Help me out guys.

I've been playing for three years on a acoustic and now I am feeling the urge to get an electric. I know almost nothing about electrics. I am thinking I want to spend around $500 and I feel that I want a Les Paul. But, I also want to get something I will be happy with for years to come.

What should I look for when buying? Pickups or anything else I should know about?
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What kind of music are you into?

And how much are you willing to spend? Is $500 the max amount?'

If you know nothing about electrics, i recommend bringing a knowledgable friend with you...

Also check you this video, it covers some dos and donts when buying guitars...

Last edited by johnyere at Dec 9, 2012,
I can spend more. Right now I play a mostly classic rock and alternative. I play mostly rythem now with chords but I am starting to learn the scales and want to move towards solo's and improv. That's why I am looking to go electric so I can have some fun while learning this new stuff.
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If you want a nice les paul for that price:http://www.rondomusic.com/AL3110M2TSFLAME.HTML

And for what you want, a les paul is a good choice for chunky rhythm. Agile makes great, long-lasting guitars for a ridiculously low price.

If you know nothing about what you want, then go to a store, try out as many guitars as you can. Find out what neck shape (C, D, V, Asymmetrical, etc.) is most comfortable for you, and then find one that you like the sound of the most. That way you will know exactly what you want in a guitar, and can buy online while still knowing that you will enjoy the guitar.

Keep in mind, you want to spend more on an amp than on a guitar. I recommend a cheaper guitar like this:http://www.rondomusic.com/al-20002ts.html and spend more money on a nice amp.
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Pretty much any affordable fender or squier will do. For the price, i would honestly go for a LTD thats affordable. They get a lot of hate, but they're actually very good. Have you ever tried and Ibanez artist or epiphone les paul?
I went around and tryed several Fenders, LTD's, and Epi's and then came across this AXL at a new shop in town. It felt good in my hands and with my limited knowledge seemed to pack some good features for the price. As I develop my ear for the electric we'll see how the tone lasts.

Anyone have any real experience with these?


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Nope, but it seems like a very nicely-specc'd guitar.
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