#1
So lets see. I have a £150 budget, and i'm looking to extend my electric guitar collection. Atm i have:
Epiphone Les Paul Special 2 (With dean seymour pickups)
Custom Frankenstrat i made (with an amazing p-90) :P


So, i'm willing to buy off ebay. Basically i'm looking for a guitar with decent pickups ( a must), looks good, although i'm not bothered about the condition as long as it makes up for it in performance. It will be my main gigging guitar so, it might have to be used without a back-up. Preferably, a well known, good reputation make, but i'm not TOO fussy.

Even a recommendation would be greatly appreciated.

Sorry about the bit of an essay. Much love.

- Hannah
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#2
Yamaha pacifica
Fender Classic Player 60s Strat
Washburn HB35
PRS Santana SE
Yamaha Pacifica 112MX
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#3
have a look for an ibanez they're very good value for money especially on the used market, but you may struggle to find anything for £150 though
#5
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Yamaha pacifica


+1

I love my Pacifica - probably one of the best sounding and most versatile guitars in its price range.

However if youre looking for a gigging guitar id go second hand. Have a hunt around eBay etc...

Good luck!!
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#6
Well, if you want my opinion you'd be better off saving up that money for a better guitar. The only half-decent guitar I can think of for that price is the Yamaha Pacifica. Save up your money and you can get a great guitar.
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#7
Yamaha Pacifa is great, but I'd suggest saving more and getting a used guitar. For $500, you can get something great used.
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#8
Pacifica is a strat right... damn, maybe i should of mentioned, i pretty much hate strats! Aha. But i'm still open to non-strat suggestions :P
#9
Why hate the strats? I take it's the shape? Serious, Yamaha Pacifica 112j.

But if you don't want it, then I'm not sure what to suggest..
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#10
Yeah basically it's just the shape, i find them uncomfortable. I really like the look of the Washburn though... hmm.
#12
Look into Vintage. They're a really good brand and most of their normal guitars come in under £200 new. Their Vintage Advance series is really stupidly good for the money and some of those models come in around £200 new (though most of the Advance models are about £250-£300). If you found one second hand it should definitely be about the £150 range for an Advance model. The basic Vintage models are good platforms to build off of with later upgrades while the Vintage Advance series don't really need upgrades at all and are about as good as you can get for the under £600 mark. I really can't recommend them enough, keep an eye out for second hand Vintage Advance models or think about saving another £50 or so and getting a new one.
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#13
Not sure how much they are atm, but look in to tokais.
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#14
£150? I'd look for a decent spec 80's Ibanez, Washburn or Kramer. You can pick a really decent guitar up for around £100 if you're willing to wait for the right one, and do the research to find out what models are being advertised. Find the crappy ads where they haven't put much info and find out what model it is and whether its worth bothering with by doing your own research.
#15
I second Vintage.
As you're a greenday fan this might tickle your fancy: http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/71399

I've got personal experiance with one of these:
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/68737
They're pretty good.

I'd suggest Vintage's strats but your tastes haven't matured past the "Starter guitars are mainly strat looking therefore strats are bad" stage.

Though as you already have two guitars, which you can use for now (I'm sure if you are regularly gigging it won't be any massive sets so you can settle with those two for now) I'd suggest saving up to at least £300, then spending that on a better guitar.
#16
Well I just bought a Squier Classic Vibe strat for £150 off eBay, but you don't like strats, so I dunno.

Vintage?
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#17
Quote by Punk_Ninja
I second Vintage.
As you're a greenday fan this might tickle your fancy: http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/71399

I've got personal experiance with one of these:
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/68737
They're pretty good.

I'd suggest Vintage's strats but your tastes haven't matured past the "Starter guitars are mainly strat looking therefore strats are bad" stage.

Though as you already have two guitars, which you can use for now (I'm sure if you are regularly gigging it won't be any massive sets so you can settle with those two for now) I'd suggest saving up to at least £300, then spending that on a better guitar.



Hey thanks that helped, i'm looking into vintage now and tbh you hit the nail on the head with the strat thing, although maturing is not a thing i plan to do in the near future, in whatever field it may be. But for the record i do find them very uncomfortable. :P

And i do like lp jnrs, but thing with the vintage ones, i'm not sure you can put a p-90 in them, which i would want to do, as i'm not sure the stock pickup will cut it.
Also no there not massive sets, it's usually 5-6 songs most weekends so i guess my poor battered eppy will have to take it for now.
Thanks for all the stuff guys! Anymore advice will be welcomed with open virtual arms.

- Hannah
#20
take a look at Corts, theyre good, cheap and underrated guitars
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#22
I think, i have just found the bargain of the century.

Epiphone Les Paul Custom, Alpine White. + Hard Case. £150 =]
#23
where from?
doubt its genuine tbh, they go for about £450-500
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#24
It is genuine =]

It's a friend deal! She realllly wants to get rid of it, AND she won't use ebay. So i'm sorted. Thanks for all the advice though guys!

- Hannah
#25
There's a beautiful Thinline on Gumtree at the moment which is made up of Fender USA and Mighty Mite parts for 200 quid. You won't beat that.
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