#1
Hey guys,

I've decided to buy an electric to play around with. I am primarily an acoustic player, and to be honest I don't know a whole lot about the world of electric guitars.

I like to play classic rock, some 80's stuff, and a little 90's rock. I'm not really into playing serious metal or anything like that. I just want something to enjoy until I get better.

I'm gonna pick up a Peavy Vypyr, b/c peeps on here seem to like them. I went to a local shop, and handled a few guitars, but honestly, don't know what to look for specifically in electrics. I didn't really see anything used that agreed with me either.

I have narrowed my search down to:
-Kramer Striker Custom FR-424CM link
-Schecter Sunset Deluxe link
-Ibanez GRG170DX link
-Yamaha Pacifica link

Opinions welcome...
#2
I'd go for the Pacifica, cracking guitars for the money.
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#3
Pacifica's tend to be brilliant for the money.
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#5
i'd go for the Schecter.
i'm just a Schecter fan. lol

but currently i have a Yamaha and yeah Yamaha is recommended for saving up money!
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#6
I just started playing and bought a guitar from www.pickurgear.com for really cheap. I got me a new BC RICH it plays NICE! And actually pretty easy for me to play with. So maybe you should check them out, they had alot of pretty sweet stuff.
#7
my acoustic is a yamaha. i love it.

Is there really any difference (besides alder vs. agathis) in the 112 vs. the 012?

I am in love with this finish, but it isn't offered in the 112...
#8
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Get the Ibanez or the Yamaha.
#9
I'd personally get the Yamaha Pacifica, but I dont know much about electrics either.
#10
Yamaha Pacifica also here. Wow, I haven't seen so many people recommend it in one thread for a while. I've had mine for about 9 years now and still use it regularly.
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#11
I've never played a Pacifica, but I've had a couple of Ibanez guitars over the years and I've always loved the way they play and sound. I picked up an Ibanez GAX70 recently for $199 and am very happy with it. Sounds like a Pacifica or the Ibanez would be the way to go.
#12
Pacifica is a great all rounder but I'd get the 112 as opposed to the 012 as Alder is a much better tonal wood than Agathis.
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#13
I'd go wit the Yamaha also. My ancient RGX is still sweet after 22 years of playing and it was always my first choice (my spare was a Gibson SG)
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#15
I would go with either the pacifica or the ibanez because unless you know you want a locking tremolo system it would be best to not have to mess around with it on your first electric. They can be kind of fun, but also a pain in the ass to change strings and such.
#17
Pacifica is great for everything you listed. The Kramer will be good for 80's hair metal, but not much else.
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#18
pacifica ftw
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#19
112 pacifica, better wood and just all around better quality. I was lucky to get a limited edition orange gloss finish with a black pickguard, it was uber nice... but I sold it.
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#20
I personally wouldn't pick the pacifica, because I really like having a humbucker in the neck position. I would recommend the Ibanez, just cause I own the identical guitar, and love it. Just dont expect to use the trem, it throws the tuning of real quick...
#21
I think a low end Jackson Dinky. I'd say Ibanez, but that won't do for the 90's rock, and Jackson's a bit more balanced.
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