#1
Currently I only have an acoustic, but I would like to begin building an electric setup. I mainly listen to alternative rock, The Thermals, Paramore, Foo Fighters, RHCP, 30 Seconds to Mars. But I also like classic rock, Lynard, Gun's N' Roses, etc. What guitar in like the 300$ range could I get these sounds out of, and what amp should i look into. Thanks
Gear:
Alvarez Classical Guitar(don't know much about it).
Yamaha FG730S
Agile AL-2000 Black Cherry
Fender 25R Frontman Series II Combo
#2
How much you willing to spend on an amp? I'd spend at least $150 or so.
I'd suggest a fat strat (H/S/S pickup configuration stratocaster), or if you want something with a bit heavier sound, maybe a mahogany bodied guitar, such as a Les Paul.

Really, I'd suggest saving about $500 though.
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#3
agreed go with a fat strat i have one and i love it
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#4
probably any fender with a few mods or maybe a gibson/epiphone.
Stuff:
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Amps
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Pedals
Digitech Grunge distortion
#6
http://www.rondomusic.com/product1990.html

What do ya'll think about this one? I really really like the looks, would it be good for Barre Chord/Rhythm guitar and a little bit of lead? I really like the way it looks.
Gear:
Alvarez Classical Guitar(don't know much about it).
Yamaha FG730S
Agile AL-2000 Black Cherry
Fender 25R Frontman Series II Combo
#8
That would do it, Its light enough for the humbuckers not to sound too thick like a les Paul which is kinda what most alternative brands want in their sound. The strat bodies might be cheaper if you wanna save more.

EDIT: snap! Get that one instead, it's got coil taps, which means you can split the pickups and make them sound like single coils.
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Last edited by westdyolf at Oct 24, 2009,
#9
Thanks for the help, prolly gonna be purchasing this guitar within the month, and then ask for a nice 15w amp for christmas. Thanks guys/gals!
Gear:
Alvarez Classical Guitar(don't know much about it).
Yamaha FG730S
Agile AL-2000 Black Cherry
Fender 25R Frontman Series II Combo
#10
Thing 'bout alt-rock is its anything that doesn't really fit into an existing genre. So when you say you want a good guitar for it you could mean just about anything.

If you want to cover everything I would suggest a HSS strat. That will work for just about any sound you want to at least a degree.
#13
Still debating, but would like to stay in the price range of 150-200
Gear:
Alvarez Classical Guitar(don't know much about it).
Yamaha FG730S
Agile AL-2000 Black Cherry
Fender 25R Frontman Series II Combo