#1
So I've been playing for a little over a year now, and am in desperate need of a new guitar. My main problem is budget. I can only afford something up too like 450 or so.

I play alot of indie music ; think Arctic Monkeys, Milburn and The Libertines. Would would be a good guitar for me in that budget for my kind of sound?

Thanks!!
#3
None of those bands are techinically challenging; therefore I doubt you need a new guitar; unless of course yours is unplayable. Otherwise, what you want is a Vox VT15/30.


If you have high action, a warped neck, a bad bridge/nut, etc. etc., THEN get a new guitar
IF you want better tone and such, then get a new amp.
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I tried it out in store.

Great neck, nice n light, good tuning stability. Overall a good guitar. I didn't but it cause I generally only buy guitars over a grand now.
#5
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None of those bands are techinically challenging; therefore I doubt you need a new guitar; unless of course yours is unplayable. Otherwise, what you want is a Vox VT15/30.


If you have high action, a warped neck, a bad bridge/nut, etc. etc., THEN get a new guitar
IF you want better tone and such, then get a new amp.



Yeah my guitars pretty crap and it's messed up
#6
Pretty much any Fender would do it for you. A Jazzmaster would be perfect, but its way out of your budget. Can you go used?
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#8
look at some strats and telecasters.

find out which one you like more out of the 2 and you'll be set
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#10
You've actually got a lot of choices for the bands that you mentioned.

The Libertines:
-Gibson Melody Maker,
-Epiphone Casino,
-Epiphone Coronet,
-Gibson ES-355.

The cheap guitar I'd recommend for them is an Epiphone Dot.

Arctic Monkeys:
- Fender Stratocaster,
- Gibson ES-335,
- Fender Greco.

Either a Stratocaster or an Epiphone Dot.

I don't have a clue what Milburn play though, but something along those lines will do the trick. Although I don't actually like them much I thought they were good until their album came out, massive dissapointment. Their pre-album singles had such potential.
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#11
I would say get a used Fender Strat, preferably one with HSS configuration because the humbucker will give you a beefier rhythm sound.
#12
Quote by Kurapica
You've actually got a lot of choices for the bands that you mentioned.

The Libertines:
-Gibson Melody Maker,
-Epiphone Casino,
-Epiphone Coronet,
-Gibson ES-355.

The cheap guitar I'd recommend for them is an Epiphone Dot.

Arctic Monkeys:
- Fender Stratocaster,
- Gibson ES-335,
- Fender Greco.

Either a Stratocaster or an Epiphone Dot.

I don't have a clue what Milburn play though, but something along those lines will do the trick. Although I don't actually like them much I thought they were good until their album came out, massive dissapointment. Their pre-album singles had such potential.


Thanks man! Yes Milburn's second album was a huge disapointment, but the first was wonderful!
#13
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I play alot of indie music ; think Arctic Monkeys, Milburn and The Libertines.
Protip: not a single one of those bands is 'indie'.

Anyway, the faux-indie guitar of choice tends to be a basic Telecaster. Slightly brighter tone than a Stratocaster and it has a slightly more bare-bones approach as it has one less pickup, one less control knob and no vibrato, compared to the Strat.
You should be able to get a Fender Standard Telecaster just within your budget.
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