Hey everybody, I'm new and I was wondering if you could recommend a guitar for me. The only guitar I have currently is a Fender Strat Squier. I have been playing on and off for about 1 1/2 years and I would say I am between Beginner (beginner not as a "Complete" beginner, but a decent one) and a intermediate guitarist. I play Metallica, Eric Clapton, Green Day, Sum 41, Led Zepp, Ozzy's music, Chili Peppers. I need a guitar that sounds decent clean and amazing distorted for metal. It also needs to be easy to tap and at or under $800. I've had people recomend me anything from a Schecter Hellraiser, to an Ibanez MG Series, to a Epiphone, etc. So requirements:

Easy to Play or at least somewhat easy to play
Decent clean
Amazing Distorted
Easy to tap, hammer, pull
At or under 800 Bucks

Thanks guys!

Thanks Guys
Fender MIM HSS Strat, with a pickup upgrade.
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Wait and buy used, it's much better for value.
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"Amazing Distorted" is not a quality of a guitar for the most part. That would be the amp.
if you're going to be going to a music store then you'll be able to try them all before you buy them so buy the one that feels and sounds best to you.
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
Go and play at least 3-4 before making any decsion!

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Tascam US144

What amp are you playing through at the moment?

I ask because it may well be worth upgrading the amp before the guitar. If you're playing through a tiny practice amp then you ain't gonna be able to do justice to a really nice guitar.
Quote by Jerry.thewise
"Amazing Distorted" is not a quality of a guitar for the most part. That would be the amp.

Also, 'easy to tap/hammer/pull' isn't quality of the guitar, but the setup.
well, yeah, Upgraded HSS MIM strat, I like the SC's but not the HB.
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.