I'm looking for any advice on what electric to buy, which would be my first electric. My budget is at most $800. I play pop punk to metalcore/hardcore, and I live in Florida. I've already been playing an acoustic Gibson Dove for a long while.
I'd suggest getting something pretty versatile in this case. Go for an Ibanez RG/S or a Schecter of sorts.


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Highly recommend a Hagstrom. Especially a vintage super swede. I payed $800 Australian for mine and i love it. Super versatile and awesome action. IMO one of the best guitars available in your budget.

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(The super swede and swede are now known as vintage super swede and swede - just to avoid any confusion)
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Though for a first electric guitar you should definitely check out the Fender MIM Fat Strat. It goes for around $550.