#1
Ive been playin the guitar for near enough a year now, at the moment i have a Squire bullet strat, but i want to move up i gear any ideas for an intermediate guitar, which wont cost a bomb, really looking in the region of £200to £400 ?
#3
This is your second try at this, and you still haven't told us what sort of music you want to play? Rock, Metal, Jazz, Country...? Generally, guitars fit only a few genres, so it's pretty hard to recommend.
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#5
Well early rock and roll, blues and jazz, i was thinking about going for a Gretsch or a Telecaster
#6
Okay, well you won't get a Gretsch worth owning for less than a few thousand dollars... so forget that. A tele, on the other hand, now that's an option. The Mexican Standard Tele would the trick, and can be had for about $700-$800 I reckon.
Marshall amplifiers are the truest purveyors of rock and roll known to man.

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#8
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A tele, on the other hand, now that's an option. The Mexican Standard Tele would the trick, and can be had for about $700-$800 I reckon.

Or he could go for a Squier Classic Vibe Tele.
Really good guitars, and they cost around £270.
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#10
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i was also thinking of a Epiphone SG400 ?


my mates got one of them and unless you've got massive hands to fit around the fat neck i wouldn't bother. go for an ibanez, PRS, or Dean. they've got relatively thin necks and have a great and versatile sound.
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#12
the guitar you linked is shit. seriously,
you say £200-£400 and you pick a £119 guitar.
its not even a step up from your bullet strat.
it looks cheap, the quality will be cheap, hell if your lucky they might ship a free chinese baby with it.

les paul. good for classic rock, hard rock and the right amp, metal.
meaty tone and a wide chunky neck
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/epiphone-les-paul-standard/870

ibanez RG 350. good all rounder having a singlecoil in there gives you the best of both worlds. good for rock, metal, classic rock, jazz whatever you throw at it.
nice thin speedy neck, better suited for lead. but handles rythem well also

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/ibanez-rg-350dx/67208

MIM strat or tele. good cleans, good for more vintage styles unless you get a HSS
once again, chunky neck, the downsire are they only have singlecoils
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/79113
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/79112

ESP LTD m-200fm addition of a floyd rose adds more metal versatility to this one. food for most genres apart from super jangle cleans, medium neck good for both lead and chunky chords
http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/80886

there are SOOOO many better guitars in your price range than the pos you linked. please, dont buy that..
#13
Thanks for snapping me out of that crazyness, im a very thrifty person so im allways looking for the lowest price which is a good option when choosing a guitar, thanks for the suggestions also
#14
if you dont mind like, medium sized necks
you could look for a 2nd hand Schecter C-1 Classic/+
the classic is better, but the + is also a great guitar
if you can find one on the bay, they generally are between £300-£400

or some higher end LTD 2nd hand might go in the budget
personally I'd stay away from the guitars with a licenced floyd rose atm, alot more hassle that it's worth
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#15
Buy my SE,

or at least seriously consider it,

its an awesome deal for a new guitar, its been in its case boxed the entire time i have owned it. which is no more than a month and a bit.









its MIK, well built, great hardware, good pickups and can play most genres very well, its an incredibly good example of the range with no finish flaws or neck problems and the frets are all good,

this is a high end intermediate guitar for high end starter money...

think about it.

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#16
thrift is fine, but you need to make sure it's not a false economy.

jazz would probably benefit from a neck humbucker. the other two genres you mentioned can be played with either single coils or humbuckers, just depends on which you prefer.

what amp do you have at the moment?
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#17
don't buy anything with a trem at your price range, unless you're willing to pay 400~ up. if you're a beginner you're not gonna want a trem either, learn vibratos they're quite useful.

i've play a few of those les paul specials and they're okay. the necks are quite nice on some of them, and the humbuckers are useable, but that's about it. i think it would be a nice contrast to your bullet strat, but it won't be a huge improvement. if you're still learning and just want a diff setup then it might be a smart choice.

What type of amp do you have?

don't buy an ibby rg35 with the trem. too much hassle and not enough performance.
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#18
buy tom's guitar, it looks sexual
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#19
Quote by Tom 1.0
Buy my SE,

or at least seriously consider it,

its an awesome deal for a new guitar, its been in its case boxed the entire time i have owned it. which is no more than a month and a bit.

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its MIK, well built, great hardware, good pickups and can play most genres very well, its an incredibly good example of the range with no finish flaws or neck problems and the frets are all good,

this is a high end intermediate guitar for high end starter money...

think about it.

Yep, good suggestion.
Probably one of the best brand-new guitars you'll find cheap.

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Agreed.
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tc electronic polytune
CMAT MODS Signa Drive
Blakemore Effects Deus Ex Machina
DIY gaussmarkov Dr. Boogey
EHX Small Clone
Mooer ShimVerb
DIY Beavis Devolt
T-REX Fuel Tank Chameleon
Ampeg GVT52-112
#21
Rondomusic.com has some nice tele models, u can go look at em, im accually looking at a semi hollow tele atm, thats a good combo of the two
Eh.
#22
Choose a good guitar and find its cheap copy.. For jazz and rock N roll i cant suggest you a bc rich..

Actually B.C richs are in discount in most of the dealers now. check out thomann. You can get a strat shaped bc for very cheap but i think you may not like them much. Im looking for buying an İbanez Rg350M-YE but I found that i can buy a neck thru bc rich beast + coffin case + a set of Seymour Duncan + a CABLEE(!) lol

check for ibanez. SA (not sure) or RGAs or ARTs
#23
just save yourself some hassle and buy mine

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#24
if he's playing early rock n roll, blues and jazz i'm guessing a bc rich isn't what he wants... even a washburn x50pro (which is a good suggestion) looks a bit modern for that.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#25
I brought my Fender MiM Telecaster for £400, and I abore that guitar. But I must say, I spent about 5 months trying to get hold of a PRS SE Custom 24 similar to the one Tom is selling before that, But they jacked up ther prices right before I brought it. My friend has one and its an absolutey beautiful guitar, but you really need to try before you buy.
#26
Epi 1966 G400 (SG) is very nice for the price.
The neck is thinner than the regular G400.
Get it setup with 10's, plays and sounds great.