#1
I'm a beginner interested in playing mostly punk and alt rock and this would be my first electric guitar. I have been playing an acoustic for around six months now but am wanting to get more serious and go for what I really want to play.

I'm leaning toward a Les Paul copy because of all the good things I've heard about them, but again, open to other suggestions for my playing style. I don't have much money to work with (willing to spend at the most $250) and I have heard good things about Rondo music: on checking it out I found an SX Callisto in Lake Placid Blue and hell, was it purdy. (http://www.rondomusic.com/callistolpb.html)

I'm pretty sure it's not a good idea, considering all the warnings against shopping online/bolt-on necks/etc. etc. that I've heard, buuuut how bad would it really be? Anyone played one of these things?
If not, suggestions?
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#2
Rondo is pretty legit. I've heard bad stories, but everything I've played from them has been decent. I used to own a "Douglas" 7 string from them. It was ****ing awesome.
#3
It's probably the best LP knockoff you'll get for $150. But it's still a $150 LP knockoff.
#4
I used to have an sx guitar, strat shape, I hate it, but possibly it may notbe the same brand. But it's basically a typical 'starter guitar' though it's deffinately a low end. Also note, this may not be the same brand. THey may just have the same brand
#5
For 250, just get a Bstock Agile
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#6
Hmmm I would suggest looking at guitarfetish.com. I've heard good things about their guitars and they aren't too expensive either.
#7
I can vouch for Rondo Music, as I have bought my Agile AL-2000 CSB Les Paul from them, and have had not problems.

Mine is in CSB, but here is a blue one.

http://www.rondomusic.com/al2000blueflame.html

I'm not sure about the SX line though. They are usually not made too well.

I would personally got for the Agile AL-2000, if you want to shell out the cash.

It's all about what you want to spend, vs. the quality your are willing to accept.
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#8
SX and Douglas are the cheap chinese lines that Rondo sells. Spend a little more and get an Agile. It's Korean made and comes with Grover tuners. It'll blow the SX and for only about $75 more.
#9
I also had my eye on an agile al2000 because I've heard a lot of good things about them, if the sx line isn't very good I'm putting up the extra cash for an agile. thanks, this is what I needed!
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#10
I hear SX makes good basses (for what they're worth) but I can't say that for the guitars. I think you're best off saving for the Agile though. Heard great things all around about those (and not just the LP copies too.)
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