Fender is a prestigious guitar company and has provided instruments to probably the most talented and famous musicians across the world. Their instruments are renowned for their quality and unique sound, as well as their legendary and iconic design. While all this may make the budding consumer want to buy a guitar, the sheer number of options available to them from Fender alone might very well be too daunting and put them off. However, it’s an easy process once you understand a few key concepts. Here’s some information in relation to buying a Fender bass guitar from a seller, though it may also apply to normal guitars in some circumstances too.
Aspects To Consider When Buying From A Seller
A guitar’s parts often come to a higher price than the guitar itself. As such, when purchasing a guitar, investigate whether it’s in peak condition or if some of it will need replacing. A guitar that is usually expensive, but has a rather large discount, would be worth it if it only requires as single part replacing. However, if it’s usually the cheapest of Fender’s guitars and it needs one or more parts replacing, it could be worth moving on.
The strings are easily replaced, so if they’re low quality or simply worn down, it’s a non-issue. Low-quality strings may sound rattly or tinny and make appear rusty. They may also buzz, though this may be down to one of several frets being too worn down. High-quality strings are smooth to play, sound clear and ring for a consistent amount of time.
The pickups gather the sound from the guitar and transfer it to the amplifier. This is also where the iconic sound of the Fender guitars come from. Replica guitars come with replica pickups can lead to a slightly different sound and this may be an issue for some. Alternatively, the pickups cost lots, more than some guitars in certain cases. It’s possible to mix and match, like having a replica body with genuine pickups or vice versa.
Traditionally, Fender has a very clean, raw sound, though it may also depend on the amp it is being fed to. Low-quality pickups can result in issues such as cutting out, very low volume and buzzing. These can be quite expensive to replace. Replica pickups can provide good quality sound, though not as well as genuine Fender pickups, for a lower price-point.