#1
if someone can give me a link to one of those cheap as chips guitar brands like (shine guitars) that operate or ship to australia, im looking for something i can gain experience and confidence on before i start trying to customise my "good" guitars

when i say cheap i mean no more then $150AU think those ebay ones, but i dont want to buy from ebay, dont bother asking i just dont like ebay for guitars
#2
while i agree with you about not liking ebay for guitars when you're spending <$150 it really doesnt matter dude you're never gonna get something good.

i think an absolute base model squire might go for around that amount, but i could be wrong
#3
go to cashies, you can pick up something for around the 120-130 mark easy enough.
Guitar:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard - Root beer

Amp:
Randall RG75G3
Marshall 1960 2x12 cab

Pedals:
Crybaby From Hell
Behringer Chromatic Tuner
Boss Acoustic Simulator