#1
So my friend wants an electric guitar for christmas and hes looking for one 150 bucks max. Hes gonna be playing through just a little practice amp so tones not gonna be a huge deal and hes pretty new so he doesnt need extra features and stuff. So whats a good solid guitar for someone whos just starting to play? Please dont bring up names like squier and first act.
#2
well squires arent that bad to star off with. but if u really dont wat squire, look at Epiphone or Ibanez
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well squires arent that bad to star off with. but if u really dont wat squire, look at Epiphone or Ibanez


Squiers are terrible.
Ibanez are where im leaning him towards even though im not a huge fan of them but im looking for specific models more.
#4
I played a Yamaha Pacifica 112V at guitar store the other day, the one with humbucker in the bridge, stratocaster shape and it had a bit better quality pups than the regular 112 or something like that. Very nice guitar, only cost about $300cad at this shop. I played it through a Peavey 20W tube and the guitar was very versatile and seemed of very good quality for the price. I currently play a mexican Strat and I was pretty impressed by this Yamaha, so I would look into one of those.

EDIT: a Yamaha 012 is $150 right in your budget. I'd still inspect the guitar before buying it, just laying it out there that I was impressed by the quality of the Yamaha 112 for the price.
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#5
fenders were my bridge to finer guitars....he'll learn about what really makes a guitar and how to evaluate neck bow, intonation, bridge height etc..etc..etc...

a squire would be fine to start one. since he's knew - he's not going to be overly concerted with tone attributed to different wood types etc..

musiciansfriend.com has some great starter pack deals:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Stop-Dreaming-SE-Special-Pack-With-Squier-SP10-Amp?sku=513287

Something like this is a little more but you get some decent equipment to start with.
#6
you can't go wrong with a Yamaha Pacifica

the best starting guitars out there.
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fenders were my bridge to finer guitars....he'll learn about what really makes a guitar and how to evaluate neck bow, intonation, bridge height etc..etc..etc...

a squire would be fine to start one. since he's knew - he's not going to be overly concerted with tone attributed to different wood types etc..

musiciansfriend.com has some great starter pack deals:

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Stop-Dreaming-SE-Special-Pack-With-Squier-SP10-Amp?sku=513287

Something like this is a little more but you get some decent equipment to start with.

I love fender and have my one strat (american of course) but i hate their low end guitars.
Im just looking to get my friend the best deal i can.
#8
dude i have a squier HSS strat, and its a good guitar, as long as you change the strings and set it up once in a while. just cause squiers are cheap doesnt mean their the worst guitars. yamaha pacificas are also not that bad, but i dont like the <$200 epiphones
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But, honestly some Squiers aren't bad. You just have to try them out. Maybe check out Agile? I'm not sure what they have in that price range.
#10
i think to really repot a thread you muat pu the reported between * so, *reported* so this thread goes to electric guitar forum.

and by the way, i have a Yamaha EG-112, and me and all my friends think it is a good value guitar. it might be $200 dollars i guess. maybe you could get the price lower if payed in cash....

I think that is pretty much the better guitar for the price, but in this site they say there's a Dean for 170$ that is good too, but i dunno remember which one it was...
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