#1
Ok so, I've been teaching my friend guitar for a couple of weeks. But he's been using my old epiphone. And he needs his own guitar I've been teaching him mostly metal, and some punk. So I thought a squier strat wouldn't be much use so... i was thinking what are some good low end guitars with humbuckers for him? I was thinking maybe a GRG or something?
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#2
maybe an ibanez starter pack type thing? i dont think it has humbuckers though, but they are pretty good for metal and punk

btw, does he need an amp also?
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#3
Squier strat so that when he starts understanding the quality of guitars more he can go through that same phase of being pissed with the guitar you have but not having enough money to get a better one that everyone must go through.
#4
A cheap Ibanez super-strat would be good. Prices on those can be varying though, so that may be a last resort. A GRG would be a good move for beginners learning metal. Even the GRX line would be good. Ibanez usually builds very solid guitars, even their beginner series. GRG's you are looking around $200+ and GRX is around $150+. Either way you are looking at a solid guitar.

I would not go starter kit, because you never know the qality of guitar in it. I lucked out and got a good kit. If he needs an amp, check your local pawn shop for a cheap SS deal, or possibly a cheap tube dea.
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#5
Perhaps a Yamaha Pacifca? They've got two single coils and a bridge humbucker, so if he'd want to play another style someday he could do that.
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#6
Avoid starter packs like the plague, they tend to be overpriced for what they are and very low on quality in my experience. I would recommend a yamaha pacifica or a squier standard fat strat - that's good quality and has a humbucker at the bridge too.
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#7
Pretty much what the guy above me said, Fat Squiers are indeed a good choice too. Does your friend need an amp too though?
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#8
Quote by Tojo62
maybe an ibanez starter pack type thing? i dont think it has humbuckers though, but they are pretty good for metal and punk

btw, does he need an amp also?


they have humbuckers, but they're absolute crap
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#10
What about a lower end Dean, like an evo or a vendetta...(please don't shoot me)... that way, you'll still have enough left over to buy your friend an amp that isn't crap, a strap, and other goodies.
#11
+1 for the Dean Evo. It's a great starter guitar, sounds allright and the neck on it is really nice. Could do a lot worse for the price really.
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#13
G&L has guitars that are in the same price range as a new MIM fender but the quality on the G&L is great. also used ibanez in the $400 range is the sweet spot. those guitars were $700 new and they scream. please do not get the cheapest dean you can get. I see them a year later with necks bowed enough to shoot an arrow off the string. same is true for the squire. you just throw your money away every time. the squires dont bow as much but the neck is a baseball bat.
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#14
Also try a G400 Epiphone, those have nice humbuckers and prolly a good price.
#15
I know everyone gives low end Dean's stick as guitars, and even more stick is given to guitars devoted to Dime, but my Dean Dimeoflage was just under £200, and I really like it as a first guitar. It's by no means faultless, but its also really quite low end, and meant to be a starter.

EDIT

By no means am I saying BUY THIS GUITAR, well, actually I probably was originally, but now that i think about it, what you should be aiming to do is go with your friend to a guitar shop, and just play about for an hour or so with loads of different guitars, see what he likes, and what sounds nice through an amp that's similar(preferably the same one) as his.
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it is very similar to human excriment. I put some in the picture for reference.
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#18
rofl at above

get him a low end RG or someting around $300.

He won't have to replace it for a good while.
#19
Make him go to Guitar Center, pull out some low end metal guitars like ESP, Jackson and Ibanez. Even a beginner knows what guitar neck feels better.
#20
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they have humbuckers, but they're absolute crap

Yeah, all of the low-end Ibanez guitars have super-thin humbuckers. What is the model called...Powersound, that's it. The single-coils are decent, though.
#25
please please dont buy the cheap dean. I say this because I care. buyers remorse. the neck will most likely warp over time
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