#1
Well I've been playing the acoustic since november and I made a pretty substantial amount of progress and now looking for an electric guitar. I generally want it to be very versatile as I want to experement with everything from smooth jazz to metal.
600 is my limit but I prefer to spend less then that as I still need to get an amp and such.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-AS73B-Semi-Hollow-Electric-Guitar-104613005-i1326064.gc One consideration?

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-AJD91-Electric-Guitar-518144-i1392361.gc This one really caught my eye but I don't really know about it

I'm going to my guitar center soon to try out a bunch of guitars, but those two really caught my eye. Any other suggestions for a versatile guitar would be helpful, preferably around the 300-400 range.
Also I've been set on getting a Peavy Vypr 15w amp. Will it be worth getting? I already tried a Line 6 Spider 15w and it just sounded weird.
#2
the vyper is much better than the line 6 if youre set on getting a modelling amp (i suggest otherwise but its all up to you and your budget). also, the hollowbodies will def give you that jazz tone, but idk about metal. guess it depends on what degree of metal youre looking to reach.

my suggestion to you, play a bunch of guitars, buy whichever feels best in your hand.
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#3
I don't know about the amps, but I'd say either go for a lower end Fender telecaster (maybe an import one or used) or an Epiphone SG or Les Paul. the Epi Les Pauls that are in the 500-600 range are really nice for the money, so try those out and see what you like.
#4
Generally I think Metallica is all the metal I'll be playing, I think I'm more oriented towards jazz. As for the amps, what's the difference between a modeling amp and a "normal" amp.
#5
If you want versatile, get a solid-bodied guitar with humbuckers. When it comes down to it, hollow-bodied guitars and guitars with single coils are limiting.
Look into these:
http://ibanez.com/ElectricGuitars/model-RGR421EXFM
http://ibanez.com/ElectricGuitars/model-RG321MH
You get humbucker and single-coil tones and it's extremely versatile.

Modeling amps are amps that imitate multiple other amps instead of having their own signature tone.
#6
i love the AJD91. i mean... just wow. i love f-holes, so maybe i'm a bit of a cheap date here, but it looks amazing! my vote's for that one. otherwise, i'd look for an RG with a HSH setup. with a 5 way switch and a tone knob you can get tons of tones out of them.
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#8
I'd say get a Schecter C-1 Blackjack or a Washburn X-50. Both have Seymour Duncan pickups and a coil-tap, and 24 frets. They're great for everything. If you want a locking tremolo, get the Washburn X-40, but I don't really recommend floating bridges.
#9
Schecter C-1 Artist. This will cover everything you want and everything you need.
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#10
Also look at the Vox DA 20.10x better then the vyper or the spider.
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#11
My friend has this Schecter http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-Tempest-Custom-Electric-Guitar?sku=515866 . I liked it but it wasn't that great to me. Plus I had bad experiences with the Line 6 Amp so I wasn't really feeling it.
As for that amp, 200 isn't really what I can spend on one, but I can try, but it's very unlikely I can do that. Any good amps around 100 dollars?
As for the guitars, semi hollowbody isn't really the way to go in versatility? I want something that sounds really warm and jazzy but I still want to experiment with other types of music. Does anyone know about the Squire Jagmaster?