Hey guys. I have been a bass player for about 5 years now, and I love playing bass with all my heart, but not so long ago, I decided that I was going to get a guitar to expand my musical horizon a little. MY only problem is that being a student forces me to have a rather strict budget off about 300-400 dollars. So... I was wondering if you fantastic people could help me pick out a guitar that would fit both my budget and musical taste. I'm probably going to play mostly progressive rock (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson etc) so, do you have any tips of any guitars within my price range that I could look into?

Edit: I forgot to mention that I have no need for a amp. I can borrow my roommates Vox ac30 or Roland cube as much has I want.
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with your budget I'm thinking some kind of Ibanez or Epiphone
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Well Les Pauls are pretty good all around guitars, They work good for most genres. Check out some Epiphone Les Paul copies.
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If you want some kind of PT sound I would say some sort of Les Paul, or maybe one of those cheap PRS's.
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A les paul of some sort if you do not care about the upper fret restriction, or if you are a die hard Fripp fan.
Sorry for the thread resurrection, but if you haven't bought it yet, I would highly recommend the vintage g-400 from epiphone. One of Epi's best instruments.