#1
Hey guys

My church said they would buy a guitar for me at the most 250 dollars!!!

Where should i buy one musicians friend? guitar center? and what guitar?

I like the ibanez guitars with the shark fin inlays and the cool 80's look.

Thanks for your help!!
#2
1. Assuming this is for playing worship music?

2. Where are you located?

3. Current gear?
Telecasters-->Dunlop Volume Pedal-T1M Pearl-AMT Japanese Girl Wah-Line 6 M9-Ibanez DE7-EHX Cathedral-->Mesa Boogie Nomad 4x10 combo
#3
The style i play is 80's style rock, van halen, ratt....
So something that is good for that sound, thats why i looked at ibanez.

Also they want me to pick it simply on what i want, with no influence from them.

I live in owosso , michigan

Right now i have a cheap 40 dollar guitar, that has a plastic body. Seriously making it sound good thus far playing 7 months is beyond me.

Any ideas?
#5
Used. Craigslist or a good pawnshop. Maybe a local GC will have one used, but usually they want too much.
#8
Don't recommend FR for live performances unless you can have 2 on hand in each tuning you'll play in.

String changes take forever and they really require a setup for each tuning. You might be able to go from standard to drop D with the fine tuners, but unless you torque the claw screws, it'll affect the bridge angle.

What about the D-Tuna you've heard of, you ask? We'll that's only for top mounted real Floyd Roses; not for most copies (like Ibanez Edge trems); not for Floyds sitting in a routing (like Ibanez typically does it); and not for fully floating Floyds (ones you can pull the bar up for whammy bends, as well as push it down to dive bomb.) Also, I don't see how it can keep the other 5 strings completely in tune; even a hard tail needs slight retuning on the 5 remaining strings after you drop the low E to D--due the resilience in the neck (has a similar effect to resilience in trem springs).