#1
Hi, I have been playing acoustic guitar for a while now and I am interested in starting to play electric, I was wondering what is the best electric guitar to start to learn electric on?
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#2
Budget?
Genre?
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#4
i would get an esp ltd (just not a 50 series one, ie. M50, F50, etc.). They are great guitars even for intermediate players, sound pretty good even for stock pickups, feel solid, stay in tune great. you cant go wrong with an esp.

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#5
starter pack possibly until you upgrade piece by piece over time..

or get a midrange guitar for like 400 bucks and a decent amplifier...
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#6
If you want a non-expensive one with great playability, I'd get an Indiana IS-200, it's my first (and only) electric, thing hasn't failed me yet.
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#7
Price range - anything under £250
and Genre - Rock
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#8
Ibanez RG321

Is that for just the guitar, or is that how much you can spend overall (guitar and amp)?
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#9
Quote by TomG10-7
Price range - anything under £250
and Genre - Rock

i would look at a vintage les paul or sg with a roland cube amp
#10
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i would look at a vintage les paul or sg with a roland cube amp

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#11
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i would look at a vintage les paul or sg with a roland cube amp


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#13
Quote by TomG10-7
Guitar and Amp...

Well then try the Ibanez RG321 and the Roland Cube

but it ultimately comes down to what feels and sounds the best to you. go to your local guitar shop and try some stuff out.
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#14
Quote by JKMV11
Well then try the Ibanez RG321 and the Roland Cube

but it ultimately comes down to what feels and sounds the best to you. go to your local guitar shop and try some stuff out.


The Cube is a must, it's a fantastic amp for beginners. Guitars, these are all good suggestions for the price range, but I'd personally try out a whole bunch of them and see what strikes me as best.
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#15
don't go balls to the walls and buy a crazy nice guitar. i bought a jackson dinky dkmg when i was first starting out thinking i was going to play mostly metal but now i've realized that metal isn't my thing and i prefer more bluesy rock. i suggest a cheap used mexi-strat with a roland cube or fender g-dec (g-dec has lots options/effects and can record things but doesn't have as nice tone).
#16
Just stay away from Line 6 Spiders and Marshall MG's. I can speak from experience with the Spider; i have one and it was good at first, but now i hate it with a passion. I realized too late there where a lot of better amps out there for the same price. O well, i have a Randall RM80 now, so i am redeemed.
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#17
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#19
amp = orange crush 15R
guitar = used MIM strat.

if you dont have enough money, save up and do that. I honestly think you wont find a cheaper starter pack that sounds as good. and you can always change what you dont like about the strat. necks, bodies, pickups, tuners, (block or plate or heavy spring) the trem to make it more like a hardtail. you wont really know what you hate about it till a year from now. also, playing lots of guitars helps to figure out what feels right and sounds good. you may not know what your missing till you play your friends guitar with a jealous look on your face.
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#20
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You should try an Agile AL-3000 with a Roland Cube 15X.

yes agile's are nice but there's no way they'll be able to get one since they're in britain not america
#21
Quote by fullsailstudent
amp = orange crush 15R
guitar = used MIM strat.

if you dont have enough money, save up and do that. I honestly think you wont find a cheaper starter pack that sounds as good. and you can always change what you dont like about the strat. necks, bodies, pickups, tuners, (block or plate or heavy spring) the trem to make it more like a hardtail. you wont really know what you hate about it till a year from now. also, playing lots of guitars helps to figure out what feels right and sounds good. you may not know what your missing till you play your friends guitar with a jealous look on your face.

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#22
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amp = orange crush 15R
guitar = used MIM strat.



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#23
Don't get a starter pack. Most guitar companies that make decent guitars make bad amps, and vice versa.
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