#1
so in Christmas (or hopefully before) I'm getting my first electric guitar and on guitar center I saw 3 guitars bundle that comes with an amp and stuff for $200 ( not 3 for $200 but each has a bundle) and I'm asking which is good to buy they all for $200 and I'm going to throw a wild guess and for that price they are not pretty good but since I'm a beginner I don't really care

www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-IJX20-Electric-Guitar-Jumpstart-Package-H02691-i1546021.gc

www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-SE-Special-Strat-with-Squier-SP-10-Amp-Value-Pack-104486238-i1177837.gc

www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-IJX30-Jumpstart-Electric-Guitar-Metalpak-104378153-i1372012.gc

which is good for $200??
Current Guitar:
- Epiphone PR-150 Acoustic Guitar
- Fender Squire Strat Electric Guitar
#2
I like Fender guitars better. But the ibanez comes with an amp with distortion which would probably allow you to get a better sound for your style.
#3
I can't view the links, but none of them are particularly good... (I can still see the names of the guitars)

The Squier pack is probably your best bet, but keep in mind you'll want to upgrade both your guitar and your amp probably within a year.
#4
if you want any sort of heavy sound, the fender is probably going to disappoint you
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#6
Quote by Butt Rayge
I can't view the links, but none of them are particularly good... (I can still see the names of the guitars)

The Squier pack is probably your best bet, but keep in mind you'll want to upgrade both your guitar and your amp probably within a year.

ohh yea I will but just buying a $200 pack for now since I just started not going to spend a bunch of money on a expensive guitar
Current Guitar:
- Epiphone PR-150 Acoustic Guitar
- Fender Squire Strat Electric Guitar
#7
Quote by Khriz134
ohh yea I will but just buying a $200 pack for now since I just started not going to spend a bunch of money on a expensive guitar


If your set on a starter pack look for one used locally.
So many kids get them new and quit very quickly.
You may even find a bit better deal for your cash.
#8
Heres a list for craigslist in Orlando Florida.

Yamaha makes pretty decent start guitars.
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2639263138.html

Another Yamaha, I had one of these and it was a pretty nice guitar. And for $85 its a good deal.
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2638589558.html

This is a long post, look through to see what you can find.
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2638908250.html

Here is what looks to be a Squier Bullet and for $65 that could give you plenty of money leftover for something such as a Peavey Viper 15, cable, picks, and a decent tuner.
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2638512274.html

A Behringer starter pack.
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2638340820.html

Kona Starter Pack
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2598654970.html

Squier Starter Pack /w a instructional DvD
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2633746764.html

Xavier which makes pretty good guitars in the low price range. Again it leaves you with enough money to buy amp, cable, picks etc...
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2624475627.html

Yamaha RGX 112 and it has a randall practice amp for $120 plus its in your town. Out of all the ones I have posted for you here this one looks to be the best deal so far.
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2629697684.html

Heres is a Washburn, a lot of people start out with this model and seem to be happy with them.
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2591253427.html

Another washburn.
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2571289386.html

3 Guitars for $150
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2562169984.html
#9
If you are a beginner and just going for a simple guitar, I'd recommend a Fender Squier Junior Custom Telecaster. Before I bought my Jaguar, I initially tested the guitar for fun, and it was really amazing. Stable bridge with minimal fret buzz in low action, and also, it features a neck humbucker, which is used for hotter outputs.
#10
The ibanez has a whammy bar and it comes with a tuner so... grab the IJX20 and upgrade within a year or less (a better amp). Have the IJX20 professionally set up though, ibanez's are waaaaayyyy off coming from the factory
#11
Quote by Darkdevil725
Heres a list for craigslist in Orlando Florida.

Yamaha makes pretty decent start guitars.
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2639263138.html

Another Yamaha, I had one of these and it was a pretty nice guitar. And for $85 its a good deal.
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2638589558.html

This is a long post, look through to see what you can find.
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2638908250.html

Here is what looks to be a Squier Bullet and for $65 that could give you plenty of money leftover for something such as a Peavey Viper 15, cable, picks, and a decent tuner.
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2638512274.html

A Behringer starter pack.
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2638340820.html

Kona Starter Pack
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2598654970.html

Squier Starter Pack /w a instructional DvD
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2633746764.html

Xavier which makes pretty good guitars in the low price range. Again it leaves you with enough money to buy amp, cable, picks etc...
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2624475627.html

Yamaha RGX 112 and it has a randall practice amp for $120 plus its in your town. Out of all the ones I have posted for you here this one looks to be the best deal so far.
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2629697684.html

Heres is a Washburn, a lot of people start out with this model and seem to be happy with them.
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2591253427.html

Another washburn.
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2571289386.html

3 Guitars for $150
http://orlando.craigslist.org/msg/2562169984.html

only problem with this is that I hate buying used stuff for the chances of breaking or worse but thanks anyways for posting the link
Current Guitar:
- Epiphone PR-150 Acoustic Guitar
- Fender Squire Strat Electric Guitar
#12
Before you buy anything just inspect it, check for fret buzz, check the neck for any warping. Then plug it in and check to see if the electronics are good. If the seller wont let you test out of the gear then its almost guaranteed that something is wrong.
#13
Quote by Khriz134
only problem with this is that I hate buying used stuff for the chances of breaking or worse but thanks anyways for posting the link


I recently bought my first electric- a yamaha 112 from ebay and picked up locally. The seller bundled in a crappy but working amp and a hard case too- all for less than 100 pounds.

The guitar is perfect barely played, I am so glad didn't buy new and I saved so much cash!!
#14
Dude, buy used. Those are probably the worst guitars and amps those companies make. I've bought plenty of gear on Craigslist and nothing I've bought has broken yet. Obviously I try to buy reliable gear. That stuff won't be reliable. http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/electric_guitars/squier/se_special_stratocaster/index.html
You could get a playable guitar and a better amp for that money if you go used.
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Fender Showmaster FMT HH
BC Rich Avenge
1971 Gibson SG Pro
Vox Valvetronix VT100
1980 Martin D-18 (message me if you're in the market for one; my tiny fingers would prefer a Taylor)
Celebrity Ovation
#15
Here is what I suggest as a better starter pack.

Agile Al-2000

Roland Cube
This will last longer and make you happier in the long run.
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