#1
Hi, everyone!
First Post Here.

Got a friend who is learning to play guitar. So he asked me about waht kind of guitar should he get to start.
As a starter he is looking for something Versatile, good-lookin, with a range of $350.
He likes bands like System of a Down, Foo Fighters, Megadeth and Linkin Park.
What would you recomend?
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Used fairly good quality ones, IMO.

There's nothing better for killing your desire to play guitar than owning a shitty one you hate picking up.

Buying used pretty much guarantees a return on your investment as well since, unless you beat the hell out of it, it's not likely to depreciate in value any further.
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#11
how much is going into the amp?


microcube, and Hss strat.
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#12
He is borrowing a Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Amp, so I don't think it is a problem
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He is borrowing a Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Amp, so I don't think it is a problem

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#14
I would look into buying a lower end RG series Ibanez. Also, not sure but isnt that amp more for blues instead of metal/rock?
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#15
A used HSS MIM strat for around $200.....and then get it properly set up. You can play just about anything on one and it's so 'neutral'. By that I mean the neck isn't fat or thin, the weight isn't super light or heavy, etc.... It's the vanilla of guitars. With that said all it takes is a pickguard swap (with different pups) to turn it into whatever you want it to be if/when desired.
#16
I'd have to agree with Kirky Boy, The Yamaha Pacifica is a great guitar if you're just starting out.

Check out amazon for a wide selection and a price bracket that won't break the bank!
#17
I've been playing for a good few years and I recently borrowed a mates pacifica and I love it. There great guitars. They feel nice, sound good and are cheap.
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#20
How about the Axl guitars, i started out with their headliner series, and it was great for that kinda stuff

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#21
Yamaha Pacifica is good as it were mentioned.

Squire by Fender HSS Stratocaster is not bad either.

HSS pickup setup is very versatile. Which is also the case for the Pacifica.

Just get it setup correctly after your friend gets it.
#22
Go buy used, you'll get a way better guitar than you ever would buying a shitty starter guitar at GC.
#23
Another vote for the Yamaha Pacifica here, brilliant guitar to learn on.

The amp is the more pressing issue though - for the bands youve listed, id recommend the Peavey Vypyr.
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#24
I'd definately go for a HSS guitar (though there are some exceptions, the guy may prefer the idea of HH)
Though I wouldn't skimp out on a "beginner" guitar, tell him to go for a budget guitar.

For guitars I'd suggest, Yamaha Pacifica, Vintage VS6/V6/V100, Squier affinity fat strat (make sure it's affinity, he'll prefer it in the long run when he comes to mod ) and it'd probably be a fair bit higher than he could afford but the Ibanez SA260 is relatively budget and a great guitar.

For amps.
With his taste in music, definately a Peavey Vypyr, maybe a Roland Cube.
#25
Ibanez RGR321EX is unbelievably good for its price. Got mine for round £250 new and its a huge improvement over my Squire Strat imo. Im at round an intermediate level now and it still does everything i need it to do, so its definitely good in the long run
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For amps.
With his taste in music, definately a Peavey Vypyr, maybe a Roland Cube.


The cube is ok but, looking at the 30w, the peavey vypyr is better and cheaper. If he just wants a versitile practice amp though I would say micro cube is all he needs