Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008

Starter Guitars 


2020 Squier by Fender Affinity Stratocaster Sunburst

2006 LTD by ESP M-10 Matt Black

 2005 Yamaha ERG-121 Black



Here's a new page on the website that may be of interest. I quite often get requests from people asking if I have any starter guitars or backup guitars that were in a lower price bracket.


I thought I'd just put a few cheaper guitars on this page that all played well but weren't MIJ but still absolutely fine to learn on or as a back up. My first guitar was an East German Zenith & it was pretty awful. These guitars are all way better than that.


You will see two prices for the guitar, a "pick-up price" which just includes a cheap gig bag & a "ready to ship" price which includes a hard case if you can't get to me.


Please note that because I don't have to pay insurance on these guitars for shipping, I can reduce the cost to £15 for economy shipping


If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.


Or, you can buy easily and safely using the Paypal "buy now" button. Don't forget to select the right option using the drop down menu on price, i.e. Collection, UK shipping or EU shipping. If in doubt, please email me first as Highlands & Islands can sometimes be a little dearer for shipping



2020 Squier by Fender Affinity Stratocaster Sunburst



£115.00 (pick up with gig bag price)


£160.00 (ready to ship price with hard case included)



Probably one of the most popular "starter" guitars on the market is the Squier Stratocaster. This model is the "Affinity" which is a full sized Stratocaster

This particular guitar is in near mint condition with no chips dents or noticeable scratches. The only thing I noticed was that the neck plate has been upgraded to a 20th Anniversary one. This is purely cosmetic. The guitar plays great!


Gallery photos are on the right hand side of the page


It has been restrung and set up & plays well & sounds great. Everything works as it should


A good reliable Stratocaster with an all wood body (Alder on these later ones) 3 x single coil pickups, decent tuners & a 21 fret Rosewood fretboard on a Maple Neck. What's not to like? Here's the spec:


Specifications

Body

Model Name: Squier Affinity Stratocaster, Laurel Fingerboard Brown Sunburst

Series: Affinity Series

Body Material: Alder

Body Shape: Stratocaster

Body Finish: Polyurethane

Body Colour: Brown Sunburst

Neck

Neck Material: Maple

Neck Shape: "C" Shape

Neck Joint: Bolt On

Neck Finish: Polyurethane

Scale Length: 25.5"

Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"

Fingerboard: Indian Laurel

Number of Frets: 21

Fret Size: Medium Jumbo

Nut: Synthetic Bone

Nut Width: 1.6"

Position Inlays: Pearloid Dots

Hardware & Electronics

Bridge Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat

Middle Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat

Neck Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat

Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1 (Neck Pickup), Tone 2 (Middle Pickup)

Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade (Position 1 - Bridge Pickup, Position 2 - Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3 - Middle Pickup, Position 4 - Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5 - Neck Pickup)

Pickup Configuration: SSS

Truss Rods: Standard

Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronised Tremolo

Tuning Machines: Standard Die-Cast

Hardware Finish: Chrome

Control Knobs: White Plastic

Pickguard: 1-Ply White

Dimensions: 4.2" X 15.1" X 44.5"

Weight: 4.7 lbs

Thomann Rectangular Hardcase (when applicable)


2006 LTD by ESP M-10 Matt Black



£85.00 (pick up with gig bag price)


£130.00 (ready to ship price with hard case included)


This M-10 from guitar manufacturer LTD (Part of the ESP group) is a decent quality twin humbucker Stratocaster shaped guitar with a pointed reverse headstock. The guitar has through body stringing for improved sustain & although pretty tatty with chips and knocks, it plays well & the humbucker pickups have plenty of power. Restrung, fully checked & set up, it's all ready to go & it definitely won't break the bank!


Gallery photos are on the right hand side of the page


LTD M-10 Specifications


Body: Basswood (Matt Finish)

Thickness 44mm

Neck: Maple with Rosewood fretboard 22 frets

Scale Length  25.5" (648mm)

Fretboard Width Nut  41mm

Fretboard Width 12th Fret  51mm

Pickups

Neck Pickup Humbucker 7.45K

Bridge Pickup Humbucker 10.72K

3 position switch

Master Volume

Master Tone

ESP branded Tuners

Tune-o-matic bridge



 2005 Yamaha ERG-121 Black



£90.00 (pick up with gig bag price)


£135.00 (ready to ship price with hard case included)



Yamaha musical instruments are always well made. Their electric guitars are some of the best out there, particularly those built in Japan. All of their other are well made right down to entry models like the Pacifica 112 & this model too.

This particular guitar is a stratocaster shaped body with an H/S/H pickup configuration, Maple neck & Rosewood fretboard. It has a vintage style tremolo system, 5 way switch & master tone volume controls.

The guitar has a few dents & scratches but nothing major. It has been restrung and set up & plays well & sounds great. Everything works as it should


Gallery photos are on the right hand side of the page


Here is the spec from Yamaha:


The Yamaha ERG121 6-String Electric Guitar


HSH, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black. Classic shaped high gloss black electric guitar


Yamaha ERG121 main features include:

3 pick ups - HSH configuration

5-way pick up selector

Rosewood fretboard

Tremolo bridge system


Manufacturer: Yamaha

Design: Pacifica

Body: Agathis

Neck: Maple

Neck Construction: Bolt-on

Fretboard: Sonokeling (Variety of Rosewood)

Fretboard Radius in Inches: 13.8

Scale in mm: 648

Number of Frets: 22

Fretboard Inlays: Dot

Nut width in mm: 43

Pickup: HSH

Manufacturer pickups: Yamaha

Neck Pickup: Humbucker

Middle Pickup: Single Coil

Bridge Pickup: Humbucker

Switch: 5-Way

Control: Vol, Tone

Bridge: Vintage Tremolo

Tuners: Die-Cast

Hardware: Chrome

Finish: High-Gloss

Colour: Black


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