#1
My budgets been pushed up to about 200£.

I just want something cool, half decent brand and ok sounding.

Some Guitars i have seen:

http://www.gear4music.com/Guitar-and-Bass/BC-Rich-Red-Bevel-Warlock-Pack/916

http://www.imuso.co.uk/ProductDetail.asp?StockCode=EG03624

http://www.imuso.co.uk/ProductDetail.asp?StockCode=EG00539

http://www.imuso.co.uk/ProductDetail.asp?StockCode=EG00576

The reason I am after a unique and cool looking guitar is because I do not want anything common. I know I have been over this before but out of the ones Ive listed I really like the looks off and would love any professional advice. The only guitar I refuse to buy is a strat copy because there so dull, boring and common (No offence to strat owners, some are nice guitars but Im not a strat fan)

Reccomendations are more than welcome, Im still technically a begginner but this will be the last guitar my parents ever buy me and Ill have to rely on it for a good three years atleast.

THANKS!
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#2
The SG copy seems like the best choice from those. Thats the third one down.
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#3
Quote by JoePerry4life
The SG copy seems like the best choice from those. Thats the third one down.

I do like that one, but me being a complete begginner I really dig the BC RICH it looks so sexy and it comes with a BC amp.... And the flying V is the best ive seen for the money.

Im really confused.

Itd be great if someone could point out the goods and bads of the BC and the V just so I can be extra certain....
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#5
i guess it comes down to personal preference at the end of the day, go with the one you thinks nicest, go to a guitar shop and play them if u can and decide for urself. still think u cant go wrong with the sg tho.
#6
The V has the best specs from what I see. I think it would last longer than the others.
#7
Quote by Vlasco
The V has the best specs from what I see. I think it would last longer than the others.

I do like the V style the most, I think the BC for looks, The V for HARD ROCK METAL and the others for playability.....


Im still unsure, Im still open to reccomendations.
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#8
Get the Vintage VS6. I think mine is fantastic. Biased I know. Just don't get the BC
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#9
I'd take the SG based on wood.
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#10
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Get the Vintage VS6. I think mine is fantastic. Biased I know. Just don't get the BC

Dont get the BC, May I ask why?

My freind Tristan whos been playing six years says BC is a fantastic make.
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#11
Low end BC Riches are usually not good. Their high end stuff is GREAT but I have never played a BC Rich for that low a price that was any good.
#12
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Low end BC Riches are usually not good. Their high end stuff is GREAT but I have never played a BC Rich for that low a price that was any good.

Ok thanks for that advice, so about this Flying V, will it kick ass and suprise everyone at my school?


I orginally was just getting a GAX 30 so Im really confused still.
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#13
It would be better than the BC and GAX I can tell you that much. If you really want it to surprise people then you can either learn to set it up really well yourself or pay a tech to do it. A well set up Vintage plays better than the price suggests.
#14
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It would be better than the BC and GAX I can tell you that much. If you really want it to surprise people then you can either learn to set it up really well yourself or pay a tech to do it. A well set up Vintage plays better than the price suggests.


Thanks my freind tristan has a Vintage Metal XX, its pretty over the top in my oppinion but Im sure Id shake his boots with this baby.

My question is though, if I buy the Vget it and take it straight out the box and tune it witha standard tuner, wont It be good enough? Surely ittl wipe the floor with my encore les paul copy?
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#15
Yes it will blow your Encore away. It will probably be fine - but if you set it up right it will be more than fine. When you get it send me a PM, I can walk you through how to do a quick basic set up.
#16
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Dont get the BC, May I ask why?


Low end BC Rich = Garbage.
And, quite frankly, playing one like that one makes you look like a tool.

Vintage are so much better than the price suggests.
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#17
Quote by Friendly Stoat
Low end BC Rich = Garbage.
And, quite frankly, playing one like that one makes you look like a tool.

Vintage are so much better than the price suggests.


I think ill just go for the V6, atleast id be able to get a hard case and everything aswell. But surely theres a better (non strat) electric for 170£ or less out there?

Thanks for all your advice sofar guys/girls.
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#18
Not really no.

You're best to go for a company such as Vintage or Tanglewood at that price, unless you want to go for a budget super strat like the Ibanez GRG170DX (yes I'm biased again ), or there's a similar LTD and Jackson available for about £150. Also, the Squier Affinity guitars aren't as bad as people make them out to be.
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#19
Quote by VocalValantine

The reason I am after a unique and cool looking guitar is because I do not want anything common.


I was in the same boat as you on that. I didn't want anything common or overused like a Strat or a Les Paul, but I've tried out a Vintage Les Paul and I've totally fallen in love with it (I'm ordering mine in a few days actually, as my first electric ). The overused guitars are mostly overused because they are awesome. My point is, you should really give the more common shapes a try, since you might just find the tone and feel that suits you best.