Hi, I'm new here and I'm planning to buy a new guitar, since my current one is some rubbish beginner's guitar which came in a pack with amp, strap, etc.

However I have no idea how to judge guitars at all. I don't really want to much over £250, and I prefer playing lead rather than rhythm. The type of music I play the most is classic rock, such as The Rolling Stones, Queen and The Who. I also prefer the shape of Fenders to the shape of Les Pauls.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Fender Standard Strat/Tele?
Decent guitars for their price range (£300ish) but i reckon you could get one cheaper if you shopped around a bit/barter in your local shop.
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Ibanez MTM2
Epiphone G400
Marshall MG15MS
Boss DS-1
Digitech Death Metal
Morley Bad Horsie
Washburn X200 Pro?
24 Frets, seymour duncans, grover tuners for £200.

Or maybe a preowned MIM strat or tele?

Or Ibanez RG321MH
Gear n Shizz:

Washburn X50 Pro
Epiphone Korina Explorer
Line 6 Flextone III 75w
i wouldnt buy any of the guitars on gearwire theyre probably rubbish
stretch as far as your budget can go as you generally get what you pay for
go for fender standard series
Get a Tele.
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Current Gear
Yamaha EG 112
Esteban American Legacy
Jay Turser JTB-400M
Fender Frontman 212R
DigitTech RP50
I have never heard of Black Knight, but guitars are like everything else in this world, you get what you pay for.

I second the Tele recommendation.