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Review Yamaha Revstar RS320 Electric Guitar

Yamaha’s Revstar RS320 Electric Guitar is is ready for whatever you can throw at it. This Revstar model is a workhorse through and through, but that doesn’t mean there has been any compromise on comfort and playability. With every contour designed from the ground up to look and feel great, Revstar’s body features a deep belly cut, hidden forearm contour and a newly designed neck joint for outstanding upper fret access. This is a guitar made to be played all night. Case sold separately.

Pickups
Designed from the ground up, Revstar features specially wound YGD pickups that are perfectly matched to each guitar. More than 50 prototype pickups were tested featuring different combinations of wire, windings, magnets and base plates. Eventually, a spec was settled on for each guitar model and the Revstar pickup series was born. This model features HH3 pickups with a ceramic magnet and brass baseplate for powerful, punchy tone to match the solid nato wood construction of RS320.

Dry Switch
Designed especially for Revstar, Yamaha’s proprietary Dry Switch gives you the versatility of a coil split, but with a tone that’s miles ahead. Using a passive filter circuit painstakingly designed to give the perfect frequency response, the Dry Switch filters out low frequencies to give the punch and clarity of a single coil pickup minus the inevitable hum and hollow tone often associated with split humbucking pickups. And because it’s a filter circuit, the Dry Switch works on both humbuckers and P90s for a totally unique, usable tone.

Custom Hardware
Inspired by the stripped-down custom Café Racer motorbikes popularized on the streets of London in the 1960s, Revstar’s hardware captures the high-performance, individual character of those bikes with a wide range of totally unique, customized hardware. From the unique pickup covers and raw copper scratchplate on the Revstar Professional, to the totally custom floating aluminum tailpiece on the RS502T, each and every component is perfectly calibrated for great performance and unmistakable style—capturing the very essence of a Café Racer.

Sound Image
Inspired by raw power and performance, Revstar’s sound is as unique and bold as its aesthetic. Working to evoke a visceral, unbridled power and an individual, organic tone that is made possible only by considering every detail, Yamaha’s engineers chose materials carefully and designed custom pickups to make sure Revstar sounds as stunning as it looks.

Product Specification:

  • Body Type: Solidbody
  • Body Shape: RevStar
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Body Material: Nato
  • Body Finish: High Gloss
  • Color: Red Copper
  • Neck Material: Nato
  • Neck Shape: Thin
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Number of Frets: 22, Medium frets
  • Scale Length: 24.75″
  • Nut Width: 1.692″
  • Nut Material: Resin
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Neck Pickup: Ceramic YGD humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: Ceramic YGD humbucker
  • Controls: 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 3-way pickup selector
  • Strings: D’Addario EXL110 (0.010-0.046)

Product Feature:

  • An affordable solidbody electric guitar inspired by Yamaha’s classic motorcycles
  • Lightweight nato body delivers pronounced midrange and lightweight comfort
  • Ceramic YGD humbuckers yield a classic dual-coil tone
  • Thin neck profile and sleek rosewood fretboard offer comfortable playability
  • Set-in neck and aluminum bridge with stopbar tailpiece provide enhanced sustain

Pros:

  • Beautiful Sound
  • Pickups are better than any alnico V
  • Yamaha quality

Cons:

  • None

Final Conclusion:
Excellent quality build. The mahogany body and neck feel solid and comfortable.

I’m never disappointed with a Yamaha guitar! This one is no exception. The build quality is superb, it plays beautifully and sounds great. I will probably put better pickups in, not sure yet, the stock pickups are not bad at all. Only dislike would be not enough range on the tone pot but a simple capacitor replacement will solve this for a dollar or two. I will never again pay top dollar for a big name brand guitar when I can get a Yamaha that looks sounds and plays just as good! I have over a hundred guitars and have been playing for 38 years, you live and you learn!

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This is a bare bones guitar, but it sounds great. Nothing fancy just a great playing guitar. It plays like a Gibson except with a very narrow and fast action neck. If your looking for an intermediate or beginners guitar this is it. The action is as low as my Stratocaster and sounds just as good or maybe even better at half the cost! You won’t be sorry for buying this guitar if your looking for a no frills work horse that sounds very good!

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I love this guitar! I prefer it to the 2006 Gibson SG that also resides here. The ceramic H3s have a snarl to them that cuts to the marrow. The factory yellow reminds me of the old YZ line of dirt bikes, but i got the black.

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Awesome guitar! One of those that you can really lay into on stage and know you’re going to get a cool rock n roll sound.

Review Schecter C-6 Plus Solid-Body Electric Guitar

The Schecter C-6 Plus is an affordable shred machine that is ready to take you to the next level. Featuring a contoured basswood body with a Quilted Maple Image top, the classic double-cutaway C-6 Plus delivers top shelf quality at a working musician’s price. The neck is constructed from maple and has been shaped in to an extra thin profile for high velocity soloing.

The rosewood fingerboard is equipped with 24 extra-jumbo frets on an ultra-flat 14″ radius that will facilitate effortless string bending. The control panel includes master volume and tone controls and a 3-way pickup selector toggle switch. Rounding out the hardware is a set of Schecter tuners for smooth and precise tuning.

Lightweight Yet Punchy

This guitar is made with a basswood body topped with a beautiful flamed maple cap attached to a maple neck and finished with a rosewood fretboard. With these woods it is lightweight and easy to play but it still has a rich and punchy sound.

The basswood really brings out the midrange which is required for you to pop out the mix. While the maple top and neck give your guitar the added attack needed for high speed metal and shredding solos. So no matter what style you play you are sure to be heard loud and clear.

Carved to a thin ‘C’ shape the maple neck on this guitar feels great in the hands with a smooth finish that gives you great access to the entire neck. This is incredibly important so that you can play whatever you want, whenever you want.

Quality Hardware

Over the years Schecter have developed some incredible high end hardware for their more deluxe guitars and that has flowed down stream to models like this.

With Schecter Diamond Plus pickups you have enough output to handle any kind of rock or metal while still giving you enough headroom for clean and crunch tones as well. Just roll back the volume control and you have access to an incredibly large range of different tones.

Product Feature:

  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple Quilted
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Brand: Schecter
  • Neck shape: C thin
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • cale length: 25.5″
  • Truss rod: 2-way adjustable
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 14″
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.653″ (42mm)
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Humbucker open coil
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Humbucker open coil
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Schecter
  • Color: Chrome
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: South Korea

Pros:

  • Beautiful Sound
  • Solid Electronics

Cons:

  • Fret Buzz

Final Conclusion:
A fantastically built guitar that offers up heaps of style, playability and awesome tone and all at a great price.

I purchased the cherry burst version. It looks better than in the pictures listed and the back is transparent black. Really good looking guitar! Now for the tone and playability.. sounds amazing, especially for the price! The neck is very smooth and easy to play all night, without any finger fatigue. I highly recommend it.

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I purchased as a birthday present to myself. More for the look, but I’ve always heard that Schecter made a quality
instrument. Right out of the box … It was set up perfectly and tuned. It arrived. As I was on my way to practice, so I took it with me and I have not played anything else since!!!

Completely smooth neck makes it easy to play for any beginner. Love it. I would say the charcoal burst color in person is somewhat more subdued than what it looks like in the picture.

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Ordered one of these from my local music store about a month ago. Finally got the guitar in today, was so worth the wait. The fretboard has a great feel. I have yet to experience any fret buzz. The Narrow jumbo frets make it easy to fret each note. The picture on the product page does not do the guitar justice, it is so much more beautiful in the flesh as it were. Has a great sound, about what you would expect for this price point. All in all a beautiful guitar at a great value, I would recommend this to any beginner!

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The only issue I had was some fret buzz. I am going to go get it looked at and see if it needs some work done to fix the issue.

I really like this guitar and it has held up great over the past few months of use. To get the problems out of the way first, it came with bad fret buzz on the low E string that had to be fixed before I could play it (with minor adjustments to the bridge). The pickup switch is a little bit too loose and it jiggles around easily. The pickups produce a slightly muddy sound (similar to other cheaper models in the Schecter Diamond series), but that isn’t too much of a problem if you want to play hard rock and metal only. With that said, these are all minor complaints that can be easily fixed. As for the good, the finish looks really nice, it sounds great with the right setup, feels great to play and is pretty versatile if you mess around with it enough. I probably wouldn’t use it for anything more than practicing and small performances, but it is a very nice guitar for the money overall.

Review Epiphone Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar

This plain top Epiphone Les Paul Standard is an electric guitar that delivers all the signature sound of a Gibson Les Paul at a fraction of the cost. The mahogany body provides superb resonance while the Alnico Classic humbucker pickups deliver loads of warmth. The set mahogany neck with slim-tapered profile and rosewood fretboard give you the familiar feel and fast action that Les Paul players love so dearly. Neck and body binding and trapezoid inlays produce the classic look seen on stages around the world for decades. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece provide more sustain and string changing easier.

 

 

Product Feature:

  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75″
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12″
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.68″ (42.67mm)
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Alnico Classic
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Alnico Classic
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed
  • Color: Chrome
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

Pros:

  • Fun to play
  • Good tone

Cons:

  • None

Final Conclusion:
It is awesome in distorted as well as clean tone. If you buy this, you surely will not regret.

After wanting a Les Paul for about fifteen years, I finally said “what the heck”. I couldn’t be happier. It is the most solid and smooth felling guitar I have ever owned. I’m an experienced player & own a couple of Strats, but this thing (even though it’s “only an Epiphone”)has the warmest tone, sweetest action, & the most stunning looks of all my guitars. As I said the overall feel is just amazing; as is the construction quality. The Epiphone Plain Top Les Paul is hands down the best guitar on the market in it’s price range(and a few other price ranges). Perfect for all styles. Perfect for all experience levels. Totally recomend it.

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This is indeed a great guitar, however, Epiphone uses a wood-grain sticker instead of real wood under the finish on plain tops, flame tops, and quilt top Epi’s. A guitar shop told me that and I called Gibson CS to verify. They said that is absolutely true other than for some of the expenseive Elitist models. Features and sound being the same, buy the ebony LP and save yourself $20-30. Don’t get me wrong, I love my LP, but I’m glad I bought the Ebony. At least its real paint according to Gibson. I’ve had mine for 6 months and absolutely love it.

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I just got my Epiphone Les Paul Standard in Cherry Burst at my local GC. The one they had in stock had some damage from a control knob set too low that was scratching the finish. They ordered me a new one and said that I could take the slightly messed up one in the meantime. I brought it home yesterday and plugged it into a Line 6 Spider III 15w amp that I got along with the guitar. Needless to say, this setup rocked. The guitar screams, the action is fast (which I need because I have small hands), it looks beautiful, and in all honesty, i feel like it make me play better. I have played the electric guitar on and off since I was 8. When I went to college i switched almost exclusively to acoustic because college chicks dig acoustic guitars. Now that I’m out on my own and have my own place and a paycheck I figured it was time to upgrade from my Squier Affinity sitting on the floor of my bedroom in Jersey to a new electric. I am so impressed and stoked out on this rig. Also, GC is the best music store around… so accomodating. The sustain on the guitar is amazing, the pickups can create some hot licks as well as soulful goooves. Before I got this guitar I was looking for the magic product – cheap and feature filled… after much deliberation this was the one for me.

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First off let me just say this guitar is amazing, when I play it the sounds are just incredible, the slides are great, the
pickups are spectacular, and the best thing is the price, its not too expensive, so even if your a full-time rocker, or just learning your scales this guitar is perfect for everyone.

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I’ve had this guitar for a few months now(vintage sunburst finish)and i was suprised by how good it sounded, especially the clean tone.I played this through a peavey tube amp at guitar center and it was amazing so i bought it.When i brought it home i was worried about how it would sound through my peavey solid state.But it sounded great!The rythm pickup is great for smooth leads.And the treble pickup (back pickup)is really good for metal rythm playing, and a classic rock lead sound.(like Aerosmith or Ac/Dc.)I was worried the clean sound would be muddy, but it is very clear, even on the front pickup.It stays in tune pretty good but i would get it set up.Good for any style of music.Best overall value in an electric guitar in its price range.

Review Yamaha APXT2 3/4-Size Acoustic-Electric Guitar with Gig Bag

The Yamaha APXT2 3/4 Thinline Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar is a 3/4 size version of Yamaha’s best-selling acoustic- electric guitar, the APX500II. This fun, yet well-constructed compact guitar makes great company when you’re on a road. The APXT2 features an ART-based pickup system and a proprietary tuner with great sensitivity and accuracy for quick tuning. This
compact guitar comes with gig bag.

Packed with features, the Yamaha APXT2 includes Yamaha’s proprietary Acoustic Resonance Transducer (A.R.T.) System68 pickup system with built-in tuner, Spruce top, Meranti back and sides, Mahogany neck and a Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. It also comes with a sturdy, padded gig bag.

The System68 A. R. T. includes a one-way active preamp and transducer contact pickup system that features mid-boost EQ for tone shaping and a precision chromatic tuner. The transducer system delivers a natural acoustic tone by dampening excessive vibration from the soundboard while picking up small resonances to achieve ideal sensitivity and outstanding dynamic balance.

And what travel guitar would be complete without a gig bag included? The Yamaha APXT2 includes a proprietary gig bag that ensures that it will be able to accompany you on the beach, around campfires or anywhere else your journeys may bring you.

 

Product Specification:

  • String Type: Steel
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Body Shape: APX Thinline
  • Body Style: Single Cutaway
  • Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Top Wood: Spruce
  • Back & Sides Wood: Meranti
  • Binding: Plastic
  • Neck Wood: Nato or Mahogany
  • Neck Shape: Standard
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Dots
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Scale Length: 22.835″
  • Tuning Machines: Covered
  • Bridge Material: Rosewood
  • Nut/Saddle Material: Plastic
  • Nut Width: 1.6875″
  • Electronics: ART-based preamp with System 68 contact pickup
  • Strings:(.012-.053)
  • Case Included: Gig bag

Product Features:

  • Spruce top
  • Meranti back & sides
  • Nato neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Rosewood bridge
  • 65-75 mm body depth
  • 43 mm (1-11/16″) nut width
  • 580 mm string length
  • Covered tuners tuners
  • System 68 (contact pickup) preamp

Pros:

  • 3/4 size
  • ART-based preamp
  • System 68 pickup
  • Gig bag included

Cons:

  • Laminate
  • Sounds like a ukulele

Final Conclusion:
Great guitar it looks brand new. No scratches or blemishes. It has a great feel and produces a really nice tone with no noticeable fret buzz. I don’t think you could find a better guitar for the price.

This is a great little guitar. I always wanted to learn to play guitar. I am a retired Music Educator and Professional Drummer. I am a large size man and regular sized acoustic guitars have always seemed bulky and hard for me to handle. I also have large hands and that was a problem for me as well. I had almost gave up on playing the guitar until I found the Yamaha APXT2. This guitar is very easy for me to handle and the neck fits my hand perfectly. I actually enjoy practicing and playing this little guitar. Unplugged this guitar is great for practice. But, this guitar needs to be plugged in for performance. When plugged in this little guitar sounds as great as any full size acoustic guitar. The only drawback is that Yamaha does not make a hardshell case for this guitar. It comes with a padded gig bag. I was very lucky, that after searching high and low, I fould a very affordable hard shell case that actually fit this guitar. The SKB Baby Martin Case (SKB-300) is a perfect fit for my Yamaha APXT2. I am attaching a photo of my Yamaha APXT2 Guitar in my SKB Baby Martin Hard Shell Case. I’m very pleased with both.

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If you’re looking for an inexpensive thinline mini for stage, this guitar has very little competition. Unplugged, it won’t sound as full as larger bodied guitars made of solid tonewoods, such as the Taylor GS Mini. But plugged in, it is hard to hear the difference, and the Yamaha costs less than half the Taylor and is easier to take care of. Also, the thinline design makes it less prone to feedback. The short scale and lower string tension make it easier to play than a full size, nice if you have small hands or joint pain. Awesome carry-on guitar if you have to fly to a gig. The sunburst finish puts me in mind of a 1930s parlor guitar, even if the shape isn’t quite right, and indeed this makes an awesome fingerstyle guitar for ragtime, blues, and old-time Americana. There’s a SE Asian guy on Youtube who plays with one of these. Check him out. He’s fantastic, and the guitar sounds awesome. Four stars doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with it, just that it’s a good player that’s somewhat lacking in luxury appointments. At this price, that’s as good as it gets!

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This is, quite simply, the most comfortable acoustic guitar I have ever played. I’m a small woman with short arms and have never found an acoustic that fit me well. I didn’t want a child’s toy guitar so when I first saw this little beauty, I was skeptical. And then I held it and played it. I’m a believer!! Beautiful full sound. Light and easy to hold. A thin body so I can easily reach around and an incredibly smooth neck and fret board that is a dream to play. Great action right out of the box. I don’t think I’ve sacrificed anything acoustically from such a small guitar. This little beauty can play with the big boys, and plugged in, it sounds ever better. It doesn’t have a fancy equalizer but it does have an on-board tuner and volume/tone controls. I’ll let my amp handle any other sound tweaking I may want. I really love this guitar and can’t say enough good things about it. The size is a dream come true for smaller hands and arms but the neck is not so narrow that folks with chunkier hands couldn’t play it. After much research, I am beyond happy that I finally found this guitar. Love it. Love it. Love it.

Review Zeny 01016 Electric Guitar with Amp, Case and Accessories

This classic style guitar package from Zeny guitars includes everything you will need start playing right out of the box. The full size 39″ guitar has a rosewood fretboard and maple neck. The guitar features a three pickup configuration, with a pick up selector knob to mold your tone. The neck has 21 frets, and is supported by a fully adjustable truss rod. The body is made out of basswood, a very light wood which makes it ideal for beginning players who aren’t used to guitars made of heavier wood. It also features a stylish pick-guard to protect your instrument from scratching. If you are considering purchasing a new guitar, the Zeny beginner series electric guitar will make an excellent addition to any collection. Comes with a 10 watt amp, a gig bag case, guitar strap, electronic tuner, cable, pics, whammy bar, string winder, polishing cloth are all included — so you will need nothing else when you get your new guitar package from us. Plus, this full size guitar package costs less than most jr packs.

If this is a Must have product, be sure order now to avoid disappointment. Get The best cheapest price on the web we have searched and get the Zeny 39″ Full Size Electric Guitar with Amp, Case and Accessories Pack Beginner Starter Package, Black rihgt now.

Product Features:

  • Right-handed electric guitar with accessories is ideal for beginners and is ready to use out of the box
  • Comes with a nylon carrying case perfect for traveling musicians and easy storage
  • Made of an all wood construction, steel strings, and an attractive, smooth finish
  • Neck: maple wood with truss rod ; String Length: 25.59″ / 650mm Pickups: single coil X3 Regulator volume X1, tone X2, 5 scale tone changer

What’s in the box?

  • 1 x 39” electric gutiar
  • 1 x 10watt amplifier
  • 1 x 420D bag
  • 1 x guitar strap
  • 1 x guitar cable
  • 1 x additional strings set +1££additional string
  • 2 x pick
  • 2 x allen key
  • 1 x Tremolos rod

The guitar just came 4 days before. It came in great condition, no dent at all. Actually it’s a gift for myself, I just decided to teach myself guitar again. The amp isn’t shabby for what it is, on the contrary, the sound of the amp is great for a small practice one. About the tune, I play it 2 hours everyday and until now, I don’t have to retune it. For something under $100, it is totally an astonishing deal. All-in-all, happy with my purchase. Since it is so cheap, don’t need to worry about buying it, we all know we do not need to drop a lot of money for an item on a whim. So far I have no cons of this product. I’d give it a five star for the awesome quality and decent sound!

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My 12 y/o saved up his money to get this for himself for his birthday. He has loved it. It’s small enough for him to use, but is a legit guitar, not a toy. The whole family has had fun playing with and (those who can) on it.

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Such a great gift for our son. He loved it. The guitar is so good looking – blue and turquoise fade. The size is good for a 12 year old…its a bit small when my husband steals it to play it himself. 🙂 I think it looks better than the manufacturer picture, but if you want it to be a royal blue or navy specifically, you may be disappointed. However, the construction is good and it has pretty good sound when properly tuned. Packaging contains a lot of staples and cannot be easily removed without ripping the box. These are minor concerns to me. Our son was thrilled and plays it all the time with RockSmith. Great starter guitar!

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Very good for begginers like me, came with everything besides that blue square thing in the photo. 4 stares because I got this to use with Rocksmith 2014 PS4, and the biggest cord sounds odd even after tunning when I play. Good thing it came with extra cords.

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It is a perfect guitar for a beginner. But when I had it tuned (keep in mind I was an absolute beginner, aka I didn’t know how to tune it?) the guy said it was way out of wack…. the neck was bent and I broke a string when I tried to tune it myself!!! Lol. but I still consider myself a beginner I love the guitar and I try to practice as much as my job and my 18 month old son will let me which is not much……. good guitar for the price. Perfect for beginners in my opinion but then again I didn’t even know how how to hold the guitar or how to pick it when I got it! Your not going on tour with this guitar but if you want to learn how to play the basic cords this is the guitar for you

Review Fender Standard Telecaster Electric Guitar – Maple Fingerboard, Arctic White

When Leo Fender introduced the world to the original Telecaster in 1950, nobody could have possibly imagined just how this plank body electric guitar would change the world of contemporary music. Even more surprising is the fact that after more than a half century, the Tele still looks as modern – maybe even radical – as it did when it was first introduced. Considering the fact that Leo Fender wasn’t even a guitar player, you have to wonder just how this magic happened. Were the planets aligned just right? Was the design beamed into Leo’s head by weird space aliens? No matter – the Tele is simply an inspired design. Since its introduction, guitarists in all musical genres have relied on the Fender Telecaster for its powerful tone and smooth playability. Today’s Standard Tele features the best of the old and the new: a fast-action maple neck and fingerboard, new pickups with hotter voicing for better overdrive sounds, and shielded body cavities for quieter operation.

For guitarists everywhere who appreciate great style, rich and versatile tone, and excellent value, the Standard Telecaster is an elegant and affordable classic with a great combination of traditional design and contemporary features. Time-honored Fender style and performance-minded modern upgrades don’t have to break the bank, and this model delivers the best of both in an instrument ideal for Telecaster players everywhere at every level.

Solid alder body with 3-ply white pickguard and shielded body cavities

In the beginning, there was the Telecaster and the single-pickup Esquire, and you could only get one in the blonde finish. Over the decades, Fender has made concessions to the changing musical styles and the needs of both novice and pro guitarists, which has led to an astonishing array of Telecasters with new colors, special finishes, and upgraded electronics. But with the Standard Telecaster, Fender is taking the instrument back to its roots – with a few refinements (sorry, but they couldn’t help themselves). That means a solid alder body with a 3-ply white pickguard and special shielding in the body cavities for quieter operation and reduced hum.

Modern Neck With ‘C’ Profile

This instrument features a modern neck designed for comfort and performance, with a contemporary ‘C’-shaped profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) and a smooth back finish. Ideal for those who play with the thumb on the back or side of the neck.

Newly designed bridge block with adjustable saddles

For the Standard Telecaster, Fender designed a new bridge block that’s the best of the vintage and modern designs, along with six adjustable saddles. The original Teles had a large, silly ashtray bridge cover that every guitar player hated, so it was removed and lost for all time.

Authentic Fender Tone and Styling

Pure and simple, this instrument features classic Fender tone styling that evokes and honors the timeless Fender mainstays that came before it and contributed crucial DNA. From the quietest chord to the loudest note, and from the rear strap button to the top of the headstock, it’s the very essence of classic Fender design.

Two new Standard Tele single-coil pickups

The original Tele single-coil pickups in the bridge and neck positions had more twang than any two normal guitars. Today’s Standard Tele has pickups that pretty much look the same but are voiced hotter, so it’s much easier to drive most amps into various levels of distortion, from mild to manic.

Maple neck and fingerboard with modern C shape and satin polyester finish

Leo Fender wasn’t a guitar player. In fact, he started out repairing radios. So he had no idea that guitars weren’t supposed to have maple necks. In time, those blonde maple necks and fingerboards became a Fender trademark – though the company eventually offered rosewood fingerboards on most of its models. Again, for the Standard Tele, it’s back to the basics with a maple neck and fingerboard with a modern C shape, a satin polyester finish on the back, and a gloss finish on the fretboard and headstock.

By No Means Ordinary

If you’re looking to embark on your musical journey with style and performance, you’ve come to the right place. Standard guitars and basses bring authentic Fender designs and sound to a whole new generation of players.

Durable enough to take a beating, dependable enough to last for the long haul and equipped with all the features you need, a Standard series instrument is the tool to get you playing and keep you playing.

Product Features:

  • Maple neck in a modern C shape
  • Maple fingerboard with 21 frets and dot inlays
  • Fender/Ping standard cast/sealed tuners
  • 2 hotter-voiced single-coil pickups in neck and bridge positions
  • Volume and Tone controls
  • 3-position blade for pickup switching
  • Newly designed bridge block
  • Chrome hardware

Technical Specification

  • Body Type:Solidbody
  • Body Shape:Telecaster
  • Left-/Right-handed:Right-handed
  • Number of Strings:6
  • Body Material:Alder
  • Body Finish:Polyester
  • Color:Arctic White
  • Neck Material:Maple, Bolt-on
  • Neck Shape:C
  • Radius:9.5″
  • Fingerboard Material:Maple
  • Fingerboard Inlay:Black dots
  • Number of Frets:21, Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length:25.5″
  • Nut Width:1.650″
  • Nut Material:Synthetic Bone
  • Bridge/Tailpiece:Vintage-style bridge
  • Tuners:Fender/Ping standard cast sealed tuners
  • Number of Pickups:2
  • Neck Pickup:Standard Tele single-coil
  • Bridge Pickup:Standard Tele single-coil
  • Controls:Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-way pickup selector

Review KidKraft Symphony Electric Guitar

Give your little one the gift of music with this KidKraft Lil’ Symphony Electric Guitar. It features two play modes and an
eye-catching flashing light bar. The shoulder strap is adjustable, which allows a customized fit for complete comfort. This KidKraft guitar includes a volume control dial and a whammy bar that plays a special pre-recorded solo for one-of-a-kind performances. It is recommended for children ages 36 months to 8 years and does not require any assembly.

With KidKraft’s Lil’ Symphony Electric Guitar, anybody can jam out! Little rockers choose from two different beats as they tap the neck buttons for different riffs, or switch modes to strum individual notes and create a new song. The whammy bar plays a special solo and the removable shoulder strap adjusts to fit little musicians of any size. KidKraft’s Lil’ Symphony collection is a perfect way to introduce kids to the incredible world of music. Let’s rock!

Product Specifications:

  • Features 2 play modes
  • Flashing light bar
  • Adjustable shoulder strap
  • Volume control
  • Whammy bar with a special pre-recorded solo
  • Kids’ electric guitar does not require any assembly
  • Recommended for ages 36 months to 8 years
  • Fabric Care Instructions: Wipe with damp cloth
  • Gender: Unisex
  • Age Group: Child
  • Brand: KidKraft
  • Color: Multi
  • Assembled Product Weight: 1.8 lb
  • Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 23.00 x 8.00 x 1.90 Inches
  • Warranty: 90 day Limited Manufacturer

This toy is fun for everyone in our house! The toddler all the way up to the 10 year old have fun with this. I was surprised that it has several modes, a few background beats and you can even control other buttons besides the ones on the frets to make different sounds. There’s a lot to explore here! Size wise it’s probably best for a preschool age child but it’s for sure to peak musical interest in kids of varying ages.
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This guitar was an instant hit with my 22 month old grandson. It’s very realistic; he was rocking & dancing with the different beats. It has many features to explore & experiment with. A volume control & flashing light are extras that’s hard to find on other play guitars. I will buy it again for my other Grandchildren & for him also if the need arises. Thank you for a great guitar!
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Our 2 year old son loves this guitar and plays it non-stop! We even take it with us to grandma’s house! The guitar is colorful, it easily takes batteries and plays all kinds of fun guitar riffs so the kids really feel like they’re making music. The guitar even lights up for extra effect! My favorite feature the guitar has is an on & off switch for the musical tunes/riffs, and also the guitar strap so my son can easily hold & play it at the same time.
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My grandson loved this guitar, still does even though the neck has separated from the body and it can not be tuned. It looks to be on its last legs …only ten days from Christmas. Very shoddy workmanship especially for a child’s guitar which should be extra sturdy.
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I bought this as a gift to a friend’s son. He carries it around with him and enjoys playing music with it.
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The baby as far as possible up to the 2 years old play around with this. I was shocked that it has a few modes, a couple of foundation beats and you can even control different catches other than the ones on the fusses to make diverse sounds. There’s a considerable measure to investigate here! Measure shrewd it’s presumably best for a preschool age tyke yet it’s without a doubt to top melodic enthusiasm for children of differing ages.
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My son adored this guitar, still does despite the fact that the neck has isolated from the body and it can not be tuned. It appears to be at the end of its usefulness …just ten days from festival. Extremely poor workmanship particularly for a kid’s guitar which ought to be additional tough.
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I will get it again for my other Grandchildren and for him likewise if the need emerges. Much obliged to you for an extraordinary guitar!
This guitar was a moment hit with my 36 months old grandson. It’s exceptionally practical; he was shaking and hitting the dance floor with the distinctive beats. It has many highlights to investigate and try different things with. A volume control and blazing light are additional items that is hard to discover on other play guitars.
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These are great I have two year old and three year old and they play them everyday and are perfect size with cool functions similar to a real guitar.
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There is no place to place a strap which is a shame because it is a really cute and pretty good quality guitar for kids.

Review LyxPro Complete Case Bag Electric Guitar

If you’re looking for top recommended LyxPro Electric Guitar with 20w Amp, Package Includes All Accessories product.

Product Specifications:
Full-size 39″ electric guitar and all the accessories necessary to start playing, including a 20W amplifier, digital clip-on tuner, 6 strings, 2 picks, tremolo bar, shoulder strap, and carrying bag.
Perfect for beginner and intermediate players.
Ideal kit for anyone interested in learning how to play the electric guitar.
Everything you need to start playing.
Rosewood fingerboard, Canadian maple neck, Solid wood body, S-S-S pickups, One-way tremolo, Pickup switch, Volume & tone controls

20W Amplifier

This 20W amplifier is perfect for the beginning guitarist. Complete with headphone jack and overdrive, you’ll get great quality sound.

  • Power: 20W
  • Speaker: 6.5″/ 4 ohm
  • Equalization: treble, bass, gain, grind
  • Jacks: headphone, mp3
  • Dimensions: 11.6″ x 11.2″ x 4.1″ (29.5 x 28.5 x 10.5cm)
  • Weight: 5.7 lbs. (2.6kg)

Digital clip-on tuner
Playing in tune is essential for any guitarist. The digital tuner included with this kit ensures that your guitar is perfectly tuned every time you sit down to play. Easy to follow instructions will make tuning a breeze.

  • A4 frequency: 440Hz
  • Tuning item: chromatic, guitar, bass, violin, ukulele
  • Tuning range: 0A (27.5Hz) – 8C (4186.01Hz)
  • Dimensions: 2.1″ x 1.1″ x 3.1″ (55 x 30 x 80mm)
  • Weight: 1.1 oz. (32g)

What is in the box?

  • Digital Tuner
  • Strings
  • Picks
  • Tremolo Bar
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Case Bag
  • Complete Beginner Starter kit Pack

Everything came in on time with very fast shipping. Everything you see in the package came in just fine and very good quality. The amp is actually bigger than I expected and its great first amp for someone who is just starting out. The guitar is very vibrant and works perfectly. The only thing that went wrong is that one of the strings was broken but it was no big deal because extra strings are included. I got this as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend who is just a beginner. I let him play around with it to make sure it was something he wanted and I don’t think I have seen him out it down since. Recommended strongly for anyone out there looking for a cheap and affordable package deal on a guitar!!
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Was worried at first. All worries gone once product received. Excellent starter kit with good sounding amp for the money. Guitar bag a little cheaply made, but does the job. Overall excellent purchase.
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First AMP was defective but let me say that company was very efficient and professional in replacing. They more than made up for the inconvenience. It a great product!
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Great set for a beginner or anyone wishing open the box and start playing, tuned up in about 1. Great kit, bought for my son to use with rocksmith on xbox and he loves it.Got for my son an he loves it, great starting kit. 5 minutes and played tuesday’s gone out of the box ! great value, great quality.
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I purchased this guitar for my grandson’s birthday. He is thrilled with it. I personally have not seen it because I live out of town, but my daughter says it is very nice and that my grandson is Very Happy.
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Seems decent enough for the price. I am picking up radio stations with the amp however and it is loud enough to be problematic. I would have been happy to pay more for something a little better quality.
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Was shipped in a box not concealed so christmas gift was now visible. on christmas day he tried to play and amp doesn’t work, we tested guitar on a bundle we were renting that we were hoping to replace and it worked on that amp. emailed and got a response asking if i wanted a replacement or a refund. my son wanted to keep so i said new amp please, no fast forward about 5 days because they didn’t response with in 2 days (plenty of time) before another holiday only to say “sorry we don’t have that in stock, would you like a refund?” like really now you say something and you expect me to say no i will keep it damaged?! no i would not buy this again or nor do i refer a friend to brand or company. my son has been paying for lessons and now everyone in his class knows about this ordeal. Sorry i had better expectations then this, i know its a starter and low end but this is not expectable.
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The guitar is great looks and feels nice,still getting use to the tuner
I’m very happy with everything for the cost less three hundred is worth it!!

Ok will speak about amp, i’ve seen bad reviews about amp ,think the reason is for younger crowd talking early teens to twentysix
want say if your looking for a loud amp then you will not be crazy about this amp at all

This amp is small works best for me with headphones on, it does not get loud want make this clear , its great though if you live close to people you will not disturbe them,agian considering the price and all you get worth it

Maybe down road if i get to playing better i’ll upgrade amp so on .

Review Epiphone Les Paul Electric Guitar

Stunning Les Paul looks and tone at a very attractive price.The plain top Epiphone Les Paul Standard electric guitar conjures all the signature glory of a Gibson Les Paul, but at a fraction of the cost. The mahogany body delivers superb resonance, and the Alnico Classic humbucker pickups deliver tons of warmth. The guitar features a set mahogany neck with slim-tapered profile, topped with a rosewood fretboard give you the fast action and familiar feel that Les Paul players cant live without. With binding on the neck and body and trapezoid inlays in the fingerboard, you ve got the classic Les Paul look as seen in videos and on stages around the world. Add Gibson’ LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece to provide greater sustain and make string changing easier, and youve got a magnificent guitar at a great price. Use the drop-down menu above and to the right to choose colors and other options.

A genuine and affordable Les Paul.If you’e beginning to take your music more seriously, the Epiphone Les Paul 100 is the electric guitar you want. The mahogany body and maple top provide that solid, classic heavy tone, and the mahogany bolt-on neck with rosewood fingerboard is a breeze to play. Loaded with 700T/650R open-coil humbucker pickups and chrome hardware, the Epiphone Les Paul 100 features classic Les Paul design and tone at an incredibly affordable price. Use the drop-down menu above and to the right to choose colors and other options.

Product Specifications:
This Epiphone Les Paul Electric Guitar have Chrome hardware, Rosewood fingerboard, 24-3/4″ scale, 1-11/16″ nut width

Body

  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed

Neck

  • Neck shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 24.75″
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss

Fretboard

  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12″
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.68″ (42.67mm)

Pickups

  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: 650R
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: 700T
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None

Controls

  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed
  • Color: Nickel

Other

  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

Final Conclusion:
If your budget is flexible enough, going for an Epiphone Les Paul Standard is probably the best possible way you can start
off your guitar learning experience. This ax is extremely well balanced in all aspects which matter, and it is a strong
performer.

Got this beautiful Pelham blue guitar as a Father’s Day present for my husband. I had read numerous reviews on this model and most were very happy with it. The great price was a screaming deal. As soon as he opened up the box he fell in love with it, the fine craftsmanship, great feel, and excellent sound. Initially he was thinking about getting a Joe Bonamassa version, but once he compared this version with it he realized it is virtually the same guitar minus the signature logo. He is particularly fond of the light touch of the strings and their flexibility. All in all this is a great addition to his lovely collection and will be a regular player for his private jam sessions. We have bought 9 out of 11 guitars from Musician’s Friend and have always been incredibly satisfied with the excellent price and superb quality of the instruments. I also purchased my Yamaha keyboard from them as well over a year ago and am still having a blast enjoying this fine quality machine. Not once have we ever had damaged goods, and the delivery has always been fast. We are very satisfied with our purchases and will likely buy all our future instruments and accessories from Musician’s Friend as well.
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I bought my guitar from Chicago Guitar Center. I saw some guitars that were over $400.00! I jumped on this deal… Is it a 1500.00 l/p? No. By no means but when we’re practicing I don’t always want to drag out my more expensive guitars so I bought this. Already set up, no fret buzz anywhere pick ups will be changed. Rhythm pups are fine the lead pup was a bit pingy so I will put a p90 or a sticky finger in it. TY CGC for setting this up w/o any extra charges!
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This guitar looks nice enough for the money I paid. Has a nice tone. Mine came pretty poorly set up. The neck was bowed forward too much. Had lots of buzz and the fret ends were very sharp. I had to file those down. I get compliments on this piece but can definetely tell its something that was not crafted with lots of time, skill or care.

 

Review Yamaha Pacifica Series PAC012 Electric Guitar Black

Yamaha is well known for their drums, bass guitars, electric pianos and their keyboard. One area where they are definitely not in the pole position is the field of electric guitars. With that said, it just so happens that they make one of the best beginner guitars out there, and just a handful of people even know about it. Yamaha Pacifica PAC012 is a physical representation of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ type of ideology.It’s among the best options you have, and here’s why.

Sound

If I were to describe the Yamaha Pacifica in a few words I would probably choose words like “versatile”, “bright” and “classy”. Because of the coil-split facility for the humbucker near the bridge, which you can change by pushing or pulling one of the knobs, you have the option of a brighter country sound or a deeper rock sound. Both have a character that is both surprising and nice.

The changes in tone when playing with the various pickup settings is often subtle, but the balance of mid-range, bass and highs doesn’t disappoint.

The Pacifica lends itself to more lead playing thanks to a slightly different fret radius. It has a rounding at the top edge of the fingerboard and a satin finish. The neck is smooth and comfortable and feels incredibly stable.

Obviously the sound of each model within the Pacifica Series will vary. But overall you can be confident that it is a well-constructed, well-sounding electric guitar. It looks both modern and classy at the same time.

Body and Neck

The body shape of the Pacifica PAC012 can be described as a more aggressiveStratocaster. It even features the same design with the large pickguard, trimmed out lower bout and all. Tonewood Yamaha used for this model is Agathis, which is a great middle of the road solution. The neck comes in form of a bolt-on maple piece, and features a sonokeling fretboard. It’s definitely different from your usual rosewood, but works just as well. Overall, the design is obviously heavily ‘inspired’ by Fender’s Stratocaster, and that is perfectly fine.

Hardware

Following what we just said, you get a vintage tremolo bridge that looks a lot like the synced Trem unit found on Squires. At the headstock, Yamaha installed a set of die-cast tuners which work pretty decently all things considered. Overall, you can expect the hardware to hold intonation and tuning well as long as you don’t go nuts on the fretboard. More aggressive string bends will probably result in a drop of tuning. Same goes for the tremolo bridge. A fixed model would have probably been better, but hey, it worked out alright.

Electronics

This is one area where Yamaha took a different path from Fender/Squire. Instead of installing three single coil pickups, they’ve chosen to replace the bridge single coil with a humbucker. While it isn’t exactly unheard of, Pacifica is one of the rare few guitars which sport such a configuration. Pups are wired to a single tone knob, a single volume knob, and a pickup select switch. Pots are pretty average for this price range, but are satisfactory nonetheless.

Product Features:

  • Solid agathis body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • One humbucker/2 single-coil pickups
  • Chrome tuners
  • White pickguard
  • Vintage-style chrome tremolo
  • Case sold separately

 

Pros:

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons:

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Conclusion

If the choice came down between the PAC012, a Squier, and your averagetwin-humbucker beginner guitar, PAC012 is an obvious choice. This model is not that widely known, so if you’re a beginner looking for their first guitar, we definitely recommend you check it out.

I picked up one of these for a donation. Having a number of guitars myself, and checking out various ones while donating, I have to say I was pretty impressed with the quality…

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This guitar is totally worth buying if you’re starting out. It’s so much better than a squier. It has great tone. Unlike a regular squier, this guitar has a humbucker (2 pickups joined together) and 2 single coil pickups. The problem with a squier is that kids will lose interest, because of the sound. They might not like it. With this guitar, it sounds different, and you get the tone you want. If the kid doesn’t know if he wants to play or not, then this is a good guitar to get. There’s no point to buying a really expensive guitar that the kid’s not gonna touch. This is a cheap guitar that really works. Squier’s cost a little bit more.

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I bought this guitar for my wife has her first electric guitar. She was able to just pick it up and play it with out adjustment what so ever, ok she tuned but that was it for adjustments. Now she can’t put it down, she says playing relaxes her, her playing does the same for me. This is one of those guitars you just pick up and play.

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I got this guitar for chrismas a couple years ago. It is a great guitar for biginners. If you are looking a good quality easy to play inexpensive guitar this is the one to get. With a plastic top and a stratocaster body with the cutout in the back for comfort you will never need a new guitar. I like this guitar a lot.