#1
Ok so i asked the same qustion a little while back now i know that i my mom raised the price up meaning i could get a guitar value pack i could get $200 and up.
Some people may ask why im asking so much and all that, im new to guitar and im about to buy my first electric guitar and i dont want to make a mistake of buying by myself and not seeking help and buying electric guitar that i dont know anything about.


http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Affinity-Special-Strat-and-Frontman-15G-Amp-Value-Pack-104487442-i1175988.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Special-II-Performance-Pack-104506159-i1501344.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-Les-Paul-Special-II-Electric-Guitar-and-All-Access-Amp-Pack-513150-i1320789.gc

I know you guys dont really want to help me and stuff but i really need your help. Dont want to buy a bad guitar for my first Electric guitar. and i need you to help me on specs the guitar has that a beginner has no clue what is it.

Thank You.
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#2
What type of music do you like? Thrash, Metal/Deathcore/Blues/Jazz/Rock? MORE METAL?
You'll need humbucking pickups, for sure. Also the links don't work.
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#3
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What type of music do you like? Thrash, Metal/Deathcore/Blues/Jazz/Rock? MORE METAL?
You'll need humbucking pickups, for sure. Also the links don't work.

rock mostly and metal

wierd... its working perfectly on my ps3
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#4
The Epi Les Paul Special is a pretty good beginner guitar.It handles metal pretty well as well as rock.
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#5
Quote by StrykVladzimsky
What type of music do you like? Thrash, Metal/Deathcore/Blues/Jazz/Rock? MORE METAL?
You'll need humbucking pickups, for sure. Also the links don't work.

Change country to US at the top right.
#6
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-RG321MH-Electric-Guitar-620737-i1469849.gc?esid=rg321mh

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Peavey-Vypyr-15-15W-1x8-Guitar-Combo-Amp-104922851-i1413605.gc?esid=vypyr+15

Maybe a tad pricier but would be worth it.. Buy a epiphone starter pack or a squier starter pack then you wont be happy with it i dont think.

The rg321mh is a perfect starter guitar, it has a fixed bridge but has humbuckers and is more or less designed for metal. Also 24 frets while not essential can sometimes be a factor to metal guys later on in there playing career.

Vypyr 15 will give you loads of sounds to play with and should sound half decent instead of a cheapy fender or epiphone practice pos which gives it use in the future for a practice amp when you upgrade to better, louder, less neighbour friendly valve amps (if you continue)
Last edited by coolstoryangus at Nov 5, 2011,
#7
Well without spending a lot of money your first guitar usually isn't going to be particularly good. The starter packs will mostly just give you something to learn on and give you an idea of whether or not you are going to stick with it or lose interest after a month or two. After a year if you stick with it you'll probably be looking to bigger and better things than your starter pack.

Would your mom be willing to take you to a guitar center or other near by music store? That way you could go in and explain what you're looking for to an associate and what your budget is and they can help you put together a beginners setup out of used gear that will be much better than the starter packs.
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#8
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Well without spending a lot of money your first guitar usually isn't going to be particularly good. The starter packs will mostly just give you something to learn on and give you an idea of whether or not you are going to stick with it or lose interest after a month or two. After a year if you stick with it you'll probably be looking to bigger and better things than your starter pack.

Would your mom be willing to take you to a guitar center or other near by music store? That way you could go in and explain what you're looking for to an associate and what your budget is and they can help you put together a beginners setup out of used gear that will be much better than the starter packs.

only problem with that is that the closest Guitar Center around me is 1hr away + my mom dont drive
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#9
No more help
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- Fender Squire Strat Electric Guitar
#10
The amps that come with the packs are all terrible.

Buy a guitar: $150-$250
Buy a strap: $10-$20
Buy an amp: $100
Buy a cord: $10-$20
Buy some picks: $5

$275-$395

Any of those options are better than the packs IMO. And you might want a metronome and a separate tuner (i hate the ones built into the tiny amps, unless they have an LCD screen like mine )
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#11
Squiers are the guitars most people start out with. I started with a Washburn WI14 and it was pretty good.
#12
Maybe if you can stretch it a little go for a Squier Classic Vibe, or maybe an Agile LP. Find one used. Won't handle metal all that great, but good rock guitars.
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#13
sir, might i recommend LTD. compared to other companies, their lower end stuff is pretty decent.

i got an LTD M-50 (model after the lowest, comes with a strat style tremolo) and it really is fantastic for starter player. and its a great guitar to upgrade later. but i suggest you go for the M-10 model because it is apparently the same thing without the trem.

2 years ago i bought mine, and now i have re-finished it, and changed out all the hardware and electronics, and its the perfect metal guitar. stock pickups are....decent for the beginner player but a solid buy. i didnt have any problems out of the box.

goodluck!
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#14
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only problem with that is that the closest Guitar Center around me is 1hr away + my mom dont drive


Order off the internet.
#15
heres what you do. Go to rondomusic.com Get yourself a nice Douglas or SX guitar. Then get yourself a Peavy Vypyr 15. It will cost the same and you will get a better tone and better quality gear.

Also check out gutiarfetish.com in the clearance section. For $140 you can get a nice les paul. They are clearing out there warehouse for christmas.

If you would like to check out my website, it may be a little more help to you. The link is in my signature below.
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#16
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sir, might i recommend LTD. compared to other companies, their lower end stuff is pretty decent.

i got an LTD M-50 (model after the lowest, comes with a strat style tremolo) and it really is fantastic for starter player. and its a great guitar to upgrade later. but i suggest you go for the M-10 model because it is apparently the same thing without the trem.

2 years ago i bought mine, and now i have re-finished it, and changed out all the hardware and electronics, and its the perfect metal guitar. stock pickups are....decent for the beginner player but a solid buy. i didnt have any problems out of the box.

goodluck!

taking about LTDs i found this nice Black matte finish guitar on a Pawn Shop one day and it was selling for around $115, but the problem about that is i hate buying used items, because when they are used you dont know how long it would last.

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Order off the internet.

i am but he was talking about going to store and seek for help
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#17
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taking about LTDs i found this nice Black matte finish guitar on a Pawn Shop one day and it was selling for around $115, but the problem about that is i hate buying used items, because when they are used you dont know how long it would last.


what model is it?
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#18
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what model is it?

thats probrem i didint really saw the model but it was black matte, very beautiful guitar but since its not new then no buy for me
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#19
at the 12th fret, it says the model name (if u get a chance to look at it again)
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#20
Quote by EspTro
at the 12th fret, it says the model name (if u get a chance to look at it again)

if i remember corretly i thing it said Msomething-4something
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#21
m-401?
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The only real answer to the SG vs Les Paul debate is to get a Flying V and laugh at all the suckers who don't have one.


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#22
Quote by EspTro
m-401?

yea something like that

people i still need help!
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- Fender Squire Strat Electric Guitar
#23
if it was that model then thats a great price btw
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#24
Quote by Khriz134
only problem with that is that the closest Guitar Center around me is 1hr away + my mom dont drive


You can't take a bus or get a friend to drive ya or something? If you're serious about this you'll find a way. We can suggest guitars based on tone and price as best we can, but a good guitar is based entirely on how it feels in your hands and as a beginner playing a comfy guitar is gonna make a huge impact on your decision to continue on or drop it as soon as it becomes boring. We can point you in the right direction as far as options go, but ultimately its your hands and not your ears that should make the decision for your first.
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