#1
is the Ibanez RG170DX a good first electric guitar or should i go for a esp, epiphone etc. I mainly want to b playing metal and classic rock most likely through a roland amp ( Microcube vs 15x??) price range is 600 dollars AUD.
#3
That is a really good guitar especially for starting. I've got the model below that The GRX20 and it is amazing. I've been playing for almost 5 years and I still use that as my number one guitar even though I've got some more expensive models.
#4
I'm currently borrowing my mates RG170DX, and it shits all over my Squier. If your going to be playing metal on it, which might mean getting heavier strings, i would chuck 2 more springs i the back of the guitar.

Also look at a RG321, but i think there about $400 in Australia.

Great guitar overall!

btw, if your looking for a metal guitar, make sure it has 24 frets, or at least 22 minimum, for soloing later
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#5
RG321 if you can spend up to $600AUS. It's a quality instrument that you can keep (and upgrade) for all your life.
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#6
The RG170DX has a horrible tremelo system and can be an utter nightmare for someone just starting out playing, let alone using a trem. Get something with a fixed bridge, other than that it won't matter much since you're just starting out.
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