Vigneshm1995
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Join date: Nov 2012
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#1
Hello all!
I've been playing for almost 4 years now and I want to buy my second guitar.
I had a squier Stratocaster before but I sold it because I'm looking for a guitar with dual humbuckers.
I'm on a pretty low budget , around 250$.
I like to play hard rock and metal.
And I'm not in the situation to increase my budget, maybe by 50$ max.(so please no 'save up, and get a better guitar' suggestions :p
Should I get the esp ltd ec 50 or the yamaha pacifica 120sj?
(Sorry for the long post )
racertj5
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#2
Ibanez gio. Seriously for a "cheap budget guitar," the thing is badass and plays very well. I got mine used for $100 but I knew the kid so I might have gotten a deal. Mine was a gax70 I'm not even sure if they still make them though but there are a lot on the used market, at least around here. Also, the yamaha pacifica's have a good rep around here but the low end ltd's do not.
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tubatarr
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#3
I just got a Yamaha Pacifica 112M ( I traded a Boss DS1 for it) and as my first Yamaha guitar I have to say its really nice. Sounds good and a fast smooth neck. Don't know how much to buy one but I would recommend it.
Evilllamas
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#4
Look for second hand guitars or higher quality, otherwise, the yamaha should be solid.
xonty
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#5
epiphone les paul jr is awesome
krehzeekid
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#6
Pacifica or used. the pacifica is pretty solid for the price, so I don't see any reason to avoid it.

that being said, you'll get way more guitar for your dollar if you're willing to go used.
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zenbone
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#7
might be able to get a used Made in Mexico Fender Strat for $275ish. They are great guitars and can be found in that range, they usually go on craigslist for around $300 but i have seen a few a little cheaper.
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Vigneshm1995
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Join date: Nov 2012
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#8
Quote by krehzeekid
Pacifica or used. the pacifica is pretty solid for the price, so I don't see any reason to avoid it.

that being said, you'll get way more guitar for your dollar if you're willing to go used.

Hi,do you think the pacifica is worth buying and upgrading later on? I mean,for a low end guitar,the wood used doesn't make a big difference right?
ghobby
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#9
Quote by Evilllamas
Look for second hand guitars or higher quality, otherwise, the yamaha should be solid.


+1

and have fun looking
Vigneshm1995
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Join date: Nov 2012
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#10
Another quick question, any affordable tele shaped guitars with humbuckers out there?