I'm starting to play guitar, and i'm wanting to record what i play. as sad as this sounds, i currently use my phone . i heard the line 6 are pretty good. i've seen videos of people playing covers on them and they come out with amazing quality
you mean a pod right?
Yeah buy one of those used(it should be under 200.)
Then upgrade your soundcard and it actually will sound pretty good.
oh i didn't even think of a new sound card. would that really make a good difference?
soundcard is important as it will help reduce latency

Epi Les Paul Std w/Duncans
Cry Baby From Hell
Marshall JH-1
EHX Metal Muff
MXR EVH Phase 90
Carl Martin Classic Chorus
EHX #1 Echo
Ibanez LU-20
Dunlop DCB-10
Crate V50112
Tascam US144

I use a toneport UX1, got it really cheap (don't remember exactly how much but definitely under 100 euros). The quality can be really good if you know your way around mixing, you can go to my profile and check out my songs, they were recorded with the toneport..