#1
ok so after about 2 years on acoustic i want to invest into a electric guitar
im thinkin of either a fender tele, gibson les paul, or gibson sg
my price range is about 300- 600
i play mostly alternative, punk, and rock
sooo any sugestions?
#2
Epiphone Les Paul?
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#3
At that price and with those genres, I'd get a higher-end MIM Fender of some sort, either a Deluxe Lonestar HSS strat if you want a heavier, more distortion-friendly punch-in-the-face bridge tone;

http://www.sweetwater.com/guitargallery/electric/all/sMZ8140136/

Or, if you prefer a brighter, snappier, more defined bridge pickups, a Roadhouse strat(I still sort of regret not get one of these);

http://www.sweetwater.com/guitargallery/electric/all/sMZ7324971/

There are plenty of Fender players in all three listed genres, so these should do.
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#5
Fat Strat. HSS pickup layout will give you maximum versatility and you can find them for a pretty reasonable price.
#6
The Epi Les Paul Customs are pretty nice, and they're only around 600...


What kinda amp do you have though? Thats an important part of the guitar pick
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#7
Given your background and your taste, I bet you'd get a lot of use out of an Ibanez Artcore.

http://www.ibanez.com/hollow/default.aspx
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-Artcore-AFS75T-Electric-Guitar?sku=519452
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I say that because hollowbodies similar to this have been used in all 3 genres- they're flexible- and the Artcore series delivers a lot for the money. My guitar teacher told me that he'd have bought one if he didn't already have something better...that cost 6x as much.
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At that price and with those genres, I'd get a higher-end MIM Fender of some sort, either a Deluxe Lonestar HSS strat if you want a heavier, more distortion-friendly punch-in-the-face bridge tone;

http://www.sweetwater.com/guitargallery/electric/all/sMZ8140136/

Or, if you prefer a brighter, snappier, more defined bridge pickups, a Roadhouse strat(I still sort of regret not get one of these);

http://www.sweetwater.com/guitargallery/electric/all/sMZ7324971/

There are plenty of Fender players in all three listed genres, so these should do.


If you can't get an American strat, I would definitely get that Roadhouse strat, the thing plays like a dream.
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#9
PRS SE guitars are nice, and cost about 500-600 dollars
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