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GUEST, RIchard Bridge Advice sought: good guitar for beginner (17) RE: Advice sought: good guitar for beginner 03 Dec 10

I agree with Terry. Get an experienced friend (preferably a guitar tech) to go with you or look out for something for you.

You MUST have playability (as too high an action will wreck intonation as well as fingertips).

You MUST have intonation or it will never tune.

If the action is too high make SURE that it will not need a neck set to sort out.

If it has a truss rod (NB a truss rod is NOT used to adjust action) the truss rod MUST work or you won't be able to set the neck progression.

Sound quantity and quality is a bonus - but so long as you don't need a neck set and the frets/saddle are in the right places then go for sound as a good guitar tech will be able to even up the frets and saddle height and progression and make it play

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