#1
Hey folks,

I'm turning 18 in the next couple of months, and I've decided that I want to get myself a nice sparkly new guitar to celebrate me becoming officially old and boring. Anyhow, I've saved about £300 over the past year from work, and putting that together with my 18th money I should have around £425 - £450 all told.

I've been using a Nevada LP copy for the past two years. Don't get me wrong, it's been a great guy, but for £60 and after quite a few gigs I think it's time I finally upgrade (that, and one of the pickups broke).

Soooo.. on to the question (and apologies for the rambling!)

I'm looking for a guitar in the - £450 price range.

  • I really could do with a good all-rounder (I play clean, heavy, and pretty much everything in between) and I want this guitar to last me forever!
  • I don't want another brick (my Nevada kills my neck) so something light would be nice
  • I'd like a tremolo as I do do a lot of single-note solo-y type stuff, and it really makes it sound a lot nicer
  • Preferably not a crazy body shape. Explorer is about as far as I'll go
  • I don't want a Strat. Dunno why, they just never appealed to me
  • Thin neck if possible, although I guess I'll live if it doesn't have one


Guitars I've looked at so far - what are your opinions?
  • PRS SE 24 Tremolo (mmmmmmmmmmmmm, nice)
  • Fender Telecaster (Not looked at specific models, any suggestions?)


Yeah, I haven't looked at many. I've kind of got my heart set on the PRS, but what do you folks think?

Thanks, any advice is much appreciated!

Cheerio!
#2
It seems your specs work perfect for a middle range Ibanez RG series, you might want to look into that. I have one, and I use it from Deathcore to Pop Punk.
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#3
Thanks mate! I kind of like the Ibanez, but I dunno, they just look a little aggressive for me? I don't know though, I'll see if I can try one out soon

Any other suggestions? What about semi-hollow guitars, how do they hold up to heavy stuff? Or do they crash and burn into teeeny tiny little pieces?
#4
I have never tried a semi-hollow, but they would seem best for lighter music, that's just my opinion.
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#5
Hmm, well I'm suggesting the Yamaha Pacifica 112v but it hasnt got the trem but a really good guitar with fine specs - it also has coil tap in the bridge, very, very nice guitar that will last 5 - 6 years if kept in good condition.
#6
My suggestion, go to your local GC or whatevers in the UK, and try all the guitars in the price range and buy the one that feels nicest.