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Buying cheap guitar - where?

Hello,
I will be staying in zurich for approx 2 years and would like to buy a simple accoustic guitar to entertain myself.

Quality is of no issue but it would be good if it is not classical.

Have you any tips on that?
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Re: Buying cheap guitar - where?

i would also be happy to know any shops to find cheap electric base guitar...
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Re: Buying cheap guitar - where?

there is a good music store in by the Seedam Center in Pfaffikon, they had a pretty solid selection of acoustics when we were in there a couple of weeks ago. sorry, forget the name, but you can't miss it as you exit the motorway.
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Re: Buying cheap guitar - where?

I've mentioned them before, and though they aren't local at all I am 100% sure you won't get a better deal than SX Guitars. I bought a bass from them a few years ago after reading numerous rave reviews from pro musicians, many of whom ended up liking these cheap things so much they use them for gigging and leave their expensive stuff at home. It was 120 bucks plus shipping and plays like a dream. Even with shipping you beat Swiss prices and the quality is great even if they were 5x the price. I haven't tried their acoustics but imagine they are similarly good.

Rondo Music SX Guitars

and reviews http://www.harmonycentral.com/commun...s?view=product

(you have to select 'acoustic' and then specify SX)
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Re: Buying cheap guitar - where?

Conrad sells cheap guitars.
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Re: Buying cheap guitar - where?

The best Guitar shop in Zurich is without a doubt Basscenter opposite Altstetten Bahnhof. The owner Gabby is really nice, speaks a bit of English and on one occasion I managed to talk him down in price. His stock is all really good quality. A mate of mine wanted a cheap guitar and ended up getting something quite decent for 280 chf....

http://www.basscenter.ch/

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Re: Buying cheap guitar - where?

Saw some cheap electric guitars at Aldi for 111 sFr. each including the speaker/amp.
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Re: Buying cheap guitar - where?

We bought out son one of the Aldi or Lidl 70CHF acoustic guitars last year as he expressed an interest in playing but we weren't sure of his commitment level.
Arm injuries prevented him playing it but as it's a 3/4 size Classical guitar, it's exactly the same size as an old folk guitar I used to have so I can play it easily (albeit badly).

It came with an electronic tuner and a selection of fret bridges

Lidl had some just before Christmas.
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Re: Buying cheap guitar - where?

I have always imported my guitars as it is much, much cheaper. Try www.musicstore.de and see what they have.

I have ordered several childrens guitars (1/4, 1/2 and 3/4) for my students and also some top of the range Gibson and Fender electric guitars for me in the last 2 years. Delivery is normally a few days and I have never had a problem with them. Prices are around 65%-75% of the price you pay in Switzerland including all the import taxes and shipping costs.

If you buy some of the stock they have on offer you can even end up paying less than 50% of the price that you would pay here.

The guitars are always nicely setup and ready to rock 'n' roll out of the box.
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Re: Buying cheap guitar - where?

Im selling an Epiphone Les Paul and an Epiphone Casino Semi Acoustic. They are one year old. I am selling them as I got a Gibson Les Paul now. If anyone is interested PM and I will provide Pics

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I have always imported my guitars as it is much, much cheaper. Try www.musicstore.de and see what they have.

I have ordered several childrens guitars (1/4, 1/2 and 3/4) for my students and also some top of the range Gibson and Fender electric guitars for me in the last 2 years. Delivery is normally a few days and I have never had a problem with them. Prices are around 65%-75% of the price you pay in Switzerland including all the import taxes and shipping costs.

If you buy some of the stock they have on offer you can even end up paying less than 50% of the price that you would pay here.

The guitars are always nicely setup and ready to rock 'n' roll out of the box.
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Re: Buying cheap guitar - where?

What would be the duty amounts that have to be paid to import,say a $1,000 gutiar from the US?
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What would be the duty amounts that have to be paid to import,say a $1,000 gutiar from the US?

Not to mention the insane shipping costs when the item goes over 2 pounds!!!
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Re: Buying cheap guitar - where?

I was actually intending to bring it myself since I'm visitng there.. and declare it at customs - but I don't want to get a nasty shock once there!
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What would be the duty amounts that have to be paid to import,say a $1,000 gutiar from the US?
No duty, just VAT at 8%, so CHF 70 or so.

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Thanks Tom - that shouldn't hurt that much
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Re: Buying cheap guitar - where?

Thanks for your advice.
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Re: Buying cheap guitar - where?

always worth mentioning second hand guitars if you are okay with it

tutti.ch seem to have a few

or ricardo.ch but i havnt checked there

will you be playing any gigs when you arrive, or even a little session somewhere?
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Re: Buying cheap guitar - where?

I bought an accoustic western guitar for 350 swiss franks last spring, I tried to play it but then got annoyed because I'm no Jerry Garcia.

It's really in the basement, I would sell it to you, PM me if you're interested.
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Re: Buying cheap guitar - where?

Ricardo is a Swiss auction website, you need to register to bid, but 2170 guitars on offer, www.ricardo.ch

http://www.ricardo.ch/kaufen/musik-u...oer/l/cn41465/



135 acoustic guitars (German: akustik Gitarre)

http://www.ricardo.ch/search/search....NavBarSearch=1
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