#1
Hi,

I got a cheap acoustic guitar a few days ago but I want to go buy a electric guitar as I prefer those. I've no idea on what the best would be, so I thought I'd ask on here for advice. Can anyone tell me if this would be a good beginner guitar: http://www.dawsons.co.uk/acatalog/epiphone_les_paul-100_heritage_cherry_sunburst.html and for an amp this: http://www.dawsons.co.uk/acatalog/info_00045985.html

I don't have a lot of money to spend so probably no more than £300 for a guitar and amp if anyone can recommend anything else if those choices are no good.
#4
One thing you're going to learn here on UG is never to fall into the trap of buying a low-end Marshall amp. I personally wouldn't spend more than £150 on a first guitar - you don't want to spend all the money to find guitar isn't for you. I went through 3 £100-£200 guitars before I got my Jackson and I knew I was ready for it.
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#5
A microcube would be a better starting amp as everyone else on this board will say. MG's aren't bad for starting with but they're not the sort of amp you'd want to use once you improve your playing and get a good sense of tone.

I think the epiphone is a very good starting guitar, so long as its looked after and kept in good condition. I've found that even with the most cheap of guitars that they can play great so long as they're well looked after and set up right.

Hope that helps mate
#6
Thanks for the help guys I'm going to go have a look at them this afternoon.
#7
I have to second the Microcube.

I've had one for a few years now (bought it as a travel amp) and I'm still very pleased with it.

Despite it's small size it's actually quite loud and it sounds good, too. As for durability, I dropped mine of a table (about 4 foot high) onto a stone floor and there's not a dent on it
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#8
You can get this pack for a descent price. I personally have the guitar a diff amp and it sounds descent. Good for starting.
http://www.samash.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Les%20Paul%20Special%20II%20Player%20Pack%20Electric%20Guitar%20Package%20Assorted%20Colors_-1_10052_10002_437093_cmCategorySA-10001

Or as I got you can get that guitar alone and the following amp. The guitar alone cost me about $169 (USD) and the amp about $100 (USD) at guitarcenter.

http://www.samash.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Spider%20III%2015%201x8%20Guitar%20Combo%20Amplifier_-1_10052_10002_-49969731_cmCategorySA181116

Has different effects such as clean, crunch (believe thats what its called), metal, and insane.
#9
Quote by choiji14
You can get this pack for a descent price. I personally have the guitar a diff amp and it sounds descent. Good for starting.
http://www.samash.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Les%20Paul%20Special%20II%20Player%20Pack%20Electric%20Guitar%20Package%20Assorted%20Colors_-1_10052_10002_437093_cmCategorySA-10001

Or as I got you can get that guitar alone and the following amp. The guitar alone cost me about $169 (USD) and the amp about $100 (USD) at guitarcenter.

http://www.samash.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Spider%20III%2015%201x8%20Guitar%20Combo%20Amplifier_-1_10052_10002_-49969731_cmCategorySA181116

Has different effects such as clean, crunch (believe thats what its called), metal, and insane.


He linked his original post to dawsons which is a UK website. Your GC and other american websites are useless here :P
#10
Quote by EatShreddies
He linked his original post to dawsons which is a UK website. Your GC and other american websites are useless here :P


Yep would be no use to me but thanks for trying to help anyway BTW I'm female
#14
I own a richwood stratocaster, which was my first electric.
I'm pretty satisfied with it ^^,, but it's nothing compared to some instruments
you get for like €50 more.
#15
Quote by EatShreddies
He linked his original post to dawsons which is a UK website. Your GC and other american websites are useless here :P


Now I know for the future. New to the UG community.
#16
+1 for the micro cube, I have one which I use with headphones. I also have a marshall mgdfx30 and I much prefer the micro cube at low volumes - so much so, that I rarely plug in the marshall