud enough to practice with unplugged. I also have an Epiphone ES-339 semi-hollow (the Gibson version is too expensive) which weighs somewhere between a solid guitar and a hollow but is not loud enough for unplugged practice.
To build on what Stitch and Microsnout shared, perhaps something like this might be ideal: Cort Yorktown-BV | Hollow Body Series Electric Guitar
If at all possible I’d recommend you visiting a local store to try electric guitars. As was said, different solid body guitar can vary significantly in weight and feel.
Also keep in mind you’ll need some kind of amplification solution. There’s lots of choice here and options in terms of price.
For the budget you have mentioned you can find something suitable, I am sure.
Thanks, guys , I do not like Jazz guitars well after thinking about it , living in an apartment building the other problem is noise . I will be kicked out of my apartment if I make a lot of noise so perhaps electric guitar is not for me, on the other hand, no fun if I am going to just listen to it with headphones. All I want from a guitar is giving me that extra distortion sound that I can not get it from my guitars , I already have a Yamaha classical silent guitar and a Yamaha GCX-31C electric classical guitar. I have not tried it but every body tells me I can get the distortion sound I want from these guitars
Wait a min can electric jazz guitars that are hollow sound without the need to plug it?
Hollow or semi-hollow body electric guitar will give you more sound unamplified than a solid body electric. Best, if possible, is try out such guitars, as different people have a different response to the experience.
You do get simple amp solutions that you can use with headphones to manage noise … though care must be taken to look after your ears.
Also I’d say that while a hollow body may typically be played by jazz musicians, a guitar is really just a guitar and for electric guitars the sound really is driven by the pickups on the guitar and then the way it is amplified, which includes and pedals to shape tone, the amp itself and it’s speaker, including headphones. But some say the biggest influence on the sound is the guitarist.
If a hollow body felt comfortable to play and you had the right amplifier and/or pedals (that is a whole topic on its own and many threads on this site if you look in the Gear sub-category) then you could play distorted power chords. The possible issue with a hollow body is feedback but playing at volumes appropriate at home I doubt this would be an issue.
Are there music shops in your home town that you can visit and experiment. Based on what you are sharing here, I think that would be best.
Please remember that no electric guitar will sound like an electric guitar without an amp, be it a solid-body or hollow-body instrument.
As others mentioned, the easiest solution would be to visit a guitar store and ask for advice, or to check out some YouTube videos about specific guitar types or models.