#1
i play in a hardcore punk band at the moment i'm using a squier telecaster,but i'm looking to upgrade slightly i want something light with a fairly heavy sound and my bands of the gallows/pulled apart by horses style punk. i have a budget of up to £250 i was thinking maybe a epiphone G400 or epiphone wilshire ? but i'm open to suggestions
thanks
Last edited by JD.15 at Jun 7, 2011,
#3
yeah i was thinking that, then i looked at some higher end vm squiers like the jaguar and duo sonic i might look into one of them?
#4
maybe check out the vintage range too?
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#5
The G-400 is an awesome deal all you need to do is do a P/U swap and it rips. I bought one in 09 and use it all the time. Have you even looked into Vintage guitars? They are suposedly as good/better than the Epiphones and cheaper. And they are in GB.
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#7
Your best bet would be to go to a guitar shop and play some guitars until you find one. That way you can get a feel for the guitar as well as a first hand experience with the sound and everything else about the guitar instead of other people's opinion which won't do you much good.

For £250, you're not going to find much difference in guitars at that price range. The higher end ones in that price range, you're going to be paying for the name. The lower end ones are gunna be thrown together and aren't gunna be too different from the higher end ones. The only difference might be that the higher end one has a fancy logo.

Quite a few companies, unless they specialise in guitars in that price range, won't care too much about quality control. You'll get some good ones and some atrocious ones.

I really hate to sound like a dick, but your best bet really is to go out and try some guitars. I'm trying to give constructive advice here

As you asked for our opinions, here's mine:

Epiphone Les Paul's are probably your best best. Their quality is fairly consistent and they're great guitars for the price. However, new, they're about £350. Try to get a second hand one if you can. No point going for a custom over a standard, they sound, feel and play pretty much the same.

Maybe if you're lucky, get a MIM Strat. They're in the same league as Epiphone Les Pauls. There's a second hand one going on eBay at the moment for £245. Again, you can't play it, but they've got a good reputation and you'll be getting a good deal for that.

To hear and feel what guitars can do hardcore punk, you've got to play one and tweak the tone/ volume controls on it, mess with pickup combinations and play it through your amp to see if it can get the sound you want it to.


As I said before, I am trying to be helpful here.

Hope you find the best guitar for your needs
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#8
well i did look at vintage but i had one before and the ****er fell apart all the electrics came loose the tuner fell off and the input fell out in like a month. i was thinking of the squiers but not the strats or teles , because i loved the feel or jaguars and mustangs when i played them in a shop. Yeah thanks for that advice man, i don't like les pauls though because im pretty small and i like to move a lot on stage so i wanted something more maneuverable and light than a les paul but yeah its appriciated man
#9
ah ok

how long ago was that?

i tried a couple of the cheaper vintages a fair while back and thought they were pretty poor, but since trev wilkinson got involved they've allegedly got a fair bit better. I haven't tried any of the cheaper ones since then, but the vintage advances I've tried were quite nice for the money (though the prices have gone way up recently, unfortunately )...
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#10
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well i did look at vintage but i had one before and the ****er fell apart all the electrics came loose the tuner fell off and the input fell out in like a month. i was thinking of the squiers but not the strats or teles , because i loved the feel or jaguars and mustangs when i played them in a shop. Yeah thanks for that advice man, i don't like les pauls though because im pretty small and i like to move a lot on stage so i wanted something more maneuverable and light than a les paul but yeah its appriciated man


a squier Jagmaster or Jaguar would do you good, but don't get a Duo Sonic. Those things are just for show to be honest. I've played them and the pickups are terrible, the necks are too glossy, and they look awesome (like Kurt Cobain's mustangs) but they aren't worth it.

best of luck.
#11
You might want to look at something used. If you look around you might find something that would usually be in the 400-500 range going for that price, and that's quite a step up in quality. I'd check out music shops in your area (here's hoping there's more in yours than mine) and see what they've got.

Another option, if you go used, is to buy a guitar that would have originally been in your price range (250) that's going used for around half price, and then save the money to put toward other equipment or to put toward upgrading the pickups or the tuners or whatever. Just a thought as this is what I'm doing at the end of the summer.
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#12
theres a music shop in my area and it doesnt stock epiphones -_- and yeah ive gone off the duo sonic im still tempted by the jaguar though.
#13
I'd reccommend looking at Vintage guitars, if you can find any guitar you like in that music shop though you should probably take it.
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