#1
So yeah, been playing and had tutoring on my $10 steel string acoustic for about 6 months now. looking to buy my first electric guitar. Don't really know what to look for or how much to pay, being 14 I don't really have much money so something on the cheaper side would be nice.
The guitars I really like the look and sound of are epiphone les pauls. I haven't tried a gibson les paul but i hear they are alot better guality..at a price.
The one or two guitars I'm looking at specifically are epiphone les paul custom alpine white for 1400 NZ OR epiphone les paul special 2 white for 450 NZ. Then there's the fact i need an amp to play it on. I like the look of marshall amps just because they look nice haha.

ANY advice at all would be much appreciated.
Many thanks, Sando.
#2
Out of the two guitars listed, get the Custom. Personally I'd recommend a Fender HSS Standard Fat Strat though; near-unbeatable for budget IMO ever since coil-tap was added. As for the amp, if it's an MG stay away from the Marshall. What kind of sound are you looking for? I get that and I can advise some amps.
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#3
Yeah the only problem with the custom is the price. but hey, its x mas soon.
As for sound, I really don't know a.. anything thats cheap and sounds 'good'
It doesn't really help i listen to alot of music. My favorite genre is hardore with bands such as poison the well, norma jean, underoath fall of troy etc. I don't really listen to as much classic rock or old stuff such as mettalica so im not looking for amps of that sound.. if that helps at all :/.
#4
lol... i never knew there were $10 guitars..
anyway i got my epiphone SG standard (japan made (japan ones are better than the china ones lol)) for around $600
i say stick to epiphone.. u ll get nice guitars really cheap.
#5
randalls are cheap and would be good for underoath, norma jean, the red shore, parkway etc type stuff
#6
Do you get Cort where u live? The make some pretty nice guitar quite cheap! If you're into metal get a X seires or an EVL seiries.

A cheap marshall wont get you anywhere near those metal tone without a good distortion pedal. You should look at a moddeling amp such as a Peavey Vypyr or a Roland Cube or A Vox Valetronix XL. They give you a wide range of sounds and have built in effects to mess around with!
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